Tag: benchmarks

The Ultimate Debate – Interconnect Offloading Versus Onloading

Apr 12, 2016 |

The high performance computing market is going through a technology transition – the Co-Design transition. As has already been discussed in many articles, this transition has emerged in order to solve the performance bottlenecks of today’s infrastructures and applications, performance bottlenecks that were…

SGI UV 3000 Sets New Throughput Records

Mar 25, 2016 |

Today SGI’s Gabriel Broner announced that the company’s SGI UV 3000 system had set two new benchmarking records, demonstrating the machine’s advanced throughput prowess enabled by its shared memory architecture. The test machine — a 128 socket UV 3000 system equipped with 1,280 E5-4627 v3 2.60 GHz Xeon cores — was assessed using the industry-standardized SPECrate metrics Read more…

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.