Since 1986 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Language Flags
November 19, 2010

SC10 Video Short: Kathy Yelick on Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and NERSC Projects

Nicole Hemsoth

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) is home to a number of cloud-related projects, including its private cloud Magellan and extensive experimentation with public cloud offerings, including Cluster Compute Instances, which Amazon Web Services offers to those with HPC applications.

The Magellan cloud computing project is delivering some interesting results as it continues to alter the cloud environment in order to take different cloud models to task. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Centers (NERSC) in conjunction with Argonne National Laboratory launched a computational cloud testbed called Magellan in October, 2009 with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act via the U.S. Department of Energy.

The goal of the joint effort of is to look at the cost and energy benefits and drawbacks to the cloud computing paradigm for scientists, specifically those working on government-funded projects. The range of application areas that are either already being explored or are set to enter the cloud covers several scientific computing arenas, including genomics and climate research and applied mathematics.

Over the last several months we’ve been bringing some news about Magellan and other research initiatives at the center, often citing Kathy Yelick, NERSC Director. Yelick was also a keynote speaker at the recent ISC Cloud event in Frankfurt, Germany where she gave a lengthy presentation about clouds for HPC.

Although the following short video isn’t all about cloud computing research at LBNL/NERSC, it is an informative overview about some other research endeavors at the lab. Aside from that, it’s always useful to put faces with the names when it comes to notable figures we talk about.
 

SC14 Virtual Booth Tours

AMD SC14 video AMD Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Cray SC14 video Cray Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Datasite SC14 video DataSite and RedLine @ SC14
Click to Play Video
HP SC14 video HP Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
IBM DCS3860 and Elastic Storage @ SC14 video IBM DCS3860 and Elastic Storage @ SC14
Click to Play Video
IBM Flash Storage
@ SC14 video IBM Flash Storage @ SC14  
Click to Play Video
IBM Platform @ SC14 video IBM Platform @ SC14
Click to Play Video
IBM Power Big Data SC14 video IBM Power Big Data @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Intel SC14 video Intel Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Lenovo SC14 video Lenovo Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Mellanox SC14 video Mellanox Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Panasas SC14 video Panasas Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Quanta SC14 video Quanta Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Seagate SC14 video Seagate Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video
Supermicro SC14 video Supermicro Virtual Booth Tour @ SC14
Click to Play Video