The FlexPod Select for Hadoop is an extension of FlexPod initiative built based on Cisco Common Platform Architecture (CPA) for HPC and Big Data for deployments that need enterprise class external storage array features.
Object storage is not just about adding new storage functionality. It also fundamentally reduces the complexity of how applications interact with storage. A new eBook offers timely insight into this important new field.
Memory debugging MPI programs running on HPC clusters can be challenging. Memory leaks and bugs can be caused by factors such as failing to free memory or pointers, not checking for error conditions, array bounds violations, and memory corruption. Download a whitepaper identifying the top 5 types of memory challenges and ways to identify and […]
Virtualization has attractive features that could benefit HPC, but many have waved it off due to the perceived performance hit. That may be changing. Over at the Long White Virtual Clouds Blog, Michael Webster writes that an upcoming session at VMworld will show how HPC performance in a virtualized system can actually surpass Monte Carlo […]
Colfax Research has released a new whitepaper by Andrey Vladimirov entitled: Multithreaded Transposition of Square Matrices with Common Code for Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors. In-place matrix transposition, a standard operation in linear algebra, is a memory bandwidth-bound operation. The theoretical maximum performance of transposition is the memory copy bandwidth. However, due […]
Over at the Smarter Planet Blog, Dharmendra S. Modha writes that, just as Fortran powered the last 60 years of scientific computing, the coming era will be powered by Cognitive Computing that gathers huge quantities of data, reasons over the data, and learns from interactions with information and people. To make this possible, he contends […]
The way supercomputer power is measured is about to change. Since 1993, the much-celebrated bi-annual TOP500 list is compiled using Jack Dongarra’s benchmark system, called Linpack. It is the most widely recognized and discussed metric for ranking HPC systems. But Dongarra says Linpack hasn’t kept pace with supercomputing needs and must be updated. Linpack rankings […]
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. But could this ARM-based device be used to teach supercomputing as well? Joshua Kiepert, a doctoral student at Boise State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, […]
A new whitepaper from Intel looks at Truescale InfiniBand performance for HPC applications. There are two types of InfiniBand architectures available today in the marketplace, the first being the traditional InfiniBand design, created as a channel interconnect for the data center. The latest InfiniBand architecture was built with HPC in mind. This enhanced HPC fabric […]