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The Effects of Flash Storage on Storage Infrastructure

Flash storage has attained significant market growth over the years, with enterprise SSD revenues nearly quadrupling between 2012 and 2017.  In this guest article, HPE explores how flash storage is changing the landscape of storage infrastructure. “WekaIO is is a flash-optimized parallel file system, created for use with high speed networks and architected to provide high IOPS and low latency performance.”

The Role of Quick Disconnect Couplings in Liquid Cooling: 5 Attributes that Contribute to Connector Reliability

The use of liquid cooling to mitigate heat generated by electronics can be found in a wide variety of applications, including gaming computers, supercomputers and medical equipment. Download the new report, courtesy of CPC, “The Role of Quick Disconnect Couplings in Liquid Cooling: Five Attributes that Contribute to Connector Reliability,”  that explores the role of quick disconnect couplings in liquid cooling. 

BioScience gets a Boost Through Order-of-Magnitude Computing Gains

Intel is working with leaders in the field to eliminate today’s data processing bottlenecks. In this guest post from Intel, the company explores how BioScience is getting a leg up from order-of-magnitude computing progress. “Intel’s framework is designed to make HPC simpler, more affordable, and more powerful.”

Kubernetes as a Service Built on OpenStack

Saverio Proto from SWITCH gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “At SWITCH we are looking to provide a container platform as a Service solution. We are working on Kubernetes leveraging the Openstack cloud provider integration. In this talk we show how to re-use the existing keystone credentials to access the K8s cluster, how to obtain PVCs using the Cinder storage class and many other nice integration details.”

The Use of HPC to Model the California Wildfires

Ilkay Altintas from the San Diego Supercomputer Center gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “WIFIRE is an integrated system for wildfire analysis, with specific regard to changing urban dynamics and climate. The system integrates networked observations such as heterogeneous satellite data and real-time remote sensor data, with computational techniques in signal processing, visualization, modeling, and data assimilation to provide a scalable method to monitor such phenomena as weather patterns that can help predict a wildfire’s rate of spread.”

Intel HPC Technology: Fueling Discovery and Insight with a Common Foundation

To remain competitive, companies, academic institutions, and government agencies must tap the data available to them to empower scientific breakthroughs and drive greater business agility. This guest post explores how Intel’s scalable and efficient HPC technology portfolio accelerates today’s diverse workloads. 

Broad Institute and Intel Advance Genomics

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in collaboration with Intel, is playing a major role in accelerating genomic analysis. This guest post from Intel explores how the two are working together to ‘reach levels of analysis that were not possible before.’

Preliminary Agenda Posted for HPC Advisory Council Swiss Conference

The HPC Advisory Council has posted their meeting agenda for their Swiss Conference. Held in conjunction with HPCXXL, the event takes place April 9-12 in Lugano, Switzerland. “Delve into a wide range of interests, disciplines and topics in HPC – from present day application to its future potential. Join the Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico (CSCS), HPC Advisory Council members and colleagues from around the world for invited and contributed talks and immersive tutorials at the ninth annual Swiss Conference! Knowledgeable evaluations, prescriptive best practices and provocative insights, the open forum conference brings together industry experts for three days of highly interactive sessions.”

How Spectre and Meltdown Could Affect Future Processors

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Adrian Giordani reports on recent vulnerabilities found in many modern CPUs. “These problems are here for the long term until the next generation of silicon processors hit the market. In the end, one of the original teams that found these security vulnerabilities says it best on their website: “As it is not easy to fix, it will haunt us for quite some time.”

Resource Management Across the Private/Public Cloud Divide

This is the final entry in a insideHPC series of features that explores new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article highlights how resource management systems that can manage clusters on-premises or in the cloud greatly simplify cluster management. That way, different tools do not have to be learned for managing a cluster based on whether it is located in the company data center or in the cloud.