The roots of innovation have so often been seen in the light of the "walled gardens" metaphor, but to extend that further, new offshoots are tearing at the weathered, eroded blocks...
This could very well be the year that manufacturing and the cloud are coupled in more headlines than ever before. Microsoft has launched a broad initiative to lure in converts from every notch on the supply chain by tackling the sector's perceived need for cloud guidance.
This week an announcement from EDA giant Synopsys brought the concept of cloud computing for the industry one step closer to reality.
Amazon just announced the option of providing dedicated resources to security or regulatory-conscious users. While it might seem on the surface to challenge other HPC on-demand providers, going beyond price comparisons is necessary.
Yale-Born Startup Sets Sights on Big Data Analytics
Post Date: March 23, 2011 @ 9:24 AM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
Another company has emerged from the woodwork to help bring the power of Hadoop to a hungry enterprise audience, this one focusing on refining the open source tool itself.
Although it has been a staple in the HPC ecosystem for decades, Fujitsu claims it wants to reinvigorate its commitment to high performance computing, beginning with a large distributed grid in the UK.
GoGrid and Amazon: Rich Comparisons from an End User Group
Post Date: March 17, 2011 @ 11:58 AM, Pacific Daylight Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
While cloud benchmarks are plentiful, sometimes getting the story straight for the end user source brings some added perspective to help make important decisions...
During the Japanese disaster, a combination social networks and the principles of cloud computing became the primary source for information gathering and sharing...
Storage Stories Take Center Stage: "To the Moon, Alice!"
Post Date: March 11, 2011 @ 8:36 AM, Pacific Standard Time
Blog: Behind the Cloud
This week has proven to be a bumpy ride for storage companies with a number of big acquisitions and shakeups in the industry. To make short sense of it all, we recap and analyze...
Intel has been keeping its head in the clouds since the launch of its Cloud Builders program and this week extended its position during an event in Oregon.
Earl J. Dodd, President of Ideas And Machines, Inc. and i3D Inc.
Independent HPC consultant for cluster, grid, and cloud computing, and for data and compute-intensive applications, and General Chair of the ISC Cloud Conference.
Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti is Assistant Professor in Computer Architecture at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), and a Cloud Computing Researcher at the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group. He is directly involved in EU funded projects, such as EGEE (Grid Computing) and 4CaaSt (PaaS Cloud), as well as many Spanish national initiatives.
An HPC industry consultant and cloud evangelist, Steve Campbell is a seasoned senior HPC executive.
Former Director of Information Technology for Pfizer's R&D division, current CIO for BRMaches & Associates.
Sue Korn is a Senior Analyst at Intersect360 Research specializing in Edge HPC applications, and a 20-year veteran of the Financial Services Industry. In her role at Intersect360 Research, Korn spearheads the company's analysis of the drivers and barriers of HPC adoption in business environments and the growing role of Edge HPC applications.
Scott Clark has been an infrastructure solution provider in the EDA/Semiconductor industry for almost 20 years.
Ignacio M. Llorente, Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and Executive MBA (IE Business School), is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology, and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid.
Joshua Geist is the founder and CEO of Geminare Incorporated, an innovator in cloud-based enablement technologies for the Recovery as a Service market. Combining a degree in Physics with over 20 years of technology experience, Joshua's passion lies in solving technology challenges for the mid-sized business market.
Miha Ahronovitz specializes in cloud software, products and business models and led product and business strategy for Sun Microsystem’s HPCGrid and Cloud division. Following Sun’s merger, Miha is now the Principal of Ahrono Associates.
Edward J. Lucente is V.P. of Business Development at Data Center Rebates, Inc., an IT efficiency consultancy based in Carlsbad, CA, whose professional services focus on data center energy efficiency (DCEE), leasing integrated with technology refreshes, and negotiation of IT energy rebates. (Ed is a rabid Red Sox fan also.)
Craig Lund is a consultant focused on specialized markets for High Performance Computing. He is best known from his many years as CTO of Mercury Computer Systems.
Jake is a software executive, writer and blogger. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, he is currently the chief marketing officer for rPath. Feel free to contact Jake via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom is the publisher of HPC in the Cloud. He has over 30 years of experience in business-to-business publishing, with the last 22 years focused primarily on High Productivity Computing (HPC) technologies.
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 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.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
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.