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Archives for November 2012

Video: Steve Simms on the Data Capacitor II at Indiana University

In this video from SC12, Steve Simms from Indiana University describes a recent upgrade to the Data Capacitor project, a high-speed, high-capacity storage facility for very large data sets. With 5 PB of storage, Data Capacitor II will support big data applications used in computational research. IU partnered with DataDirect Networks (DDN) to develop Data […]

AMD: x86 to Remain Viable for Decades

Will the ARM architecture eventually take over the server market? Over at Xbit Labs, Anton Shilov writes that AMD expects the x86 architecture to continue for decades. There are no doubts that x86 is going to be a huge portion of our business. I think that it is going to be an important segment of […]

Colfax Offers Powerhouse Xeon Phi Server and Code Optimization Course at SC12

In this video from SC12, Mike Fay from Colfax International describes the company’s new CXP9000 server with up to eight Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. After that, Vardim Karpusenko provides an overview of the company’s new training courses on optimizing code for Xeon Phi. Thanks to our close relationship with Intel and engagement in the early […]

Podcast: Radio Free HPC looks at Consolidation in the Supercomputing Industry

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team regroups after SC12 to discuss an industry trend that was in evidence at the show: vendor consolidation. Cray just acquired Appro Intel acquired Qlogic Truescale InfiniBand, Whamcloud, and Cray interconnect IP IBM bought Platform Xyratex bought ClusterStor Hitachi acquired BlueArc NetApp bought Engenio storage And so on… […]

RunMyCode Lets Scientists Share Code and Results

(Share Clip)   Over at International Science Grid this Week, Adrian Giordany writes that scientists can now share their code & data along with results using RunMyCode. Donoho says that RunMyCode will make a real impact by conveniently enabling others to reproduce computations without needing the exact software and computer. “You can even use it […]

Interview: SGI Teams with Altair on the Road to Exascale

In this video from SC12, Paul Kinyon from the SGI product management team describes how the company is working with partners like Altair to solve customer’s toughest computational challenges. The company is looking at a range of technologies that could enbable Exascale computing capabilities at a practical level of power consumption.

University of Texas Team Wins SC12 Student Cluster Challenge

This year at SC12, University of Texas at Austin won the Student Cluster Competition, beating teams around the world, including the USA, Europe, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Russia and Taiwan. None of us expected to win, but we didn’t expect to lose either…we were thrilled,” said Craig Yeh, a third year Computer Science major […]

Demo: Intel Advisor XE 2013 Transforms Code for Xeon Phi at SC12

In this video from SC12, David R. Mackay from Intel demonstrates the Intel Advisor XE 2013, a design tool that helps you to transform serial code to run well on multicore hardware (such as the Intel Xeon Phi) by forecasting what might happen if the code executes in parallel. As a powerful programming tool. Advisor […]

Wilkie: SC12 was all about the Science

Over at Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie writes that SC12 was all about science. Nervousness about the commitment of the US Government and the Congress to this sort of long-term investment in technology could be seen at the official SC12 press conference, where Dona Crawford, associate director, Computation, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, announced […]

Scalable Informatics Keeps Keen Eye on Real-World Storage Performance at SC12

In this video from SC12, Joe Landman from Scalable Informatics describes the company’s latest storage technologies for HPC. JackRabbit is a tightly coupled high performance computing and storage platform that integrates processing and network connectivity at prices starting at less than $1 per GB. siFlash is intended as a metadata server for parallel file systems, […]