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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.”

New Eurotech G-Station Deskside HPC system

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Today Eurotech announced their new G-Station, a liquid-cooled departmental HPC system.

Interview: Terascala and High Performance Data Movement

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“Terascala’s intelligent operating system, TeraOS, simplifies managing Lustre®-based storage and optimizes workflows, providing the high throughput storage HPC users need to solve bigger problems faster. For the HPC folks, this means that Terascala-powered storage appliances can reduce run times to hours instead of days or weeks.”

“The Decade of Sensing” Comes to Oil & Gas

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Over at Rice University, Patrick Kurp writes that the recent Rice Oil & Gas HPC Workshop drew more than 500 attendees from industry and academia.

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.

Interview: Steve Conway on the Upcoming HPC User Forum–April 7-9

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“The main topics for our April 7-9 meeting in Santa Fe are industrial partnerships with large HPC centers and how they’re working, with perspectives from the U.S., France and the UK. We’ll also take another hard look at what’s happening with processors, coprocessors and accelerators and at potential disruptive technologies, as well as zeroing in on the HPC storage market and trends and the CORAL procurement that involves Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore.”

Featured Whitepaper: Creating Intelligent Workload Management for Big Data

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In this whitepaper from Adaptive Computing – we learn about the new concept around Big Workflow and how it directly addresses the needs of critical, data-intensive, applications. By creating more intelligence around data control, Big Workflow directly provides a way for big data, HPC, and cloud environments to interoperate, and do so dynamically based on what applications are running.

Creating Optimized External Aerodynamics with Virtual Wind Tunnels

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Altair’s HyperWorks Virtual Wind Tunnel running on Cray XC30 or CS300 systems, can now predict a vehicle’s external aerodynamic performance and improve the cooling, comfort, visibility and stability features in their designs — without the need for numerous physical wind tunnel tests.

Move Over, HPCers: Another Wave of Immigrants Is Hitting Your Shores

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“It’s time to roll out the red carpet for another new wave of users: organizations that are migrating to HPC to perform high performance data analysis (HPDA), sometimes in near-real time, using graph analytics, semantic analysis and other advanced methods.

Is Tape Ready for Production?

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George Crump writes that three key factors are making tape an attractive, viable alternative for production use cases today. As we describe in our article “What is LTFS?”, LTFS turns tape into a mountable file system. In loose terms you can think of it as a USB hard drive, just with a lot more capacity and in a form factor that’s safe to ship around the world. Solutions like those from CrossRoads Systems, IBM, Quantum, etc. all bring LTFS to libraries and add a NAS front end.