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Making it easy to deploy Hadoop on cloud — without compromising performance, security and scale

Jeff Karmiol | 2015-03-11 14:30:36.0 | Tags:  hpc security performance big_data hadoop publiccloud high_performance analytics hybridcloud on-demand softlayer cloud | 0 Comments

As more organizations turn to big data analytics to solve business problems, many are adopting Hadoop software for distributed computing. But IT budgets are tight, and acquiring these resources can be expensive. High-performance cloud offerings from IBM provide a flexible, cost-effective alternative: instantly accessible Hadoop environments in the cloud. Organizations like (...)

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Docker for High Performance Computing

Gabor Samu | 2014-09-05 12:18:09.0 | Tags:  rh7 linux cgroup ibm high hat lxc computing hpc lsf red performance docker | 0 Comments

With the recent release of Docker 1.0 and the broad industry backing from organizations such as Red Hat and IBM, it's no wonder that interest in the use and application of this Linux container technology continues to grow. Docker is shipped with Red Hat Enterprise 7 and there exists a growing (...)

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Building a kinder, gentler HPC cluster

GORDON SISSONS | 2014-06-30 17:16:29.0 | Tags:  hpc center lsf platform cluster high mpi performance manager computing technical process application | 0 Comments

Why simplification holds the key to efficiency and productivity There are few environments more challenging to manage than high-performance computing clusters. HPC centers continually push the envelope attempting to squeeze every last bit of performance from their machines. They use state-of-the-art hardware, advanced interconnects, and fast storage all bound together with (...)

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BigInsights and Platform Computing - MapReduce gets a Turbo-charge

Taking Adaptive MapReduce out for a spin IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 2.1 was recently released and is chocked full of features. Among these are things like BigSQL, GPFS FPO, improved reliability and more. As a Platform Computing person, the most exciting new feature to me is the introduction of Adaptive MapReduce - essentially a stripped down (...)

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