In this video from the 2014 HPC Advisory Council Europe Conference, Rich Graham from Mellanox presents: Scalable HPC Communication Capabilities.
In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC’14, Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC. “HPC has been dealing with big data for all of its existence. But it turns out that the recent commercial emphasis on big data, has coincided with a fundamental change in the sciences as well. As scientific instruments and facilities produce large amounts of data in an unprecedented rate, the HPC community is reacting to this, with revisiting architecture, tools, and services to address this growth in data.”
On June 22, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) signed an agreement to collaborate on exascale supercomputing technologies for the scientific community. In a nutshell, the plan is to build a common OS kernel that can be used by all post-petascale systems, regardless of hardware eccentricities.
In this video from ISC’14, Shen Weidong from Sugon describes the company’s liquid-cooled “personal supercomputer” prototype designed to run in office environments. “The PHPC300 has 12 blades. Each blade is a sealed box with (3M Novec) liquid in it with a boiling point of about 50 degrees Celsius. So the liquid near the CPU will evaporate and then be circulated to a condenser where it is turned back into a liquid. We can use this technology in China to achieve a PUE of 1.05.”
A new supercomputing plan for France was announced at Forum Teratec in Paris this week. “A major goal of the plan is to ensure that digital simulation is available to small and medium companies, and not just larger ones. This means not just access to HPC hardware, but also training in the use of the associated software so these companies can get the best from the tools.”
“The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software unleashes the performance and scalability of the Lustre parallel file system for HPC workloads, including technical ‘big data’ applications common within today’s enterprises. It allows end-users that need the benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage to tap the power and scalability of Lustre, with the simplified installation, configuration, and management features provided by Intel Manager for Lustre software, a management solution purpose-built by the Lustre experts at Intel for the Lustre file system.”