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Open Source Software in HPC

Dec 17, 2012 |

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.

HPC Cloud is Building

Aug 27, 2012 |

Most organizations today recognize the extent to which “the cloud” is impacting the IT and are quickly adopting a cloud strategy in their data center infrastructure management plans. HPC data centers must consider both the business case and the barriers that come with cloud computing to determine what cloud architecture will best work for them.

HPC Cloud is Building

Aug 27, 2012 |

Most organizations today recognize the extent to which “the cloud” is impacting the IT and are quickly adopting a cloud strategy in their data center infrastructure management plans. HPC data centers must consider both the business case and the barriers that come with cloud computing to determine what cloud architecture will best work for them.

Work Smarter Not Harder: Platform Analytics Simplifies HPC Infrastructure Analysis

Jan 4, 2012 |

As HPC environments increase in complexity they become progressively more difficult for analysts, managers and business planners to fully understand. Small inefficiencies tend to accumulate and multiply over time driving costs, slowing problem identification and resolution, and imposing a substantial tax on productivity. Only by employing proper analysis tools capable of pulling information from multiple sources can organizations gain accurate insight into environments as dynamic and complex as those found in HPC.

Songnian Zhou on Combining Platform Computing with IBM

Oct 21, 2011 |

Platform CEO Songnian Zhou discusses the evolution of distributed computing as it relates to the acquisition of the company by IBM.

IBM Stands on Platform to Reach HPC

Oct 12, 2011 |

Platform Computing came under new ownership this week as IBM took charge of the Toronto-based company and its ability to find new inroads to technical computing markets. Platform’s HPC-tuned cloud and grid management software rounds out IBM’s portfolio, and offers Big Blue some new opportunities to find new business in HPC–clusters, grids, clouds and beyond…

Could the “C” in HPC Stand for “Cloud”?

Sep 26, 2011 |

HPC users should move beyond the “one size fits all” notion when it comes to HPC environments.  There are still lots of choices available to HPC users, and one of those choices is cloud computing.  Under the right conditions with the right management software, the cloud can be useful for HPC applications.

Swift Engineering & Platform HPC: Designing Faster Race Cars and Planes

Aug 29, 2011 |

Swift Engineering, a leader in the design and manufacture of composite structures, including race cars and aircraft, began using high computing power for Computational Fluid Dynamics applications, but its in-house solution was not scalable. Swift turned to Platform Computing to enable engineers to evaluate concepts within hours instead of days.

The Shifting Economics of Software ROI

Apr 5, 2011 |

For many developers, the cloud provides the ability to scale on a moment’s notice but also brings with it perceived complications on the pricing, licensing and ROI front.

Bursting the Clouds: SC10 Survey Sheds Light on HPC User Experiences

Jan 10, 2011 |

At this year’s annual Supercomputing Conference held in New Orleans, Platform Computing conducted a survey of 100 IT professionals in academia, government and industry about their experimentation with cloud computing models. Randy Clark from Platform provides some insights into the findings, which do show overall satisfaction with clouds for HPC among those who have some experiences.

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