In this special guest feature, Cydney Ewald writes that the newly formed StartupHPC community will host its first-ever Meetup at SC14 in New Orleans. “We’re delighted to feature Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures, and Thomas Thurston of both WR Hambrecht & Co and Growth Science, as two keynoters. We’ll announce additional speakers over the next few weeks.”
“Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand, High-Speed Ethernet and RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE). The MVAPICH2 (High Performance MPI over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) and MVAPICH2-X software libraries, developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,150 organizations worldwide (in 72 countries).”
“The HPC community has had a long-standing interest in creating scale-out environments for running throughput-oriented and parallel distributed workloads. Both large-scale environments (for example, cloud computing facilities) and scale-out workloads (such as Big Data) are becoming more important in the enterprise. In fact, with the rise of Big Data, the advent of affordable, powerful clusters, and strategies that take advantage of commodity systems for scale-out applications, these days the enterprise computing environment is looking a lot like HPC.”
“Sharing a common code base with other Open ZFS platforms has given ZFS on Linux the opportunity to rapidly implement features available on other Open ZFS platforms. At present, Illumos is the reference platform in the Open ZFS community and despite its ZFS driver having hundreds of features, ZoL is only behind on about 18 of them.”
Fred Streitz presented this talk at the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Review. Streitz leads efforts to develop HPC applications that push the limits of leadership-class computational capability to address forefront scientific problems. His current focus, as Director of the HPC Innovation Center, is broadening the use of high performance computing by U.S. industry to promote global competitiveness.
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