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From Rendering LOTR to Animating HPC Clouds

Sep 16, 2013 |

Much has been written about the incredible animation work that went on behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings series, but without the rendering horsepower of high performance systems, none of that would have been possible. In this audio-based interview feature, we talk with the former CIO behind that rendering effort who spun out Greenbutton, an HPC cloud company that…

How to Deploy Storage to Better Compete in Today’s Economy

Apr 29, 2013 |

Being competitive in today’s world economy means companies have to accelerate the time it takes to go from concept to profitable products and services. There is no shortage of new, good ideas and inventions to solve the problems we face; yet the world market demands solutions faster.

SDSC’s New Storage Cloud: ‘Flickr for Scientific Data’

Oct 6, 2011 |

Last month, the San Diego Supercomputer Center launched what it believes is “the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S.” The infrastructure is designed to serve the country’s research community and will be available to scientists and engineers from essentially any government agency that needs to archive and share super-sized data sets.

“Summer of Speed” – The Need For Low Latency In Automated, Real-Time Trading

Aug 9, 2011 |

Fujitsu and Solarflare share the observation that the rapid expansion of automated and algorithmic trading has increased the critical role of network and server technology in market trading, first in the requirement for low latency and second in the need for high throughput in order to process the high volume of transactions.  Given the critical demand for information technology, private and public companies that are active in electronic markets continue to invest in their LAN and WAN networks and in the server infrastructure that carries market data and trading information.

Above the Clouds: An Interview with Armando Fox

Aug 2, 2011 |

If you spend any time reading about scientific computing in the clouds, it is quite likely you have encountered the name Armando Fox at least once. Fox has been writing about cloud computing before the term ever emerged into mainstream computing speak and continues to be a prolific source of information about cutting-edge cloud computing research for scientific and technical computing.

IBM Outlines Benefits of Engineering Clouds

Jul 28, 2011 |

A recent, broad-reaching IBM document explored the limitations engineering-oriented firms are facing, and what the role of the cloud can be as they address shortfalls.

Dell Uses Force to Enhance Integrated Datacenter Portfolio

Jul 20, 2011 |

Dell announced today that it intends to buy San Jose-based Force10 Networks, in part due to their Open Cloud Networking framework. The move represents a clear cloud datacenter-driven buy from Round Rock and signals what they hope will be more incentive for customers to see the value in integrated datacenter solutions.

VMware’s HPC Guru on High Performance Clouds

May 11, 2011 |

Josh Simons talks virtual HPC via video from ISC Cloud Frankfurt.

A Cluster of Queries for HPC Newcomers

May 3, 2011 |

Houston-based X-ISS sheds light on key questions new HPC owners should be asking.

Weighing the Cloud ROI for High Performance Computing

Feb 1, 2011 |

Analysts are looking at ways to provide a big picture view for HPC users in the cloud to help them evaluate ROI, however, given the diversity of applications and needs, specific recommendations are hard to come by.