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NCI Powers Research in the Cloud with Mellanox, RDMA, and OpenStack

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Today Mellanox announced that the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australia National University has selected the company’s interconnect technologies to support the nation’s researchers.

A Vision of Storage for Exascale Computing

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“Back in July 2012, Whamcloud was awarded the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract for the Department of Energy’s FastForward program. Shortly afterward, the company was acquired by Intel. Nearly completed now, the two-year contract scope includes key R&D necessary for a new object storage paradigm for HPC exascale computing, and the developed technology will also address next-generation storage mechanisms required by the Big Data market.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe

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In this podcast, Dan Olds and Henry Newman wax poetic on the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe. Dan flew across the country to attend the festivities, and Henry sounds a bit jealous. Rich has no idea why anyone would even cross town for such a thing, so he gets taken to the woodshed on this one.

Video: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus

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In this video from LUG 2014, Galen Shipman from OpenSFS presents: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus.

Panel: 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage

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In this panel discussion from LUG 2014, Lustre users predict 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage. “What will the future of HPC storage look like in the National Labs? This panel discussion suggest that storage will be vectoring off into some very new and interesting directions.”

Fujitsu and Tohoku University Develop 3D Tsunami Simulator

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Fujitsu and Tohoku University have developed a 3D Tsunami Simulator that will enable highly-precise tsunami forecasting. The goal of the research is to lead to the drawing up of a disaster mitigation plan modeled for western Japan.

It’s Time for MPI Over Everything (MPIoE)

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Over at Google Plus, Jeff Squyres has posted a somewhat belated April 1 post announcing an exciting new technology called the MPI over Everything Project (MPIoE). “One key innovative technology developed as part of the MPIoE effort is the Far Reaching Internet Datagram Efficiency (FRIDGE) framing protocol.”

HPCAC Swiss Conference Cluster Competition

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In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Swiss Conference, HPC System Administrators compete in a Cluster Competition. “Administering a cluster with InfiniBand can be tricky. In this competition, contestants have just 10 minutes to answer a series of questions with only the command line at their disposal. It’s a battle; Who will win the iPad Air?”

Lustre Plus ZFS at LLNL: Production Plans and Best Practices

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“LLNL’s largest supercomputer is paired with a 55-petabyte file system, known as Grove, that stores vast quantities of simulation data. Grove must transfer information to and from Sequoia at a minimum of 500 gigabytes per second. To support Grove’s high storage capacity and bandwidth requirements, LC software developers have engaged in a multi-year project to replace much of Grove’s Lustre foundation with ZFS. “

Job of the Week: Pre & Post Sales Engineers at Cycle Computing

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Cycle Computing is seeking Pre & Post Sales Engineers in our Job of the Week.