Since the dawn of high performance computing, climate modeling has been one of its most demanding domains. The hunger for computational capability is unending, as researchers work to incorporate more of nature’s complexity into their models at higher resolutions. HPCwire talked with NOAA/GFDL Deputy Director Brian Gross and Venkatramani Balaji, head of the lab’s Modeling Systems Group.
While on-site installed software is still the norm, IDC predicts rapid growth in SaaS models that will replace traditional software paradigms.
Cloud computing has been a consistent item on the programs of a number of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry events. To add to the discussion we explored the current role of clouds and looked to the future with five EDA executives to gauge their sense of cloud adoption and the reasons behind (or working against) it.
The White House hosted a press conference on Wednesday to announce a new public-private partnership that aims to bring HPC technology to the have-nots of the US manufacturing sector. Using a $2 million grant from the US Department of Commerce and an additional $2.5 million investment from industrial partners, a consortium has been formed to broaden the use of HPC technology by small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).
NVIDIA is set to release a new CUDA toolkit to developers this Friday with the 4th generation of its popular GPU software suite. The company says CUDA 4.0 is designed to make parallel programming simpler, thus bringing more application developers into the GPGPU fold. Some of the new capabilities also foreshadow Project Denver, the codename for the company’s future CPU-GPU architecture for workstations, servers, and supercomputers.
With exascale predictions all the rage, here’s a more sobering look at the next big thing in supercomputing.
Automated trading software runs amok.
With petascale systems now deployed on three continents, the HPC industry is already looking toward the next milestone in supercomputing: exascale computing. In Europe, this activity is centered on the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI), a project that brings together industry and government organizations committed to helping usher in the transition from petascale to exascale systems over the next decade.
Achieving workable software-based fault tolerance will require a fresh approach for developers.
Big Blue sees green in mainstream high performance computing market.