Tag: open source
When ESnet, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network, unveiled its online interactive network portal called MyESnet in July of 2011, the reaction was strongly positive – other research and education networks liked it so much, they wanted the code to create their own portals. After four years of development and refinement, they will Read more…
The explosive growth in data coming out of experiments in cosmology, particle physics, bioinformatics and nuclear physics is pushing computational scientists to design novel software tools that will help users better access, manage and analyze that data on current and next-generation HPC architectures. One increasingly popular approach is container-based computing, designed to support flexible, scalable Read more…
The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Next Generation High Performance Computing (HPC) released a report in August addressing the steps required to deliver next generation leading edge HPC. Some careful readers were puzzled by a section on “open source.” “There has been very little open source that has made its way into broad Read more…
Most of us know that Open-Source software is continuing to penetrate today’s enterprises with the vast majority using it in some capacity, but there appears to be a new shift in the usage model. At Univa, we are seeing a number of enterprises move towards a supported software model. This is not an indictment of open-source, we have been told, but rather a sign of the challenges an enterprise faces without the availability of suitable support for mission-critical applications.
European researchers have developed a cloud computing platform for robots.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Lustre_logo.png” alt=”” width=”115″ height=”24″ />With the announcement this week that storage maker Xyratex has acquired Oracle’s Lustre assets, the popular open source parallel file system is once again completely under the control of HPC stakeholders.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Complutense_University_of_Madrid_Image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”104″ />If ideas are what will help students to survive outside the classroom, creative use of technologies like cloud computing will help them to change the world. Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti shares current student Master’s Thesis projects that leverage cloud computing and open source tools in order to carry out high-value research, despite budgetary constraints.
The superior performance, cost-effectiveness and flexibility of open-source software has made it the predominant choice of HPC professionals. However, the complexity and associated cost of deploying and managing open-source clusters threatens to erode the very cost benefits that have made it compelling in the first place.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/2012_cloud_image.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”69″ />As 2012 winds down, it’s time to reflect on the major cloud computing themes and stories of last 12 months. With the “What is cloud?” question finally laid to rest, thanks in large part to the official NIST Cloud Computing Definition, everyone was free to move on with the business of actually building, implementing and managing cloud platforms.
The combined LinuxCon/CloudOpen conference, which took place in San Diego last week, provided a forum for valuable keynotes on the state of Linux and cloud, many informative booths, and a wide array of interesting activities and sessions. On the first day of the three-day event, a panel on Cloud APIs had everyone talking about what it means to be open or closed in this increasingly connected world.