Tag: cluster computing

NNSA Taps Penguin Computing for 7-9 Petaflops ‘Open’ HPC Cluster

Oct 21, 2015 |

Per a newly-inked contract with Penguin Computing, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is set to receive its third joint procurement of a commodity supercomputing environment to replace its 2011-2012 era systems. The new installation, called the Tri-Laboratory Commodity Technology System 1, or CTS-1, replaces the the Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster 2 Read more…

Cray Details Its Cluster Supercomputing Strategy

Jul 28, 2015 |

When iconic American supercomputer maker Cray purchased 20-year-old HPC cluster vendor Appro in late 2012, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro referred to Appro’s principal IP as “one of the most advanced industry clusters in the world.” At the time HPCwire reported that Cray would benefit from the product line and a bigger sales team from Appro, Read more…

Purdue Lights Up Eighth Cluster in Eight Years

May 12, 2015 |

At Purdue, installing cluster computers is a tradition that inspires teamwork. The university’s central computing organization, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP),  just built its eighth cluster in as many years – seven of these are TOP500-level machines – with help from more than 100 staff and volunteers. On Friday morning, the crew got to work unboxing and assembling Read more…

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Capacity Planning and Reporting

May 8, 2015 |

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed the best practices for proper care and feeding of your cluster to keep it running smoothly on a daily basis. In this column, we will look into the future and consider options for making sure your HPC system has the capacity to meet the needs of Read more…

Care and Feeding of Your Cluster

Feb 23, 2015 |

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the crucial steps that should be taken to deploy and validate your new cluster. In this column, I discuss how best to move the system into production, configure, and maintain it so that operations run smoothly and efficiently for the long term. Once the deployment and Read more…

Team Wits-A reigned over 2014 CHPC Student Cluster Competition

Jan 28, 2015 |

At the Dec. 1-5, 2014, South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) Ninth National Meeting, student-participants of their third annual student cluster challenge worked diligently under the leadership of CHPC Supervisors David Macleod and Nicholas Thorne. South Africa hopes for a three-peat victory in July at the HPC Advisory Council’s International Supercomputing Conference (HPCAC-ISC) Read more…

A New Purpose for Old Smartphones: Cluster Computing

Jan 27, 2015 |

There are now more mobile devices than people in the world, and the average person upgrades their phone every 18 months. This raises the question of what happens to all the old models. Some of the materials used in these ubiquitous devices do get recycled, but all too often, the phones, tablets and other outdated Read more…

IEEE Cluster Conference Heads for Madrid

Jan 7, 2014 |

Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today’s rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. On September, Madrid will be the meeting point of all these Read more…

LSU Launches Interactive Supercomputer

Sep 10, 2013 |

Researchers at Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology have deployed an interaction-oriented compute cluster, named Melete after the Greek muse of practice.

Rockhopper POD Cluster Beats Amazon

Apr 11, 2013 |

The Rockhopper cluster has been in production for over a year now, long enough for additional details to emerge on this interesting HPC cloud use case.