Bull’s Market for HPC on Demand

May 18, 2011

French high performance computing vendor Bull announced its HPC cloud service, eXtreme Factory at SC10, emphasizing its value for simulation-driven customers. This week we checked in on progress with the company's head of HPC, Pascal Barbolosi, to see how the platform has weathered its first six months. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Weekly Top Five

February 3, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the computing power on display at SC10's Student Cluster Competition; the University of Portsmouth's new supercomputer; IBM Watson's SUSE Linux platform; multicore advances at North Carolina State; and Intel's new approach to university funding. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Bursting the Clouds: SC10 Survey Sheds Light on HPC User Experiences

January 10, 2011

At this year's annual Supercomputing Conference held in New Orleans, Platform Computing conducted a survey of 100 IT professionals in academia, government and industry about their experimentation with cloud computing models. Randy Clark from Platform provides some insights into the findings, which do show overall satisfaction with clouds for HPC among those who have some experiences. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SC10 Wrap Up: The Cutting Room Floor

November 24, 2010

At the SC10 event in New Orleans we were able to capture quite a bit of video, some of which never made it live on the site during the course of the busy week. We wanted to share a few highlights with you--and thank those of you who stopped by the HPCwire/HPCin the Cloud booth to say hello. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Week in Review

November 24, 2010

Argonne Lab announces debut of Exascale Technology and Computing Institute; and NCSA selects IBM's GPFS file system for facility-wide deployment. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Exotics at SC10

November 24, 2010

Yes, there is life beyond Xeons, Opterons and GPGPUs. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Swiss Researchers Propose ‘GreenIT’ Methodology for HPC

November 19, 2010

The latest Green500 list announced this week at SC10 is once again shining the spotlight on the energy efficiency of the world's top supercomputers. But the path to more efficient high performance computing goes beyond this simple benchmark-based approach. Ralf Gruber and Vincent Keller, both from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), describe a holistic approach to more energy-efficient HPC operations in their book, HPC@GreenIT. HPCwire contributor Steve Conway interviewed the Swiss duo about their ideas, including a new benchmark. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SC10 Video Feature: Songnian Zhou on the IT Renaissance

November 19, 2010

During this year's SC event in New Orleans, we caught up with co-founder and CEO of Platform Computing, Songnian Zhou to take a big picture look at key movements in computing--and where grid and clouds fit within the "Renaissance" Zhou feels is taking place. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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