Bank of Italy Converges HPC and Enterprise Office with New Cluster

October 10, 2016

The democratization of high performance computing (HPC) and the converged datacenter have been topics of late in the IT community. This is where HPC, high performance data analytics (big data/Hadoop workloads), and enterprise office applications all run on a common clustered compute architecture with a single file system and network. Read more…

By Ken Strandberg

Nielsen and Intel Migrate HPC Efficiency and Data Analytics to Big Data

May 16, 2016

Nielsen has collaborated with Intel to migrate important pieces of HPC technology into Nielsen’s big-data analytic workflows including MPI, mature numerical libraries from NAG (the Numerical Algorithms Group), as well as custom C++ analytic codes. This complementary hybrid approach integrates the benefits of Hadoop data management and workflow scheduling with an extensive pool of HPC tools and C/C++ capabilities for analytic applications. In particular, the use of MPI reduces latency, permits reuse of the Hadoop servers, and co-locates the MPI applications close to the data. Read more…

By Rob Farber

Hadoop and Spark Get RADICAL at SC15

November 13, 2015

The rapid maturation of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem has caught the eyes of HPC professionals who are eager to take advantage of emerging big data tools, such as Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Stepping Up to the Life Science Storage System Challenge

October 5, 2015

Storage and data management have become the perhaps the most challenging computational bottlenecks in life sciences (LS) research. The volume and diversity of d Read more…

By Louis Vistola

New Models for Research, Part III – Embracing the Big Data Stack

March 30, 2015

In the third of a four-part installation, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing, and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University, explores the brave new world of open big data alternatives to traditional bare metal HPC+MPI+InfiniBand for research computing. Read more…

By Jay Etchings

The Best of HPC in 2014

January 27, 2015

As we turn the page to 2015, we’re taking a look back at the top stories from 2014 to reflect on just how far the fastest machines in the world (and the peopl Read more…

By HPCwire Staff

Tulane Accelerates Discovery with Hybrid Supercomputer

December 16, 2014

The rich culture and distinctive charm of the city of New Orleans served as the backdrop for this year's annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14). If you haven't Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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Cray Launches Hadoop into HPC Airspace

October 15, 2014

There has been little doubt that the convergence of traditional high performance computing with advanced analytics has been steadily underway, fed in part by a Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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