insideHPC Video Archive

insideHPC Video Archive

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2013 Event Coverage:

SC12 Videos (Alphabetical by Vendor Name):

Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing SC12 Booth Theater








Colfax International

Cycle Computing


  • DDN Powers Genomics at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. Dr. Harold (Skip) Garner from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute describes how Big Data I/O is required to crunch Genomics data in the fight against cancer.
  • DDN Ramps Up for Exascale at SC12. Jeff Denworth from Data Direct Networks describes the company’s high performance storage solutions for HPC. Used by 60 percent of the TOP100 supercomputers in the works, DDN recently announced a $100 Million dollar investment in Exascale technologies.
  • Steve Simms on the Data Capacitor II at Indiana University. 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 DDN to develop Data Capacitor II, which is scheduled to be installed in the IU Data Center in spring 2013.



HPC Advisory Council

  • HPC Advisory Council Announces Student Cluster Teams for ISC’12. Gilad Shainer, Tong Liu, and Pak Lui from the HPC Advisory Council revue the organization’s outreach efforts for the past year and look forward to 2013. The council is an active sponsor of international Student Cluster Competitions that encourage young people to learn parallel programming skills.



  • IDC HPC Market Update from SC12. Did you know that 3Q2012 was the biggest quarter of revenue in the history of HPC? In this video from SC12, Earl Joseph from IDC presents the latest on the supercomputing market.


  • Inktank Boosts Open Source Ceph File System. Neil Levine from Inktank describes the company’s efforts to commercialize and support the Ceph open source file system. With high reliability and nearly unlimited scalability, Ceph has great potential for Big Data applications as well as an enabling technology for Exascale computing.


Intersect360 Research






  • Mellanox Breaks Performance Records, Dominates TOP500 at SC12. Todd Wilde from Mellanox describes the company’s recent advancements in high speed InfiniBand interconnects. Infiniband recently InfiniBand has become the leading interconnect on the TOP500 with 224 clusters and the Connect-IB dual-port 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand adapter recently achieved the industry’s highest throughput of more than 100Gb/s utilizing PCI Express 3.0 x16 and over 135 million messages per second, 4.5X higher than previous or competing solutions.



  • Panasas Showcases ActiveStor 14 at SC12. By accelerating small file and metadata performance with Solid State Drive (SSD) technology, ActiveStor 14 delivers extreme performance, for the technical computing and big data workloads commonly found in HPC environments.
  • Panasas Chief Scientist on Where HPC Meets Big Data and Hadoop. Panasas ActiveStor not only accelerates product design and scientific discovery applications, but will perform seamless Hadoop analyses, ensuring that customers can extract maximum value from their existing big data infrastructure.

Penguin Computing

Rogue Wave Software


SC12 Committee

  • SC12 Press Conference with Jeff Hollingsworth. In this video, SC12 General Chair Jeff Hollingsworth opens the show press conference in Salt Lake City. This year there were a record number of exhibitors have booths at the show. Recorded Nov. 12, 2012.

Scalable Informatics



  • Interview: SGI Teams with Altair on the Road to Exascale. Paul Kinyon from SGI’s 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.
  • Intel Xeon Phi Adds Smarts to SGI UV. SGI’s Chief Marketing Office Franz Aman describes the company’s full range of solutions featuring the new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor for HPC.


Spectra Logic



Texas Instruments

The Portland Group

  • PGI’s Michael Wolfe on OpenACC Directives for GPUs. Michael Wolfe from The Portland Group discusses the origins of the OpenACC standard for programming directives in GPUs. He also weighs in on the recent OpenMP 4.0 technical report, which proposed to incorporate OpenACC directives into OpenMP 4.0 sometime in 2013.


  • Interview: Josh Simons on HPC Cloud Trends at SC12. Josh Simons from the VMware CTO office describes recent trends in Cloud Computing for HPC. The company is looking at how virtualization technologies could benefit supercomputing on the road to Exascale.