Tag: cluster computing
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.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/beowulf_student_cluster.png” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”79″ />For the first time in its history, ISC will host its first international Student Cluster Challenge (SCC), heretofore a mainstay of the US-based SC conference in November. Now the competition is moving far beyond its “fan favorite” origins to take center stage this June in an international venue.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/AdaptiveComputing_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”33″ />Adaptive Computing has released Moab HPC Suite 7.0, a major revision that scales the popular workload management suite to be able to handle system with more than 100 thousand nodes. The new release also adds a host of new features aimed at commercial HPC, including a new web services interface, more flexible accounting support, and a new admin dashboard.
Platform CEO Songnian Zhou discusses the evolution of distributed computing as it relates to the acquisition of the company by IBM.
The challenges of exascale computing were the main focus of the three keynote addresses at the IEEE Cluster 2011 conference hosted in Austin, Texas last month. The speakers, renowned leaders in cluster computing, described the obstacles and opportunities involved in building systems one thousand times more powerful than today’s petascale supercomputers.
A recent question about what to do with a new cluster generated a wealth of information from HPC users.
Univa announced today it would be acquiring the Sun/Oracle Grid Engine engineering expertise from Oracle Corp. In doing so, the company will take over stewardship of the popular open source workload manager, which, in the space of two years, has passed through three companies: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and now Univa. Its new owners plan to support existing deployments of Grid Engine as well as develop a commercial version with added capabilities.
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.
The tension between custom and commodity high performance computing has shaped both market approaches.
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.