In this video from SC12, Dr. Harold (Skip) Garner from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute describes how Big Data I/O is required to crunch Genomics data in the fight against cancer. Working to bring personalized medicine to the masses, the Institute uses DDN storage to store and compare genomes in a high bandwidth configuration.
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Microsoft’s Bill Hilf writes that the company’s new new instance configurations of Azure with the Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 are designed to be an optimal platform for your Big Compute applications. As part of our commitment to Big Compute we are announcing hardware offerings designed to meet customers’ needs for high performance computing. We will […]
In this video, Don Clegg from Supermicro describes the company’s wide array of HPC solutions powered by AMD Opteron. Recorded at SC12 in Salt Lake City.
James Hamilton from Amazon Web Services writes that AMD’s plans to build a 64 bit, 4-core, 2Ghz ARM processor points to a recurring trend in microservers. Invariably what we see happening about once a decade is a high-volume, lower-priced technology takes over the low end of the market. When this happens many engineers correctly point […]
Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe writes that the winners of the company’s BigScience Challenge were able to do amazing science with their awarded compute time in the Cloud. It seems like every day at Cycle, we get to help people do amazing work, but this week is a little different. This week we wrapped up […]
Stephen Jones from Nvidia writes that Dynamic Parallelism in CUDA can speed up a wide range of tasks. Dynamic Parallelism allows the GPU to operate more autonomously from the CPU by generating new work for itself at run-time, from inside a kernel. The concept is simple, but the impact is powerful: it can make GPU […]
Today Bright Computing announced that the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory’s Research Center for Galaxy and Cosmology (CGC) is using the company’s software to manage its HPC clusters. Since CGC astronomers and scientists manage their own clusters without the support of an IT team, Bright Cluster Manager was ideal because it offers a single, integrated solution that […]
Kevin Tubbs from Dell has started a series of blog posts about Computational Fluid Dynamics. Time to final solution with CFD solvers greatly influences the rate at which analysis and design decisions can be made. Because there are a wide variety of methods and uses, HPC components play an important role in the delivery of […]
Michael Wolfe from The Portland Group writes that OpenACC kernel constructs and parallel constructs are two ways to solve the same problem: identifying loop parallelism and mapping it to the machine parallelism. The kernels construct is more implicit, giving the compiler more freedom to find and map parallelism according to the requirements of the target […]
Over at GeekNet, R. Colin Johnson writes that while the new Intel MIC architecture poses some parallel programming challenges, Intel is working with ScaleMP to make this transition nearly painless. ScaleMP already offers its Versatile Symmetric Multi-Processing (vSMP) to users who want to turn multiple x86 servers into a single virtual machine (VM), and has […]