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Video: MPI Requirements of the Network Layer

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Nathan Hjelm from LANL presents: MPI Requirements of the Network Layer.

Rob Farber Launches TechEnablement Blog

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Industry Analyst Rob Farber has launched his new TechEnablement Blog. With in-depth features and tutorials on HPC topics, TechEnablement is designed to enable you to work with the latest technology. As part of the new site, Farber has posted study guides on CUDA, OpenACC, OpenCL, and Intel Xeon Phi.

Video: Paul Grun Kicks Off the OpenFabrics Workshop 2014

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Paul Grun from OFA presents: Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Goals. “The 10th Annual OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop held on March 30-April 2 offered a multi-day event dedicated to the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Software (OFS). The Workshop kicked off Sunday, March 30, with a keynote from Dr. Thomas Sterling, Executive Associate Director and Chief Scientist at CREST. Presentations began the following morning covering topics focused on I/O for Exascale systems and Enterprise applications and included interest areas such as distributed computing, storage and data access and data analysis applications.”

Sean Hefty Presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces. “The OFI Working Group Charter is to develop an extensible, open source framework and interfaces aligned with ULP and application needs for high-performance fabric services.”

HPC Storage: Current Status and Future Directions

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“Compared to frequent developments in CPUs and accelerators, disk and storage communication technologies as well as parallel file systems are not realizing the same rate of innovation (Moore’s Law). However, this is changing as a number of new new and interesting technologies and developments such as HAMR drives, hybrid disks, intelligent flash, and new communication protocols including 12 Gb/s SAS and PCI-E direct attach are becoming available in the industry. This presentation intends to explain these technological directions and explore what these techniques mean for HPC storage over the coming years.”

Video: CUDA 6 and Beyond

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In this video, Nvidia’s Mark Harris, provides a detailed look at the top new features of CUDA 6, including a deep-dive review of Unified Memory, which makes GPU programming easier by automatically migrating data between the CPU and GPU.

Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data

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“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

Altair Wins Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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“We have worked with Boeing since 2005 and are honored to receive this award in acknowledgement of our efforts over the last twelve months,” said Mak Gilbert, engineering manager at Altair ProductDesign. “Our specialist teams work alongside Boeing’s engineers to optimise the performance and minimise the weight of their aircraft on a daily basis. We are grateful to receive this award as a sign of the successful and close working relationship between our two companies.”

Video: Lustre Releases Presentation from LUG 2014

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“The Lustre community has banded together to work on the development of the Lustre source code. As part of that effort, we regularly discuss the roadmap for major Lustre releases. We have developed a schedule of major releases that occur every six months.”

Podcast: Lustre with Multilevel Security – the New ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

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“The ClusterStor SDA represents an industry first, combining low level data access enforcement and logging mechanisms, purpose-built within a proven HPC and Big Data single-system solution. Since our customers need to know exactly who is doing what on their systems, as well as access to complete and explicit audit trails, the ClusterStor SDA delivers all the necessary tools and support to collaboratively share information, while strictly complying with security data protection standards.”