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Archives for June 2012

Job of the Week – Linux Admin at Duke University

Duke University is seeking a IT Analyst/Linux Admin in our Job of the Week. Work in this position involves planning, implementing, and supporting Duke#s Shared Cluster Resource (DSCR) and other high performance computing environments in support of research computing. The DSCR is a High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster designed for parallel and single-threaded jobs. The […]

Video: Dragonfly versus Fat-tree — the Future of Cluster Topologies

In this video, Tor Skeie from Simula Labs presents: Dragonfly versus Fat-tree — the future of cluster topologies. Recorded at the HPC Advisory Council European Workshop at ISC’12 in Hamburg. Download the slides (PDF).

UK Universities Team to Provide CORE HPC Cloud to Industry

This week Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge announced the launch of CORE, the “UK’s most advanced on demand HPC and data management e-Infrastructure available to both industry and academia.” As a key component of the UK Government BIS-led e-Infrastructure expansion program, CORE is aimed at delivering business-ready HPC and big data solutions […]

Exascale Chat from ISC’12

In this video, Horst Simon moderates an Exascale chat with Christian Bischof (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Yutong Lu (Director designer for Tianhe-1A), and Mark Seager (CTO of the HPC Ecosystem at Intel). Recorded at ISC’12 in Hamburg. You can find more conference session videos at the ISC Channel.

EMC Continues to Court HPC Market with VNX Storage based on Lustre

This week EMC Corporation rolled out the new VNX HPC storage appliance, a preconfigured hardware and software appliance designed to simplify complex Lustre environments for commercial HPC customers. Lustre is one of the most powerful file systems on the market for handling HPC workloads and a natural fit for emerging commercial HPC applications. But the […]

Intel Cluster Ready – Expand Your HPC Market Reach and Grow Your Sales

In this video, Intel’s Kathleen Ellertson presents: Expand Your HPC Market Reach and Grow Your Sales with Intel Cluster Ready. After that, Michael Wirth from Transtec presents: Intel Cluster Ready Certification Customer Benefits and Manufacturer Challenges. Recorded at the HPC Advisory Council European Workshop at ISC’12 in Hamburg. Download the Intel slides or Transtec slides.

Google Compute Engine Launches to Run Your Large-Scale Workloads

Clipped from: (share this clip)   Om Malik writes that Google has announced plans to offer a compute-on-demand service similar to Amazon’s Elastic Compute (EC2) service. Google has offered many what it calls higher-level cloud services such Google storage, BigQuery and Google App Engine in the past, but now the company believes it needs […]

IBM and LLNL Team on Deep Computing Solutions for Industry

This week IBM and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced a Deep Computing Solutions collaboration for industrial partners to help boost their competitiveness in the global economy. Under the agreement, Deep Computing Solutions will bring a new dimension to the HPCIC program. The capabilities of California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are uniquely suited to boost American […]

Interview: T-Platforms Leads HPC Technology out of Russia

In this video, T-Platforms Chief Architect Andrey Slepuhin describes the company’s solutions for HPC. The leader in Russian supercomputing, T-Platforms recently announced a desktop cluster solution called the T-Mini P. There is a larger number of power users and relevant small work groups in need of their own compute resources. There is also a growing […]

What Comes after the K Computer?

Fujitsu shocked the world last year when it unveiled the K computer, a SPARC-powered supercomputer that debuted at #1 on the TOP500 in June 2011. While the system was subsequently upgraded to 10.5 Petaflops, the future of the design was not known. Now Fujitsu has announced that the company is developing a new supercomputer to […]