This Week in HPC: HP Launches Apollo and Sets Roadmap for the Future

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss HP’s new Apollo family of HPC systems and the companies IT vision for the future.

Slidecast: Five Essential Strategies for Successful HPC Clusters

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“A successful HPC cluster requires administrators to provision, manage, and monitor an array of hardware and software components. Currently, there are many trends in HPC clustering that include software complexity, cluster growth and scalability, system heterogeneity, Cloud computing, as well as the introduction of Hadoop services. Without a cogent strategy to address these issues, system managers and administrators can expect less-than-ideal performance and utilization. There are many component tools and best practices to be found throughout the industry.”

Radio Free HPC Recommends Summer Tech Reading

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a couple of techie books for Summer reading. It’s page-turning stuff–both books look at what happens when high performance computing is no longer just a force for good.

This Week in HPC: Arista Spikes in IPO and a New HPC Market Forecast

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss Arista Network’s IPO. After the break, the topic switches over to the new HPC Market Forecast from Intersect360 Research.

This Week in HPC: Bull to be Acquired by ATOS & Notes from the HPCAC Brazil Conference

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the pending acquisition of Bull by Atos. After the break, they note some of the highlights from the recent HPC Advisory Council Brazil Conference.

Podcast: Radio Free HPC Previews the ISC’14 Student Cluster Challenge

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“The third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Challenge at ISC’14 is an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. The competition will feature 11 small teams that compete to demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of- the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software.”

Podcast: Fabric Integration is Coming to Intel True Scale

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“With Fabric Integration, you pick up five value vectors. One is an in increase in performance; so the closer you can drive the fabric to the CPU, the more things you can do to increase the overall performance of both the CPU, and the fabric together. Number two, you pick up density. Because now you’re not taking up any board space or PCIe slots and things like that. Number three, you pick up also the options for improved value, in terms of price per performance. Number four, you reduce power. And number five, by getting rid of things like the PCIe bus, you reduce componentry – which again reduces power – as well as improves reliability.”

This Week in HPC: Bull Gets Petascale Order from Germany and Terrapins Acquire Teraflops

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the the new Bull supercomputer coming into DKRZ weather service in Germany. After the break, they look the new 200 Teraflop Dell supercomputer at the University of Maryland.

Radio Free HPC Looks at What Happens When Google Hits the History Erase Button

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that an individual could demand that “irrelevant or outdated” information be deleted from Google search results. Additional topics include: a new Bull supercomputer coming to DKRZ with a 45 Petabyte filesystem based on Lustre and ClusterStor technology, and a Call for Submissions by the Graph500 and the Green Graph500.

This Week in HPC: Supercomputing and the National Climate Assessment & Over a Petaflop Down Under

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the supercomputing behind the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States, which was released this week by Obama Administration. After the break, they look at iVEC’s Petaflop upgrade that will result in the fastest supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere.