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Lustre Client Performance Comparison and Tuning (1.8.x to 2.x)

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In this video from the Lustre User Group 2014, John Fragalla from Xyratex presents: Lustre Client Performance Comparison and Tuning (1.8.x to 2.x)

A Cost and Scalability Comparison of the Dragonfly vs. the Fat Tree

The dragonfly topology has been proposed as an efficient alternative to the fat tree. This talk presents a study of the blocking and scalability characteristics of the dragonfly, and compares this to the well-known fat tree topology.

NCBI BLAST performance comparison: Intel vs. AMD

Joe Landman and the fine folks at Scalable Informatics have just published a new whitepaper [PDF] comparing the performance of the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s BLAST application on Magny Cours, Istanbul, and Nehalem. According to the Wikipedia In bioinformatics, Basic Local Alignment Search Tool, or BLAST, is an algorithm for comparing primary biological sequence […]

AMD's performance comparisons for the new Opteron 6100

I’ve had several requests for links to benchmark data on the new AMD and Intel processors that have launched over the past couple weeks. We added a little bit of information with our posting of SGI’s SPEC results for its forthcoming UV line running the Xeon 7500s. Yesterday one of AMD’s marketing drones pointed to […]

Parallel programming week in Paris

Parallel Programming Week 2 is starting up June 22 in Paris. The event will open with four reputed speakers who will discuss current multicore challenges, followed by five intensive developer workshops focused on parallel computing. Presentations will focus on “How to be successful in the multicore era.” The speakers are: Jack Dongarra; Barbara Chapman, CEO […]

Comparisons between candidate tech plans

Melissa Norr at the CRA Policy Blog offers some insight in what both Obama and McCain are paying lip service to in terms of their technology agenda. If you are of a mind that what candidates say during a campaign might bear any resemblance to what they do in office, you can read Melissa’s post […]

French Announce HPC Plans at Teratec Forum

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A new supercomputing plan for France was announced at Forum Teratec in Paris this week. “A major goal of the plan is to ensure that digital simulation is available to small and medium companies, and not just larger ones. This means not just access to HPC hardware, but also training in the use of the associated software so these companies can get the best from the tools.”

For the TOP500, the Milky Way Continues to Shine

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China now has nearly as many top-ranking supercomputers as Britain, France and Germany combined, and its Tianhe-2 leads the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers — for the third consecutive time.

Shaping HPC for Small Companies

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“Although the commercial application of HPC is more usually associated with the behemoths of aerospace and automobile manufacturing, the EU-funded Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) showcased how HPC can help SMEs at its recent PRACEdays14 event held in Barcelona.”

Video: Rob Farber Teaches Killer App Fundamentals at GTC 2014

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“Discover killer-app fundamentals including how to tame dynamic parallelism with a robust-performance parallel stack that allows both host and device side fast memory allocation and transparent data transfer of arbitrarily complex data structures and general C++ classes. A low-wait approach (related to wait-free methods)is used to create a performance robust parallel counter. You definitely want to use this counter for histograms! New results extending machine learning and big data analysis to 13 PF/s average sustained performance using 16,384 GPUs in the ORNL Titan supercomputer will be presented.”