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Care and Feeding of Your Cluster

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the crucial steps that should be taken to deploy and validate your new cluster. In this column, I discuss how best to move the system into production, configure, and maintain it so that Read more…

Army Research Lab Lays Out HPC Strategy

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is counting on supercomputing and large-scale analytics to provide the competitive edge it needs to maintain its position as the nation's premier laboratory for land forces. As laid out in the recently-released Read more…

BSC, Intel Extend Exascale Research Effort

Intel's efforts to advance exascale computing concepts received a boost with the extension of the company’s research collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) – one of four Intel exascale labs in Europe. Begun in 2011 and now extended to September 2017, the Intel-BSC work focuses on scalability issues with parallel Read more…

Horst Simon on the HPC Slowdown

At an HPC meetup event in San Francisco on Feb 10, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon makes the case that Moore's law and parallelism can no longer be counted on to provide the exponential growth that has been driving high-performance computing for six decades. If indeed Moore's law is coming to an end, there will be a need for new Read more…

Co-designing for Big Data in Barcelona

The third annual Big Data and Extreme Computing conference gathered in Barcelona last month, bringing more than 100 experts from around the world together to report on ground-breaking research at the intersection of big compute and big data. As with last year, the event played host to a wide-range of relevant and timely presentations, Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

2/26/15 |  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…

NERSC Realigns for Enhanced Data Focus

2/26/15 |  The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), one of the nation's primary HPC facilities for scientific research, has implemented several organizational changes, which it says Read more…

Visualization Software Makes Leap from Science to Industry

2/24/15 |  For three years now, CFD software specialist Intelligent Light has been working to bring the open source visualization program VisIt into its family of industrial grade software products. Read more…

Researchers Devise Promising Spintronics Semiconductor

2/23/15 |  Spintronics -- the practice of using electrons to read, write and manipulate data -- has long been hailed as a promising avenue for post-CMOS exploration, but imbibing a substrate with the Read more…

Gordon Supercomputer Advances Fight Against Deadly Brain Cancer

2/23/15 |  A collaboration between San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, is shedding light on the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

2/19/15 |  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…

Cultivating HPC in South Africa

2/19/15 |  When you think of high-performance computing on a global level, heavy hitters from the US, Europe and Asia may spring to mind. But the democratization of HPC has brought an array of new entrants Read more…

Exploring Datacenter/HPC Energy Challenges

2/18/15 |  Writing for the Personal Views on Research eInfrastructures blog, Fabio Gallo of Eurotech calls attention to the energy challenges facing IT and HPC. He notes that despite IT being a heavy user Read more…

Cornell Levies Blue Waters to Curb Flooding

2/18/15 |  With the steady progression of climate change, the rate of flooding across the globe is only expected to rise. But according to a new study from Cornell University, our first line of defense ­– a Read more…

Los Alamos Offers First Look at Trinity’s Warm Water Cooling

2/17/15 |  At the level of leadership supercomputing, system planning and procurement is generally a multi-year process. The excitement that surrounded the initial announcement can wane, but it always comes Read more…

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Storage Report: Choosing Storage to Fit the Application

2/5/15 |  Cray, DDN, HGST, & Panasas |  Optimizing a storage solution rarely boils down to just size and cost. Questions of accessibility, size and flexibility as they relate to the unique needs of each organization are defining Read more…

Cloud-Driven HPC

12/18/14 |  Amazon Web Services |  Learn how Amazon’s HPC cloud offerings are helping to transform organizations of all sizes by accelerating research and time to results without large, long-term infrastructure investments.

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Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

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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…