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Archives for October 2014

Beowulf Bash Returns to New Orleans Nov. 17

Headed to New Oreans for SC14? There’s one party you don’t want to miss: The Beowulf Bash 2014 takes place on Monday, Nov. 17 from 9pm to midnight.

This Week in HPC: Cray and SGI Land Big HPC Contracts and IBM Teams Up with Twitter

In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss big wins for Cray and SGI. After the break they look at IBM’s big collaboration with Twitter.

Video: Large Scale Debugging on Titan and Mira with Allinea DDT

In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, David Lecomber presents: Large Scale Debugging on Titan and Mira with Allinea DDT.

Phi Developer Kit Now Available from Advanced Clustering Technologies

This week Advanced Clustering Technologies announced a Phi Developer Kit that comes with Phi pre-installed and pre-configured so that HPC customers can take advantage of a significant discount now being offered on the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor 31S1P.

SGI Wins Big at HPCMP

Today SGI announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

Interview: A New Approach to High Performance, Massive Density Storage

Scalable Informatics has worked worked for years to develop the FastPath Unison storage appliance, a device that hits the sweet spot for HPC. “Tremendous density is meaningless if you can’t move data in or out at a reasonable data rate. And as you scale up your storage, the definition of a reasonable data rate should scale up as well.”

Mellanox NICs to Support Microsoft Open CloudServer for Hyperscale

Today Mellanox announced its 10 and 40GbE NIC will support the new Microsoft Open CloudServer (OCS) specification “version 2”.

Strategies to Ensure High Availability Storage

System availability has become an increasing concern as high capacity drives have come to market in recent years. While availability has not traditionally been a chief concern in HPC, it has now become of paramount importance. Large capacity drives expose systems to multiple-day rebuild times and extended periods of vulnerability to data loss using traditional hardware based RAID.

NASA Boosts Pleiades to 4.49 Petaflops

Today NASA announced a 1 Petaflop upgrade to Pleiades, the agency’s flagship supercomputer.

IU to Develop Data Analysis Tools with NSF Grant

The NSF has awarded $5 million to a team of Indiana University Bloomington computer scientists working to improve how researchers across the sciences empower big data to solve problems.