November 28, 2005
Verari Systems' InfiniBand-based HPC cluster deployments have been driving the demand for a native InfiniBand storage solution. The VS7000i fulfills this demand while delivering significant performance boosts and cost savings over Fibre Channel to InfiniBand bridge solutions. The VS7000i enables data center unification simplifying management, reducing capital expenditures and operating expenses while improving ROI.
"Several of our customers who have deployed InfiniBand networks for their processor communications in BladeRack clusters have said the InfiniBand switch is already there, why can't I plug in my storage?" said David Driggers, CEO of Verari Systems. "Verari Systems is very pleased to address our customers' needs for a unified System Area Network. The incremental cost to utilize the VS7000i native InfiniBand storage per server is effectively zero."
The VS7000i storage system provides the increased capabilities demanded by high performance computing environments that store and utilize vast amounts of data for high-bandwidth programs and complex application processing. Its powerful storage controllers and 10Gb InfiniBand interfaces are suited for high performance cluster computing environments that utilize global namespace file systems to perform sophisticated, data-intensive research.
Veritas DGC Inc. provides geophysical information and services to the oil and gas industry that reduce exploration risk and enhance drilling and production success worldwide. These information and services include seismic survey planning and design, seismic data acquisition, data processing, seismic data library, data visualization and interpretation and reservoir characterization.
"The geophysical industry is founded on technology, and the pace which technological improvements are introduced drives industry growth," said Peter Harris, manager of advanced hardware and software systems for Veritas. "Veritas is a company that aggressively pursues innovation and new technologies through ongoing research and development efforts. We operate (or manage, etc.) significant deployments of Verari Systems' compute clusters in our data processing centers worldwide. The Verari Systems cluster technology combined with the new VS7000i storage systems allow us to service our clients by providing higher fidelity imaging solutions with a turnaround time that was unachievable before."
"We are excited about Verari's interest in extending their relationship with Engenio to include InfiniBand technology," said Steve Gardner, Engenio's director of product marketing. "InfiniBand's high performance, low latency, and attractive costs match well with Verari Systems' BladeRack technology."
The ever-growing complexity of scientific and engineering problems continues to pose new computational challenges. Thus, we present a novel federation model that enables end-users with the ability to aggregate heterogeneous resource scale problems. The feasibility of this federation model has been proven, in the context of the UberCloud HPC Experiment, by gathering the most comprehensive information to date on the effects of pillars on microfluid channel flow.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
May 23, 2013 |
The study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.