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The Top 500 Visualized

Jun 21, 2013 |

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year’s rankings. In this visual feature, we’ve provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the…

XPRESS Route to Exascale

Feb 28, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/abstract_future_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”83″ />The Center for Research in Extreme Scale Computing (CREST) at Indiana University just got a $1.1 million grant to help further the move to exascale computing. Director Thomas Sterling is using some of the money to bolster UI’s research into highly parallel processing for HPC. He talks to HPCwire about his plans.

SUSE Gains Traction with Cloud Providers

Aug 3, 2012 |

Earlier this week, Linux distributor SUSE announced that more than 20 major vendors are participating in its cloud provider program.

Microsoft Opens Windows Azure Cloud to Linux

Jan 9, 2012 |

If the rumors are true, soon Azure customers will be able to create virtual Linux servers without losing data.

New Cray OS Brings ISVs in for a Soft Landing

Apr 14, 2010 |

Cray has never made a big deal about the custom Linux operating system it packages with its XT supercomputing line. In general, companies don’t like to tout proprietary OS environments since they tend to lock custom codes in and third-party ISV applications out. But the third generation Cray Linux Environment (CLE3) that the company announced on Wednesday is designed to make elite supercomputing an ISV-friendly experience.

Multicore Requires OS Rework, Windows Architect Advises

Mar 23, 2010 |

Suggests switch to hypervisor model.

Cray Brings Windows 7 to HPC

Nov 12, 2009 |

If you thought Windows 7 was just for mere mortals, think again. Microsoft’s latest OS is about to show up in Cray’s newest CX1 deskside supercomputer that puts a Windows workstation and a Windows HPC Server cluster into a single box.

Hard Times May Boost Linux in Financial Services

Apr 6, 2009 |

On Monday, at the High Performance Linux on Wall Street conference in New York, Inna Kuznetsova, director of IBM’s Linux Strategy, led a panel that discussed how Linux can be used to reduce costs and improve performance in these economically challenging times. We recently got the opportunity to ask Kuznetsova about the increasing profile of Linux for IBM customers and how the technology is enabling them to realize cost savings.

High-Performance Nonsense

Oct 13, 2008 |

Microsoft will have to overcome Windows’ historical baggage if its new HPC Server 2008 offering is to be acceptable to users.