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.
Clive Longbottom contrasts the architectures of high-performance and high-availability clusters. And while users may request the best of both worlds, the end game often comes down to money.
Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission is funding an effort to boost Ohio businesses through modeling and simulation. With a $3 million grant to the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), project partners will design and deploy easy-to-use advanced “manufacturing apps” through the group’s Intelligent Simulation Platform program. Many large manufacturers have embraced simulation-driven design to achieve a degree […]
In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Europe Conference, Eric Lequiniou from Altair presents: RADIOSS Structural Analysis Solver Application Performance Optimizations. For over 20 years, RADIOSS has established itself as a leader and an industry standard for automotive crash and impact analysis. Automotive and aerospace companies value the contribution it makes in understanding and […]
Over at FCW Magazine, Mark Rockwell writes that Lawrence Livermore National Labs has five petaflops of computing power it wants to share. To help fuel technological innovation to spur U.S. economic competitiveness, the research facility has officially opened up access to its massive Vulcan supercomputer to industry and academia for collaborative developmental projects. High performance […]
In this video from the OCE Discovery Conference, a panel of experts looks at how business can benefit from HPC. What if your company could use data mining to discover new information, identify new trends and correlations, and create new knowledge? What if you could safely simulate multi-million dollar physical assets and processes to accelerate […]
Now well into its second year of operation, the Hermit system at HLRS in Germany still holds the title as the world’s fastest supercomputer for use in industrial research. The Cray XE6 system with its 113,664 processing cores has been fully operational and running stably from day one, delivering an average planned system uptime of […]
Today Italian HPC solution provider NICE announced the release of the EnginFrame 2013.0 software. Designed for technical computing users in a broad range of markets, EnginFrame simplifies engineering and scientific workflows, increasing productivity and streamlining data and resource management. With EnginFrame 2013.0 we have further strengthened our technology leadership in the HPC Portal market” , […]
In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Jeff Kreide from Gulfstream presents: 3D Electronic Model-Based Design. Download the slides (PDF) or check out the HPC User Forum Video Gallery.