February 06, 2006
"With traditional pilots it's impossible for companies to validate the business benefits of collaborative HPC -- because geographical, political, operational and technology challenges make it too difficult to sufficiently test a production implementation," said Ben Rouse, chief executive officer at United Devices. "HPC3 is the only facility of its kind that offers the heterogeneity customers need to replicate their real-world HPC environment in all its complexity, so they can rapidly quantify the benefits of their own collaborative HPC solution."
HPC3 offers access to an unparalleled range of heterogeneous resources, including configurable hardware from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun; a wide variety of operating systems; software from various third-party Distributed Resource Managers (DRMs); third-party applications; and the collaborative HPC solution from United Devices. In addition, HPC3 provides access to the expertise, methodologies and best practices necessary to streamline solution design and implementation.
To enable customers to replicate globally distributed organizations, HPC3 includes a primary facility in Austin, Texas, as well as an additional, international facility in Paris. This allows customers to test realistic global integration scenarios like staging large data sets and enabling user transparency across globally distributed locales.
Client operating systems available at HPC3 include Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Solaris and AIX. The facility also supports heterogeneous 3rd party DRMs such as Platform LSF, Sun Grid Engine (SGE), Condor, Altair PBS, IBM LoadLeveler and United Devices Grid MP.
Third-party applications include products from the general business, life sciences, manufacturing and oil and gas sectors. HPC3 can also be used by customers and ISVs to expedite the process of Grid-enabling both research and business applications for any industry.
United Devices launched the center at a private reception last week widely attended by customers and industry leaders. HPC3 includes a fully equipped data center and conference rooms for formal presentations and informal planning.
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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.
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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.
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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.