Over at the Adaptive Computing Blog, Ian Nate writes that five HPC buzwords are dominating the conversation as of late. We’ve noticed a rise in the use of Energy-Efficient Computing, especially when it comes to HPC and Datacenter. A key factor in the future of large-scale HPC systems, energy efficiency is emerging as likely a […]
In this slidecast, the Radio Free HPC team interviews Fritz Ferstl, CTO of Univa. Topics include Big Data, HPC, and the continuing convergence of both. While what we think of as traditional HPC may differ greatly from Big Data analytics, that seems to be changing. With a long history in high performance computing and customers […]
In this special guest feature, Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich writes that the new Green Graph500 aims to boost energy-efficient Big Data Computing. “Big Data” can be analyzed in various ways. The most successful and prevalent programming model, MapReduce, convinces by its flexibility toadapt to hardware performance variations and faults. However, even though MapReduce covers […]
Indiana University has contributed Big Data expertise and infrastructure to NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a decade-long polar ice monitoring project. For the past four years, IU Research Technologies, a cyberinfrastructure and service center affiliated with the Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), has provided IT support for the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), a National […]
In this video from the 2013 Open Fabrics Developer Workshop, D.K. Panda from Ohio State University presents: High Performance RDMA-based Design for Big Data and Web 2.0 memcached. Check out more presentation videos at our Open Fabrics Workshop Video Gallery. Most of the slides from the Workshop have been posted as well.
In this video from the 2013 Open Fabrics Developer Workshop, Sreev Doddabalapur from Mellanox presents: Accelerating Big Data over RDMA. You can check out more OFA videos at our Open Fabrics Workshop Video Gallery.
Over at Admin HPC, Douglas Eadline writes that Hadoop could be the new corporate HPC for Big Data. The growth of Hadoop and the hardware on which it runs has been increasing. Certainly it can be seen as a subset of HPC, offering a single yet powerful algorithm that has been optimized for a large […]
In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013 conference, Omkar Kulkarni from Intel presents: Hadoop MapReduce over Lustre. Download the slides (PDF).You can check out more Lustre presentations at our LUG 2013 Video Gallery.
Today SGI announced the InfiniteStorage Gateway, an appliance that delivers virtualized data management to lower the cost of high volume storage. Why an appliance? SGI’s Floyd Christofferson described it as a way to “install DMF within minutes and enable greatly simplified storage management for Big Data.” The SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway reduces the dependency on high-cost […]
This week President Obama announced a research initiative that has the ambitious goal of “revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain,” according to a White House press release. Know as BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the initiative is being launched in FY 2014 with an initial budget of about $100 million, a modest […]