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Video Interview: GPUs Power Elemental Technologies

Up here in Portland, Oregon, Elemental Technologies is one of the biggest success stories in recent memory. Using proprietary algorithms on off-the-shelf GPU hardware, the company enables broadcasters to rapidly encode their video streams for multiple types of platforms and mobile devices. But GPUs are just part of the story. Today, Elemental announced that the company is extending its architecture to support high-speed video conversion on the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family. An initial...

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Slidecast: Is Cloud Computing a Reality for HPC Data Centers?

In this slidecast, presenters examine the current state of Cloud Computing for HPC. 

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Whamcloud Staffs up for Brighter Lustre

There were rumblings over Christmas break of some big changes in the Lustre Community. 

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Henry Newman’s 2011 Storage Predictions

Henry Newman is out with his Top Ten Storage Predictions for 2011: There will not be huge changes next year because there has not been a great deal of investment in technology over the last two to three years. Some of the predictions below are things I expected to happen much sooner when the economy was better, and with a slight glimmer of economic improvement I am hoping these technologies will finally make it into the mainstream. Henry’s predictions of particular interest to the HPC crowd include: PCIe 3.0 hits the market, but no 16-lane slots or cards. PCIe 3.0 doubles performance over PCIe...

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Supercomputing Set to Bolster China’s Industrial Power

In this translated article from Japan’s Sentaku magazine, China’s role as a miltary-industrial power is examined in light of the nation’s recent rise to the highest rankings on the TOP500. Washington now faces a new and serious challenge from Beijing, which, because of its advancement in supercomputer technology, is trying to catch up with the U.S. in such...

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