Feeds

Student Cluster Competition: And they're off!

One team nearly doesn't make it

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

SC10 Here I am in rainy New Orleans covering the Student Cluster Competition at SC10.

The students bring their own self-designed and built clusters to the show, re-assemble them, and race to complete a set of benchmarks and workloads in the quickest time.

The competition will test their system design skills, their aptitude for learning new programs and new methods, and their ability to optimize code to produce more (and better) output than their rivals - You can find out more in our introductory SCC article and webcast.

It's Day One and the eight teams, six from the USA, one from Russia and one from Taiwan, are setting up their rigs - except for Florida A&M, whose supplier failed to get their equipment in time for the competition start.

SC10 organisers and some other teams rallied round to help them get to the starting line.

Such drama for an HPC contest - the China vs USA battle going on for Top500 supercomputing bragging rights has nothing on this.

I have compiled eight blogs - complete with video, one for each team, and their day ones. They're not very long and are fairly interesting. If they aren't interesting, then at least they're short. Plus the videos have music!

They are, in no particular order:

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.