Work Smarter Not Harder: Platform Analytics Simplifies HPC Infrastructure Analysis

January 4, 2012

As HPC environments increase in complexity they become progressively more difficult for analysts, managers and business planners to fully understand. Small inefficiencies tend to accumulate and multiply over time driving costs, slowing problem identification and resolution, and imposing a substantial tax on productivity. Only by employing proper analysis tools capable of pulling information from multiple sources can organizations gain accurate insight into environments as dynamic and complex as those found in HPC. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

IBM Stands on Platform to Reach HPC

October 12, 2011

Platform Computing came under new ownership this week as IBM took charge of the Toronto-based company and its ability to find new inroads to technical computing markets. Platform's HPC-tuned cloud and grid management software rounds out IBM's portfolio, and offers Big Blue some new opportunities to find new business in HPC--clusters, grids, clouds and beyond... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

IBM Makes Bet on Distributed Computing with Platform Buy

October 12, 2011

Platform Computing will soon be under new management. IBM announced on Tuesday that it intends to buy the Toronto-based company and fold it into its Systems and Technology Group. If all goes according to plan, the deal will close in Q4, ending Platform's 19-year reign as an independent, privately held company. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Could the “C” in HPC Stand for “Cloud”?

September 26, 2011

HPC users should move beyond the “one size fits all” notion when it comes to HPC environments.  There are still lots of choices available to HPC users, and one of those choices is cloud computing.  Under the right conditions with the right management software, the cloud can be useful for HPC applications. Read more…

By Chris Porter

Swift Engineering & Platform HPC: Designing Faster Race Cars and Planes

August 29, 2011

Swift Engineering, a leader in the design and manufacture of composite structures, including race cars and aircraft, began using high computing power for Computational Fluid Dynamics applications, but its in-house solution was not scalable. Swift turned to Platform Computing to enable engineers to evaluate concepts within hours instead of days. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Weekly Top Five

May 5, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover ISRO's newest supercomputer; Tokyo Tech's selection of EM Photonics' CULA library; Intel's 3-D transistor breakthrough; the latest LSF Tools from Platform Computing; and SciNet's new NextIO GPU-based system. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Weekly Top Five

April 28, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the TeraGrid effort to support the Japanese research community; NNSA's 'Supercomputing Week' coverage; Mellanox's new double-duty switch silicon; Platform's latest Symphony; and the Oracle Sun Server-based Sandia Red Sky/Red Mesa supercomputer upgrades. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Weekly Top Five

March 31, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the UK-based Atomic Weapons Establishment's selection of two SGI Altix systems; Platform Computing's new solution for managing "big data"; the effect of rising sea levels on the North Carolina coastal region; SDSC's new portal for conducting phylogenetic research; and the selection of Ian Foster for this year's IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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