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Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data

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“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe

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In this podcast, Dan Olds and Henry Newman wax poetic on the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe. Dan flew across the country to attend the festivities, and Henry sounds a bit jealous. Rich has no idea why anyone would even cross town for such a thing, so he gets taken to the woodshed on this one.

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

Lustre Plus ZFS at LLNL: Production Plans and Best Practices

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“LLNL’s largest supercomputer is paired with a 55-petabyte file system, known as Grove, that stores vast quantities of simulation data. Grove must transfer information to and from Sequoia at a minimum of 500 gigabytes per second. To support Grove’s high storage capacity and bandwidth requirements, LC software developers have engaged in a multi-year project to replace much of Grove’s Lustre foundation with ZFS. “

Job of the Week: Pre & Post Sales Engineers at Cycle Computing

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Cycle Computing is seeking Pre & Post Sales Engineers in our Job of the Week.

The Two-Minute Conference: LUG 2014 Time-lapse Video

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This Time Lapse video features sights and sounds from LUG 2014 in Miami.

This Week in HPC: High-Frequency HPC and Japan Space Agency Preps for Petaflops

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss high frequency trading and the High Performance on Wall Street Conference. After that, they look at a Fujitsu’s Petascale upgrade at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The novel architecture for this Sparc-powered FX10 follow-on system will feature Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube technology.

Video: Lustre Future Features

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In this video from LUG 2014, Andreas Dilger from Intel presents: Lustre Future Features. The talk features an overview of the Feature Submission Process and a description of features proposed for Lustre 2.7 and future releases.

Lessons from the Railway for Supercomputing at ISC’14

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“The current time-horizon of HPC is not much more than five to ten years, with Exascale as the goal. But can we ensure that supercomputing embeds itself so deeply into the productive economy as to be indispensable a century from now? And will it be regarded as a thing of beauty, rather than just a technical artifact? And is Exascale the only destination?”

Integrating Array Management into Lustre

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In this video from LUG 2014, Roger Ronald from System Fabric Works presents: Integrating Array Management into Lustre. “Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre Plug-ins address a significant adoption barrier by improving ease of use. Now, System Fabric Works has implemented a NetApp plug-in for Intel EE Lustre and additional plug-ins for storage, networks, and servers are being encouraged.”