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New Architectures for HPC with Amazon Web Services

Hybrid and multi-cloud approaches to high performance computing (HPC) have great potential to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and improve access to cloud-scale compute power. However, concerns about data protection and management continue to inhibit a broader use of these approaches. NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud, deployed in conjunction with infrastructure partners Amazon, Microsoft, and Equinix, can overcome the obstacles and make both hybrid and multi-cloud approaches a perfect match for several popular use cases.

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Supercomputing Crowdsourced Against Ebola Fight

IBM is applying big data analytics and citizen engagement technologies to devise culturally appropriate methods for stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The tech giant is working with Sierra Leone's Open Government Initiative (OGI), as well as Cambridge University's Africa's Voices project, telco firm Airtel, and Kenya's Echo Mobile to Read more…

The Exascale Revolution

The post-petascale era is marked by systems with far greater parallelism and architectural complexity. Failing some game-changing innovation, crossing the next 1000x performance barrier will be more challenging than previous efforts. At the 2014 Argonne National Laboratory Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing (ATPESC), held in August, Read more…

Our Series Continues: Considering Cluster Lifecycle Management

In the first cluster management column, I discussed the importance of performing a needs assessment to ensure that an organization implementing its first HPC cluster designs a system that fulfills the requirements of its users and ultimately provides Read more…

HPC in Higher Education

Whilst HPC systems form a relatively small part of most organisations’ IT infrastructure, they often demand the most attention. They are like the disruptive child at school who make up 5% - yet demand 30% of the resources. As a result, HPC systems are relatively unique and pose quite a challenge to most organisations who have them. There is Read more…

So You Want to be an HPC Entrepreneur

Before you take the step to becoming a fully-fledged entrepreneur, in HPC of all areas, ask yourself why? Is it because you want to be your own boss and call the shots, are you a risk taker, want the flexibility, you have such a good idea you can’t not do it, or you just want to make a lot of money like your college roommate who just made Read more…

Short Takes

Poland Steps Up Supercomputing Game

10/30/14 |  Earlier this month, Gdańsk University of Technology declared plans to build the fastest supercomputer in Poland, a $9 million project developed via a partnership with companies Megatel and Read more…

Speeding Climate Simulations

10/28/14 |  As highlighted in a recent issue of DOE Pulse, which features science and technology news from the DOE National Labs, scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have Read more…

CERN Researchers Explore x86 Alternatives

10/28/14 |  Energy consumption has become a constraining feature on the growth of computing systems, such that the industry has shifted its focus from pure performance to performance-per-watt. As a result, Read more…

New Method Speeds Tumor Analysis

10/27/14 |  A novel computational method developed by the computational genomics group at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) represents a big leap forward for cancer research as well as genome Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

10/23/14 |  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…

The Impact of Cyberinfrastructure

10/22/14 |  Rich Knepper's talk as part of the International Conference on Infrastructures and Cooperation in E-science and E-humanities, in Leipzig, Germany, tackles the subject of “Living Read more…

Community Grid Fosters Microbial Discovery

10/22/14 |  An international team of volunteers is putting their spare computing power to work unlocking the secrets of microbes from around the world. By plugging in to IBM’s World Community Grid, Read more…

ESnet Deploys 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

10/21/14 |  The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is gearing up to deploy four new high-speed transatlantic links with a total capacity of 340 gigabits-per-second, Read more…

Is the City of the Future Finally Here?

10/21/14 |  Grid computing pioneer and big data visionary Charlie Catlett recently delivered a presentation on “Big Data and the Future of Cities” as part of the Argonne OutLoud series, hosted by Argonne Read more…

Minimizing Drug Side Effects with HPC

10/20/14 |  It's an unfortunate side effect of the drug development process that unsafe drugs sometimes slip through the extensive vetting period. So far no magic bullet drug has been developed that is Read more…

Sponsored Whitepapers

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…

SpotlightON: Software-Defined Networking in the Datacenter

9/4/14 |  Extreme Networks |  When it comes to networking, switches and routers are breaking free of their physical constraints to create readily reconfigurable software defined networks. Join us as we explore the world of 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…