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IBM Powers Cancer Treatment Molecular Profiling for Caris Life Sciences

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Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate molecular profiling services for cancer patients.

Video: IDC Market Update on HPC including Growth Areas

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In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Earl Joseph from IDC presents an Update on the High Performance Computing Market. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. The organization has grown to 150 members. It is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and operated for the users by market analyst firm IDC.”

HPC at Paypal: Leveraging DSPs for Systems Intelligence

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“PayPal’s novel approach is to convert events represented in a plain text format into a numeric format which can be analyzed in real-time using mathematical techniques with hardware specifically designed to operate on such numeric data. The first instantiation of this approach uses ProLiant m800 cartridges powered by TI’s 66AK2Hx DSP processor.”

Cray CEO Peter Ungaro Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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In this video, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As is the nature of these things, he goes on to challenge Cray CTO Steve Scott, Intel’s Raj Hazra, and NERSC’s Sudip Dosanjh.

Slidecast: IBTA Releases Updated Specification for RoCEv2

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“Major cloud providers and Web 2.0 companies have converged on RoCE to solve the challenges of running compute intensive applications and processing massive amounts of data in hyperscale networking environments,” said Barry Barnett, co-chair of the InfiniBand Trade Association. “The RoCEv2 standard enables multi-vendor, interoperable solutions delivering RDMA that spans hyperscale network environments. This in turn paves the way for broader adoption within enterprise environments in order to improve infrastructure efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.”

Overview of the MVAPICH Project: Status and Roadmap

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“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).”

Video: Virtualized HPC as a Service

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“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.”

Is ZFS on Linux Ready for Prime Time?

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“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.”

Video: Opening Frontiers – Extreme Capability Computing at LLNL

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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.

The Ubercloud: Technical Computing Marketplace

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“Ready for Computing as a Service, for your professional simulation projects? Need computing resources, storage capacity and expert consulting? The UberCloud Marketplace is your one-stop-shop to get access to these resources, on-demand, when you need them. To learn more read the UberCloud Marketplace announcement. And if you are ready, tell us about your project today; to receive quotes from our service providers.”