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Exascale by 2018: Crazy …or Possible?

I recently saw some estimates that show we should hit exascale supercomputer performance by around 2018. That seems a bit ambitious – if not stunningly optimistic – and the search to get some perspective led me on an hours-long meander through supercomputing history, plus what I like to call “Fun With Spreadsheets.”

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Why Custom HPC Processors Don’t Cut it Any More

Nvidia’s Sumit Gupta writes that the recent flap over the $Billion-dollar cost of the Japanese K Supercomputer brings to light that supercomputers do not have to cost nearly this much to develop and operate. The 112 billion Yen price tag for the K computer was just the start. Add to this about 10 billion Yen ($128 million U.S.) each year to...

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Whamcloud Goes Global with Lustre Training

Whamcloud’s Dan Ferber writes that the company has seen worldwide demand for its Lustre training, with more courses pending this March in Australia and in Alexandria, Virginia this May. Why do we offer the training? We believe in Lustre. We think it is an incredible tool. We like teaching, and we enjoy what...

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XGE “vHPC” – Achieving Supercomputing Performance with Existing Infrastructure

In this video, Dori Exterman from Xoreax presents: XGE “vHPC” - Achieving Supercomputing Performance with Existing Infrastructure. Recorded at the HPC Advisory Council Israel Supercomputing Conference on Feb 7, 2012. Presentations are now available for download at the conference site. Related posts:Video: ORNL – Advancing Research and Science through...

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HPC Job of the Week: High Performance Computing Storage Engineer at MSI

The University of Minnesota is seeking a High Performance Computing Storage Engineer in our Job of the Week. MSI, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, is seeking qualified applications for a High Performance Computing Storage Engineer.

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