Defining Scalable OS Requirements for Exascale and Beyond

October 5, 2015

Over the past couple of decades two primary trends have driven system software for supercomputers to become significantly more complex. First, hardware has beco Read more…

By Robert W. Wisniewski, Chief Software Architect for Extreme Scale Computing, Intel

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

The Top 500 Visualized

June 21, 2013

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year's rankings. In this visual feature, we've provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the... Read more…

By HPCwire Staff

XPRESS Route to Exascale

February 28, 2013

The Center for Research in Extreme Scale Computing (CREST) at Indiana University just got a $1.1 million grant to help further the move to exascale computing. Director Thomas Sterling is using some of the money to bolster UI's research into highly parallel processing for HPC. He talks to HPCwire about his plans. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SUSE Gains Traction with Cloud Providers

August 3, 2012

Earlier this week, Linux distributor SUSE announced that more than 20 major vendors are participating in its cloud provider program. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Microsoft Opens Windows Azure Cloud to Linux

January 9, 2012

If the rumors are true, soon Azure customers will be able to create virtual Linux servers without losing data. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

New Cray OS Brings ISVs in for a Soft Landing

April 14, 2010

Cray has never made a big deal about the custom Linux operating system it packages with its XT supercomputing line. In general, companies don't like to tout proprietary OS environments since they tend to lock custom codes in and third-party ISV applications out. But the third generation Cray Linux Environment (CLE3) that the company announced on Wednesday is designed to make elite supercomputing an ISV-friendly experience. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Multicore Requires OS Rework, Windows Architect Advises

March 23, 2010

Suggests switch to hypervisor model. Read more…

By Joab Jackson

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