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Sponsored Post: Intel Cloud Edition Available for Lustre Software

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“HPC cluster performance is often degraded because more and more data and larger files overwhelm limited hard drive capacity. But if you use Amazon Web Services (AWS), such bottlenecks may be a thing of the past. Intel, in collaboration with AWS, offers a Cloud Edition for Lustre Software that allows customers to use the power of the worlds’ most popular HPC storage system to increase scalability and performance.”

Sponsored Post: Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre

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Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre brings high performance storage to data-intensive applications. As a parallel file system, it lets managers reach their business goals sooner and at lower cost using the scalability of Lustre.

Case Study: Designing a High Performance Lustre Storage System

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Intel’s White Paper, “Architecting a High-Performance Storage System,” shows you the step-by-step process in the design of a Lustre file system. “Because performance is limited by the slowest component, the design methodology uses a pipeline approach to select and review each part, making sure the system requirements are met. By starting with the backend disk storage, gradually working up the pipeline to the client and employing an iterative design method, the paper show you how a Lustre file system is created.”

Cray CS300-LC Cluster: Why Warm Water is the New “Cool”

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With the rise of manycore processors, double-dense blade form factors, and wider and deeper cabinets, the size and density of HPC systems have grown more than 300 percent since 1999. This high density of “heat offenders” requires a much-more efficient method of temperature control than is possible with air cooling. And while liquid cooling is generally more efficient, not all liquid alternatives are created equal.

Interview: Designing DNA Sequences in Synthetic Biology with HPC

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In a quest to design synthetic microorganisms for alternate fuel sources, Howard Salis from Penn State leveraged AWS to bring supercomputing resources to scientists. “The DNA Compiler has fundamentally changed the way that genetic engineering takes place by providing a way to quantitatively control and optimize the expression of many proteins working together, instead of performing trial-and-error DNA mutagenesis.”

Interview: Michigan Tech Uses “Superior” Supercomputer for Advanced Research

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Michigan Technological University is one of the fortunate ones to have a super-fast machine accessible by the entire research community on campus. “Our in-house algorithm rewards productive researchers by assigning a higher priority for their subsequent simulations.”

Mellanox Rolls Out LinkX Cables and Transceivers

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Today Mellanox announced its new line of LinkX cables and transceivers supporting interconnect speeds of 10, 40 and 56 gigabit per second for both Ethernet and InfiniBand data center networks.

Caterham Formula 1 Team Works With Dell for Supercomputing

In the fast-paced world of Formula One, technology is king. Designing, optimizing and racing the world’s fastest sports cars requires specialized equipment, including the best supercomputing power your budget can buy. Teams need  the basics required to run any business, as well as powerful workstations and track-side equipment they can lug around the world. Smaller competitors such […]

Fovia Showcases High Definition Volume Rendering at SC13

This week Fovia presented “Diagnosis is Painless” as part of Intel’s exhibit at SC13. The company showcased High Definition Volume Rendering, an advanced solution that uses off-the-shelf Intel CPUs for real-time visualization, analysis and distribution of large, three-dimensional datasets.

Cray Provides Cray Compiler Environment (CCE) to Its Line of Cluster Supercomputers

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At SC13, Cray announced that the latest release of the Cray Compiler Environment (CCE) is now available on the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers.