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This Week in HPC: The New Secure Data Appliance from Xyratex and the HPC Budget Map

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at the Secure Data Appliance from Xyratex. After that, the Dynamic Duo discusses the highlights of their new HPC Budget Map Report.

Podcast: Lustre with Multilevel Security – the New ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

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“The ClusterStor SDA represents an industry first, combining low level data access enforcement and logging mechanisms, purpose-built within a proven HPC and Big Data single-system solution. Since our customers need to know exactly who is doing what on their systems, as well as access to complete and explicit audit trails, the ClusterStor SDA delivers all the necessary tools and support to collaboratively share information, while strictly complying with security data protection standards.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe

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In this podcast, Dan Olds and Henry Newman wax poetic on the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe. Dan flew across the country to attend the festivities, and Henry sounds a bit jealous. Rich has no idea why anyone would even cross town for such a thing, so he gets taken to the woodshed on this one.

This Week in HPC: High-Frequency HPC and Japan Space Agency Preps for Petaflops

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss high frequency trading and the High Performance on Wall Street Conference. After that, they look at a Fujitsu’s Petascale upgrade at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The novel architecture for this Sparc-powered FX10 follow-on system will feature Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube technology.

Feds Probe IBM-Lenovo Deal Over Servers at Pentagon

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“Whether or not the government blocks the deal may be a moot point. Sources tell insideHPC that a number of government agencies are already putting plans in place to oust IBM equipment from their datacenters. This represents a huge opportunity for the competition, and companies such as Cray, HP, and Dell are waiting in the wings.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at GTC 2014 Technology Announcements

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With their upcoming Pascal generation of GPUs, Nvidia plans to bring NVLink and 3D stacked memory to market in their ongoing battle against the HPC memory wall. “This is our 50th episode of Radio Free HPC, so I’d like to offer a Tip of the Hat to my co-hosts, Henry Newman and Dan Olds!”

This Week in HPC: Highlights from GTC and the National HPCC Conference

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research compare notes on GTC and the National HPCC Conference, which took place this week on opposite coasts.

This Week in HPC: Japan’s Exascale Plans and HPC Conference March Madness

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss Japan’s Exascale plans from the Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) conference. After that, the topic switches to the coming Springtime Tsunami of HPC conferences.

Radio Free HPC Looks at HPC Events for Spring 2014

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the wave of HPC conferences coming up this Spring. Henry is headed to a speaking gig at the HPC User Forum and then on to GEOINT. Dan is off to China for the ASC Student Competition. Meanwhile, Rich will be on the road for a month straight at GTC, the Swiss HPC Conference, LUG 2014, and then off to moderate a Big Data Panel at the Red Hat Summit.

Slidecast: Turn Your Expertise into Cash with the qwikLABS Software Learning Platform

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“With qwikLABS, users can create, manage and run labs anytime. Labs are delivered via the public cloud to classrooms, events or online; anywhere there is access to the Internet. qwikLABS is used by lab creators, instructors/trainers, administrators, coordinators and students around the world. The qwikLABS platform users are able to create, manage, deploy and run lab environments around the clock and around the world, and do so in a way complementary to the business or education institution’s flow of assignments, modules, classes, courses.”