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The Democratization of Parallel Computing

Aug 20, 2014 |

Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Wu Feng has a vision to broadly apply parallel computing to advance science and address major challenges. A recent expose on Feng’s work details his involvement with the NSF, Microsoft, and the Air Force using innovative computing techniques to solve problems. “Delivering personalized medicine to the masses is just Read more…

Open Cloud Test Bed Bolsters Big Data Innovation

Apr 28, 2014 |

On Friday, in the Western Massachusetts town of Holyoke, Governor Deval Patrick and officials from industry, government and academia joined together for the official launch of a $3 million capital investment, known as the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project. The public-private initiative will establish a new cloud computing infrastructure to serve as a virtual laboratory Read more…

General Motors Brings IT Back Home

Sep 17, 2013 |

General Motors is bringing the company’s IT affairs back in-house after nearly two decades of outsourcing. The automaker is actively working to consolidate its IT operations from 23 datacenters around the globe (most of which are leased) down to just two by 2015.

Quantum Computing for Everyone

Sep 10, 2013 |

Quantum computing is still in it infancy, but soon anyone with a Web browser will have access to an early form of this powerful computing technology thanks to the University of Bristol’s Qcloud project.

Biotech Vendors Compute to Compete

Aug 28, 2013 |

Biotech companies are reaping the benefits of more accessible high-performance computing tools. The ability to compress weeks of modeling into days or hours is improving outcomes and boosting time to market.

The Benefits of Bare-Metal Clouds

Aug 27, 2013 |

Cloud computing promises numerous benefits to businesses – among these are agility, scalability, and reduced cost – but the virtualization layer inherent in most public clouds has been somewhat of an anathema to the HPC community. Are bare metal clouds the answer?

‘Sherlock’ Applies Problem Solving to Complex Challenges

Aug 21, 2013 |

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is announcing a bold new cloud and analytics-based initiative, called Sherlock. Established by SDSC with the assistance of SD Technology and Chickasaw Nation Industries, the Sherlock-branded project represents an “extensive portfolio of information technology services for healthcare and government.”

UberCloud Preps for Round Four of Cloud HPC Experiments

Aug 14, 2013 |

Since it launched last July, the UberCloud Experiment has held three rounds of trials that demonstrate the viability of running HPC workloads in the cloud. With the fourth round set to begin soon, attention once again focuses on encouraging the HPC community to invest in the development of cloud HPC resources that have the potential to benefit smaller organizations.

In Support of Cloud-based Rendering

May 10, 2013 |

Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.

Research Roundup: Toward a More Efficient Cloud

May 10, 2013 |

In this week’s hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a unified programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.