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Is Amazon’s ‘Fast’ Interconnect Fast Enough for MPI?

Apr 10, 2013 |

Amazon’s EC2 Cluster Compute instance goes head-to-head with Myrinet 10GigE cluster.

Is Amazon’s ‘Fast’ Interconnect Fast Enough for MPI?

Apr 10, 2013 |

Amazon’s EC2 Cluster Compute instance goes head-to-head with Myrinet 10GigE cluster.

InfiniBand-Backed Cloud Provider Goes Toe-to-Toe with Amazon, Rackspace

Sep 13, 2012 |

IaaS provider ProfitBricks proclaims noteworthy performance-metrics, pits service against the top two cloud providers.

The TOP500 Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Will it Survive 20 More?

Jun 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Hans_Meuer.jpg” alt=”” width=”85″ height=”85″ />With the upcoming release of the TOP500 next week, the latest rankings are usually a hot topic of discussion this time of year. Over the past 20 years, the list has proven to be a useful and popular compilation of supercomputers for the HPC community. In this exclusive interview, Professor Hans Meuer, considered by many to be the driving force behind the project, offers his thoughts on the TOP500; its past, present, and future.

Putting Cloud Storage to the Test

Aug 23, 2010 |

While cloud storage might live up to the hype in terms of cost models, some argue that storage vendors need to enhance their security measures to ensure wider adoption.

Blowing The Doors Off HPC Speed-up Numbers

Jun 30, 2010 |

The CPU-GPU performance wars bring out the pitfalls of benchmarking.

GPU Computing II: Where the Truth Lies

Jun 24, 2010 |

Revisiting the “Inevitable Transition.”

When Supercomputing Benchmarks Fail to Add Up

Jun 18, 2009 |

Benchmarking is either an invaluable procurement tool or just a pointless attempt to quantify the immeasurable.

Mine is Greener Than Yours

Nov 6, 2008 |

Supercomputing vendor SiCortex has long trumpeted the power-, cooling-, and space-friendliness of its HPC gear. This week the company is introducing a new metric, the Green Computing Performance Index, that assesses the performance of individual supercomputers based on the ratio of their performance on the HPC Challenge benchmark to power consumption.