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As computer vendors apply themselves to the task of unleashing parallel computing, it's hard not to see a certain convergence of ideas and approaches. At least your favorite editor thinks so.
Performance is so yesterday. Productivity is the new game. But what's next? Editor Michael Feldman offers his thoughts on where this is all leading.
With last month's announcement of the Constellation System, Sun officially re-entered the elite realm of high-end supercomputing. HP might not be far behind. Why the sudden interest in a business segment with little prospect for growth?
The new Top500 list is out. But how useful is it? Editor Michael Feldman talks about a few things he'd like to see added to the list.
For high performance computing, 2007 has already been an event-filled year and it's only half over. Editor Michael Feldman recaps some of the more significant news since January.
As a runner-up to the much larger Supercomputing Conference held in November, the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Dresden, Germany is a convenient platform for delivering mid-year HPC product announcements and company happenings. There was plenty to go around this year. Editor Michael Feldman looks at some of the more noteworthy news delivered at the event.
If you want to know where high performance computing is headed, just follow the money. In particular, look at how aggressively Wall Street is applying advanced computing infrastructure in their quest to expand profits.
PeakStream Dissolution Shines Spotlight on Stream Computing
Post Date: June 14, 2007 @ 9:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: From the Editor
With the buzz still in the air about Google's acquistion of PeakStream, editor Michael Feldman takes one more look at the ramifications of the transaction. He also gets some feedback from the CEO of RapidMind, the last vendor standing for high-level stream computing.
This week we were reminded how relatively minor events at big IT companies can produce serious consequences in the HPC community. For example, by slipping the delivery of its low-end quad-core Opteron, AMD sent Cray to the the land of the almost-profitable.Meanwhile, Google used some pocket change to make PeakStream disappear.
Last week, IDC released a report that projects a rather healthy future for InfiniBand adoption. While the interconnect has represented the premier fabric for HPC clusters, applications in other IT sectors are beginning to discover that high peformance and low-latency communication are not just for supercomputing.
The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center's Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi--but more specifically, the optimization...
Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.
Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company....
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 15, 2013 |
Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 09, 2013 |
The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system...
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
In this demonstration of SGI DMF ZeroWatt disk solution, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, discusses a function of SGI DMF software to reduce costs and power consumption in an exascale (Big Data) storage datacenter.
The Cray CS300-AC cluster supercomputer offers energy efficient, air-cooled design based on modular, industry-standard platforms featuring the latest processor and network technologies and a wide range of datacenter cooling requirements.