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Report: Increased HPC Investment Will Lead Europe to Industrial Leadership

IDC has published a new report for the European Commission that recommends an unprecidented supercomputing strategy for Europe. To help Europe advance to achieve worldwide scientific and industrial leadership, the report recommends that the EC step up investments in HPC resources between now and the year 2020. Looking ahead to what will be needed for success in 2020, Earl Joseph, IDC program vice president for HPC, noted that: “The cost and...

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OpenMP and MPI Duke it Out in Benchmarks

Douglas Eadlne over at Linux Magazine writes that benchmarking OpenMP vs. MPI is a recipe for surprise: In a previous column, I had an opportunity to test OpenMP and MPI on a brand new 8-core SMP machine. My interest was to see how well MPI codes worked on an SMP platform.

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Development Release: Astaro Security Gateway 8.1 Beta

Angelo Comazzetto has announced the availability of a public beta release of Astaro Security Gateway (ASG) 8.1, a specialist Linux distribution for firewalls and gateways: "With the success of the ASG 8.0 launch, we will begin today the open beta program for users which want to test the....

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Alcatel-Lucent Taps Linux for 10G Enterprise Switch

Alcatel-Lucent has switched from VxWorks to Linux for a new & intelligent& 10-gigabit Ethernet enterprise switch. The OmniSwitch 10K Modular LAN Chassis supports 5Tbps (terabit per second) performance over 256 10G Ethernet ports, and offers intelligent management features, such as flow-based quality of service with variable flow control, as well...

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Is HPC on the Verge of Cloud Paradigm Shift?

Shaloo Shalini writes that HPC may be on the verge of a paradigm shift towards cloud computing: The erstwhile islands of large-scale supercomputing facilities may soon become outdated thanks to inroads made by cloud computing into HPC territory in addressing the issues of scale, access, and affordability.

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