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Sony Removes Folding@home Service from PS3

Oct 22, 2012 |

After a successful five-year run, Sony is ending its participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home project.

Cycle Scavenging Startup Gets Its Grid On

Oct 16, 2012 |

Portland-based CPUsage operates kind of like the volunteer computing grids, except the startup pays users for their “extra” compute power.

Globus and Grid: Blazing Trails for Future Discovery

Sep 13, 2012 |

As participants from around the world make their way to Prague for the EGI Technical Forum, grid-enabled tools continue to facilitate global collaboration. Grid computing provides the backbone for a wide range of research, all the way from basic science to once-in-a-lifetime breakthroughs, like the recent achievements surrounding the elusive Higgs boson particle.

Mirantis, iSuperGrid Partner on HPC Cloud Network

Jun 4, 2012 |

The possibility of resource-constrained HPC workloads being able to tap into virtually limitless cloud-based resources is enticing to say the least, but in practice, they haven’t been a perfect match. Where HPC workloads run best on a customer-tailored infrastructure, most clouds are general-purpose. A partnership from iSuperGrid and Mirantis aims to address this challenge by marrying the flexibility of cloud computing with the complexities of HPC.

Ethical Supercomputing

Jan 12, 2012 |

The latest volunteer supercomputing grid, Charity Engine, has a new twist on how to make the world a better place.

One Cloud to Rule Them All

Dec 6, 2011 |

Calit2’s Larry Smarr examines the implications of an increasingly-networked world.

Cloud.com, OpenStack and the Longevity of the Cloud Brand

Dec 1, 2011 |

For decades, the distributed computing architecture now known as cloud suffered a branding problem. Will the cloud label suffer the same fate?

Platform Tunes Symphony for Big Data Deluge

Mar 31, 2011 |

Culling together massive data has provided some profound opportunities for a wide array of analytics projects but has created a number of complications for those who want to gain actionable intelligence from it. While the “big data” movement is still unfolding, a number of companies have emerged to help simplify access and use, especially of unstructured information. HPC stalwart Platform Computing entered the race to refine handling of vast datasets — not to mention the management behind such operations to stake their claim in this emerging space.

CERN Generates Worldwide Data Stream

Jan 19, 2011 |

CERN’s Worldwide LHC Computing Grid is the superhighway for particle physics data.

French Firm Brews Parallel Java Offering

Jul 8, 2010 |

Yet another software toolmaker has offered up its solution to the parallel programming crisis. This week, French software vendor Ateji released a Java solution for multicore CPUs and multiprocessor server environments. Ateji PX for Java is aimed at developers who want to take advantage of current and future computer architectures by moving their legacy codes into the parallel realm.