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Radio Free HPC Looks at HPC Datacenter Evolution

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In this slidecast from Radio Free HPC, Fritz Ferstl from Univa leads a discussion on the continuing HPC Datacenter Evolution.

Video: Supercomputing – A Ground Based Instrument for Exploration

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In this video from the Mellanox event at SC13, Bob Ciotti, Supercomputing Systems Lead Systems Architect at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division presents: Supercomputing: A Ground Based Instrument for Exploration.

Mellanox Keynote at Annual SC13 Evening Event

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In this video from SC13, Mellanox President & CEO Eyal Waldman provides an overview of how the company’s fast interconnect solutions are providing a high-performance scalable infrastructure for HPC, Web 2.0, and Cloud data centers.

New Paper Describes Next-gen Ultralow-Power Optical Interconnects

MIT Technology Review has posted details on a new generation of ultralow power optical interconnects.

Stanford HPC Conference Looks to Exascale Feb 3-5, 2014

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that their Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference and Exascale Workshop will take place on February 3-5, 2014. The conference will focus on HPC usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics.

Dell Teams with Mellanox for 10/40GbE Networking

Today Mellanox announced that its dual port ConnectX-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards are now fully compatible with qualified Dell PowerEdge servers.

Interview & Whitepaper: How Numascale Builds Shared Memory Clusters

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While there are a number of ways to build shared memory clusters, Numascale’s hardware solution has matured with up to 256 Tbytes of physical address space in its scalable on-chip switch fabric. To learn more, we caught up Einer Rustad from Numascale.

Slidecast: Accelerating HPC with Ethernet

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“Converged Ethernet networks are now displacing dedicated compute, storage and data networks of the past in today’s HPC deployments. Top industry institutions; petroleum, human genome, finance and universities have partnered with Extreme Networks to solve their toughest HPC networking challenges.”

Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Continues Momentum on the TOP500 at SC13

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“FDR InfiniBand delivers today the highest performance for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage applications. Our interconnect solutions connect nearly half of the world’s Petaflop systems, demonstrating the high system efficiency and scalability that our interconnect provides. We continue with our development efforts to bring the next generation of 100Gb/s interconnect solutions, which are expected to be released in 2014/2015 time frame.”

Torsten Hoefler on How the SC13 Best Paper Came Together

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“In this work, we develop scalable bufferless protocols that implement the MPI-3.0 specification. Our protocols support scaling to millions of cores with negligible memory consumption while providing highest performance and minimal overheads.”