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Fresh Approaches to Extending Enterprise HPC to Public Clouds

Oct 15, 2014 |

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 capacity by “cloud Read more…

Report Assesses NSF Supercomputing

Oct 14, 2014 |

A new report calls into question the National Science Foundation’s ability to continue its leadership position as a provider of advanced computing resources. At the behest of the National Science Foundation, a National Research Council committee carried out a study examining the priorities and associated trade-offs for advanced computing in support of NSF-sponsored science and Read more…

Teaching the World About Intel Xeon Phi: An Interview with Rob Farber

Oct 14, 2014 |

Rob Farber is the founder and CEO of TechEnablement, a firm that provides education, planning, analysis and code tutorials, with an emphasis on HPC. In this interview, Rob gives his perspective on the direction of HPC technology and the urgent need for code modernization. He also discusses the newest book by James Reinders and Jim Read more…

Why Aren’t There More Startups in HPC?

Oct 13, 2014 |

As we watch the mainstream technology world capture attention and garner massive amounts of funding, many are asking why some of the most bleeding edge tech on the planet in high performance computing doesn’t attract the same level of interest. While supercomputing is at the pinnacle of both performance and price in many cases, the Read more…

Peering Backward to the Big Bang with the CTC and COSMOS

Oct 10, 2014 |

At the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) in Cambridge University, we are endeavouring to push back our understanding to the very beginnings of the Universe, tiny fractions of a second after the Big Bang. Cosmology has had many successes but it leaves many questions unanswered concerning how the Universe came into being and Read more…

What’s Behind the HPC Justification Problem?

Oct 9, 2014 |

With roughly 75% of American companies stating that high performance computing is critical to competitive success, why is it that so many end users have a difficult time justifying their investments in HPC? The arguments in favor of increasing the amount spent on high performance computing can be quite numerous, depending on industry. However, while Read more…

Army Wins Major Supercomputing Award

Oct 7, 2014 |

The US Army Research Laboratory is getting $500,000 and one billion hours of supercomputing time to study the inner workings of internal combustion engines. The award was granted by the Department of Defense’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Frontier Project, now in its second year. The Army Research Lab will receive $100,000 per year Read more…

SC14 Keynote Strings Supercomputing to Theoretical Physics

Oct 6, 2014 |

With the annual gathering of the best minds in supercomputing rapidly approaching, conversations are turning toward what SC14 will offer in terms of keynotes. The event committee recently announced that famed theoretical physicist and string theorist, Brian Greene, would present the centerpiece address, joining the ranks of other scientists who have opened the conference, including Read more…

NumaQ — a Scalable In-Memory Processing and Big Data Analytics Appliance

Oct 6, 2014 |

NumaQ represents a new generation of in-memory-based analytics appliances that scales to thousands of cores and terabytes of memory for data and memory-intensive workloads. Numascale offers an innovative approach to big data analytics by providing in-memory capabilities via NumaQ systems. NumaQ, developed by 1degreenorth, employs Numascale’s scalable shared memory technology to offer a new generation Read more…

Assessing HPC Needs Throughout the Cluster Lifecycle

Oct 2, 2014 |

For many organizations, an HPC cluster ranks among its most expensive and complex IT investments. From acquisition to replacement, these complex systems must be proactively designed, managed and operated within the context of a lifecycle, one that is unique from most other IT assets. To maximize ROI within a rapidly changing market, a pragmatic approach Read more…