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Number Crunching, Data Crunching and Energy Efficiency: the HPC Hat Trick

Feb 2, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”88″ height=”48″ />In the world of high performance computing, there are three distinct metrics in play: number crunching speed, data crunching speed, and energy efficiency. Can a computer excel at all three, or is our best recourse to try for something less than a hat trick?

Big Data Rains Down on Seattle

Oct 20, 2011 |

At SC11 in Seattle, the stage is set for data-intensive computing to steal the show. This year’s theme correlates directly to the “big data” trend that is reshaping enterprise and scientific computing. We give an insider’s view of some of the top sessions for the big data crowd and a broader sense of how this year’s conference is shaping up overall.