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The latest version of convergence – blending traditional HPC and big data computing into a ‘single’ environment – dominates much of the conversation in Read more…

By John Russell

TOP500 Stunt Machine Heads to Vegas

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Remember "Cherry Creek," the Intel-designed supercomputer that ran for the duration of SC13 Supercomputing Conference? This “demonstration” system achieved Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Dell Boxes Up HPC for Life Sciences

June 5, 2013

This week Dell announced a tailored offering for the genomics set with its Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences offering. Outfitted with up 32 nodes in a single rack, the company is pitching Infiniband, Lustre, Terascala and Bright Computing options at the sequencing set that they say wants to focus on science, not servers. The Intel-powered... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Black Hole Node Syndrome: How to Prevent a Productivity Killer

September 24, 2012

It all starts as a perfectly good day. Suddenly a compute job crashes without warning, and then seconds later the whole job queue flushes. You push aside that cup of coffee you just poured and let out a stream of expletives. Yes, the Black Hole Node Syndrome has struck again. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Bright Streamlines Cloud-Bursting with Data-Aware Scheduling

May 1, 2012

Bright Cluster Manager 6.0 allows users to extend on-site clusters or create entirely new clusters using the Amazon EC2 cloud, but what company officials are perhaps most proud of is the addition of data-aware scheduling. This set-it-and-forget-it job submission feature adds significant value to the cloud bursting model by boosting productivity and cycle times. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Bright Computing Shines Up Cluster Management

April 28, 2011

There's a buzz in the HPC community about Bright Computing, a young company whose integrated cluster management software is attracting deals with hardware majors, investors, and customers. HPCwire asked Bright Computing CEO Matthijs van Leeuwen to explain his strategy and give us an update on what's going on at the company. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Weekly Top Five

April 7, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Intel's "Westmere EX" launch party; the Albert Einstein Institute's new cluster; TACC's Lonestar 4 inauguration; Penguin Computing's financial markets server; and NextIO's partnership with Bright Computing. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Weekly Top Five

February 10, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Argonne's new 10-petaflop supercomputer, big rig aerodynamics, Austria's new 150-teraflop supercomputer, Whamcloud's partnership with Bull, and Bright Computing's deal with Dell. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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