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Archives for April 2010

What to read at insideHPC this week

Wondering what to read at insideHPC? Some of the most popular posts this week are: MIT team looks at CFD on multicore chips and finds less is more Canadian HPC consortium cools its super in a circle Looking forward to ISC, an interview with conference founder Hans Meuer TPC announces second performance evaluation tech conference […]

Rocks-A-Palooza V Registration Open

Its that time of year again!  The nice folks in the Rocks cluster tools administration, user and development community are getting together for the fifth annual Rocks-A-Palooza conference.  The conference, taking place June 2-3, will take place in La Jolla, California at the UCSD Atkinson Hall [CaliIT2].  Lots happening this year, take a look: The […]

Submissions due May 1 for HPC PhD Fellowship Program

Just a quick reminder that submissions for the SC10 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Program are due on May 1, 2010. This is the program created by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society and the SC Conference series that sponsors up to three fellowship recipients each year. Recipients receive a stipend of […]

COMPETES clears committee, a lot of news for HPC

Earlier this week I offered a quick look at the COMPETES reauthorization when the chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology introduced the bill to the full committee. My analysis was ok as far as it goes, but the “go to” team for this sort of thing is Peter Harsha and his folks […]

New Yahoo! datacenter borrows chicken coop technology

This week DataCenterKnowledge.com is running a great article on a Yahoo!’s new datacenter design, cleverly called the Yahoo! Computing Coop. I say “cleverly called” because the Yahoo! team really did borrow design ideas from the way Tyson Foods builds its chicken coops “Tyson Foods has done research involving facilities with the heat source in the […]

Sustainable HPC funding workshop available on WebEx

The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing announced this week that interest in the NSF Workshop on Sustainable Funding for HPC Centers they are helping to organize is so high that they are out of meeting space, and they are doing something about it. Although the workshop is at maximum capacity for onsite participation, the organizers […]

Call for applications for Computing Innovation Fellows

The Computing Community Consortium and the Computing Research Association are calling for applications for the 2010-2011 Computing Innovation Fellows. The CIFellows Project is an opportunity for new Ph.D. graduates in computer science and closely related fields to obtain one- to two-year positions at universities, industrial research laboratories, and other organizations that advance the field of […]

Oracle HPC consortium meeting

Making good on his promise from February, Oracle’s Marc Hamilton has a post on his blog that the registration and agenda for the Oracle HPC Consortium meeting — that event that Sun used to have right before the ISC conference each year — is up on the conference web site. At the event, you will […]

Engaging with insideHPC via the FB Like button

Over the past couple days I’ve added a new feature to the web site as a trial. If you like it (and use it) I’ll keep it around. If not, out it goes. Facebook recently created “Like” buttons that are meant to placed alongside content all over the web, and I’ve added them to insideHPC. […]

Platform turns its HPC management software up a notch

Platform hopes its HPC Enterprise Edition will encourage commercial adoption of HPC

This week Platform announced that it was turning some of its focus back to HPC, after spending the past year or so aiming at a more traditional large-IT audience. On Monday the company announced the launch of HPC Enterprise Edition, a package of tools that Platform believes will help enterprise users in the commercial market ease into HPC.

insideHPC talked with Platform and their launch partner, Cray, about the new release and what it means for businesses thinking about HPC.