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5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster (HPC)

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Engineers are being asked to do more in less time to meet ever-tightening time-to-market schedules. To do so, they need to accelerate design by making use of advanced engineering software. However, such software requires computing processing power not available in a typical engineering workstation. Learn how a cluster can deliver aggregated computing power from its many processors with many cores to meet the processing demands of more complex engineering software, and therefore deliver results faster than individual workstations.

Designing a new class of racing boat with HPC

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Emirates Team New Zealand needed a high-performance computing (HPC) environment to design a new class of multihull boats for the 2013 America’s Cup competition. The HPC horsepower was essential to design and build two massive 72-foot catamarans for racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger selection series and the America’s Cup finals.

Different Approaches to Data Storage

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This the fifth article in a series from the editors of insideHPC on HPC storage. This week we different approaches to data storage. A different approach to data protection is clearly required if the limitations of hardware-based RAID are to be overcome.

NCSA Relies on HPC to Help Manufacturers Gain a Competitive Edge

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The National Center for Super Computing Applications (NCSA) Private Sector Program has built a readily accessible, HPC system to help manufacturing and engineering companies increase their competitiveness. NCSA’s client list reads like a Who’s Who of Tier One manufacturers.

Strategies to Ensure High Availability Storage

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System availability has become an increasing concern as high capacity drives have come to market in recent years. While availability has not traditionally been a chief concern in HPC, it has now become of paramount importance. Large capacity drives expose systems to multiple-day rebuild times and extended periods of vulnerability to data loss using traditional hardware based RAID.

Unleashing the Power of Parallel Storage

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From Wall Street to the Great Wall, enterprises and institutions of all sizes are faced with the benefits – and challenges – promised by ‘Big Data’. But before users can take advantage of the near limitless potential locked within their data, they must have affordable, scalable and powerful software tools to manage the data.

Crafting an HPC Solution for Manufacturing

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This week we explore strategies for crafting an HPC Solution for manufacturing looking at Dell technology powered by Intel and how it is dedicated to maximizing the existing CAE software license investments made by Backbone and Tier One manufacturers.

How to Maintain HPC Storage Performance at Scale

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In scale-out NAS, HPC storage performance can be driven by several factors including elimination of file processing bottlenecks, parallel data paths and more. Learn how to maintain storage performance as you scale.

InsideHPC Guide to HPC in Manufacturing

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IDC reports many companies are struggling with costly development cycles, delays to market, poor product life cycle planning, and a shortage or misappropriation of highly skilled engineering resources. The adoption of HPC by manufacturers, both large and small, can help alleviate these problems.

Scale-out NAS Becomes More Popular for HPC

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Scale-out storage architectures have become more popular in recent years as a solution to scale-up challenges. The scale out approach eliminates the limitations of traditional scale up architectures and certain inefficiencies such as “forklift upgrades” when a larger system is required.