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Archives for October 2011

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Q: What should be done about the applications that won’t be able to exploit thousands of GPUs together in a single simulation, for example because of algorithm limitations or legacy coding issues. Will the community be supported to develop and implement new algorithms for those codes? Or will it be acceptable for those codes to use large numbers of nodes but leave the GPUs idle? Blue Waters had a significant planning and preparation effort with the applications development community – what are the plans in this respect for Titan?

Tabor Communications to Launch Datanami

Clipped from: (share this clip)   Tabor Communications has started a new publication called Datanami, a news site about Big Data Analytics. They haven’t gotten around to “launching” it yet, but Nicole Hemsoth is listed as the editor. You may know Nicole as the editor of HPC in the Cloud, another Tabor publication that […]

Big Data Summit in Miami, Nov 8-10

Clipped from: (share this clip)   As a reminder, the Big Data Summit takes place next week in Miami, Nov. 8-10, 2011. The Big Data Summit is an opportunity for C-level executives who are involved in data storage, data management and data analysis to gather and discuss how companies can effectively manage, protect and […]

Job of the Week: Storage Pre-Sales Engineer at Cray

Cray is looking for a Storage Pre-Sales Engineer to join their expanding Storage business in our Job of the Week. Responsibilities: You will help the sales team identify and promote storage sales opportunities for Cray. You will have extensive experience architecting, designing, and engineering multi-petabyte production-grade high-performance enterprise storage environments, and understand the challenges associated […]

Interview: From Frogger to Fluid Dynamics – SC11 Exhibits Run the Gamut

By Dan Olds, Gabriel Consulting • Get more from this author We’re closing in on SC11, the annual HPC love fest that kicks off this year in Seattle on November 12th. The SC (stands for Super Computing) events are different from every other industry gathering. They are part educational symposium, with hundreds of hours of […]

Greg Pfister's Deep Dive into Intel MIC

The intrepid Greg Pfister takes a detailed look at Intel’s MIC architecture on his Perils of Parallel Blog this week. Returning to the main discussion, Intel’s MIC has the great advantage that you immediately get a simply ported, working program; and, in the cases that don’t require SIMD operations to hum, that may be all […]

Streaming Sessions Available from Rensselaer Workshop on HPC for Industry

Clipped from: (share this clip) The Workshop on High-Performance Computing for Industry wrapped up this week at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The workshop featured an Executive Session that focused on the roles of business, government, universities and laboratories in creating the environment needed for industry to take full advantage of HPC for gaining competitive advantage. […]

Why Science Doesn't Share Data

Michael Nielson writes that if networked science is to reach its potential, scientists will have to embrace and reward the open sharing of all forms of scientific knowledge, not just traditional publication of journals. Despite the value of open data, most labs make no systematic effort to share data with other scientists. As one biologist […]

Video: National Geographic – Storing and Retrieving a World of Data with Spectra Logic

Our Video Sunday feature continues with this presentation by Kyle Knack, Director of Infrastructure Systems at National Geographic. The company uses Spectra Logic automated tape libraries and high-speed networks to store vast amounts of digital media. Recorded at the 2011 Spectra Logic Press Day in Boulder.

An Interview with AMD’s Vlad Rozanovich

AMD is the king of leapfrog and a driving force in moving HPC forward. They are often dwarfed in the publicity circles, frequently being drowned out by Intel chatter, but the company needs to be heard.

Their Interlagos processor has once again raised the bar and will be at the heart of the new Titan system being built by Cray.