Over at HPC Magazine, Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier write that high performance computing in the cloud is now becoming a reality. For many, getting there entails reviewing (and demystifying) the issues traditionally associated with Cloud HPC, including performance, cost, software licensing, and security.
“With the exabytes of data that are being generated today, it has become essential to integrate networking technology and data management technology in order to manage the movement and storage of the data. Policy-based data-management systems provide a way to proceed. They represent perhaps the latest stage in the evolution of data-management systems from file-based systems, to information-based systems, and now to knowledge-based systems.”
“The main topics for our April 7-9 meeting in Santa Fe are industrial partnerships with large HPC centers and how they’re working, with perspectives from the U.S., France and the UK. We’ll also take another hard look at what’s happening with processors, coprocessors and accelerators and at potential disruptive technologies, as well as zeroing in on the HPC storage market and trends and the CORAL procurement that involves Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore.”
“Choosing a hard drive requires attention to detail about the drive and about how you are going to use it. The how you are going to use it is a big deal, as it is not just the application reads and write but also includes the file system, file system layout for thing such as logs, the storage controller or appliance framework, the protocols and even something as simple the number of failures you have.”
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“Today, most financial services organizations try to solve all of their big data challenges using either grid or cluster technologies. One popular approach involves the use of Hadoop running on commodity x86-based clusters. At Cray we’re taking a different approach, leveraging our supercomputing technologies to improve I/O performance, disk utilization and efficiency.”