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Video: Swift Leaves the Wind Tunnel Behind

In this video, John F. Winkler from Swift Engineering describes how the company is using HPC to develop innovative automotive technologies. As detailed in our recent podcast, Swift was able to and de-commission its wind tunnel after switching to CFD modeling on their Cray CX1000 supercomputer managed by Platform HPC software. Read the Full Story.

Podcast: Swift Engineering Moves Beyond the Wind Tunnel with Cray and Platform

In this podcast, John Winkler, Chief Aerodynamicist at Swift Engineering describes how the company is using HPC to bring Formula Nippon cars and jet planes to market. Using a Cray CX1000 supercomputer managed by Platform HPC software, the company was able to switch fully to computational fluid dynamics modeling and de-commission its wind tunnel. Prior to deploying […]

An update on Swift

An abstract from a recent talk by Ian Foster in Germany on Swift (we covered Swift for the first time in March): A common pattern in scientific computing involves the execution of many tasks that are coupled only in the sense that the output of one may be passed as input to one or more […]


Ian Foster points today to the unveiling of Swift: We unveiled this week the first release of Swift, a system for the specification, execution, and management of applications comprising many tasks coupled by disk-resident datasets. Such applications are common when analyzing large quantities of data, performing parameter studies, and/or executing ensemble simulations. The open source […]

EOFS and OpenSFS Obtain Lustre Assets from Seagate


Today Seagate announced an agreement to transfer assets relating to the to Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS) and European Open Filesystem SCE (EOFS).

SDSC to Simplify Data Sharing with SeedMe Project

This image and related research data, one of numerous projects being shared and stored using SeedMe, shows a simple model of geodynamo used for benchmark codes. The view is from center toward one of the poles, and the cones show convective flow toward higher temperature (light green to dark green with increasing velocity) in a spiraling form caused by rotation. The shells of various colors depict temperature, increasing from the outer boundary towards the interior.Courtesy of Amit Chourasia*, Ashley Willis^, Maggie Avery*, Chris Davies*#, Catherine Constable*, David Gubbins#. *UC San Diego, ^University of Sheffield, #University of Leeds, UK.

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego have received a three-year, $1.3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a web-based resource that lets scientists seamlessly share and access preliminary results and transient data from research on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices. […]

Is Key-Value Data Storage Coming to a File System Near You?

Jeff Layton

As an example of what you can do with key-value storage and how simple it can be, Seagate has created a new storage drive called Kinetic that you address using REST-like commands such as get, put, and delete. A simple open-source library allows you to then develop IO libraries so that applications can perform IO to/from the drives. Some object storage solutions such as Swift have already been ported to use the Kinetic drives. Ceph is also developing a version that can use Kinetic drives. Other object based storage systems such as Lustre and Gluster could theoretically use this technology as well.”

Open Consortium to Bring 50 Gigabit Ethernet to Cloud-Scale Networks


Today a consortium of companies announced a specification to allow data center networks to run over 50 Gigabit per second Ethernet link protocol.

Unleashing the power of high performance technical computing

IBM Technical Computing

High performance technical computing continues to transform the capabilities of organizations across a range of industries—helping them to tackle unprecedented big data analysis, generate competitive business advantage, and expand the limits of science and medicine. To keep pushing those boundaries, organizations are continually seeking ways to get more out of their technical computing systems.

Case Study: A Low Cost Private Cloud for HPC Cancer Research


“When implementing storage chargebacks, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center wanted to offer researchers an alternative storage solution that would not cost more than AWS Glacier. It had to be easy to manage, scale to many petabytes, survive the loss of an entire datacenter and, deliver predictable performance. As a bonus they wanted to integrate with cloud computing efforts and facilitate collaborations with other institutions.”