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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Improving the Operational Efficiency of your HPC environment

GORDON SISSONS | 2014-06-30 17:12:30.0 | Tags:  computing platform technical lsf hpc | 0 Comments

You can’t manage what you can’t measure For data center managers, high-performance computing environments pose special challenges. They are usually built with state-of-the-hardware, they evolve rapidly, and the users of such environments are not only very smart – they’re often demanding as well. In both research and commercial HPC centers, there are (...)


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Tapping the cloud with IBM Platform Computing

GORDON SISSONS | 2014-03-09 10:57:26.0 | Tags:  computing cloud service platform iaas hybrid | 0 Comments

A functional demonstration Many organizations are wrestling with the economics of cloud computing. This is especially true in high-performance computing (HPC) and analytics where applications often demand clustered, scaled-out infrastructure. These types of workloads are often “spiky” or unpredictable and the costs associated with infrastructure can be substantial. As a few examples: A (...)


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Finally, Industrial Strength Software Defined Storage for MSPs and Telcos!

Robert Murphy | 2013-12-16 16:25:22.0 | Tags:  posix openstack cinder bigdata msp analytics swift storage gpfs platformcomputing telco platform | 0 Comments

For more than a year, I have been talking to Cloud Application Architects at MSPs and Telcos around the world looking to develop super scalable storage-based applications to create new businesses for their organizations. They want to do everything in software and drop it on commodity hardware like they see (...)


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