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Slidecast: Preview of vSMP Foundation 5.5 Virtualization Software

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In this slidecast, Shai Fultheim from ScaleMP provides an update on the company’s recent announcements and previews vSMP 5.5 Foundation software. With the rise of in-memory analytics, the company is seeing rapid deployment growth for its server aggregation software.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Cray Financials for 2013

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at Cray’s 2013 earnings report. By all accounts, the company had a banner year with a total revenue of $525.7 million. What does this mean for the overall HPC Market? Who will be the winners and losers as the Tier 1 vendors shift around?

Slidecast: Lustre Over ZFS on Linux

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Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics describes how the company delivers Lustre Over ZFS on Linux. “No single technology solves all problems faced in today’s complex world. WARP Mechanics’ philosophy is to customize the many and varied systems into the exact set of solutions required to address the problems. WARP Mechanics leverages tried–and-true technologies from the most advanced systems and removes the complexity, delivering customized turnkey solutions.”

Slidecast: New PGI 2014 Release Adds OpenACC 2.0 Features and x64 Performance Gains

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In this slidecast, Doug Miles from Nvidia describes the new features and performance gains in the PGI 2014 release. “The use of accelerators in high performance computing is now mainstream,” said Douglas Miles, director of PGI Software at Nvidia. “With PGI 2014, we are taking another big step toward our goal of providing platform-independent, multi-core and accelerator programming tools that deliver outstanding performance on multiple platforms without the need for extensive, device-specific tuning.”

ACM Webcast: Achieve Massively Parallel Acceleration with GPUs

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ACM is continuing its popular webcast series with a talk on “Achieve Massively Parallel Acceleration with GPUs” by Nvidia’s Mark Ebersole at 1 pm ET on Thursday, February 27.

This Week in HPC: Jack Dongarra Talks Algorithms for Exascale

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research discuss a recent presentation on Exascale by Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee. After that, Addison and Michael preview Karlheinz Meier’s ISC’14 keynote on the topic of “Brain-derived computing beyond Von Neumann – achievements and challenges.”

IDC Top 10 HPC Market Predictions for 2014

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IDC has posted a replay of their recent webinar featuring their Top 10 HPC Market Predictions for 2014. Topics include the recent IBM/Lenovo deal, the growth of Private Cloud utilization, and emerging use cases for HPC.

This Week in HPC: Cray Bags Big DoD Money and SGI Lines up Big Data Solutions

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research look at Cray’s recent big win at the Department of Defense and the launch of the Edison supercomputer at NERSC. After that, they discuss SGI’s new Big Data alliance with Cognilytics.

Podcast: Radio Free HPC Looks at Flawed Disk Drive Study

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a controversial study of hard drive reliability by Backblaze. Henry Newman was so overwrought over their lack of technical rigor that he wrote up a rant in Enterprise Storage Forum. The question is: Can you really complain when you use consumer hard drive technology for enterprise applications?

RCE Podcast Looks at the FraunhoferFS Parallel File System

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the FraunhoferFS (FhGFS) parallel file system with Christian Mohrbacher and Sven Breuner. Its distributed metadata architecture has been designed to provide the scalability and flexibility that is required to run today’s most demanding HPC applications.