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Video: SC11 Twitter Stream – Big Data Rendered as Music

Imagine a world of big data represented as musical notes. In this live performance from the insideHPC booth, Domenico Vicinanza turns SC11′s live twitter stream into a concert of electronic music. Using an original Java application called Sonify running on the European Grid Infrastructure using GEANT, Internet2 and Scinet, watch as the pulse of the SC11 communiverse comes alive. 

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Whamcloud Demos Chroma Management Tool for Lustre at SC11

In this video, Robert Read from Whamcloud demonstrates their new Chroma management system for the Lustre file system. Recorded at SC11 in Seattle. Chroma is a central management system that is deeply integrated with Lustre. It brings together information from multiple sources to provide a unified view of what...

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Why Nvidia's Chips Can Power Supercomputers (Q&A)

Nvidia has taken its already very-high-performance graphics chips and restyled them for supercomputing. It looks to be a pretty good fit since a few of the top supercomputing centers have adopted Nvidia's processors.

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Nividia’s Ian Buck on the History of GPU Computing

Dan Olds writes about an interesting GPU History presentation he caught last week by Nvidia’s Ian Buck. Right now there are more than 350 million compute-capable GPUs in the world: more than one for every man, woman and child in the U.S. Or one for roughly every 20 people on...

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A Big Week for Hybrid Supercomputing

Michael J. Miller at PC Magazine writes that it was a big week at SC11 for HPC, especially for hybrid supercomputing. Last week, Intel, Nvidia, and AMD announced major strides in high-performance computing (HPC) at SC11. Intel’s Knights Corner CPU is the first processor capable of handling 1 tflops performance,...

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