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Archives for October 2010

Get VPN: Starbucks Surfing No Longer Safe

While Security is a big issue for the HPC community, it is not something we normally cover here because it is outside my area of expertise. But as a service to our readers, I thought it important to tell you about a new Hack called Firesheep and how to protect yourself. The implications are serious; […]

Video: Halloween Reading of the "The Raven"

Prepare to get creeped out! Our Video Sunday feature continues with this special Halloween presentation of John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. So where’s the HPC link here? You may remember De Lancie from his ongoing portrayal of Q from the Q Continuum on Star Trek: The Next Generation. A tip of the […]

SC10 Exhibitors: Get Your Press Online with Business Wire

Attention SC10 Exhibitors: You now have the option to create an effective and customizable electronic press kit accessible directly from the SC10 Online Press Center. As a service of Business Wire, each Online Press Kit also includes its own advisory post and social media sharing links. Prices start at $275.

Podcast: Interview With Jack Dongarra on the TOP 5 Supers

In this podcast interview, Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee talks to a British radio audience about the five fastest supercomputers in the world. To illustrate the speed of the new 2.5 Petaflop Tianhe-1A system in China, he uses an analogy describing the huge Neyland Stadium in Tennessee. Even against a stadium full of a […]

IDC: US Could Invest $5 Billion in Exascale Supercomputers

In their recent report entitled “A Strategic Agenda for European Leadership in Supercomputing: HPC 2020” IDC said that it expects the DoE to seek $5 Billion in funding for a set of Exascale computers. Within the DOE, both the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration have begun initiatives focused on exascale supercomputing […]

SC10 Preview: Green Sessions Bring Sustainability Home

In this special guest feature, Natalie Bates previews SC10 sessions with an eye on Sustainability. This is the second year in a row that I have previewed the Supercomputing Conference Technical Sessions with an eye towards energy efficiency and I am pleased to report that ‘sustainability’ was carried through from SC09 not as an explicit […]

SC10 Session Preview: PRACE European HPC Infrastructure BoF

The PRACE BoF at SC10 takes place on Wednesday 17 November from 12.15-1:30pm in room 389. The session will present the latest news about the PRACE Research Infrastructure. It covers the current status and the future plans; the results to be expected during the EC funded implementation projects, the integration of services currently provided by […]

Webinar: Eliminating Complexity in Managing GPU Clusters

This week Bright Computing announced that James River Technical will sell and support Bright Cluster Manager. James River focuses on the Education space, and this is looks like a good move for Bright Computing as the company seeks to gain traction for its Linux cluster management software. As part of this new collaboration, James River […]

Guest Feature: Josh Simons Reflects on Day 1 of the ISC Cloud '10 Conference

In this special guest feature, Josh Simons from VMware gives us his thoughts on the first annual ISC Cloud ’10 conference, which kicked off today in Frankfurt, Germany. ISC Cloud ’10 opened today in Frankfurt with the promise of “delivering qualified and unbiased insights into the latest cloud trends, innovations, and service strategies for HPC.” […]

SC10 Access Grid Shows What Sessions You Can Attend

The SC10 conference has created an extensive program of invited speakers, technical papers, posters, tutorials, workshops, panel discussions and more. Sometimes it can be a little confusing as to what kind of badge you need to attend a particular session. Avoid disappointment. Check out the SC10 Access Grid to see what sessions are in each […]