April 17, 2006
"HPC Insight is the first software product to effectively address the business side of HPC," said Ben Rouse, chief executive officer of United Devices. "To properly define and evaluate the decision criteria for HPC strategy and budget planning scenarios, decision-makers need visibility across the entire HPC environment. It can't be done without a platform-agnostic capacity management tool that is cost effective to acquire and deploy. For companies who embark on grid or other global HPC initiatives, HPC Insight is a critical first step in implementing an automated optimization engine for enterprise workload scheduling."
Before HPC Insight, IT professionals were forced to use traditional systems management tools that were too expensive and time consuming to deploy -- or do nothing at all. HPC Insight, on the other hand, is affordable, easy to install and deploy, and requires no dedicated personnel to operate or maintain.
Deployment options scale from a non-intrusive implementation (with no device agents installed) to a fully managed environment. In the former case, data is gleaned from legacy scheduler artifacts such as log files and configuration files. In a fully managed scenario, UD agents interrogate system registries and other device-specific objects to collect a comprehensive set of data needed to fully express capacity and utilization trends and statistics.
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.