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Comparing Lustre RDMA Performance over Ethernet vs. FDR InfiniBand

Jun 15, 2015 |

Two distinct solutions yielding nearly identical results – but with a significant difference in cost and management. These are the key findings of a recent study conducted by Chelsio Communications that compares the performance of Lustre RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) over Ethernet vs. FDR InfiniBand. Lustre is the popular, scalable, secure, high availability HPC Read more…

HP Removes Memristors from Its ‘Machine’ Roadmap Until Further Notice

Jun 11, 2015 |

One year after Hewlett-Packard launched its ambitious “this will change everything” project called “The Machine,” the company is making some concessions to its initial vision, something it says is necessary in order to deliver a working prototype by next year. Announced with great fanfare at last year’s HP Discovery event, the Machine was to be Read more…

IBM Power8 Outperforms x86 on Financial Benchmarks

Jun 9, 2015 |

If you’ve been waiting for a formal evaluation of the IBM Power8 architecture on common financial workloads, then look no further. According to results shared at the STAC Summit on June 4, an IBM Power8-based system server delivered more than twice the performance of the best-in-class x86 counterpart when running a set of standard financial industry benchmarks. Sumit Read more…

Tracking the Trajectory to Exascale and Beyond

Jun 8, 2015 |

The future of high performance computing is now being defined both in how it will be achieved and in the ways in which it will impact diverse fields in science and technology, industry and commerce, and security and society. At this time there is great expectation but much uncertainty creating a climate of opportunity, challenge, Read more…

How Big Data Analytics Supports Tyrone’s ISP Customers in India

Jun 8, 2015 |

The big data revolution is sweeping across India, transforming engineering, science, healthcare, finance and every other aspect of business and society. In particular, one vital segment of the nation’s economy, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), are seeking better ways to use the massive amounts of information they and their customer’s generate to provide enhanced services Read more…

HP Launches HPC & Big Data Global Business Unit

Jun 4, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not Read more…

Shining a Light on SKA’s Massive Data Processing Requirements

Jun 4, 2015 |

One of the many highlights of the fourth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) was the MIC optimization test, which this year required students to optimize a gridding algorithm used in the world’s largest international astronomy effort, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. Gridding is one of the most time-consuming steps in radio telescope data processing. Read more…

How to Achieve Collaboration and Security in Today’s World

Jun 1, 2015 |

When sharing mission-critical information across storage data networks, enforcing security policies can be surprisingly complex and fall short of the ideal enforcement scenario. The use of an Intelligence Community standards-compliant data storage platform to manage secure access empowers the security administrator to enforce security mission requirements. Managing sensitive information has become a top priority. For Read more…

Exascale and Beyond: Pushing the HPC Envelope

Jun 1, 2015 |

Today, HPCwire is launching our latest effort to keep pace with progress – the HPCwire Exascale Edition – which is being led by two very distinguished members of the HPC community, Dr. Thomas Sterling and Dr. William Gropp. These names are no doubt familiar to most of you. I’ve included brief bios below, but they Read more…

SRC Debuts Defense-Hardened FPGA Server

May 28, 2015 |

The SRC Saturn 1 server debuted today, built by reconfigurable computing specialists SRC Computers and positioned as an x86 alternative for high-volume workloads in hyperscale computing and big data analytics. While we have seen several FPGA-based server solutions come to market in the past year, the Saturn-1 is distinguished by its pedigree and insulation from Read more…