HPC clusters have become a cornerstone for many scientific fields including some we’d never expected, such as biology. Virtualization is essential to a vast new era of systems and has (with some hype) given birth to ‘The Cloud’. The two are not necessarily incompatible and work is being done to bring benefits that enterprise users of virtualization enjoy to the HPC arena. This panel will challenge old notions, update you on current activities and provoke a debate about what’s needed for the future.
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In this video from ISC’13, Josh Simons from VMware discusses why the high performance computing community is starting to leverage virtualization technologies for Cloud HPC. Virtualization should not be viewed simply as a tax one pays to move into a cloud environment, but rather as an approach that can enable new capabilities that are either […]
In this video from the HPC Advisory Council European Conference 2013, Rafael Mayo Gual from the Universitat Jaume presents: rCUDA – A Ready-to-use Remote GPU Virtualization Framework. Download the slides (PDF) and check out more videos at the HPC Advisory Council European Conference Video Gallery.
Over at the new ScaleMP Blog, CEO Shai Fultheim writes that, as the definition of a “supercomputer” continues to evolve, virtualization is the key to making HPC accessible in the real world. In my view, “Supercomputer” is all about one computer – with shared memory and I/O subsystems. It is not about “super-large-collection-of-small-machines-that-I-need-to-program-and-administer-individually”. Enter the […]
Over at Admin HPC, Gavin W. Burris writes that virtualization has become a viable option for researchers with a need for cluster computing power thanks in part to StarCluster, MIT’s open-source toolkit for launching, controlling, and orchestrating clusters of virtual servers within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. StarCluster provides a number of images […]
In this slidecast, Peter ffoulkes from TheInfoPro presents results from a recent study on Servers and Virtualization markets. As an analyst with a deep background in HPC, ffoulkes does a great job of bringing this research into perspective with high performance computing markets. TheInfoPro’s latest report focusing on Servers and Virtualization is set to be […]
In this video, Professor Thomas J. Hacker from Purdue University lectures on virtualization clusters in high-performance computing. Additional segments on this subject are also available on YouTube.
Xoreax is out with news that their IncrediBuild-XGE software uses process virtualization to deliver supercomputing performance with existing hardware. According to the company, harnessing idle CPU cycles in your local network or public cloud enables incrediBuild-XGE to achieve processing speedups of up to 30x. Organizations don’t realize they are sitting on a supercomputer,” said Eyal […]
In this video, Josh Simons from VMware discusses how virtualization technologies are making inroads into traditional HPC. Simons has been working on the project for two years as a representative for VMware’s CTO office. Recorded at ISC’12 in Hamburg. You can follow progress on this effort at the Josh Simons blog.