HPC in the Cloud's white paper database contains reports from the leading thought-leaders and idea generators in the Cloud industry.
Optimizing Data Centers for Big Infrastructure Applications
Release Date:December 8, 2011
Today's application workloads have grown to encompass hundreds or thousands of servers and massive amounts of data. Organizations such as Google and Facebook have developed proprietary tools and techniques to manage their compute environments. But what about the rest of us? This white paper provides an overview of the growing wave of large-scale, ‘Big Infrastructure’ applications and explores the challenges inherent in provisioning, configuring, and deploying software for clusters running massive data workloads.
Obtain the highest level of storage reliability with tape
Source: Spectra Logic
Release Date:October 4, 2011
Documents of historical significance, like the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Rosetta stone and the U.S. Constitution, only survive thanks to reliable media—stone and parchment. Digital efforts have yet to prove themselves over such a span of time, but right now, the closest equivalent storage media for digital data is magnetic tape, with a life of thirty or more years. Learn more about how magnetic tape and tape libraries deliver longevity and reliability necessary for archive data.
Xyratex Lustre® Priorities Architectural Overview
Release Date:September 12, 2011
This paper summarizes a technical approach for the Lustre® community to consider implementing new features that will contribute to dramatically increasing Lustre’s stability, scalability, and performance. Xyratex is committed to community collaboration to move Lustre forward. The purpose of this document is to provide some transparency and insight into Xyratex’s architectural thoughts to extend Lustre capabilities and to stimulate discussion within the community.
Xyratex ClusterStor™ 3000 – The Future of HPC Storage
Release Date:August 30, 2011
The performance requirements of HPC environments have placed unprecedented demands on the I/O performance of supporting storage systems. Storage I/O has become the performance bottleneck for many HPC clusters, as traditional storage systems cannot keep pace with the increasing scale of these deployments. This white paper reviews the ClusterStor™ 3000 storage solution, which integrates the highly scalable, parallel Lustre® file system with Xyratex’s innovative Scale-Out Storage Architecture to create the next generation of HPC storage.
Smart IBM Solutions for High Performance Engineering Clouds
Release Date:August 22, 2011
This paper describes IBM’s rich portfolio of HPC cloud computing offerings for engineering and other technical workloads. IBM has been the leader in clustered high performance computer systems for many years and consistently dominates the TOP500 and Green500 list of the world’s most powerful and environmentally responsible supercomputers.
Cracking the Parallelism Puzzle - An innovative solution for C/C++ and Fortran developers
Release Date:June 27, 2011
Read “Cracking the Parallelism Puzzle” to learn about a comprehensive solution for task parallelism, data parallelism, and vectorization, with interfaces implemented using both language extensions and libraries. Get free article!
IBM System x iDataPlex and eX5 Servers with Accelrys' Discovery Studio 3.0
Release Date:May 31, 2011
In life sciences, the ability to analyze vast amounts of data in a scalable, reliable and low cost computing environment is critical to developing better drug candidates, reducing attrition in clinical trials and taking drugs to market faster.
IBM eX5 Improves Next Generation Sequencing for Sanger Institute
Release Date:May 31, 2011
This paper presents an overview of NGS followed by key technological and computational issues related to life sciences research, with specific reference to Sanger Institute, that are addressed through IBM’s Intel based eX5 systems.
Demand-Driven Storage Lets Sony Pictures Imageworks Connect Remote Artists for Visual Effects and Digital Animation
Source: Avere Systems
Release Date:February 22, 2011
Sony Pictures Imageworks relies on the talents of as many as 800 people depending on the time of year and the workload. A whopping petabyte of capacity of total data includes a few hundred terabytes that are considered mission critical. Imageworks employs replication and backup to tape to protect its content.