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Interview: Software Defined Storage for Bridging HPC and Big Data Analytics

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Recently, insideHPC featured an interview with IBM’s Jay Muelhoefer on the topic of software defined infrastructure. To learn more about the storage sign of that coin, we caught up with Jim Gutowski and Scott Fadden from IBM.

Final SC15 Technical Papers due Friday, April 17

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Full paper submissions for SC15 Technical Papers are due by Friday, April 17.

Video: Lustre Development Update from LUG 2015

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Lustre Development Update

Hurry! Enter SC15 Student Cluster Competition by April 17

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The clock is ticking down for teams to submit their applications for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition. The deadline to apply for a spot in this year’s competition is Friday, April 17.

Video: EOFS Update from LUG 2015

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In this video from LUG 2015, Hugo Falter presents an EOFS Update. “The EOFS (European Open File System) was founded in 2010 too promote the establishment and adoption of open source parallel file systems, sustain and enhance its quality, capabilities and functionality and ensure that specific requirements of European organizations, institutions and companies are upheld.”

Terascala Powers Bioinformatics at SDSU

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Today Teracala announced that San Diego State University is using a Terascala-powered HPC storage solution to study the DNA of viruses and bacteria.

Open Computing Benefits Many Industry Segments

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The Open Compute Project is a way for organization to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing. This article is the 4th in a series from insideHPC that showcases the benefits of open computing to specific industries.

Video: Steve Simms Teaches Lustre 101 at LUG 2015

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In this video, Steve Simms from Indiana University kicks off LUG 2015 with a talk on Lustre 101. “Lustre is a mature and stable file system that through its developers has consistently been able to respond to the needs of organizations that require high performance throughput and expanding capacity.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Aurora Supercomputer Coming to Argonne in 2018

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the 180 Aurora supercomputer coming to Argonne in 2018. “As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop “Theta” system based on Knights Landing in 2016 and a much larger 180 Petaflop “Aurora” supercomputer in 2018. Intel will be the prime contractor on the deal, with sub-contractor Cray building the actual supercomputers.”

Feds Restrict Intel Processors in China

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Intel has been banned by the US Government from selling any more Xeon processors for use in the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tiahane-2 ‘Milky Way’ machine at the Guangzhou Supercomputer Centre in China.