Researchers Measure Impact of ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Patches on HPC Workloads

January 17, 2018

Computer scientists from the Center for Computational Research, State University of New York (SUNY), University at Buffalo have examined the effect of Meltdown Read more…

Dust Storms Put GPU CPU Performance to the Test

June 6, 2013

A team of researchers modeling environmental events looked to the relative efficiencies of using GPU and CPU approaches for their processing and rendering. While CPUs were needed due to limited on-board GPU memory.... Read more…

Amazon EC2 Versus the Competition

November 6, 2012

New report compares Amazon EC2 with nine other IaaS providers on a range of performance and stability metrics. Read more…

InfiniBand-Backed Cloud Provider Goes Toe-to-Toe with Amazon, Rackspace

September 13, 2012

IaaS provider ProfitBricks proclaims noteworthy performance-metrics, pits service against the top two cloud providers. Read more…

Latency in the Cloud – How Low Can We Go?

June 26, 2012

At the HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2012 in Hamburg, in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'12), VMware's HPC guru Josh Simons delivered a presentation of particular interest to followers of the HPC cloud space. The session tackled the million dollar HPC cloud question: "Are cloud computing and virtualization only useful for running throughput workloads or can latency-sensitive applications be run as well?" Read more…

Panasas Backfills ActiveStor Lineup

June 23, 2011

High performance parallel storage vendor Panasas is eyeing the technical computing and big data markets with the release of its ActiveStore 11 parallel storage system appliance, a step back from 12 that comes with a more balanced storage profile and lower price per terabyte than the performance-driven ActiveStor 12. Read more…

Startup Cooks Up Software Sauce for SSDs

June 7, 2011

VeloBit, which emerged from stealth today following an undisclosed round of funding, is talking up its soon-to-launch software cure for SSD performance ills. Although their product won't appear until later in the year, they claim their solution packs an order of magnitude price-performance improvement for solid-state drives. Read more…

Compilers and More: Exascale Programming Requirements

April 14, 2011

In his third column on programming for exascale systems, Michael Wolfe shares his views on what programming at the exascale level is likely to require, and how we can get there from where we are today. He explains that it will take some work, but it's not a wholesale rewrite of 50 years of high performance expertise. Read more…

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