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Altair Architects for Exascale with PBS Professional 13.0

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At Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, Altair announced key features for PBS Professional 13.0, scheduled to launch in Q1 2015. The new version will take scalability to the next level, with massive jumps in supported system size, job dispatch speed and throughput; users will also benefit from key resilience, flexibility and scheduling improvements.

Contemplating Moving Into the Cloud? – Check out CloudyCluster

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High performance computing in the cloud just got a lot easier. Omnibond, the South Carolina-based company that provides development and support services for OrangeFS, has released CloudyCluster just in time for SC14. The new solution works in conjunction with OrangeFS to ease the burden of creating and maintaining a cloud-based HPC or Big Data infrastructure.

On the Long Path to Exascale, Storage is Already Working Smarter

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As the countdown to Exascale continues, Exascale-like storage problems are already showing up in today’s massively parallel, heterogeneous HPC systems. Historically, storage and I/O have kept pace with growing system demands, but, because of the limitations of spinning media and the cost of solid state storage technologies, storage performance improvements have come at a disproportionately higher cost and lower efficiency than their compute counterparts.

OrangeFS – It Just Works

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OrangeFS, the user-friendly, open source parallel file system for high performance computing, has a lot of endearing qualities. Heading up the list is the fact that it just works – download it to your existing commodity hardware and realize immediate and substantial boosts in the performance of your HPC and storage clusters.

Enterprise Catches the HPC Tools Bug

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Recent announcements, analyst reports, conferences and anecdotal evidence point to a certain upswing for high performance computing in industry. Many industries have reaped the benefit of HPC for considerable time and are now stepping up a gear with their systems – some even on a par with national facilities, in order to maintain or extend their advantage. Whether in upstream exploration, engine design or aerodynamics – if you can scale up or scale out, you can derive advantage.

Sponsored Post: Intel Cloud Edition Available for Lustre Software

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“HPC cluster performance is often degraded because more and more data and larger files overwhelm limited hard drive capacity. But if you use Amazon Web Services (AWS), such bottlenecks may be a thing of the past. Intel, in collaboration with AWS, offers a Cloud Edition for Lustre Software that allows customers to use the power of the worlds’ most popular HPC storage system to increase scalability and performance.”

CoolIT, Intel and Supermicro Collaborate on Innovative HPC Cluster

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CoolIT recently teamed up with Intel and Supermicro to create an innovative HPC cluster that ranked 400 on the Top500 list of supercomputers and an impressive #41 on the Green 500 list.

OrangeFS: A Scalable, Parallel File System Whose Time Has Come

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Many of the major advances in HPC have been the result of collaboration between academia and the big government labs. This has been the case with PVFS (Parallel Virtual File System) and its latest generation, the scale-out file system known as OrangeFS.

Sponsored Post: Five Reasons to Celebrate Debugging at Scale

David Lecomber, CEO, Allinea

“We all have our objectives for scalability. It may mean hundreds, thousands, or millions of cores to you. But spare a thought for the software teams. We need developers and application analysts in order to scale on that new machine. Do we expect only optimization? In reality, there is a necessary step before this: debugging. What should every application developer know about debugging at scale?”

Sponsored Post: Utilization vs. Efficiency – How to Have Them Both on your HPC System

David Lecomber, CEO, Allinea

“We all want maximum utilization from our HPC systems but do we really know how efficiently this time is being used? With Allinea Performance Reports, you now have the information you need without changing the source code or the application to drive smarter computing.”