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Slim pickings by the Biggest Loser: A year of fitness wearables

Something for the Weekend, Sir? My little runaway. A run run run run a runaway
Alistair Dabbs, 06 Jan 10:02

The future often starts as a toy, so don't shun toy VR this Christmas

We won't know the possibilities of VR or any other technology until we play with it
Mark Pesce, 28 Nov 07:02

BOFH: The Hypochondriac Boss and the non-random sample

Episode 14 Cherry-pickin'? You darn tootin!
Simon Travaglia, 25 Nov 11:52

You want SaaS? Don't bother, darling, your kind can't afford it

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Perhaps if we club together, we could
Alistair Dabbs, 25 Nov 10:02

Put down the org chart, snowflake: Why largile's for management crybabies

If 'the process' is still 'the process', you're doing it wrong
Michael Coté, 21 Nov 09:00

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Dan Olds, OrionX

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Dan Olds is a partner at OrionX, a strategy and research firm based in the US.
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10x faster servers? Pop a CAPI in your dome

HPC Blog How does 10x faster server performance sound to you? Not in five or six years, but in late 2017? Ground breaking things are afoot in the server world. IBM’s new OpenCAPI mechanism, and the accompanying organization, promises to make this vision reality. So what the hell is this new version of CAPI and who cares if it’s open? …

China sends THREE teams to HPC whizzkid shindig in Germany

HPC Blog China was solidly represented at the ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition in Leipzig, sending three teams to compete for the legendary "Cluster Cup". Two of the teams fought their way through the Asian Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14), topping 10 other Chinese university teams to get their ticket punched for the Leipzig …

Asleep on the job: Students dream of GROPING RACKS after darkness falls

HPC blog Student Cluster competitions at the annual Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, are marathons. The students who work their magic on the big iron get a set of scientific applications and some data sets, but they have only 48 hours to submit their best results – all while keeping their self-designed clusters under the 26 …

Meet the cluster teams: Can Slippery Rock or Sun Devils burn?

HPC blog Here's an up close and personal look at two of the four teams that competed in the SC13 Commodity Track Cluster Competition. These teams could build anything their hearts desired as long as the total cost was less than $2,500 (US). University of Slippery Rock (Team Rock) This is the second year that Slippery Rock has fielded …
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Meet the cluster teams: High schoolers and even more Boston

HPC Blog Four teams brought their $2,500 clusters to SC13 in an effort to prove that they alone can get the most FLOP/s out of their cheap gear. We've already covered the teams from Slippery Rock University and Arizona State, now let's get a gander at the other two teams. Skyline High School (Team Skyline) Team Skyline is the youngest …

Meet the cluster teams: Mass Chowdah and Tennessee Volunteers

HPC blog Here's our first look at the final two teams who competed in the Standard (Big Iron) Track at the SC13 Student Cluster Competition in Denver. Mass Green (“Team Chowdah”) has competed in two previous SC cluster competitions (Seattle in 2011 and Salt Lake in 2012). It’s a competitive team, but one that hasn’t quite been able to …