Alternative Supercomputing or How to Misuse a Computer

July 14, 2016

In 2008, the IBM Roadrunner supercomputer broke the petaflops barrier using the power of the heterogeneous Sony Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor. A year prior, the Cell BE had already made its way into the consumer market as the engine inside the SonyPlaystation 3. The PS3's accelerated design, Linux-capability and low price point... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Univa Expands Grid Engine Support for Docker and Intel KNL

May 31, 2016

Univa today announced general availability of Grid Engine 8.4.0. The latest version of Grid Engine includes many new features including expanded support for Docker containers as well as “preview support” for Intel’s latest Xeon Phi code named Knights Landing processor. Univa also reports fixing more than 80 prior issues. Leading the container enhancements, users can now automatically dispatch and run jobs in Docker containers, from a user specified Docker image. Read more…

By John Russell

Penguin Computing Mines Commodity Gold

January 6, 2016

We recently sat down with Fremont, Calif.-based Penguin Computing to learn about the Linux cluster specialist’s unique approach to the HPC and hyperscale mark Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NNSA Taps Penguin Computing for 7-9 Petaflops ‘Open’ HPC Cluster

October 21, 2015

Per a newly-inked contract with Penguin Computing, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is set to receive its third join Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray Details Its Cluster Supercomputing Strategy

July 28, 2015

When iconic American supercomputer maker Cray purchased 20-year-old HPC cluster vendor Appro in late 2012, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro referred to Appro's principal I Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Purdue Lights Up Eighth Cluster in Eight Years

May 12, 2015

At Purdue, installing cluster computers is a tradition that inspires teamwork. The university’s central computing organization, Information Technology at Purd Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Capacity Planning and Reporting

May 8, 2015

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed the best practices for proper care and feeding of your cluster to keep it running smoothly on a Read more…

By Deepak Khosla

Care and Feeding of Your Cluster

February 23, 2015

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the crucial steps that should be taken to deploy and validate your new cluster. In this column, Read more…

By Deepak Khosla

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