Content is growing fast, and objects that must be stored are increasing in both size and lifespan. To help meet this challenge, NetApp provides content-repository solutions with data scalability, enterprise reliability, and object management.
Over at the Mellanox Blog, Scot Schultz writes that Mellanox has released “Deploying HPC Clusters with Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnect Solutions,” a guide on how to design, build, and test an HPC cluster. High-performance simulations require the most efficient compute platforms. The execution time of a given simulation depends upon many factors, such as the number […]
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 […]