Beowulf: Defined by Change, Empowering Individual Creativity

November 10, 2016

It was 23 years ago this November when a small NASA project, whimsically called “Beowulf,” was initiated to find a new way of achieving order of magnitude i Read more…

By Thomas Sterling

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

IBM ‘Returns to HPC’ with New Linux Server Line Says Gupta

October 8, 2015

IBM today launched a new line of Power8-based Linux servers – the Power LC (Linux cluster) Line - including one offering that marks IBM’s return to the HPC Read more…

By John Russell

Linux Widens HPC Goalposts

May 4, 2015

It is well known that the term "high performance computing" (HPC) originally describes the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs Read more…

By Meike Chabowski

A Sneak Peek at the Next-Gen Exascale Operating System

July 31, 2013

This week we talked to Argonne National Lab's Pete Beckman, who serves as Director of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute and is spearheading a DoE funded $9.75 million effort to make a Linux core speak at scale. The project, called Argo, will address traditionally non-OS-ish functions, including key power balancing.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Linux Foundation Maps Top500 Run

July 30, 2013

This week the Linux Foundation released a special report about its role over the last twenty years of the Top500, pointing to some significant trends that helped it switch places with Unix (which once had a 96% share of the list) in roughly a one-decade timeframe. For instance, there are a few.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Adapteva Shows Off $99 Supercomputer Boards

April 23, 2013

Last week, Adapteva revealed the first production units of its $99 Linux "supercomputer." Speaking at the Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, California, CEO Andreas Olofsson announced the first batch of Parallella final form factor boards will be shipped to the chipmaker's 6,300 Kickstarter supporters by this summer. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SUSE Launches Its OpenStack Distro

August 31, 2012

SUSE announced their commercial cloud offering based on OpenStack at this year's CloudOpen conference. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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