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Archives for November 2011

Video: Birth of the Universe – Direct Numerical Simulations of Cosmological Reionization

In this video from SC11, Michael Norman (SDSC), Joseph Insley (ANL), and Rick Wagner (SDSC) describe a set of ground-breaking collaborative astrophysics simulations. Essentially, the visualizations depict the formation of the first galaxies, and what happened to the surrounding intergalactic gas when they lit up. The light from early galaxies had a dramatic impact on […]

New Paper: Co-designed Computers for Specific Grand Challenges

A new paper describes some interesting co-design research that is currently being done at Berkeley Lab. In order to build the break-through supercomputers scientists like Wehner need, researchers are looking to the world of consumer electronics like microwave ovens, cameras and cellphones, where everything from chips to batteries to software is optimized to the device’s […]

Benchmarking: Time for Vendors to Get a Clue

Our favorite storage pundit, Henry Newman, writes that, when it comes to benchmarking, it’s time for vendors to get a clue and focus on what matters – scaling performance. I learned a great deal over the past 30 years about storage and storage requirements, and my strong hope is that people who look at the […]

Video: RCE Podcast Team Does SC11 Wrapup Show

November is over, so this is the last day of our SC11 Special Events Edition. So I was thinking: what better way to sum things up than with a wrapup video? At the close of SC11 exhibits, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres of RCE Podcast fame met with Rich Brueckner of insideHPC to discuss biggest […]

Nvidia Seeking Your Help Mapping GPU Computing

This week Nvidia’s Devang Sachdev writes about his project to map the many universities worldwide that are carrying out research using GPUs. While it’s a good start, they need your help! Above we see a global map of the academic institutions around the world carrying out research using GPUs. Zoom in and click on individual […]

Whamcloud Demos Chroma Management Tool for Lustre at SC11

In this video, Robert Read from Whamcloud demonstrates their new Chroma management system for the Lustre file system. Recorded at SC11 in Seattle. Chroma is a central management system that is deeply integrated with Lustre. It brings together information from multiple sources to provide a unified view of what is going on in a storage […]

Video Interview: DARPA's ADAMS Project Taps Big Data to Find the Breaking Bad

In this video, Professor David Bader from Georgia Tech discusses his participation in the DARPA ADAMS project. The Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales (ADAMS) program uses Big Data Analytics to look for cleared personnel that might be on the verge of “Breaking Bad” and becoming internal security threats. Recorded at SC11 in Seattle. Learn more […]

Cray and Xyratex Team up for Lustre Storage

Today Xyratex announced that Cray Inc. is using the company’s HPC data storage architectures as the basis for the new Cray Sonexion storage system. As part of this alliance, Xyratex will also be providing level-3 Lustre file system support services to Cray. We are excited to be working with Xyratex in the development of our […]

Video: IBM Intelligent Clusters at SC11

In this video, IBM’s Chris Espinosa describes the company’s Intelligent Clusters for HPC. He then goes on to show a demo where GPU powered HS22 blades and IDataplex platforms provide a 10x speedup on a heart MRI application.

Travel Preview – GPU Technology Conference Comes to Beijing Dec 14-15

On December 14, 2011, NVIDIA will host another one of its global GPU Technology Conferences – this time in Beijing, China.  We asked Portland underground blogger Robert Murphy to give our readers a little background on this ancient city and what to expect. Beijing, China Located in Northern China, the beautiful city of Beijing has been the capitol […]