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Examining Questions of Virtualization and Security in the Cloud

Jun 13, 2013 |

When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.

HPC in the Cloud Research Roundup

Mar 15, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Network_optimization_225x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”64″ />The top HPC cloud research story this week addresses the question: What if it were possible to cheaply and easily test the suitability of moving to a cloud platform – a virtual “try it before you buy it”? In other items, researchers explore the reliability of HPC cloud, take another pass at GPU virtualization, and evaluate I/O performance in Amazon’s EC2 cloud.

The Week in HPC Research

Mar 7, 2013 |

<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.

AWS Reduces EC2 Pricing for the 26th Time

Mar 6, 2013 |

It’s looking like a race to the bottom as far as cloud pricing is concerned.

StarCluster 101

Mar 1, 2013 |

Create DIY HPC clusters in the Amazon cloud with the StarCluster toolkit. Here’s how.

StarCluster 101

Mar 1, 2013 |

Create DIY HPC clusters in the Amazon cloud with the StarCluster toolkit. Here’s how.

StarCluster 101

Mar 1, 2013 |

Create DIY HPC clusters in the Amazon cloud with the StarCluster toolkit. Here’s how.

Utility Supercomputing Heats Up

Feb 28, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/digital-clouds_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”55″ />The HPC in the cloud space continues to evolve and one of the companies leading that charge is Cycle Computing. The utility supercomputing vendor recently reported a record-breaking 2012, punctuated by several impressive big science endeavors.

Utility Supercomputing Heats Up

Feb 28, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/digital-clouds_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”55″ />The HPC in the cloud space continues to evolve and one of the companies leading that charge is Cycle Computing. The utility supercomputing vendor recently reported a record-breaking 2012, punctuated by several impressive big science endeavors.

Yottamine Serves Up Predictive Analytics On-Demand

Feb 18, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Yottamine_predictive_analytics_graphic_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”64″ />Startup Yottamine Analytics is riding the twin waves of cloud and big data. Its cloud-based predictive modeling solution combines the benefits of EC2 spin-up automation and large-scale program parallelism to provide predictive power by the hour for pennies a minute.