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In a position paper for community input at NSF’s Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes, failures and continuing challenges of the NSF supercomputing program that he helped create.
So far, 10GbE has been a high-end luxury for environments that want maximum performance regardless of cost, but that’s changing fast. The per-port pricing gap between 10GbE and alternate network options is narrowing rapidly as more vendors increase the competitive pressure on pricing for related components.
Welcome to the era of the computational Web. Wolfram Alpha, Stephen Wolfram’s online “computational knowledge engine” debuted on Friday evening, and was officially launched on Monday on its Web site.
Late last week Yahoo announced that it had expanded the circle of universities with access to M45, the 4,000 core cluster that the company made available for “internet-scale” research in November of 2007.
Cisco has announced its much-anticipated Unified Computing Solution (UCS). Behind the marketing is a mostly enterprise play, but the company is hinting at an HPC angle for UCS. We’ll tell you what we know now, and how this might impact your high performance computing deployment plans.
When it comes to solving certain complex math problems, bees are, well, the bee’s knees.
Truthy.indiana.edu exposes dirty politics on the Web.
A hand-picked selection of video presentations from the TED conference — because the next big thing has to start somewhere.
CERN project adapts its computation and storage strategy as hardware gets cheaper and better.
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ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 12 — IBM today announced that Samsung Electronics has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation — an open development alliance based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture. The OpenPOWER Foundation, announced in August 2013, intends to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and Read more…
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 12 — LSI Corporation today announced it has collaborated with EMC, Mellanox and Supermicro to offer a high-performance virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance for VMware Horizon View deployments. The appliance combines storage, compute and networking hardware in a single box to deliver a scalable hyper-converged system to meet the growing customer demand Read more…