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NVM as a Disruptive Technology

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NVM is coming. In this series of videos from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Jim Ryan and Doug Voight describe Non-Volatile Memory as a disruptive technology for HPC.

Thomas Sterling Presents: ParalleX Execution Model for Exascale Astrophysics

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“This talk describes an experimental methodology, ParalleX, that addresses Exascale challenges through a change in the fundamental model of parallel computation from that of the communicating sequential processes (e.g., MPI) to an innovative synthesis of concepts involving message-driven work-queue execution in the context of a global address space.”

How Bezo’s Law Will Drive Migration to the Cloud

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Over at GigaOM, by Greg O’Connor from AppZero writes that the future of cloud computing is the availability of more computing power at a much lower cost. Along these lines, he proposes Bezos’s Law. “Named for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, I define it as the observation that, over the history of cloud, a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50 percent approximately every three years.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Seven Myths of SSD vs. HDD Pricing

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  In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the Seven Myths of SSD vs. HDD Pricing, one of Henry’s recent features at Enterprise Storage Forum. It got picked up on Slashdot, and the comments are flying all over the industry. In a nutshell, Henry thinks that the notion of SSDs replacing spinning […]

Video: MPI Requirements of the Network Layer

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Nathan Hjelm from LANL presents: MPI Requirements of the Network Layer.

Rob Farber Launches TechEnablement Blog

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Industry Analyst Rob Farber has launched his new TechEnablement Blog. With in-depth features and tutorials on HPC topics, TechEnablement is designed to enable you to work with the latest technology. As part of the new site, Farber has posted study guides on CUDA, OpenACC, OpenCL, and Intel Xeon Phi.

Video: Paul Grun Kicks Off the OpenFabrics Workshop 2014

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Paul Grun from OFA presents: Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Goals. “The 10th Annual OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop held on March 30-April 2 offered a multi-day event dedicated to the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Software (OFS). The Workshop kicked off Sunday, March 30, with a keynote from Dr. Thomas Sterling, Executive Associate Director and Chief Scientist at CREST. Presentations began the following morning covering topics focused on I/O for Exascale systems and Enterprise applications and included interest areas such as distributed computing, storage and data access and data analysis applications.”

#HPC Matters: TACC Enters the SC14 Video Challenge

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“High Performance Computing is fundamental to science and society, allowing scientists and researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest challenges we face today. HPC matters because these challenges affect each and every one of us from where we live, to how we lead healthier lives, to how we protect people in the face of violent weather, changing climate, and unpredictable seismic activity. HPC matters because people matter.”

NCSA 2014 Private Sector Partner Annual Meeting

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NCSA will host its 2014 Private Sector Partner Annual Meeting in Urbana, IL May 13-15.

This Week in HPC: The New Secure Data Appliance from Xyratex and the HPC Budget Map

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at the Secure Data Appliance from Xyratex. After that, the Dynamic Duo discusses the highlights of their new HPC Budget Map Report.