In this slidecast, Scott Lasica from Rogue Wave Software describes how the company helps its customers meet the challenges of programming at extreme scale.
Developing parallel, data-intensive applications is hard. We make it easier. Rogue Wave works with many scientists performing cutting-edge research and solving Grand Challenge class problems at labs and supercomputer facilities around the world. Time and again, scientists tell us that TotalView provides them with the advanced functionality that makes it possible to quickly fix even complex bugs.”
To learn more about Rogue Wave Software, check out their booth #550 at ISC’13.
In this podcast, Jeff Denworth from DataDirect Networks introduces the company’s new President, Joe Cowan. As a former member of the DDN board, Cowan brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise, a space where DataDirect Networks hopes to grow with its Big Data solutions.
Cloud, Web 2.0, and enterprise data centers which require large aggregation Ethernet switch networks are moving away from legacy modular switches, due to high expenses and rapid obsolescence, to fixed switches that bring scalability and efficiency,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “The Mellanox Virtual Modular Switch solution, comprised of Mellanox’s 10, 40 and 56GbE switches, enables our customers to achieve a new level of scalability, while future-proofing their investment and reducing expenses.”
In this slidecast, Marty Czekalski from the SCSI Trade Association presents: Extending the SCSI Platform of Innovation.
SCSI Express is the robust and proven SCSI protocol combined with PCIe that creates an industry-standard path to PCIe-based storage. SCSI Express combined with SAS-based solutions provides unprecedented performance and low latency that enterprises demand.
In this slidecast, Rainer Enders from NCP Engineering presents: Debunking the Myths of SSL VPN Security.
The NCP Secure Enterprise Solution provides a set of software products that enable complete policy freedom, unlimited scaling, multiple VPN-system setup and control, and total end-to-end security. Practically speaking, one administrator is able to handle 10,000+ secure remote users through all phases.”
In this slidecast, Scott Gnau from Teradata Labs presents: Teradata Intelligent Memory.
The introduction of Teradata Intelligent Memory allows our customers to exploit the performance of memory within Teradata Platforms, which extends our leadership position as the best performing data warehouse technology at the most competitive price,” said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. “Teradata Intelligent Memory technology is built into the data warehouse and customers don’t have to buy a separate appliance. Additionally, Teradata enables its customers to buy and configure the exact amount of in-memory capability needed for critical workloads. It is unnecessary and impractical to keep all data in memory, because all data do not have the same value to justify being placed in expensive memory.”
How does Intelligent Memory work? This animation video does a good job of making this advanced technology look simple.
In this slidecast, Fritz Ferstl from Univa presents: Grid Engine State of the Union.
Univa Grid Engine is the next generation product that open source Grid Engine users have been waiting for. Our customers save time and money through increased uptime, and with our innovative feature and product evolution they can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of running Grid Engine. We have improved the speed of several aspects of the product with new features and functionality designed to improve the speed of dispatching and throughput. The following features drive performance of Grid Engine to a new height. They are only available from Univa.”
In this slidecast, Narayan Venkat from Violin Memory describes how the company’s new alliance with Toshiba will help foster a whole new world of applications that perform at the speed of memory.
Our new focus on PCIe cards will allow both companies to drive radical new economics that lead to the mass adoption of memory-based architectures,” said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory. “NAND memory is now a requirement at every level from the smart connected device to the core of the cloud and the enterprise data center. Violin’s combined portfolios continue our leadership across the evolving memory-based solution market.”
As Hadoop finds its way into more and more areas data intensive scientific computing, the lack of security in this platform is a continuing challenge. In this slidecast, Brian Christian from Zettaset presents: Examining Hadoop as a Big Data Risk in the Enterprise.
While the open source framework has enabled Hadoop to logically grow and expand, business and government enterprise organizations face deployment and management challenges with Hadoop. Hadoop’s core specifications are still being developed by the Apache community, and thus far, do not adequately address enterprise requirements, such as support for robust security and regulatory compliance mandates such as HIPAA and SOX, for example.”
In this slidecast, Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics describes MicroPod HPC initiative. Currently a Kickstarter project, MicroPod HPC will enable users to “stand up” a parallel computer using inexpensive commodity hardware, or even use the images as VMs to run a completely virtual development environment.
The MicroPod HPC is a parallel computer that you can afford to use at home. You can “stand up” a parallel computer using inexpensive commodity hardware, or even use the images as VMs to run a completely virtual development environment. The intent is to provide a turn-key framework for R&D of parallel software, and to use as a learning tool.”
In this slidecast, Jeff Squyres from Cisco presents: Ethernet Secrets of TCP.
TCP? Who cares about TCP in HPC? More and more people, actually. With the commoditization of HPC, lots of newbie HPC users are intimidated by special, one-off, traditional HPC types of networks and opt for the simplicity and universality of Ethernet. And it turns out that TCP doesn’t suck nearly as much as most (HPC) people think, particularly on modern servers, Ethernet fabrics, and powerful Ethernet NICs. I’ll cut to the chase: I surprised myself by being able to get ~10us half-round-trip ping-pong MPI latency over TCP (using NetPIPE).”
In this slidecast, Andrew Flint and Carolyn Hanley from Intel present: Intel Cache Acceleration Software.
Intel CAS complements our SSD data center family by providing a total caching solution that delivers even more value and capability for our customers,” said Chuck Brown, product line manager for Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “Intel CAS delivers a multi-level cache across the SSD and DRAM for optimal performance. Compared to short-stroked hard-drive technology, we’ve seen up to 50 times the improvement in I/O performance throughput for read intensive workloads by adding Intel CAS with the Intel SSD 910 series1.”
In this podcast, Norm Morse from OpenSFS looks back on the past year’s developments in the Lustre community and provides an preview of the upcoming LUG 2013 conference in San Diego April 16-18.
LUG is always about a real exchange of ideas. The LUG program committee would like to invite members of the Lustre community to submit presentation abstracts for inclusion in this year’s agenda. If you’ve considered it before, but put it off, we want to hear from you. We’ve made it easy; the first step simply requires one-page abstract of your proposed talk. We’re looking for deep-dives, new information, and controversial topics in all areas of Lustre development, application, or best-practices. The deadline to submit presentation abstracts is March 4, 2013.