Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Podcast: Decision HPC Provides Business Analytics for Your Cluster

In this podcast, I interview Deepak Khosala, President of X-ISS (eXcellence in IS Solutions, Inc.). The company's HPC solutions range from complete outsourced system management to DecisionHPC, a web-based monitoring & analytics software package.

Many users of HPC systems are interested in maximizing system productivity and ensuring business goals are aligned with system usage. Decision HPC provides the tools to make informed business decisions and aid in the planning of future HPC computing resources. Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * Subscribe on other Podcast Players.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Interview: A Sneak Peek at AMD's 16-core Bulldozer

In this podcast, I discuss AMD's position in the HPC market with John Fruehe, Director of Product Marketing for Server/Workstation products. John is an avid blogger at AMD and he offers his perspective on multicore, GPGPUs, the TOP500, and the pending 16-core AMD Bulldozer processors that will start shipping in 2011. Download the MP3 or Subscribe on iTunes.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Interview: Penguin On Demand is One Cloud that's All About HPC

In this podcast, Penguin Computing product manager Arend Dittmer shares his insights into what the company has learned from 18 months of Penguin on Demand. The POD cloud is all about HPC and they built it that way from ground up.

How does POD deal with the thorny issues of security, latency, Big Data, and predictable results? The answers might surprise you. Download the MP3 or Subscribe on iTunes.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Interview: CERN Bolsters Worldwide LHC Computing Grid with Brocade 100 GbE

In this podcast, we discuss the CERN's pending network upgrades to their Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid. My guests are Jean-Michel Jouanigot, Communication Systems Group Leader at CERN and Maria Iordache, HPC Business Development Manager from Brocade.

Brocade’s MLXe solution met our stringent requirements (we test products to destruction), and will not just deliver a solution for our immediate needs but also gives us a platform to 100 GbE when the time is right,” commented Jean-Michel Jouanigot, Communication Systems Group Leader, IT Department, at CERN. “I do not see our appetite for data waning in the future, so with the addition of the Brocade MLXe solution in our environment, I am confident we have a blueprint for success.”

Brocade MLXe Core Routers will help CERN share 15 petabytes of critical scientific data per year with 10,000 physicists across the globe. It's a daunting IT problem to say the least, and we also discuss the current status of the Large Hadron Collider and the how data flows through the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. This has to be the biggest collaboration in history and I think it's a fascinating discussion for anyone interested in science. Download the MP3 or Subscribe on iTunes.