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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.

Benefits of Liquid Cooling for HPC

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In this Sponsored Post from CoolIT we explore the many benefits liquid cooling offers to HPC and data center operators. For starters liquid cooling is about 3,500 times better at storing and transferring heat than air. Direct contact liquid cooling (DCLC) uses the exceptional thermal conductivity of liquid to provide dense, concentrated cooling to targeted areas. The many benefits of liquid cooling may surprise you.

NASA’s Rupak Biswas Investigates the Weird World of Quantum Computing

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In this special feature, John Kirkley talks with Dr. Biswas to learn more about NASA’s fledgling involvement in the weird world of quantum computing.

Obama Initiative Leverages Big Data to Explore the Brain

This week President Obama announced a research initiative that has the ambitious goal of “revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain,” according to a White House press release. Know as BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the initiative is being launched in FY 2014 with an initial budget of about $100 million, a modest […]

Blue Waters Ready to Handle Floods of Data

Big Data requires big computing, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is doing its part with the launch of Blue Waters, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. U of I held an open house a couple of weeks ago, inviting one and all to visit its National Petascale Computing Facility and kick the tires […]

Think of This: Most of the World’s Data is Unanalyzed

The idea that we use only 10 percent or less of our brain is one of those persistent myths that stubbornly refuses to go away. In reality, that bit of gelatinous grey matter between our ears has been extensively mapped and it appears that most of it has a function. So the notion that if […]