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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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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. Think of the disruptive children at school who make up about 5% - yet demanding 30% of the resources. As a result, HPC systems are relatively unique and pose quite a challenge to most organisations who have 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…

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…

Short Takes

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…

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…

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…