How to Deploy and Validate Your Cluster

January 13, 2015

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed best practices for choosing the right vendor to build the cluster that meets your needs. Once y Read more…

By Deepak Khosla

Many Cores, Large Memory, Low Latency Memory Access – Numascale Shows a New Way

September 30, 2013

Numascale offers a price breaker for shared memory systems by offering integration of a simple add-on card to commodity servers. The hardware is now deployed in system with up to more than 1700 cores and the memory addressing capability is virtually unlimited. The technology has a set of interesting advantages that will catch the interest of innovative developers. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Move is On to Site-Wide File Systems

September 16, 2013

For the past few decades, the norm among the large government labs, academic research facilities and top commercial sites has been to deploy one large system per site at a time. However, more recently growing diversity of applications and end user community requirements, combined with non-overlapping budget and expanding technology lifecycles, has been driving a multi-cluster environment approach. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Considerations in HPC Cluster Network Selection

July 17, 2013

There's a lot going on in the networks of HPC clusters, and selecting the right network fabric, equipment, and topology is important to ensuring good performance for given applications. A "one size fits all" approach rarely works, and architects will do well to tailor the network to the needs of the application. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Open Source Software in HPC

December 17, 2012

The superior performance, cost-effectiveness and flexibility of open-source software has made it the predominant choice of HPC professionals. However, the complexity and associated cost of deploying and managing open-source clusters threatens to erode the very cost benefits that have made it compelling in the first place. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Entry-Level HPC: Proven at a Petaflop, Affordably Priced!

May 30, 2012

Don't have a super budget? You can still own a premier high performance supercomputer with proven technology and reliability. New entry-level configurations and options enable you to configure the optimal balance of price, performance, power, and footprint for your unique and exacting requirements. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Appro Comes Up Multi-Million Dollar Winner in HPC Procurement for NNSA

June 8, 2011

For the second time in five years, Appro has been tapped to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration with HPC capacity clusters for the agency's Advanced Simulation and Computing and stockpile stewardship programs. The Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster 2 award is a two-year contract that will have the cluster-maker delivering HPC systems across three of the Department of Energy's national labs. The deal is worth tens of millions of dollars to Appro and represents the biggest contract in the company's 20-year history. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

2010 Cloud Innovation Leader Award: Platform Computing

November 9, 2010

This year HPC in the Cloud presented its first annual Editors' Choice Awards in Santa Clara, California. Platform Computing was selected for one such award due to its long-standing commitment to grids, clusters and the evolution of both into cloud computing. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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