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Video: Slim Fly – A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology

torsten

“We introduce a high-performance cost-effective network topology called Slim Fly that approaches the theoretically optimal network diameter. Slim Fly is based on graphs that approximate the solution to the degree-diameter problem. We analyze Slim Fly and compare it to both traditional and state-of-the-art networks. Our analysis shows that Slim Fly has significant advantages over other topologies in latency, bandwidth, resiliency, cost, and power consumption.”

Internet of Things & What it Means to Fabrics

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Guy Ailee from Intel presents: Internet of Things & What it Means to Fabrics.

Video: High-Performance and Scalable Designs of Programming Models for Exascale Systems

DK Panda

“This talk will focus on programming models and their designs for upcoming exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. Current status and future trends of MPI and PGAS (UPC and OpenSHMEM) programming models will be presented. We will discuss challenges in designing runtime environments for these programming models by taking into account support for multi-core, high-performance networks, GPGPUs, Intel MIC, scalable collectives (multi-core-aware, topology-aware, and power-aware), non-blocking collectives using Offload framework, one-sided RMA operations, schemes and architectures for fault-tolerance/fault-resilience.”

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Signs up for SGI ICE XA Supercomputer

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Today SGI announced that the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will be one of the first customers to install SGI’s record-breaking SGI ICE XA supercomputers.

Video: Lustre Based Enterprise Storage – Tuning Clients for Optimal Performance

torben

“The architecture of the ClusterStor product line builds on 25 years of experience with storage systems, Seagate (formerly Xyratex) and Lustre on a parallel open source high performance storage system that is commonly used for scalable computing.”

Microsoft Update on RDMA

Talpey

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Tom Talpey from Microsoft presents: Microsoft Update on RDMA.

Petroleum Geo-Services to Acquire 5 Petaflop Cray XC40

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Today Cray announced a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a 5 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer. The system will be one of the largest supercomputers ever deployed in the commercial sector.

Video: Dimensioning Data Centre Resiliency at CSCS

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“The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) offers a range of computing and storage services to Swiss and international research communities. These services are provisioned by an array of solutions including leading edge Cray XC40 and hybrid XC30 systems, commodity clusters, files systems such as Lustre and site-wide GPFS storage as well as centre-wide Ethernet and InfiniBand networks.”

Video: Welcome to the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference

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In this video, Gilad Shainer and Hussein Harake kick off the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference. The event will focus on High-Performance Computing essentials, new developments and emerging technologies, best practices and hands-on training.

Video: Adaptive Routing for Scalable Topologies

dror

“Adaptive Routing has been added to the static routing capability available in previous switch families. InfiniBand supports moving traffic via multiple parallel paths. Adaptive routing dynamically and automatically re-routes traffic to alleviate congested ports. In networks where traffic patterns are more predictable, static routing has been shown to produce superior results. The InfiniScale IV architecture provides the best of both static and adaptive routing.”