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Young cluster-trucker keen for MILCy treat? We've got just the app for you

HPC blog The Student Cluster Challenge at ISC’13 kicks off, well actually boots up, in just about a week from now. For some last-minute tips for the university competitors who are packing up their nodes for Leipzig, I interviewed a few folks who are experts on two of the applications they’ll be running. The tech talk gets deep in places …
Dan Olds, 12 Jun 2013

EMC dishes up 8 times more cache to hungry Isilon PAN

EMC is adding more performance grunt to its Isilon scale-out cluster Performance Accelerator Node (PAN) by replacing it with a new box featuring eight times more level 1 cache. The 256GB of L1 cache in the forthcoming A100 PAN means more data can be held in memory. The aggregate throughput per node is 1,100MB/sec. It's not a …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2013
Fujitsu K supercomputer

'Super' market tops $11.1bn, propped up by massive sales

The high-performance computing market did well in 2012, rising 7.7 percent to $11.1bn and by far outpacing the sluggish growth in the systems space overall. But the market is top-heavy and dominated by a relative handful of supercomputer shipments, and sales of divisional, departmental, and workgroup systems all shrank last year …
The CX420-S1 squeezing out a server node and a power supply

Fujitsu makes Windows Server 2012 see double

Small and medium-sized businesses want high availability (HA) capability for their core applications, just like the largest enterprises do. But server clustering can be intimidating and expensive, so Fujitsu has rejiggered some of its Primergy hyperscale dense servers to support the clustering of Windows-based servers inside of …
The XC30 supercomputer, formerly known as Cascade

Cray readies XC30 supers for Ivy Bridge and coprocessors

Supercomputer maker Cray has trotted out its financial results for 2012, and used the occasion to talk about its plans for its current year after closing out one of the best four quarters it has put together in many seasons. On a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro talked generally about Cray's …
New Mexico's Encanto supercomputer

Day of the Trifid: VPAC fires up new HPC cluster

The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC), a consortium of Australian universities, has flipped the switch on 45.9 Teraflops of a new $1.22 million HP-based cluster to cope with rising workloads from partners La Trobe University and RMIT, and its other customers. The Reg understands the 180-node, 2,880 core …
Nutanix NX-3000 server-storage node

Nutanix server-storage half-bloods armed with Xeon E5s

Nutanix, which uncloaked last year peddling a virtualisation-driven all-in-one compute-and-storage appliance, is updating its server iron to keep pace with the rest of the tier-one players while also tweaking its underlying systems software. And the startup hopes to tweak its NX series of converged appliances to cope with a …
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'Long Time Ago' and 'Far, Far Away' records broken by new GALAXY

With the power of Hubble and Spitzer combined, NASA has spotted the most distant galaxy ever pictured, around just 420 million years after the Big Bang. Most distant galaxy MACS0647-JD A new programme, known as the Cluster Lensing and Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH), uses the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and the …
Penguin Computing's UDX1 ARM server

Penguin Computing muscles into the ARM server fray

Linux cluster supplier Penguin Computing is diving into the low-power ARM microserver racket and has tapped server chip upstart Calxeda – which has just rolled out its multiyear product roadmap for its EnergyCore processors – as its chip and interconnect supplier for its first boxes. The new machine, called the Ultimate Data …
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Undead galaxy cluster spews 700 zombie baby stars A YEAR

Astroboffins have spotted a galaxy cluster that's breaking all the cosmic rules, including coming back to life to spawn stars at an enormous rate. The Phoenix cluster is spewing out the celestial bodies at the highest rate ever observed for the middle of a galaxy cluster; it's the most powerful producer of X-rays of any known …
Square Kilometer Array

Murchison adds astronomical cluster

Hard on the heels of yesterday’s win for Cray at The Pawsey Centre, the Murchison widefield array in Western Australia is pulling in some new iron in the form of a high-powered Linux cluster from IBM. As previously noted in The Register, modern radioastronomy poses a considerable computing challenge: it generates too much data …

China's NUDT students hope GPUs will grind down rivals

ISC 2012 China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT, profile here) is staying true to its heritage by being the only team to use a hybrid CPU/GPU system at the ISC 2012 Student Cluster Competition in Hamburg. NUDT, like Team Tsinghua, had to fight its way through five other Chinese university competitors to secure its spot …
Dan Olds, 27 Jun 2012

T-shirt race stragglers aim for student cluster compo crown

ISC 2012 We catch up with the University of Colorado team (profile here) on the last day of the 2012 ISC Student Cluster Competition (aka Hell on the Elbe) in Hamburg. Even though they were the last team to get started on the challenge (owing to their lackadaisical approach to the opening t-shirt scramble), they feel good about the …
Dan Olds, 27 Jun 2012

T-Platforms to roll out itsy-bitsy HPC cluster

If you are looking for a desktop supercomputer cluster that can use X86 or a mix of X86 and GPU coprocessors to run simulations, then Russian supercomputer maker T-Platforms has a machine for you. Or rather, it will by this fall. It's called the T-Mini P, and it is basically a P8000 blade enclosure mounted on wheels. Not so …

Student HPC whizzkids in unusual competition start

HPC blog The ISC Student Cluster Challenge kicked off last night in a unique manner. Rather than a simple shouted “Go!” or a loud tone sent over a bullhorn, the organisers confronted the university teams with a physical challenge, along the lines of the old Le Mans auto races. Each team had to run across the show floor to gather up six …
Dan Olds, 20 Jun 2012

ISC Klusterkamph: Meet the home squad, Team KIT

Germany's cluster-competition entry, team KIT, is defending their home turf at the ISC 2012 Student Cluster Challenge this week in Hamburg. We spent a few minutes chatting with them as the competition was beginning. They were all smiles, but it was clear that they are serious about winning the competition. This is the first …
Dan Olds, 20 Jun 2012
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German KIT v Fighting Seawolves in student cluster deathmatch

HPC blog According to bettors, the upcoming ISC’12 Student Cluster Challenge in Hamburg will come down to a competition between home-country team KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and the New York-based Stony Brook University Fighting Seawolves. (No, I don’t know what a ‘Seawolf’ is either.) isc12_odds_update The competition …
Dan Olds, 15 Jun 2012
IBM Watson QA Power7 cluster

IBM rejigs Platform control freakery for supers

Big Blue wants everything to be about Smarter Planet, but its acquisition of grid computing pioneer Platform Computing back in October 2011 was about giving IBM a place in the cloudy, gridded, and automated cluster management space and some necessary tools to maintain some sort of control – both literally and financially – in …

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