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Want to Boost HPC Performance? Adding Disks is Not the Answer

These days storage is in the HPC spotlight. How well an HPC application performs relies not only on total system memory bandwidth and sustained floating point operations per second, but also on a storage architecture that supports sufficient throughput to handle constantly increasing amounts of data.

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Cray Launches Hadoop into HPC Airspace

There has been little doubt that the convergence of traditional high performance computing with advanced analytics has been steadily underway, fed in part by a rush of new tools, frameworks and platforms targeting the big data deluge. And when one thinks about the old guard of supercomputing, Cray is one of the first vendors to come to Read more…

Fresh Approaches to Extending Enterprise HPC to Public Clouds

Public cloud can be an easy choice for enterprises looking to extend high performance workloads, reduce infrastructure costs and increase flexibility. The cloud offers the chance to reduce the capital cost of owning and managing excess compute capacity and storage for all workloads. Enterprises can avoid the hidden costs of unused compute Read more…

Report Assesses NSF Supercomputing

A new report calls into question the National Science Foundation's ability to continue its leadership position as a provider of advanced computing resources. At the behest of the National Science Foundation, a National Research Council committee carried out a study examining the priorities and associated trade-offs for advanced computing in Read more…

Why Aren’t There More Startups in HPC?

As we watch the mainstream technology world capture attention and garner massive amounts of funding, many are asking why some of the most bleeding edge tech on the planet in high performance computing doesn’t attract the same level of interest. While supercomputing is at the pinnacle of both performance and price in many cases, the Read more…

Peering Backward to the Big Bang with the CTC and COSMOS

At the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) in Cambridge University, we are endeavouring to push back our understanding to the very beginnings of the Universe, tiny fractions of a second after the Big Bang. Cosmology has had many successes but it leaves many questions unanswered concerning how the Universe came into being and Read more…

Short Takes

Minimizing Drug Side Effects with HPC

10/20/14 |  All medications have, in addition to their targeted effect, undesirable properties called side effects. So far no magic bullet drug has been developed that is without risk, but scientists are Read more…

Better Software Means Better Research

10/20/14 |  The Software Sustainability Institute started a petition at Change.org to raise awareness for the critical role that software plays in enabling world-class research. "We must accept that Read more…

STEM-Trek: The Entrepreneurial Journey

10/20/14 |  At the StartupHPC Meetup, November 17, 2014, STEM-Trek Founder Elizabeth Leake will describe how this Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

10/16/14 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…

Northern Ireland Welcomes First HPC Service

10/16/14 |  Northern Ireland's first high performance computing service was revealed today, bringing significant competitive advantage to local businesses and researchers that can benefit from the Read more…

ARL Researchers Win Software Design Contest

10/16/14 |  Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) – David Richie and James Ross – won first place in an international software contest Read more…

Better Taxation Through Supercomputing

10/15/14 |  Should the US raise taxes on the top 1 percent of earners? One of the country's top supercomputers has been tasked with answering this question. Early findings are sparking debate about effective Read more…

HPC Greases Exploration Efforts

10/15/14 |  HPC continues to make inroads into the oil and gas industry, now one of the main commercial users of supercomputing, along with financial services. In the past year, energy giants BP, Total and Read more…

Preparing for Manycore

10/13/14 |  One of several insightful presentations to come out of the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship was delivered by Katie Antypas, Services Department Head, National Energy Research Read more…

Boosting Competitiveness in the Americas

10/13/14 |  The eighth Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF 2014) was held last week in Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. The annual event brings together leaders from government, academia Read more…

Sponsored Whitepapers

Survey Results: Evaluating Advanced Enterprise Technology Risks & Rewards

10/15/14 |  Adaptive Computing, Cray, NetApp, ScaleMP, Seagate |  From industry leaders to national supercomputing centers, there’s no single path to the bleeding edge of information technology. So how do organizations decide which technologies are worth the Read more…

PBS Works Suite Deployed for Comprehensive Workload Management at The University of Nottingham

9/26/14 |  Altair |  The University of Nottingham chose Altair’s PBS Works suite as the integrated workload management solution for their HPC system comprising over 170 machines. The solution includes PBS Read more…

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Webinar: Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

Join NetApp and Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) to learn how your enterprise can start building a solid foundation for hybrid cloud. NetApp’s proven cloud solutions and partnerships Read more…

Leveraging Flash Storage to Accelerate Oracle Real Application Clusters

Many IT organizations are looking to SSD technology to solve performance issues and improve efficiency for their business-critical applications. Watch this short webinar to gain an understanding Read more…