HPC in the Cloud's white paper database contains reports from the leading thought-leaders and idea generators in the Cloud industry.
Technical Computing for a New Era
Release Date:July 30, 2013
This white paper examines various means of adapting technical computing tools to accelerate product and services innovation across a range of commercial industries such as manufacturing, financial services, energy, healthcare, entertainment and retail. No longer is technically advanced computing limited to the confines of big government labs and academic centers. Today it is available to a wide range of organizations seeking a competitive edge.
The UberCloud HPC Experiment: Compendium of Case Studies
Release Date:June 25, 2013
The UberCloud HPC Experiment has achieved the volunteer participation of 500 organizations and individuals from 48 countries with the aim of exploring the end-to-end process employed by digital manufacturing engineers to access and use remote computing resources in HPC centers and in the cloud. This Compendium of 25 case studies is an invaluable resource for engineers, managers and executives who believe in the strategic importance of applying advanced technologies to help drive their organization’s productivity to perceptible new levels.
Best Practices in Big Data Storage
Source: Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas
Release Date:May 10, 2013
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.
Exploring the Potential of Heterogeneous Computing
Release Date:April 2, 2012
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.
Introducing LRDIMM – A New Class of Memory Modules
Release Date:January 17, 2012
This paper introduces the LRDIMM, a new type of memory module for high capacity servers and high-performance computing platforms. LRDIMM is an abbreviation for Load Reduced Dual Inline Memory Module, the newest type of DIMM supporting DDR3 SDRAM main memory. The LRDIMM is fully pin compatible with existing JEDEC-standard DDR3 DIMM sockets, and supports higher system memory capacities when enabled in the system BIOS.
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.