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FhGFS Designed for Scalability, Flexibility in HPC Clusters

Jul 24, 2013 |

When researchers in Germany sat down nearly a decade ago to create a brand new parallel file system for HPC clusters, they had three goals: maximum scalability, maximum flexibility, and ease of use. What they came up with was the Fraunhofer Parallel File System (FhGFS), which is now in use on supercomputers.

New HPC Cluster Frees Scottish Researchers From Administrative Burden

Jul 22, 2013 |

The University of Aberdeen has gone live with Maxwell, a new HPC cluster from Dell that will provide researchers with a faster, more centralized, and easier to manage HPC resource than the university previously had. The system is slated to begin a new era of cross-department collaboration and scientific discovery at the 518-year-old Scottish university.

HPC Center Meets Green Mandate

Apr 24, 2013 |

For HPC centers all over the world, providing high-levels of compute power is job number one, but they also must be as energy-efficient as possible.

Simplifying Cluster Management…

Apr 22, 2013 |

Higher education and research institutes around the globe are investing in HPC clusters, yet there is an all-too-common oversight during the product acquisition process…

Rockhopper POD Cluster Beats Amazon

Apr 11, 2013 |

The Rockhopper cluster has been in production for over a year now, long enough for additional details to emerge on this interesting HPC cloud use case.

Rockhopper POD Cluster Beats Amazon

Apr 11, 2013 |

The Rockhopper cluster has been in production for over a year now, long enough for additional details to emerge on this interesting HPC cloud use case.

BMW Finds Cool Locale for HPC Cluster

Sep 20, 2012 |

Automaker looks to Iceland for energy savings.

Amazon Brings HPC Cluster Instance to Europe

Jun 26, 2012 |

Utility computing vendor Amazon is spreading the HPC cloud love outside the US borders. This week, the company launched an HPC-level cluster in its facility in Ireland.

The Power of the HPC Cluster Software Stack

Mar 26, 2012 |

The recent growth of the HPC market, powered almost exclusively by the adoption of Linux clusters, has been dramatic. But the expanding complexity of technical clusters that is the dominant species of many HPC systems can have a diminishing effect if it is not effectively addressed. A major cause of cluster complexity is proliferating hardware parallelism with systems averaging thousands of processors, each of them a multi-core chip whose core count can double every other year. Add to this trend the additional issues of third-party software costs, the difficulty of scaling many applications and cluster management complexity quickly begins to augment.

Cray Adds Baby Blue Waters to HPC Lineup

Feb 2, 2012 |

New mid-range XE6/XK6 supercomputer configurations replace Xeon-powered CX machines.