<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Parallel_Studio_Cluster_XE_2013_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”146″ height=”96″ />We’re only a little more than halfway through 2012, but Intel has already announced the 2013 versions Parallel Studio XE and Cluster Studio XE, two software suites that support x86-based parallel programming for high performance computing and beyond. Intel refreshes their software development offerings each year at about this time to sync up its tool support with the latest and greatest silicon and to add new features for developers.
In realization of today’s rapid technology changes and need for a clustering record keeping system for clients’ use, Atipa Technologies, a Kansas-based company, developed a support tracking software for Atipa cluster owners. Atipa Client Portal (ACP) is versatile technical-information tracking software for organizing knowledge and managing a customer’s interactions with Atipa’s technical support group. ACP is free with the purchase of any Atipa cluster.
Platform CEO Songnian Zhou discusses the evolution of distributed computing as it relates to the acquisition of the company by IBM.
Platform Computing came under new ownership this week as IBM took charge of the Toronto-based company and its ability to find new inroads to technical computing markets. Platform’s HPC-tuned cloud and grid management software rounds out IBM’s portfolio, and offers Big Blue some new opportunities to find new business in HPC–clusters, grids, clouds and beyond…
Marshall University shares details about new capabilities to drive simulation and parallel computing projects.
A recent question about what to do with a new cluster generated a wealth of information from HPC users.
Clemson University is finding ways to maximize its high performance computing resources.
High Performance Computing cluster architectures are moving away from proprietary and expensive networking technologies towards Ethernet as the performance/latency of TCP/IP continues to lead the way. InfiniBand, the once-dominant interconnect technology for HPC applications leveraging Message Passing Interface (MPI) and remote direct memory access (RDMA), has now been supplanted as the preferred networking protocol in these environments. <br />
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream’s FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA’s latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel’s extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s new hybrid cluster.
Houston-based X-ISS sheds light on key questions new HPC owners should be asking.