Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that the recent SC13 Student Cluster Competition was a real eye opener in terms of what performance can be achieved with commodity hardware.
“Moab Task Manager is very valuable to customers who want drastically improved throughput on production clusters that have many small, short-lived, similar jobs,” said David Jackson, Adaptive Computing’s CTO and co-founder. “When pushing a high number of jobs through the system, Moab Task Manager works in unison with Moab to facilitate parallel job scheduling with larger, longer-running jobs.”
“FDR InfiniBand delivers today the highest performance for high-performance computing, cloud, Web 2.0, database and storage applications. Our interconnect solutions connect nearly half of the world’s Petaflop systems, demonstrating the high system efficiency and scalability that our interconnect provides. We continue with our development efforts to bring the next generation of 100Gb/s interconnect solutions, which are expected to be released in 2014/2015 time frame.”
The 14th annual FLOW-3D European Users Conference has issued its Call for Abstracts. The event will take place on June 17-18, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
The HPC Advisory Council has issued a Call for Speakers for their 2014 Switzerland Conference. The event takes place in Lugano March 31 – April 3, 2014.
The 2014 International Supercomputing Conference is now accepting submissions.
“The highlights include a great keynote by Dr. Williams (D-Wave), an announcement by Intel to update their Xeon Phi 22 nm co-processor to a new 14 nm (bootable) version called Knights Landing. Moreover, NVIDIA announced the Kepler K40 graphics/co-processor. The many interesting talks about (big) data visualization was another highlight.”