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Video: Seagate Steps up to HPC

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In this video from SC14, Ken Claffey from Seagate describes how the company is doubling down on high performance computing with its ClusterStor technology. Full Transcript: Ken Claffey: Hey Rich. Good to see you again. insideHPC: Oh, yeah. It’s always a pleasure. You Xyratex guys are like family. Ken Claffey: Another year rolls around, it’s […]

Video: Red Hat Tunes Up at SC14

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In this video, Trilogy Tech Talk discusses what’s new with Red Hat’s Yan Fisher during SC14.

Time to Retire the Turing Test?

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If you haven’t heard, there is a new film about Alan Turing, one of the original computer scientists to ponder the question: Can machines think? Over at Kill Screen, David Shimomura writes that it may be time to put the Turing Test to bed.

NAG Boosts KAUST Petascale Project

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At SC14, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting announced a large supercomputer project with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Video: With AWS, HPC Now Means ‘High Personal Computing’

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Since 2011, ONS (responsible for planning and operating the Brazilian Electric Sector) has been using AWS to run daily simulations using complex mathematical models. The use of the MIT StarCluster toolkit makes running HPC on AWS much less complex and lets ONS provision a high performance cluster in less than 5 minutes.

How the ‘C’ in HPC can now Stand for Cloud

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Most IaaS (infrastructure as a service) vendors such as Rackspace, Amazon and Savvis use various virtualization technologies to manage the underlying hardware they build their offerings on. Unfortunately the virtualization technologies used vary from vendor to vendor and are sometimes kept secret. Therefore, the question about virtual machines versus physical machines for high performance computing (HPC) applications is germane to any discussion of HPC in the cloud.

Free eBook: Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools

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“Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools takes the reader on a tour of the fast-growing area of high performance computing and the optimization of hybrid programs. These programs typically combine distributed memory and shared memory programming models and use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP for multi-threading to achieve the ultimate goal of high performance at low power consumption on enterprise-class workstations and compute clusters. The book focuses on optimization for clusters consisting of the Intel Xeon processor, but the optimization methodologies also apply to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and heterogeneous clusters mixing both architectures.”

John Barr on the Power and the Processor

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, John Barr surveys the technologies that will underpin the next generation of HPC processors and finds that software, not hardware, holds the key.

Slidecast: Cycle Computing Powers 70,000-core AWS Cluster for HGST

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Has Cloud HPC finally made it’s way to the Missing Middle? In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later. “One of HGST’s engineering workloads seeks to find an optimal advanced drive head design, taking 30 days to complete on an in-house cluster. In layman terms, this workload runs 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 drive media Running these simulations using an in-house, specially built simulator, the workload takes approximately 30 days to complete on an internal cluster.”

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that the organization will host the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in Lugano, from March 23rd to 25th, 2015.