In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss HP’s new Apollo family of HPC systems and the companies IT vision for the future.
“A successful HPC cluster requires administrators to provision, manage, and monitor an array of hardware and software components. Currently, there are many trends in HPC clustering that include software complexity, cluster growth and scalability, system heterogeneity, Cloud computing, as well as the introduction of Hadoop services. Without a cogent strategy to address these issues, system managers and administrators can expect less-than-ideal performance and utilization. There are many component tools and best practices to be found throughout the industry.”
“The third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Challenge at ISC’14 is an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. The competition will feature 11 small teams that compete to demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of- the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software.”
“With Fabric Integration, you pick up five value vectors. One is an in increase in performance; so the closer you can drive the fabric to the CPU, the more things you can do to increase the overall performance of both the CPU, and the fabric together. Number two, you pick up density. Because now you’re not taking up any board space or PCIe slots and things like that. Number three, you pick up also the options for improved value, in terms of price per performance. Number four, you reduce power. And number five, by getting rid of things like the PCIe bus, you reduce componentry – which again reduces power – as well as improves reliability.”
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that an individual could demand that “irrelevant or outdated” information be deleted from Google search results. Additional topics include: a new Bull supercomputer coming to DKRZ with a 45 Petabyte filesystem based on Lustre and ClusterStor technology, and a Call for Submissions by the Graph500 and the Green Graph500.
In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the supercomputing behind the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States, which was released this week by Obama Administration. After the break, they look at iVEC’s Petaflop upgrade that will result in the fastest supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere.