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Cloud, Exascale Challenges Converge

Aug 4, 2011 |

During a recent talk, distributed computing researcher Ioan Raicu discussed how the challenges of exascale computing will be felt outside of the traditional supercomputing community as IaaS giants like Amazon move into the million-node range.

Clouds Set to Make Smart Grids Smarter

Mar 21, 2011 |

Over the next few years, the very sources of massive energy consumption–data centers that power cloud computing–could soon turn to serve the goals of energy efficiency programs. Cloud platforms and the scalable needs they can serve are increasingly being seen as key to energy management, especially as the range of devices, sensors and measurement tools grows and renewable sources are being fed back into the system.

Concurrent and Parallel Are Not The Same

Jul 8, 2009 |

Portability or efficiency? Neither is guaranteed when writing explicit parallel code.