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Archives for March 2012

Video: OFED Use in the Financial Industry

In this video, Christoph Lameter presents: OFED Use in the Financial Industry. Recorded at the Open Fabrics Workshop on March 26, 2012 in Monterey, CA.

NSF to Lead Federal Efforts In Big Data

Clipped from: (share this clip) At a White House event yesterday, NSF Director Subra Suresh announced a new Big Data solicitation including a $10 million Expeditions in Computing award and awards in cyberinfrastructure, geosciences, and training. Data are motivating a profound transformation in the culture and conduct of scientific research in every field of […]

260 Tflop Abel Supercomputer Coming to University of Oslo

Today the University of Oslo announced that it will install a 260 Teraflop supercomputer named after famed Mathematician Niel Henrick Abel. The system will be provided by Megware and will be used for a wide range of research with demanding data handling applications. The Abel system will strengthen the University of Oslo’s position as a […]

Lustre 2.2 Released Today with New Parallel Directory

Lustre 2.2 is out today, and Whamcloud’s Bryon Neitzel writes that it’s new Lustre Parallel Directory does a lot to improve performance. Until now in Lustre, filename lookup and file system modifying operations (such as create and unlink) were protected by a single lock for an entire directory, thus limiting file writes to the directory […]

Panasas Kingpin: What’s the Solid State State of Play?

By Chris Mellor • Get more from this author What can NAND flash do now for high-performance computing (HPC) storage and how will it evolve? Garth Gibson, the co-founder and chief technology officer for Panasas, the (HPC) storage provider, has definite views on it. Here’s a snapshot of them. El Reg: How can solid state technology benefit […]

Co-design for Exascale: False Hopes?

Andrew Jones has a new post on the ISC Blog about how the mantra of co-design may in fact be distracting us from some of pressing challenges on the road to Exascale. Users of HPC along with HPC professionals and advocates have assembled a plethora of cases where Exascale systems will be beneficial or even required […]

OSU Grad Student Explores Strengths, Challenges of Cray, IBM, and Nvidia

When it comes to benchmarks, your performance mileage may vary. Now an Ohio State University researcher has established some side-by-side performance comparisons that surveying the wide range of parallel system architectures offered in the supercomputer market, . We explore the parallelization of the subset-sum problem on three contemporary but very different architectures, a 128-processor Cray […]

Slidecast: Avere Unveils Edge Filer and New Architecture for NAS

In this slidecast, Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems presents: Avere 3.0: Edge Filer and New Architecture for NAS. Since its inception, Avere has been challenging the concept of using a traditional, monolithic NAS filer as a single tier of storage,” said Terri McClure, ESG Senior Analyst. “With the introduction of its first […]

Feds to Announce Big Data Initiative: Webcast Thursday, March 29 at 2pm EST

The NSF is sponsoring a Big Data webcast on Thursday, March 29, 2012, from 2-3 pm ET. Federal government science heads from OSTP, NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, DARPA and USGS will outline how their agencies are engaged in Big Data research. Their remarks will be followed by a panel of thought leaders from academia and […]

Grid Engine Alive and Well

Chris Dagdigian over at BioIT World writes that Grid Engine is alive and well, with a number of varient and support options. So where are we in 2012? In a pretty good position, actually. Grid Engine users now have two sources for commercially-licensed and commercially supported products—both Oracle and Univa supply this. Free software fans […]