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Key Trends on the Horizon for HPC Clouds in 2011

Jan 10, 2011 |

From infrastructure management to evolution in networks, storage paradigms and the compute landscape, Scott Clark puts forth a host of predictions for how cloud computing for HPC will shape up over the course of the new year.

Appro Slings Overclocked Server for High Frequency Traders

Oct 12, 2010 |

HPC cluster maker Appro has unveiled the HF1 server, a purpose-built box aimed at the high frequency trading business. The new server incorporates overclocked Intel Xeon “Westmere” CPUs and a self-contained liquid cooling system to deliver the best dual-socket performance this side of a tricked-out gaming machine. Although the risky design isn’t geared for mainstream HPC users, for high frequency traders, it may be just the kind of gamble they are comfortable with.