On Tuesday at SC11 in Seattle, Adaptive Computing launched a new version of its Moab HPC Suite targeted at the needs of enterprise HPC users. Moab HPC Suite – Enterprise Edition was a logical next step for the company’s HPC workload management product line.
Amazon Web Services just announced its most powerful offering yet for supercomputing users that require the power of a large cluster on demand. The newest EC2 Cluster Compute Instance, called Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (CC2), is aimed at businesses and researchers who require additional HPC capacity in an elastic, pay-as-you-go format.
This month ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, announced the launch of its newest Special Interest Group, SIGHPC. HPCwire caught up with Cherri Pancake, the first Chair of SIGHPC, to get her take on what the group is today, and the role she sees for it in the future of the high performance computing community.
John D’Ambrosia, chair of the Ethernet Alliance weighed in on the focus of the Ethernet Alliance at SC11, expanding on their interoperability goals and describing the overall role of Ethernet technologies in HPC.
For the first time since the TOP500 group began publishing their list of the fastest computers in the world, there was no turnover in the top 10 machines. In fact, the only change at the top was the new record Linpack mark set by the now fully deployed K Computer at RIKEN.
Supercomputer maker SGI has launched its next generation ICE supercomputer, the company’s flagship scale-out HPC cluster platform. Using Intel’s latest Xeon processors, ICE-X is up to two and half times as dense and twice as fast as the current ICE 8400 system.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has awarded Cray a $188 million contract to complete the NSF-funded Blue Waters supercomputer project at the University of Illinois. An 11.5 petaflops Cray XE6/XK6 hybrid system outfitted with AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs will be deployed next year and become the center’s petascale resource for open science and engineering. The much-anticipated deal was announced on Monday, just as the Supercomputing Conference (SC11) in Seattle got underway.
A week after launching the PRIMEHPC FX10, Fujitsu has announced that first installation of the new system will go to the Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo. According to the press release, the 4,800-node supercomputer will deliver 1.13 petaflops peak when it boots up in April 2012.
SC11, the world’s greatest yearly supercomputing show rolls into Seattle this week. To help prepare you for the big week, we have put together a list of the top 10 myths of the phenomenon that is SC. With a little discussion of each, hopefully we will bring out the good, the bad, the hopes and realities of SC. And, maybe, along the way we’ll see why SC matters so much to our community.
At SC11 in Seattle, the stage is set for data-intensive computing to steal the show. This year’s theme correlates directly to the “big data” trend that is reshaping enterprise and scientific computing. We give an insider’s view of some of the top sessions for the big data crowd and a broader sense of how this year’s conference is shaping up overall.