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Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data

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“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

Video: Lustre Releases Presentation from LUG 2014

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“The Lustre community has banded together to work on the development of the Lustre source code. As part of that effort, we regularly discuss the roadmap for major Lustre releases. We have developed a schedule of major releases that occur every six months.”

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.”

A Vision of Storage for Exascale Computing

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“Back in July 2012, Whamcloud was awarded the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract for the Department of Energy’s FastForward program. Shortly afterward, the company was acquired by Intel. Nearly completed now, the two-year contract scope includes key R&D necessary for a new object storage paradigm for HPC exascale computing, and the developed technology will also address next-generation storage mechanisms required by the Big Data market.”

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.

Video: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus

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In this video from LUG 2014, Galen Shipman from OpenSFS presents: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus.

Don’t Play MacGyver With Your Data Center Cluster

Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen, Founder and CEO of Bright Computing

MacGyver is a character famous for getting out of tough situations by coming up with a makeshift solution from whatever bits and pieces he found laying around. That’s no way to manage a critical part of your organization’s infrastructure.

Panel: 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage

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In this panel discussion from LUG 2014, Lustre users predict 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage. “What will the future of HPC storage look like in the National Labs? This panel discussion suggest that storage will be vectoring off into some very new and interesting directions.”

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

It’s Time for MPI Over Everything (MPIoE)

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Over at Google Plus, Jeff Squyres has posted a somewhat belated April 1 post announcing an exciting new technology called the MPI over Everything Project (MPIoE). “One key innovative technology developed as part of the MPIoE effort is the Far Reaching Internet Datagram Efficiency (FRIDGE) framing protocol.”