Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Slidecast: Perfect Search - Big Data Search

In this slidecast, Tim Stay from Perfect Search describes the company's ultra-efficient search appliance software that is tailor-made for Big Data.

PerfectSearch’s patented software enables search up to a billion documents using a single private cloud appliance. Compared to other solutions that can require more than 10 times the number of servers, the PerfectSearch powered by Fujitsu solution is powerful and economical—even compared to open-source solutions, with lower equipment cost and fewer servers that reduce energy, replacement and administrative costs. Companies now have a cost-effective solution to index and search all content is searchable with a single query. The PerfectSearch powered by Fujitsu appliance uses unique technology that uses disk based indexing rather than memory, requiring a fraction of the hardware—realizing up to a 90% reduction in search-related hardware. These innovations built into the solution permit high-speed retrieval, drastically reduced hardware footprints, and extensive customization.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Low Ethernet MPI Latency Over Linux VFIO

In this podcast, Jeff Squyres from Cisco shows us his demo from SC11: Low Ethernet MPI Latency Over Linux VFIO. The company is applying enterprise virtualization technologies in novel ways for high performance computing.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Polachi Executive Search Has an Eye on Startup Trends

In this podcast, Sean Carroll from the Polachi Executive Search Company in Boston discusses the Startup market on the East Coast and the Big Data trends that are shaking up the industry.

Isilon: Big Data, Big Opportunity - Maximizing Information Value in HPC

In this podcast, Nick Kirsch from Isilon presents: Isilon: Big Data, Big Opportunity - Maximizing Information Value in HPC.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Texas Memory Systems Rolls Out the High-Availability RamSan-720 Storage System

In this podcast, Eric Eyberg from Texas Memory Systems describes the company's new RamSan-720 Solid-State storage system, which sets new standards for speed and high-availability. After that, CEO Holly Frost discusses how the storage industry has evolved over the last 30 years.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hybrid Memory Technology to Boost Bandwidth and Density

In this Podcast, Scott Grant from Micron describes the new Hybrid Memory Cube technology under development by a consortium of technology companies.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Revolution Analytics Wrangles Big Data

In this podcast, David Smith from Revolution Analytics discusses the company's enterprise software solutions for Big Data.

SPM.Python Exploits Parallelism with Fault Tolerance

In this podcast, Minesh B. Amain from MBA Sciences presents on new advances in SPM.Python.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Opscode Brings Chef to Windows

In this podcast, Chris Brown and Jay Wampold from Opscode describe the company's new support for Windows on the Chef Infrastructure Automation platform.

Texas Instruments Multicore DSPs for Low Power, Accelerated HPC

In this podcast, Arnon Friedmann from Texas Instruments provides an overview on the company's new Multicore DSPs for HPC.

DDN's New SFA12K Storage Does 1 Terabyte/sec

In this podcast, DDN's Jeff Denworth describes the company's new SFA12K storage system, which is capable of delivering 1 Terabyte/sec of bandwidth.

"The SFA12K-40 delivers the industry's highest single-platform performance, at over 40GB/s and 1.4 Million Flash IOPS. With InifniBand and Fibre Channel connectivity, the system is designed to easily scale file storage systems to 1TB/s and beyond with as little as 25 arrays."

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

ZL Technologies Wrangles Big Data

In this video, Steve Chan of ZL Technologies provides an overview of the company's Big Data storage management software for the enterprise.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Scavado Helps Recruiters Find, Recruit, & Win

In this video, Daniel Estrada from Scavado demonstrates the company's easy to use recruitment search tool software. Scavado is a simple, powerful sourcing tool for proactive recruiters to find prospective candidates online, compile their contact information, and build a comprehensive pipeline of prospects to recruit.

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SIGHPC Chair Looks to the Future of HPC Community

In this podcast, Cherri Pancake from Oregon State University tells us all about the new SIGHPC - an ACM Special Interest Group designed to give the international HPC community a home base for the rest of the year beyond the Supercomputing conferences. As Chairperson, Cherri has helped to bring together a veritable who’s who of HPC luminaries for the SIGHPC Executive Committee and Advisory Board.

Cherri is also the Housing Chair for SC11 and we go on to discuss what looks to be a record year for the conference series in terms of attendance and a number of other areas.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

CycleCloud BigScience Challenge - Win 8 Hours on 30,000 Core Cluster

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC interview CycleComputing CEO Jason Stowe about the company's Big Science Challenge 2011. Entries are due Nov. 7, 2011 and the winner will receive 8 Hours on 30,000 Core Cluster.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Innovation for Business: The SmartCloud Service Delivery Model

In this podcast, Ric Telford from IBM presents: Innovation for Business: The SmartCloud Service Delivery Model.

To realize the benefits of cloud computing while overcoming the inherent challenges, organizations must take a holistic approach. Implementing a cloud computing model means encouraging innovation by simplifying and standardizing underlying infrastructure. It entails the creation of efficient yet flexible IT foundations that can support the development of new services and the consistent delivery of quality user experiences. And it demands a focus on ensuring interoperability, resiliency and security in an integrated fashion.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Panasas Scale-Out Storage

In this podcast, Geoffrey Noer of Panasas presents on the company's solutions for Scale-Out NAS for unstructured data storage.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Interview: Satoshi Matsuoka on Sustainability on the Road to SC11 and Beyond

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner interviews Professor Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology on the topics of HPC sustainability, Exascale computing, and other related topics coming up at SC11 in Seattle this November.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MyCybertwin - Intelligent Agents that Chat with Real People

In this video, John Zakos, CIO of MyCybertwin describes how the company's intelligent software agents can interact with people to provide customer service and a host of other roles.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nevex Cacheworks Accelerates Applications

In this podcast, Steven Lamb and Andrew Flint from Nevex discuss the company's new application acceleration software for Windows.

