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The last 12 months of HPC happenings provided great fodder for HPCwire news coverage and commentary. For this final issue of 2007, editor Michael Feldman takes a look at some of the stories and developments that caught his attention.
By any measurement, 2007 was a miserable time for the company. This week's revelation of the Barcelona problem is just the latest setback in a year that the company would like to forget.
Revenue growth for high performance computing servers continues to outpace the overall server market. According to IDC, HPC server revenue grew 8.8 percent in the third quarter amid an overall server growth of only 0.5 percent. What does it all mean?
At SC07, editor Michael Feldman spent some quality time with NEC, gathering some additional information about the new SX-9 supercomputer and the company's overall HPC strategy.
One of Microsoft's challenges in the high performance computing realm will be overcoming some of the anti-Windows zealotry of the Linux HPC community.Editor Michael Feldman takes a look at what the company is up against.
The supercomputing conference season is merging into the holiday shopping season and both are starting earlier every year. SC07 doesn't officially begin until next week, but a bunch of vendors decided to get a jump on the festivities by pre-announcing some of their upcoming offerings.
Traditions die hard at NEC. At a time when vector computers are being forced into smaller and smaller niches, the company has introduced its next generation vector supercomputer, the SX-9. While vector systems may not be extinct, they're definitely on the endangered species list.
The idea of general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) continues to capture the imagination of the HPC community. But the three big players -- Intel, NVIDIA and AMD -- all have their ideas on how this new technology should play out.
The lure of green computing has launched a thousand marketing campaigns, but are HPC users buying it? Editor Michael Feldman takes a look at what may be holding back the green tide in high performance computing.
Sun Microsystems' recent acquisition of the Lustre file system and the associated Cluster File Systems (CFS) resources has caused less gnashing of teeth than one might have suspected. For the time being, Sun has managed to convince the Lustre community that its intentions are honorable.
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Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
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.
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...
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.