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NSF Funds New Testbeds for Cloud Application Experiments

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Today the NSF announced a pair of $10 million cloud computing testbeds for the development of novel cloud architectures and applications.

Nvidia Releases CUDA 6.5, Now with 64-bit ARM Support

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Today Nvidia released CUDA 6.5, the “latest version of the world’s most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model.” Available as a free download, version 6.5 of the CUDA Toolkit brings the power of GPU-accelerated computing for the first time to 64-bit ARM platforms.

NCMS Becomes Affiliate to Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

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The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

NCAR Taps Globus Plus and GPFS in a “Dropbox for Big Data”

The Globally Accessible Data Environment (GLADE) is the centralized file service located at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne. (Photo courtesy David Read, NCAR.)

NCAR has implemented an enhanced data sharing service that allows scientists increased access to data and improved capabilities for collaborative research.

Get Started Parallel Programming Using CUDA on OS X

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Over at QuantStart, Valerio Restocchi has written up a quick guide for installing CUDA 6.0 on OS X.

Is Key-Value Data Storage Coming to a File System Near You?

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As an example of what you can do with key-value storage and how simple it can be, Seagate has created a new storage drive called Kinetic that you address using REST-like commands such as get, put, and delete. A simple open-source library allows you to then develop IO libraries so that applications can perform IO to/from the drives. Some object storage solutions such as Swift have already been ported to use the Kinetic drives. Ceph is also developing a version that can use Kinetic drives. Other object based storage systems such as Lustre and Gluster could theoretically use this technology as well.”

Sponsored Post: Intel Cloud Edition Available for Lustre Software

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“HPC cluster performance is often degraded because more and more data and larger files overwhelm limited hard drive capacity. But if you use Amazon Web Services (AWS), such bottlenecks may be a thing of the past. Intel, in collaboration with AWS, offers a Cloud Edition for Lustre Software that allows customers to use the power of the worlds’ most popular HPC storage system to increase scalability and performance.”

Video: HPC as Key Technology for NASA

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In this video the Teratec Forum, Rupak Biswas from NASA describes how modeling and simulation using supercomputers is critical to the agency’s mission.

Imation Delivers 1Petabyte in 12U, Adds Support for 6TB Drives

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Today Imation announced it is now offering 6TB hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series family of data storage solutions. Through E-Series, users now can pack more than 1PB of storage capacity into 12 rack units and more than 3.5PB into a standard rack, achieving a new level of density and capacity customization in their data storage.

AMD Steps up with their own Radeon R7 High Performance SSDs

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In a surprise move today, AMD announced a new line of high performance SSDs. And while these devices are targeted at the PC gaming market, one has to wonder if this is a first step towards enterprise and possibly even HPC products.