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InsideHPC Guide to HPC in Manufacturing

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IDC reports many companies are struggling with costly development cycles, delays to market, poor product life cycle planning, and a shortage or misappropriation of highly skilled engineering resources. The adoption of HPC by manufacturers, both large and small, can help alleviate these problems.

Scale-out NAS Becomes More Popular for HPC

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Scale-out storage architectures have become more popular in recent years as a solution to scale-up challenges. The scale out approach eliminates the limitations of traditional scale up architectures and certain inefficiencies such as “forklift upgrades” when a larger system is required.

Convergence of HPC and the Enterprise Computing

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Both large-scale environments and scale-out workloads (such as Big Data) are becoming more important in the enterprise. In fact, with the rise of Big Data, the advent of affordable, powerful clusters, and strategies that take advantage of commodity systems for scale-out applications, these days the enterprise computing environment is looking a lot like HPC.

OrangeFS – It Just Works

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OrangeFS, the user-friendly, open source parallel file system for high performance computing, has a lot of endearing qualities. Heading up the list is the fact that it just works – download it to your existing commodity hardware and realize immediate and substantial boosts in the performance of your HPC and storage clusters.

Virtualization in the Cloud

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One of the best ways to realize the full performance benefits of virtualization is to make it available through a private cloud. The VMware vCloud Suite realizes operational efficiency through policy-driven operations. By providing simplified operations management, the cloud solution drives greater resource utilization and staff productivity.

Software Defined Data Center

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The software defined data center is the underlying data center architecture that allows most IT infrastructure to be defined in software and to function as enterprise-wide resources. This approach enables ITaaS to be delivered in a virtualized environment with greater agility, speed and quality of service.

HPC Virtualization and Secure Private Cloud

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This article is the third in an editorial series that explores the benefits the HPC community can achieve by adopting HPC virtualization and secure private cloud technologies. Virtualization has been proven to be a viable architectural approach that addresses the many challenges mentioned in last week’s article. This week and next we look at the benefits of creating a virtualized infrastructure.

Challenges on the Road to HPC Virtualization

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Although both the enterprise and HPC can benefit from virtualization, the two have had dissimilar requirements. This article is the second in an editorial series that explores the benefits the HPC community can achieve by adopting HPC virtualization and cloud technologies.

insideHPC Guide to Virtualization, Cloud and HPC

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Over the past several years, virtualization has made major inroads into enterprise IT infrastructures. And now it is moving into the realm of high performance computing (HPC), especially for such compute intensive applications as electronic design automation (EDA), life sciences, financial services and digital media entertainment. This article is the first in a series that explores the benefits the HPC community can achieve by adopting proven virtualization and cloud technologies.

OrangeFS: A Scalable, Parallel File System Whose Time Has Come

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Many of the major advances in HPC have been the result of collaboration between academia and the big government labs. This has been the case with PVFS (Parallel Virtual File System) and its latest generation, the scale-out file system known as OrangeFS.