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Singularity HPC Container Start-Up – Sylabs – Emerges from Stealth

The driving force behind Singularity, the popular HPC container technology, is bringing the open source platform to the enterprise with the launch of a new venture, Sylabs Inc., which emerged this week from stealth mode. Sylabs CEO Gregory Kurtzer, who founded the Singularity project along with...
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How to Minimize the Meltdown Patch Performance Penalty

The saga of the cross-industry side-channel attack (Meltdown and Spectre) is not yet over. Turmoil continues as CPU vendors release new microcode and recall previous ones. To understand the extent of the work that still needs to be done, consider the language Linus Torvalds usesabout the patches...
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Reckoning the Spectre and Meltdown Performance Hit for HPC

While no one has yet created an exploit to take advantage of the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities that were exposed by Google six months ago and that were revealed in early January, it is only a matter of time. The patching frenzy has not settled down yet, and a big...
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Quantum Computers Barely Exist—Here’s Why We’re Writing Languages for Them Anyway

Quantum computers are still extremely rudimentary, and largely remain intriguing playthings in a few advanced research labs. That hasn’t deterred people from developing new programming languages for them. The most recent one comes from Microsoft, which has unveiled Q# (pronounced Q sharp) and some...
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HPC Storage Grows Cloudier, Flashier

Organizations running high performance computing (HPC) workloads are increasingly seeking out cloud-based storage solutions and speedy flash-enabled systems to help them cope with growing complexity and the sheer amounts of data they are managing nowadays, according to new research from DataDirect...
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How Did Linux Come to Dominate Supercomputing?

After years of pushing toward total domination, Linux finally did it. It is running on all 500 of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world, and who knows how many more after that. That’s even more impressive than Intel’s domination of the list, with 92 percent of the processors in the top 500. So,...
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Linux has risen high above the rest when it comes to powering supercomupters in 2017.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.  1) All 500 of the fastest computers on the planet are running Linux. Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers- ZDNet 2) Executive Director of...
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​Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers

Linux rules supercomputing. This day has been coming since 1998, when Linux first appeared on the TOP500 Supercomputer list. Today it finally happened: All 500 of the world's fastest supercomputers are running Linux. The last two non-Linux systems, a pair of Chinese IBM POWER computers running AIX...
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What Is OpenHPC?

High performance computing (HPC)—the aggregation of computers into clusters to increase computing speed and power—relies heavily on the software that connects and manages the various nodes in the cluster. Linux is the dominant HPC operating system, and many HPC sites expand upon the operating...
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How AMD Wants to Provide ‘Supercomputing for All’

At the SC17 supercomputing conference in Denver Nov. 13, AMD and some of its ecosystem partners announced the availability of a suite of new, high-performance systems powered by AMD EPYC CPUs (central processing units) and AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs (graphics processing units) to accelerate the use...
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