The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of multi-stage programming with Terra; a look at parallel I/O for multicore architectures; a survey of on-chip monitoring approaches used in multicore SoCs; a review of grid security protocols and architectures; and a discussion of the finer distinctions between HPC and cloud computing.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/iVEC_HPC_system_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”102″ />While governments in much of the rest of the world are wringing their hands over stagnant or shrinking R&D budgets, Australia is buying up HPC machinery like there is no tomorrow. Just this week, Cray, IBM, and SGI announced supercomputing deals that would send the vendors’ latest and greatest HPC equipment Down Under. In this case, the three systems are headed to various research facilities in New South Wales and Western Australia.
Climate researchers in Australia are feeling the pinch of resource constraints.
The world’s largest radio telescope could produce more data than the entirety of the Internet could handle so new variations on old distributed computing models are finding an audience…
Advanced imaging facilities at the the Australian Synchrotron and Monash University will leverage the power of GPUs.
Microsoft has announced it is extending another round of free access to its Azure cloud platform, this time to scientific research projects in Australia.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop a powerful algorithm for solving systems of linear equations faster than ever before; and the University of Queensland deploys SGI half-rack server to advance a wide variety of technical computing applications. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Australian IT systems integrator Frontline Systems announced Steam Engine, which is a cloud-based infrastructure provider with an eye on the HPC market in specific application areas. HPC in the Cloud discusses specifics with Steam Engine’s CTO at length for more insight.
The Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS ) today launched its Computer Cloud, an initiative designed to give researchers faster and easier access to the Australian Grid network of high performance computers.
The Victorian State Government of Australia and IBM establish a life sciences research collaboratory at the University of Melbourne; and Cray’s mid-range systems attract new business. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.