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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 […]

Interview: A New Approach to High Performance, Massive Density Storage

Joe Landman, CEO, Scalable Informatics

Scalable Informatics has worked worked for years to develop the FastPath Unison storage appliance, a device that hits the sweet spot for HPC. “Tremendous density is meaningless if you can’t move data in or out at a reasonable data rate. And as you scale up your storage, the definition of a reasonable data rate should scale up as well.”

BSC Can Now Analyze Tumor Genomes in Just Hours

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A new computational method has made it possible to detect genetic changes responsible for the onset and progression of tumors in a simple, quick and precise way. The SMUFIN (Somatic Mutations Finder) method is capable of analyzing the complete genome of a tumor and identifying its mutations in a few hours. In addition, it is able to identify alterations which had previously not been revealed, even using methods which require the use of supercomputers over several weeks.

Webinar: Enhancing HPC Performance Through an Optimized Fabric

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“Today’s High Performance Computing environments are more demanding than ever. To meet the needs of complex simulations and ever-increasing massive workloads, HPC clusters need to support faster, high core count processors, coprocessors, and higher node count clusters. Performance is key … but at what cost? In this webinar, you will learn about the factors that drive fabric performance and their impact on your investment in HPC; How the fabric is a key component of your overall HPC solution; and performance and price comparisons of some of the fabric choices available to you today.”

World Community Grid Powers Big Genomics

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IBM has teamed with UNSW Australia and Brazilian health institute to examine big genomic data using IBM’s World Community Grid. The project seeks to make about 20 quadrillion comparisons of 200 million proteins underlying a wide variety of organisms.