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New Paper: Redesigning A Hydrodynamic Application on CPU-GPU

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A new paper on porting hydrodynamics code to hybrid supercomputers is available from Jack Dongarra and company at the University of Tennessee.

New Paper: Cluster-Level Tuning of a Shallow Water Equation Solver on the Intel MIC Architecture

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Colfax Research has published a new white paper entitled “Cluster-Level Tuning of a Shallow Water Equation Solver on the Intel MIC Architecture.” Written by Andrey Vladimirov, the paper demonstrates the optimization of the execution environment of a hybrid OpenMP+MPI computational fluid dynamics code (shallow water equation solver) on a cluster enabled with Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

Bright Computing Simplifies OpenStack Deployment

Manage and Monitor OpenStack software, Operating System software, and hardware from a single interface.

Today Bright Computing announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager for OpenStack, new software that enables customers to deploy OpenStack private clouds on bare metal servers.

PRACE Releases 2013 Annual Report

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The PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe has published their 2013 annual report.

Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data

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“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

OpenSFS Publishes First Lustre Annual Report

Meghan McClelland from Xyratex presents the new Lustre Annual Report to LUG 2014.

“The annual Lustre report is segmented into three sections: Market Dynamics; The State of Lustre in 2014; and Intersect360 Research Analysis. The report also looks at market trends around file systems, exploring the past, present and future of Lustre in Big Data.”

OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group Releases I/O Characterization Report

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“The OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group (BWG) was created with the intent of defining an I/O benchmark suite to satisfy the requirements of the scalable parallel file system users and facilities. The first step toward this end was identified as characterization of I/O workloads, from small- to very large-scale parallel file systems, deployed at various high-performance and parallel computing (HPC) facilities and institutions. The characterization will then drive the design of the I/O benchmarks that emulate these workloads.”

GPU Boost for the Tesla K40

GPU Boost is a relatively simple way to increase performance by up to 17.5%.

Report: Applied Mathematics Research for Exascale Computing

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The DOE ASCR Exascale Mathematics Working Group has published their 2014 report entitled: Applied Mathematics Research for Exascale Computing.

User Site Census Report Offers New Perspectives on HPC Storage Market

This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of HPC user sites.