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Limiting Latencies in the Cloud

Oct 22, 2009 |

Interconnect latencies have been generally recognized as a limiting factor for high-performance computing applications in and among cloud centers, but a variety of protocol innovations have appeared in the marketplace to clear this hurdle.

NVIDIA Pitches GPU Computing in the Cloud

Oct 21, 2009 |

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this week, NVIDIA announced a GPU-powered 3D Web platform. Called the NVIDIA RealityServer, it consists of Tesla GPUs, rendering software and a Web service environment, all integrated into a platform designed to deliver photorealistic image streams via a cloud computing model.

DOE Labs to Build Science Clouds

Oct 13, 2009 |

Like many organizations that rely on industrial-strength datacenters, the US Department of Energy (DOE) would like to know if cloud computing can make its life easier. To answer that question, the DOE is launching a $32 million program to study how scientific codes can make use of cloud technology.

IBM Computing on Demand Evolves Toward Cloud Computing Service

Aug 19, 2009 |

As IT budgets have gotten squeezed, more customers are looking at cloud computing as a way to avoid up-front capital costs, while getting access to as many CPU cycles as they need. In response, all the big IT firms are scrambling to develop a cloud computing product and services strategy, and IBM is no exception.

Benchmarking Your Cloud

Jul 16, 2009 |

It was inevitable that with all the hype and marketing dollars directed at cloud computing these days that someone would eventually start trying to use them for real work. And once people starting using them for real work, then there are actual performance results. Which leads to standardized testing, and before you know it, we have full-fledged benchmarking on our hands.