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The Weekly Top Five

Jan 13, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five covers the Intel-NVIDIA cross-licensing agreement, the arrival of a Cray supercomputer at Colorado State, advancements in the understanding of storage materials, the latest batch of AAAS Fellows, and UW-Madison’s new HPC cluster.

For Proprietary HPC, Hope Springs Eternal

Oct 14, 2010 |

The tension between custom and commodity high performance computing has shaped both market approaches.

Microsoft Aims for Client-Cluster-Cloud Unification in Technical Computing

Sep 27, 2010 |

Last week’s High Performance Computing Financial Markets conference in New York gave Microsoft an opening to announce the official release of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, the software giant’s third generation HPC server platform. It also provided Microsoft a venue to spell out its technical computing strategy in more detail, a process the company began in May.

All-In-One or Build-Your–Own? Modernizing Your HPC Management Platform

Apr 26, 2010 |

Just asking a few pointed questions should help determine which type of HPC management platform is right for a particular HPC scenario.

A Couple of New InfiniBand Songs

Mar 25, 2010 |

QLogic intros new pass-through module; Voltaire debuts MPI offload technology.

Westmere Ushers in the Second Coming of Multicore

Mar 18, 2010 |

Latest silicon from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA will change the workstation-cluster dynamic.

Remote Direct Memory Access Networking for HPC: Comparative Review of 10GbE iWARP and InfiniBand

Feb 24, 2010 |

Cluster computing systems have caused disruptive changes in the HPC market. One consequence of the range of requirements for cluster networking is that the leading interconnects in HPC are Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), which is based on Ethernet networking standard, and InfiniBand, delivering upwards of 10X performance vs. GbE. Both show significant deployment in HPC.

Penguin Adds HPC On-Demand Service

Aug 12, 2009 |

Linux cluster maker Penguin Computing hopped on the HPC-in-a-cloud bandwagon this week with the announcement of its HPC on-demand service. Called Penguin On Demand (POD), the service consists of an HPC compute infrastructure whose capacity can be rented on a pay-as-you-go basis or through a monthly subscription.

Fireflies and Ants

Jul 22, 2009 |

Large insect populations synchronize globally, but communicate locally. A lesson for parallel computing?

Q&A with SiCortex Co-Founder Matt Reilly

Jun 5, 2009 |

SiCortex co-founder Matt Reilly talks about what the demise of SiCortex means for HPC.