Tag: cluster

Gearing Up for the Cluster of Tomorrow

Jul 23, 2015 |

While the shifting architectural landscape of elite supercomputing gets a lot of the spotlight especially around TOP500 time, cluster computing has grown to comprise more than three-quarters of the HPC market. At a joint Cray-IDC webinar held earlier today, the partners discussed how clusters, and specifically scale-out “cluster supercomputers,” are evolving in ways that can benefit from supercomputing technology. Steve Conway, 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…

Best Practices in Datacenter Cooling

Mar 31, 2014 |

The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC²) at Mississippi State University is boosting its high-performance computing capabilities with the installation of “Shadow,” a Cray® CS300-LC™ liquid-cooled cluster supercomputer. The HPC² is a coalition of member centers and groups that share a common core objective of advancing the state of the art in computational science and engineering Read more…

Cray Cluster Connect (C3) Lustre Storage for Linux

Nov 25, 2013 |

Cray’s expert storage solutions are now available for popular x86 Linux clusters.  Cray Cluster Connect (C3) offers a complete Lustre storage solution for x86 Linux. C3 brings Supercomputing-class scalability to data- and I/O-hungry Linux clusters. Cray’s approach to I/O optimization builds on holistic system expertise developed across the entire I/O stack, from applications down to Read more…

XSEDE Launches Campus Bridging Initiative

Sep 26, 2013 |

XSEDE is announcing a new program – the campus bridging initiative – that aims to unify its diverse resources, making it easier for researchers to go back and forth between local clusters and national supercomputing resources.

Raijin Debuts as Fastest Supercomputer in Australia

Jul 31, 2013 |

Officials at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra today took the wraps off Raijin, a new 1.2 petaflop supercomputer that is fastest ever in the country. The new cluster is housed at the new National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) facility on the ANU campus, and will be used for climate modeling, among other uses.

ALTAMIRA Boosts Scientific Discovery at Spanish University

Jul 23, 2013 |

Researchers at the Universidad de Cantabria in northern Spain are just beginning to tap into the power of ALTAMIRA, a new 80-teraflop supercomputer cluster installed at the university in 2012.

TACC Longhorn Takes On Natural Language Processing

Jun 14, 2013 |

For all the progress we’ve made in IT over the last 50 years, there’s one area of life that has steadfastly eluded the grasp of computers: understanding human language. Now, researchers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are utilizing a Hadoop cluster on its Longhorn supercomputer to move the state of the art of language processing a little bit further.

Gain Control of Your Software Licensing Expenses

May 17, 2013 |

Ask any IT engineering organization and they will tell you software has transformed their business, enabling them to run simulations more efficiently to automating design verification processes.  The result is organizations are more competitive by delivering products to market faster and for less cost.

University of Liverpool Signs Up for Bull Supercomputer

Jan 8, 2013 |

40-teraflop machine will replace aging stable of clusters.