News Category: High Performance

The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Until recently, the word data didn’t require a modifier. But we passed a watershed moment when we started referring to big data. Apparently, that wasn’t a sufficient description for some chunks of data, because people grasped for bolder terms, such as humongous data. Sadly, now, it appears that we...
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OpenStack for Research Computing

In this video from Switzerland HPC Conference, Stig Telfer from StackHPC presents: OpenStack for Research Computing. OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives...
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Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy

John Martinis has given himself just a few months to reach a milestone in the history of computing. He’s leader of the Google research group working on building astonishingly powerful computer chips that manipulate data using the quirks of quantum physics. By the end of this year, Martinis says,...
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Update on the Exascale Computing Project (ECP)

In this video from the HPC User Forum, Paul Messina from Argonne presents: Update on the Exascale Computing Project. “The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) was established with the goals of maximizing the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC) for the United States and accelerating the...
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IBM Brings Anaconda Open Data Science Platform to its Cognitive Systems

IBM is working with Continuum Analytics to offer the latter’s Anaconda open data science platform as part of IBM’s Cognitive Systems. Anaconda will also integrate with IBM’s PowerAI software for machine learning and deep learning. IBM Cognitive Systems are based on the company’s own Power8...
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Hadoop: The Rise of the Modern Data Lake Platform

Hadoop, while it may be synonymous with big data, and while it may be free to access and work with, engineering teams globally will admit that behind every Hadoop undertaking is a major technical delivery project. Failures are so commonplace that even the experts don’t have great expectations of...
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LLVM-Powered Pocl Puts Parallel Processing on Multiple Hardware Platforms

Open source implementation of OpenCL automatically deploys code across numerous platforms, speeding machine learning and other jobs. LLVM, the open source compiler framework that powers everything from Mozilla’s Rust language to Apple’s Swift, emerges in yet another significant role: an enabler of...
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Singularity Containers for HPC, Reproducibility, and Mobility

Containers are an extremely mobile, safe and reproducible computing infrastructure that is now ready for production HPC computing. In particular, the freely available Singularity container framework has been designed specifically for HPC computing. The barrier to entry is low and the software is...
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Apache BookKeeper
Apache BookKeeper is a high-performance and low-latency cloud storage service, originally designed for write ahead logging. Learn more.

High Performance Logging with Apache BookKeeper

Apache BookKeeper is a high-performance and low-latency cloud storage service, originally designed for write ahead logging. Since its original development, BookKeeper has been expanded and is now used by companies including Twitter, Yahoo, Salesforce, Huawei, and EMC. In their presentation at the...
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IEEE Looks Beyond Moore’s Law with IRDS Technology Roadmap

IEEE is taking a lead role in building a comprehensive, end-to-end view of the computing ecosystem, including devices, components, systems, architecture, and software. In May 2016, IEEE announced the formation of the IRDS under the sponsorship of IEEE RC. The historical integration of IEEE RC and...
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