<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/future_insight_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”58″ />The top research stories of the week include novel methods of data race detection; a comparison of predictive laws; a review of FPGA’s promise; GPU virtualization using PCI Direct pass-through; and an analysis of the Amazon Web Services High-IO platform.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Improving_GPGPU_Concurrency_with_Elastic_Kernals_Fig1_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”91″ />The top research stories of the week have been hand-selected from prominent science journals and leading conference proceedings. Here’s another diverse set of items, including GPGPU programming challenges, checkpoint-restart for HPC cloud applications, some distributed computing primers, novel methods for detecting concurrency errors, and the latest patent applications.
Several lectures from the VSCSE Summer School on Science Clouds are now available for viewing on YouTube.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Complutense_University_of_Madrid_Image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”104″ />If ideas are what will help students to survive outside the classroom, creative use of technologies like cloud computing will help them to change the world. Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti shares current student Master’s Thesis projects that leverage cloud computing and open source tools in order to carry out high-value research, despite budgetary constraints.
While the market is already flooded with books about cloud computing, Springer has released The Handbook of Cloud Computing, which provides insights from experts in academia, laboratories and enterprise into a solid, detailed reference work with information for HPC cloud use.
University IT departments of all sizes are facing the dilemma of a dramatic shift away from control over university data via storage and transfer on their own networks as more students and faculty are taking their business to the cloud. This represents a “generational shift” in models that requires swift governance action to protect privacy and security rather than urges for students and staff to avoid the cloud in favor of less functional and easy to use cloud-based technologies.