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TOP500 Stunt Machine Heads to Vegas

Sep 18, 2014 |

Remember “Cherry Creek,” the Intel-designed supercomputer that ran for the duration of SC13 Supercomputing Conference? This “demonstration” system achieved a 400 ranking on that November’s TOP500 list based on a Linpack performance of 131.5 teraflops and a 41st ranking on the subsequent Green500. Intel built the supercomputer in partnership with Supermicro and Bright Computing as Read more…

Dell Boxes Up HPC for Life Sciences

Jun 5, 2013 |

This week Dell announced a tailored offering for the genomics set with its Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences offering. Outfitted with up 32 nodes in a single rack, the company is pitching Infiniband, Lustre, Terascala and Bright Computing options at the sequencing set that they say wants to focus on science, not servers. The Intel-powered…

The Black Hole Node Syndrome: How to Prevent a Productivity Killer

Sep 24, 2012 |

It all starts as a perfectly good day. Suddenly a compute job crashes without warning, and then seconds later the whole job queue flushes. You push aside that cup of coffee you just poured and let out a stream of expletives. Yes, the Black Hole Node Syndrome has struck again.

Bright Streamlines Cloud-Bursting with Data-Aware Scheduling

May 1, 2012 |

Bright Cluster Manager 6.0 allows users to extend on-site clusters or create entirely new clusters using the Amazon EC2 cloud, but what company officials are perhaps most proud of is the addition of data-aware scheduling. This set-it-and-forget-it job submission feature adds significant value to the cloud bursting model by boosting productivity and cycle times.

Bright Computing Shines Up Cluster Management

Apr 28, 2011 |

There’s a buzz in the HPC community about Bright Computing, a young company whose integrated cluster management software is attracting deals with hardware majors, investors, and customers. HPCwire asked Bright Computing CEO Matthijs van Leeuwen to explain his strategy and give us an update on what’s going on at the company.

The Weekly Top Five

Apr 7, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Intel’s “Westmere EX” launch party; the Albert Einstein Institute’s new cluster; TACC’s Lonestar 4 inauguration; Penguin Computing’s financial markets server; and NextIO’s partnership with Bright Computing.

The Weekly Top Five

Feb 10, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Argonne’s new 10-petaflop supercomputer, big rig aerodynamics, Austria’s new 150-teraflop supercomputer, Whamcloud’s partnership with Bull, and Bright Computing’s deal with Dell.

The Week in Review

Jul 22, 2010 |

Dell partners with the University of Cambridge to launch an HPC Solution Center; a Dutch university supercomputer runs Bright Cluster Manager; and Fixstars Releases Yellow Dog Linux for CUDA. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

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