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Clusters Drive Design Simulation

IBM Cluster

As design challenges become more complex and time to product launches are reduced, it is important to understand how to use a cluster for simulation, as compared to just a single node. “HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization” is an excellent introduction on how to get the most out of a compute cluster.

Video: A Bioinformatics Pipeline for Analyzing Patient Tumours


In this video from WestGrid in Canada, Dr. Yussanne Ma from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre describes how high performance computing supports her research group’s work, highlighting a recent project where a bioinformatics pipeline was built for the personalized onco-genomics project (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency.

HPC People on the Move: May Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

Dr. Lewey Anton reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in HPC. In this edition, Sumit Gupta leaves Nvidia for a new post as VP of HPC & OpenPOWER Operations at IBM.

Alternatives to x86: Future Processing Technologies

Robert Roe

In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower.

Video: HPC Solution Stack on OpenPOWER


“This demo will show the capability of IBM OpenPOWER that can be the foundation of the complicated High Performance Computing complete solution. From the HPC cluster deployment, job scheduling, system management, application management to the science computing workloads on top of them, all these components can be well constructed on top of IBM OpenPOWER platform with good usability and performance. Also this demo shows the simplicity of migrating a complete x86 based HPC stack to the OpenPOWER platform.”

OLCF Moves Forward on Application Readiness for Summit Supercomputer

Summit supercomputer

Today the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) announced a significant step forward in the delivery of Summit, the next-generation supercomputer IBM will deliver in 2017 to greatly advance the nation’s energy and science agenda. Following a formal call for proposals and a review process, ORNL revealed 13 science application readiness projects selected as part of the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program.

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

Scott Fadden, Technical Marketing, IBM

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.

Slidecast: Bridging HPC and Big Data Analytics with Software Defined Storage


“IBM Spectrum Scale is a proven, scalable, high-performance data and file management solution (based upon IBM General Parallel File System or GPFS, also formerly known as code name Elastic Storage). IBM Spectrum Scale provides world-class storage management with extreme scalability, flash accelerated performance, and automatic policy-based storage tiering from flash through disk to tape. IBM Spectrum Scale reduces storage costs up to 90% while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data & analytics environments.”

Supercomputing the Mass Difference of Neutron and Protons

The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible.

Researchers using the JUQUEEN supercomputer have computed the small mass difference between protons and neutrons. The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive […]

Video: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access


In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Bernard Metzler presents: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access.