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Archives for December 2011

Wordcloud – What insideHPC Looked Like in 2011

We had a phenomenal year at insideHPC. Not only did we launch three sister publications (inside-BigData, inside-Cloud, and inside-Startups) we also grew our readership 6 percent after a record year in 2010! I believe this growth reflects what’s in store for the entire industry in the coming months, so I thought it might be fun to […]

A Rare Perspective on Chinese Supercomputing

Our new friends at China Daily have posted a feature written by the “manager and chief scientific computing engineer at the department of HPC Application Technology, Shanghai Supercomputer Center.” As supercomputers have become more and more important in people’s lives over the past 10 years, China has made great efforts in their development. From the […]

Yabi Application Makes Supercomputing Simple

This video provides a demonstration of the pyms suite of tools running within the YABI workflow engine. Yabi is a new open source application developed at Murdoch University is giving researchers a revolutionary new way of accessing supercomputers. Yabi simplifies supercomputing tasks through a simple web-based workflow environment, essentially replacing the need for complex software […]

Report: HPC Market Fell Short of 2011 Growth Forecast

According to a new report by Intersect360 Research, the HPC industry will fall short of the 9.2% year-over-year revenue growth originally forecast for 2011. The primary causes for the revised expectations are the Eurozone crisis, which is causing a slowdown in government and academic spending in that region, and the Thailand flooding, which has caused […]

RCE Podcast: XSEDE Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment

Clipped from: (share this clip) In this RCE podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak withPhil Blood of the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center (PSC) about XSEDE the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. Download the MP3

Slidecast: PerfectSearch – Big Data Search

In this slidecast, Tim Stay from PerfectSearch describes the company’s ultra-efficient search appliance software that is tailor-made for Big Data. PerfectSearch’s patented software enables search up to a billion documents using a single private cloud appliance. Compared to other solutions that can require more than 10 times the number of servers, the PerfectSearch powered by […]

Talent Shortage Stymies Supercomputing

Dan Lyons writes that there is a growing need for people to run today’s powerful supercomputers. Wu Feng, a professor of supercomputing at Virginia Polytechnic whose work focuses on small and mid-sized supercomputers, says companies are so hungry for talent that “I’ve even had different parts of a single company vying for my students. They’re […]

Slidecast: Eurocom – High Performance Mobile Workstations & Mobile Servers

In this slidecast, Mark Bialic from Eurocom presents: High Performance Mobile Workstations & Mobile Servers. Engineering on the go represents the reality of many of today’s professionals,” says Mark Bialic, president of Eurocom. He notes that security was a primary justification for the concept. “Many of our customers on a distant project can’t trust that […]

EMC Collaborating with Los Alamos to Advance HPC

This week Los Alamos National Laboratory announced the signing of a new Umbrella CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) with EMC Corporation. Under the agreemnt, LANL and EMC will collaborate over the next five years to enhance, design, build, test, and deploy new technologies including HPC, data storage, cyber security, data sharing and mobility, cloud […]

Take a Survey and Win a Personal Cluster from Cluster Monkey

Douglas Eadline writes that you can win a Personal Cluster by filling out this survey. For the past four years I have been bending, drilling, and swearing at pieces of sheet metal. My goal? To create a personal cluster by cramming four MicroATX motherboards into a single PC case with a single power supply. I […]