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Video: Josh Simons from VMware on Virtualization for HPC and Big Data

In this video, William Wallace from insideHPC interviews VMware’s Josh Simons on the topics of virtualization and RDMA, high performance computing, and Big Data. Recorded at the Open Fabrics Workshop on March 26, 2012 in Monterey, CA. Josh has also posted some interesting notes on his presentation on RDMA at the Workshop: In my introduction, […]

Video: VMware Update on Virtualization Technologies for HPC at SC11

In this video, Josh Simons from VMware provides an update on how virtualization technologies are being adopted by HPC. Recorded at SC11 in Seattle. Is virtualization coming to HPC? The answer is yes, and you can follow this technology as it progresses at Simons’ High Performance Computing Blog from the VMware CTO office. From last […]

EMC Breaks Record with 1 Million IOPS in VMware

This week EMC announced record-breaking storage throughput and bandwidth in a VMware vSphere 5 environment. The company described the achievement as accelerating customers’ journey to the cloud. With this new storage performance level, organizations can now confidently virtualize even their largest online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, with the most stringent workloads and lowest latency service […]

VMware: We will Virtualize Entire World in Six Years

By Timothy Prickett Morgan • Get more from this author VMware is unquestionably the bellwether of virtualization on the x64 server platform, particularly within corporate data centers that run companies not in the internet business. And among VMware’s customer base, the penetration of virtualization is on the rise. Virtualization use is not just expanding in terms of […]

No VMware in HPC?

It’s not just the absence of VMware, but virtualization in general. This technology has really changed the way that enterprise IT is implemented, but has had comparatively little impact on, or interest from, HPC. Chris Willard writing at HPCwire’s blogs muses on why this might be, and comes up with a few examples where he […]

OpenMP Appoints Aachen’s Dieter an Mey to Board of Directors

Dieter an Mey

This week the OpenMP ARB appointed Dieter an Mey to its Board of Directors. As the the High Performance Computing team of the IT Center RWTH Aachen University in Germany, Dieter brings a wealth of experience as an OpenMP user to the Board.

Slidecast: Hybrid Cloud for Increased Scientific Agility


In this slidecast, Matt Herreras and Josh Simons from VMware describe how Hybrid Cloud powered by virtualization offers increased scientific agility for HPC workloads. Make no mistake; virtualization is coming to HPC in a Big Way, and everyone will benefit.

Why 2014 Will be a Breakout Year for HPC Virtualization


“I’m doubling down this year on the continued rise of internal use of virtualization for HPC workloads, either as vCAC-based private clouds or vSphere deployments. Why? Because in 2013 we saw a big jump in interest within our customer base for virtualizing HPC workloads, especially those in Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Life Sciences, and Financial Services.”

When Virtualized HPC Speeds Past Bare Metal

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 […]

How Virtualization is Key to Unlocking Cloud HPC

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 […]