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Mar
16th

FlyElephant Platform Adds Private Repositories

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

FlyElephant announced a number of upgrades that allow users to work with private repositories with an improved system security and good task functionality, including public API and improved logging. “FlyElephant is a platform for scientists, providing …


Feb
23rd

BeeGFS Parallel File System Goes Open Source

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

Today ThinkParQ announced that the complete BeeGFS parallel file system is now available as open source. Developed specifically for performance-critical environments, the BeeGFS parallel file system was developed with a strong focus on easy installatio…


Feb
17th

Is D-Wave’s Quantum Processor Really 10⁸ Times Faster Than a Normal Computer?

Author: ArsTechnica | Files under syndicated

Short answer: Yes, but it’s more complicated than that. We have been following D-Wave’s claims about its quantum hardware at Ars for a number of years. Over that time, my impression has oscillated between skepticism, strong skepticism, and mild en…


Feb
4th

Coarse-Grained Parallelism

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

OpenMP is basically fine-grained, in that parallel parts of the application are created and destroyed multiple times throughout a run…. MPI is generally a coarse-grained, as the parallelism where MPI is used would be higher up in the algorithm. 


Feb
2nd

Simulating the World’s Smallest Integrated Switch

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

This visualization from CSCS in Switzerland shows the world’s smallest integrated switch. “Researchers working under Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications at ETH Zurich, have created the world’s smallest integrated optical switch. 


Feb
1st

European ExaNeSt Project to Pave the Way to Exascale

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

Today the European Consortium announced a step towards Exascale computing with the ExaNeSt project. Funded by the Horizon 2020 initiative, ExaNeSt plans to build its first straw man prototype in 2016. 


Jan
26th

Time-lapse Video: Edison Supercomputer Moves to Berkeley

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

In this video, engineers move the NERSC Edison Supercomputer from Oakland to Berkeley. The one week long move is condensed into :41 seconds in this time lapse video, shot during the entire process. 


Jan
20th

Why Sustainable Software Needs a Change in the Culture of Science

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

“Scientific research is dependent on maintaining and advancing a wide variety of software. However, software development, production, and maintenance are people-intensive; software lifetimes are long compared to hardware; and the value of software is o…


Jan
12th

SGI to Build Supercomputer for Climate Research Center

Author: eWeek | Files under syndicated

The “Cheyenne” system on SGI’s ICE XA, the latest example of the growing demand for more supercomputing power by weather researchers.


Jan
6th

ProphetStor Leverages Mellanox Tech for Next-Gen Cloud Computing

Author: insideHPC | Files under syndicated

Today ProphetStor Data Services rolled out a reference cloud computing platform with Mellanox based on the open-source projects OpenStack and Ceph.