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Archives for January 2011

Scott McNealy to Advise Hardcore Computer

Hardcore Computer, makers of liquid-cooled server blades, today announced that Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy is serving as an executive advisor to the company. Our industry has experienced the network becoming the computer. Now we are transitioning to Cloud in a Container – closet, basement, or trailer,” said Scott McNealy. “Hardcore Computer and their Liquid Blade […]

DICE Selects Bright Cluster Manager for Internal Testing

Avetec’s DICE HPC research division recently published an in-depth report on the Bright Computing Cluster Manager 5.1 software. They must have been impressed because now DICE has selected Bright Cluster Manager to manage their internal test clusters. Bright Cluster Manager is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use cluster management solution for HPC systems,” said Mark Corcoran, Sales […]

Managing HPC Cloud Expectations

Joe Landman from writes that customers expecting a magic bullet from HPC in the Cloud will face disappointment: For the economics of HPC in the cloud to work, you need to be at or below the price performance knee, where you can minimize the system cost while maximizing the cycles used. You may be […]

Webinar: Modular Datacenters – Benefits and Best Practices

In an upcoming webinar from Lee Technologies, Jason Schafer, a Senior Analyst at Tier 1 Research discusses how modular designs provide simple, built as-needed IT infrastructure that allows companies to gain a competitive advantage. Registration is now open for the free webinar, which will take place on February 4, 2011. While containers have gained traction in […]

Video: CloudSigma's Easy Setup Does AWS One Better

One of our most popular video posts last week showed how to set up an HPC Cluster on the Amazon Cloud. Having viewed the video, Cloud pundit Miha Ahronovitz had this to say: Nice demo. It looks simpler than it is in reality, as it assumes we have already in the library all AMI (Amazon […]

Video: The Future Generation of Exascale Supers

[HTML1] Our Video Sunday feature continues with this Bull World interview with IDC’s Earl Joseph. Joseph is the co-author of A Strategic Agenda for European Leadership in Supercomputing — HPC 2020.

HPC User Forum, April 5-7, Houston, TX

The HPC User Forum has announced their agenda for their next US meeting in Houston on April 5-7, 2011. Register now to discuss user issues with fellow HPC users, vendors, and government program representatives: * HPC in Healthcare, Bio-life Sciences and Pharma * HPC in Aerospace at NASA * HPC in Oil/Gas, Nuclear Energy and […]

Is the Party Over for Exascale Ambitions?

Peter Kogge writes in IEEE Spectrum that we wont be seeing an Exascale supercomputer anytime soon. We consulted with scores of other engineers on particular new technologies, we made dozens of presentations to our DARPA sponsors, and in the end we hammered out a 278-page report [PDF], which had lots of surprises, even for us. […]

Announcing the New

[HTML1] Every fork in the code needs a place to call “home.” This week was launched in an effort to to help bootstrap the open source “Grid Engine Community” in the post-Oracle era. In general you can expect this site to be the public clearninghouse for information about open source grid engine and we […]

SC10 New Orleans YouTube Channel Restored

There’s some good news for the folks who worked so hard on SC10 communications this year. The SC10 New Orleans YouTube channel, which went away a few weeks ago after a series of unfortunate events, has been rebuilt. All of the SC10 conference preview videos are there as well as segments on the opening press […]