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Best Practices Selecting an HPC Cluster

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Everything from life sciences to the financial industry are relying on HPC clusters to perform complex and critical operations. Moving forward, there will be a lot more reliance on various HPC systems. So the all-important question comes in – How do you select, deploy and manage it all? Fortunately, IBM, Intel and NCAR have teamed up to explain their view on best practices selecting an HPC cluster using the process behind building the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.

Data Center Floor Space Utilization

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You would probably not be surprised to learn that liquid submersion cooling of your servers can save you money on power and cooling costs. Yet, you might be surprised when you read this paper and find that liquid cooling also provides greater efficiency in terms of data center floor space.

Don’t Play MacGyver With Your Data Center Cluster

Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, Founder and CEO of Bright Computing

MacGyver is a character famous for getting out of tough situations by coming up with a makeshift solution from whatever bits and pieces he found laying around. That’s no way to manage a critical part of your organization’s infrastructure.

Interview: Transtec Solutions for HPC and Big Data Workflows

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“One of the hottest topics we see is remote visualization for post-processing simulation results. One big issue in traditional workflows in technical and scientific computing is the transfer of large amounts of data from where these have been created to where they are analyzed. Streamlining this workflow by processing where the data have been created in the first place is tantamount to shorten the wall-clock time it takes end users to get final results. At the same time, hardware utilization is greatly enhanced by using innovative technology for remote 3D visualization. For this, we have long since entered into a strategic partnership with NICE.”

Interview: Calyos 2-Phase Cooling for Electronic Components in HPC

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“Thanks to the latent heat physical properties and its pumpless capillary structure, Calyos advanced 2-Phase cooling solutions will help the HPC world by reducing the cooling costs while significantly increasing power densities.”

Featured White Paper: Submerged Servers in Your Data Center

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Although many initially thought that liquid and servers should probably never mix – what if the server cooling is done in a completely controlled and secured environment? Liquid submersion cooling has the potential to revolutionize the design, construction, and energy consumption of data centers around the world.

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.

Slidecast: Penguin Artica Switches for the Software Defined Datacenter

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Through Penguin’s new Arctica network switches, customers can take advantage of Cumulus Linux while enjoying Penguin Computing’s enterprise level support and maintenance for switch hardware and software.

CoolIT Takes Liquid-Cooled HPC to the Next Level at ISC'13

In this video from ISC’13, Geoff Lyons from CoolIT Systems decribes the company’s liquid cooling technology for the enterprise and HPC. Known for its innovative spirit and expertise, CoolIT Systems also provides flexible customization services to its customers, establishing a close relationship and making it easy to achieve the many benefits of liquid cooling, including […]

Video: Asetek Showcases Innovative Hot-Water Cooling Tech at ISC'13

In this video from ISC’13, Steve Branton and David Garcia from Asetek describe the company’s innovative hot-water liquid cooling solutions for HPC. Asetek will highlight its direct-to-chip (D2C) RackCDU hot-water liquid cooling system with prototype servers from HP, Cisco and Fujitsu. In addition, Cray’s supercomputer CS300-LC with RackCDU will be on display. RackCDU is a […]