Tag: cluster computing
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.
Just asking a few pointed questions should help determine which type of HPC management platform is right for a particular HPC scenario.
QLogic intros new pass-through module; Voltaire debuts MPI offload technology.
Latest silicon from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA will change the workstation-cluster dynamic.
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.
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.
Large insect populations synchronize globally, but communicate locally. A lesson for parallel computing?
SiCortex co-founder Matt Reilly talks about what the demise of SiCortex means for HPC.
The shipping container has become the new supercomputer case.
Aside from a new processor for cluster vendors to sell, the Nehalem represents a more subtle change in the market.