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GPU Supercomputing Arrives on Amazon’s Cloud

Nov 15, 2010 |

This week has brought news about GPU computing to the forefront of media attention with the announcement of the world’s most powerful supercomputer, which boasts 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs. It has also been a notable week for GPU computing in the cloud with Amazon’s unveiling of a new instance type–the Cluster GPU.

The Business of Disruptive Innovation

Nov 14, 2010 |

Like every technology-based sector, high performance computing takes its biggest leaps by the force of disruptive innovation, a term coined by the man who will keynote this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC10) in New Orleans. Clayton M. Christensen doesn’t know a whole lot about supercomputing, but he knows a great deal about the forces that drive it.

The HPC Cloud-Centric Guide to SC10

Nov 12, 2010 |

Stormy weather projections aren’t the only reason why it’s cloudy in New Orleans this year. On the official program for SC10 there are a number of sessions, presentations, tutorials and poster receptions all geared toward exploring specific topics in the HPC cloud arena. We’ve put together a meaty list for those who wish to hear some leading luminaries in HPC and cloud debate and explain current challenges and successes–and we hope to see you for at least a few.