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Cloud Computing Models for HPC

HPC Cloud

This article describes the challenges that users face and the solutions available to make running cloud based HPC applications a reality. You’ll learn about different cloud computing models, potential economic savings and factors to consider when comparing an on-site data center with a cloud-based provider.

HP and SanDisk to Team on Memory-Driven Computing


Today HP and SanDisk announced a long-term partnership to collaborate on a new technology within the Storage Class Memory (SCM) category. The partnership will center around HP’s Memristor technology and expertise and SanDisk’s non-volatile ReRAM memory technology and manufacturing and design expertise to create new enterprise-wide solutions for Memory-driven Computing. The two companies also will partner in enhancing data center solutions with SSDs.

Requesting Your Input on the HPC & Large Enterprise Purchase Sentiment Survey


We’d like to invite our readers to participate in our new HPC & Large Enterprise Purchase Sentiment Survey. “It’s designed to get a feel for the technology purchasing plans of HPC and large enterprise data centers. We’ll also ask some questions about how your data center is approaching new technologies, usage models, and the like. Additionally, we’d like to know how you regard major vendors in the data center space.”

Executing Multiple Dynamically Parallelized Programs on Dynamically Shared Cloud Processors


“ThroughPuter PaaS is purpose-built for secure, dynamic cloud computing of parallel processing era. ThroughPuter offers unique, realtime application load and type adaptive parallel processing: Get the speed-up from parallel execution cost-efficiently where and when any given program/task benefits most from the parallel processing resources. Addressing the parallel processing challenge takes a full programming-to-execution platform approach.”

HPC Across the Enterprise: How HPC Transforms the Corporate IT Ecosystem

Thomas Leung, HPC Principal Technologist, GE Global Research

Thomas Leung from the GE Global Research Center presented this talk at the PBS Works User Group. “The commercial world uses significant HPC resources for simulation and product design. An increasing number of HPC systems are deployed in the commercial space and their scale is getting larger and larger. These advanced systems push limits in every aspect of Enterprise IT. Accommodating such systems within the enterprise is a challenge, and there have been many recent changes to enterprise IT infrastructures and architectures resulting from the need to support HPC.”

Bob Sorensen from IDC Presents: Best Practices in Private Sector Cyber Security

Bob Sorensen, IDC

IDC developed a set of cybersecurity case studies of US commercial organizations in order to learn: What security problems they have experienced, changes that they have made to address them, and new underlying security procedures that they are exploring.

ISC Cloud & Big Data: From Banking to Personalized Medicine


In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World looks at some issues of life and death that will be discussed at the upcoming ISC Cloud and Big Data conference in Frankfurt.

Video: Scalable High Performance Systems

Alexandru Iosup

In this video, Alexandru Iosup from the TU Delft presents: Scalable High Performance Systems. “During this masterclass, Alexandru discussed several steps towards addressing interesting new challenges which emerge in the operation of the datacenters that form the infrastructure of cloud services, and in supporting the dynamic workloads of demanding users. If we succeed, we may not only enable the advent of big science and engineering, and the almost complete automation of many large-scale processes, but also reduce the ecological footprint of datacenters and the entire ICT industry.”

Five Reasons To Deploy Cisco UCS Infrastructure


Cisco UCS solutions allow for a faster and more optimized deployment of a computing infrastructure. This solution brief details how the Cisco UCS infrastructure can help your organization become more productive more quickly and can achieve business results without having to be concerned with fitting together various pieces of disparate hardware and software.

Microsoft Boosts Azure with GS-Series VMs for Compute-intensive Workloads

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Today Microsoft announced their GS-Series of premium VMs for Compute-intensive workloads. “Powered by the Intel Xeon E5 v3 family processors, the GS-series can have up to 64TB of storage, provide 80,000 IOPs (storage I/Os per second) and deliver 2,000 MB/s of storage throughput. The GS-series offers the highest disk throughput, by more than double, of any VM offered by another hyperscale public cloud provider.”