How Would U.S. Perform in Coding Olympics? Not Great Says Study

August 31, 2016

China’s impressive standing up of the 93 petaflops Sunway TaihuLight atop the Top500 list in June ruffled more than a few feathers in the west. Here’s yet Read more…

By John Russell

Intel Debuts ‘Knights Landing’ Ninja Developer Platform

April 12, 2016

Intel is making good on its promise to offer Knights Landing-based developer platforms ahead of general availability. Systems based on the self-hosted Knights Landing processor are available for pre-order as part of Intel's developer-targeted early access program. The Ninja Developer Platform is offered in two configurations – a liquid-cooled desk-side machine with one Knights Landing and... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AT&T Joins OpenStack Community, Courts Developers

January 10, 2012

AT&T makes cloud-related announcements at the annual AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas this week. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Developers Taking a PaaS on Clouds

July 21, 2011

While the IaaS market has evolved swiftly, interoperability concerns overwhelm the ability to get onboard with some PaaS offerings. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Grid Perspectives on the Cloud Phenomenon

February 10, 2011

Dr. Junlei Jiang discusses the nature of adotion of grid computing versus cloud computing, noting differences in the founding and subsequent evolution of both paradigms. While both share the same vision, the processes behind them vary--as do the adoption curves. Dr. Jiang presents an overivew of the main differences, pointing out the process of computing model natural selection that he sees happening. Read more…

By Dr. Jinlei Jiang

Looking Back at Microsoft’s First Year in the Cloud

February 2, 2011

Just one year after its formal, public entry into the cloud computing arms race, Microsoft has carved out a sizable user base for its Azure offering. While there are still gaps in terms of use cases relevant to high-performance computing, a range of features signaling its maturation provides some glimmers of hope for what it can provide to HPC cloud users in its second year. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Compilers and More: Hardware/Software Codesign

November 2, 2010

There is a growing feeling that merely taking the latest processor offerings from Intel, AMD or IBM will not get us to exascale in a reasonable time frame, cost budget, and power constraint. One avenue to explore is designing and building more specialized systems, aimed at the types of problems seen in HPC, or at least at the problems seen in some important subset of HPC. Of course, such a strategy loses the advantages we've enjoyed over the past two decades of commoditization in HPC; however, a more special purpose design may be wise, or necessary. Read more…

By Michael Wolfe

Bridging the Cloud-Based Application Divide

September 28, 2010

Moving applications to the cloud can create security issues but for many developers, there is not time or in-house expertise to help handle the shift. Organizations could be left with software that is not ready to perform securely in a virtualized environment. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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