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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


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


“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


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.”

Sponsored Post: An Open Letter to the HPC Community from Christiaan Best, CEO of Green Revolution Cooling

Christiaan Best

Christiaan Best, Founder & CEO of Green Revolution Cooling discusses the fiery motivation his organization has to change the data center cooling industry, their recent explosion of growth, and the cost-effective future of liquid submersion cooling.

Sponsored Post: Display Manager from Altair: Remote Visualization for HPC


Display Manager is a web-based environment for remote visualization of very Big Data arising from large HPC simulations. “Display Manager eliminates the need for massive data movement across networks by leveraging NVIDIA GRID GPU’s for server side remote visualization. This represents a major milestone in the path toward complete simulation lifecycle management.” Watch the demo to see it in action.

Sponsored Post: Asetek Innovates with Hot Water Cooling System


Asetek is the world’s leading supplier of liquid cooling systems for computers with over 1.5 million cooling systems shipped for workstations, desktop PCs and servers. Leveraging their proven technologies, the Asetek RackCDU™ Direct-to-Chip hot water cooling system delivers energy savings of up to 80% and server rack density increases of up to 2.5x-5x times compared to air-cooled data centers, with rapid ROI and low TCO.