New Avere NAS Optimization Solutions with Advanced Analytics

In this podcast, Avere President and CEO Ron Bianchini describes the company's new NAS Storage Solutions with Advanced Analytics capabilities.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NetApp Steps Up to HPC with 55 Petabyte Win at Livermore

In this podcast, Mark Weber, President of the U.S. Public Sector at NetApp discusses the company's recent 55 Petabyte storage win at LLNL for the pending 20 Petaflop Sequoia supercomputer.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Jclouds Adrian Cole on Next-Gen Cloud Infrastructure

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner of interviews Adrian Cole, Chief Evangelist at Cloudsoft and founder at

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lund University Makes Heart Transplants Safer with MATLAB Parallel Computing

In this slidecast, Silvina Grad-Frelich from MathWorks discusses how Lund University used MATLAB, Neural Network Toolbox, Parallel Computing Toolbox, and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server to improve long-term survival rates for heart-transplant recipients by identifying optimal recipient and donor matches.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

CERN Chooses Coverity to Root Out Bugs in LHC Software

In this podcast, Axel Naumann describes how CERN used Coverity testing software to root out problems in its massive Root codebase with over 50 million lines of code.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Riverbed High Performance Cloud Applications

podcast, Kosten Metreweli from Riverbed describes the company's new High Performance Cloud Applications.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ScaleMP Announces Support of AMD Machines on vSMP

In this podcast, Shai Fultheim from ScaleMP announces support of AMD machines on vSMP. With AMD's new Interlagos processors, vSMP Foundation can aggregate up to 8192 cores and 64 Tbytes of RAM into a single system image.

Interview: Sage Weil on the Ceph Open Source Distributed Storage System

In this podcast, Ceph's Chief Architect Sage Weil from Dreamhost describes how this open source distributed storage system is archtected for performance, scalability, and resiliency in HPC and Cloud environments.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Certeon Optimized Application Delivery Solutions - Simple, Fast, Flexible

In this podcast, Certeon CTO Donato Bucella presents: Certeon Optimized Application Delivery Solutions - Simple, Fast, Flexible.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Slidecast: Intel Amps Up HPC Development Tools with Parallel Studio XE 2011 Service Pack 1

In this slidecast, Intel's James Reinders describes how the company is increasing performance, forward scaling, and adherence to standards with the release of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011 Service Pack 1.

Interview: BlueArc to Help HDS Conquer Unstructured Big Data

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner from interviews Mike Gustafson and Bjorn Andersson of BlueArc. The company was recently acquired by Hitachi Data Systems.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New COO at DDN Looks to the Big Data Future

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner from interviews Erwan Menard, the new COO of Data Direct Networks.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fujitsu's Global Cloud for Business

In this podcast, Fujitsu's VP of Cloud Portfolio Jody Little presents an overview of the company's enterprise cloud offering. Following that, Cloud Portfolio Architect Director Gary Bates demos how easy it is to set up and provision clouds using their web interface.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Versant - The NoSQL 2.0 ABC's

In this podcast, Versant's Robert Greene presents The NoSQL 2.0 ABC's. NoSQL provides the ability to scale beyond partitions.

The first NoSQL database technologies were created to fill the acute scalability demands of Big Data and the explosion of the social Web. And while they mainly succeeded by instituting a shift in database architecture paradigms, they left quite a bit to be desired in other key performance areas," said Greene. "These NoSQL 1.0 technologies made progress at the expense of eschewing adequate support for complex data models, near real-time data analytics, and transaction handling. Versant believes that the demand for these capabilities, which are critical for enterprises, will drive the evolution towards NoSQL 2.0 technologies that deliver on the needs for complexity, speed, concurrency, AND scale."

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Texas Memory Systems Steps Up with 10-Year RAID SSDs

In this podcast, Jamon Bowen and Erik Eyberg from Texas Memory Systems discuss their new SSD storage solutions. Using eMLC in a RAID configuration, the new RamSam-810 product has lifetime rated at 10 years of continuous Writing at 600 MB/s.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Slidecast: BlackSky's Purpose-Built HPC

In this slidecast, BlackSky CEO Scott Alexander presents an overview of the company's HPC products. Learn more at

We created this product because we looked for an HPC storage system for our own internal cloud and for our customers for more than a year and found nothing that satisfied all the requirements for compute intensive applications,” said Scott Alexander, co-founder and CEO, BlackSky Computing. “The only offerings with sufficient I/O were cost prohibitive because they weren't designed for high performance computing or render farms. The Apollo storage system was purpose built to deliver the three essential features for HPC storage - tremendous capacity at low $/TB; proportional network bandwidth in and out of the device which will cripple HPC applications if not done correctly; and expandability under one file system to very large volumes.”

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Abiquo Cloud Management Solutions

In this podcast, Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm discusses the company's cloud management solutions.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

SolidFire High Performance Storage for the Cloud

In this podcast, SolidFire's Founder & CEO Dave Wright provides and overview of the company's solid-state storage offerings for the Cloud.

SolidFire delivers high-performance and high-efficiency primary storage for cloud service providers. The SolidFire Element™ operating system combines a scale-out all-solid-state architecture with patented efficiency technologies that dramatically reduce power, cooling, and capacity consumption. Designed for operation at cloud-scale, the SolidFire multi-tenant architecture enables cloud service providers to guarantee sustained performance to thousands of servers within a single storage system.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

PriceAdvice – The Blue Book for Everything Else

In this slidecast, Ira Williams from PriceAdvice provides an overview of the company and describes how they help consumers value items for resale.

We want consumers to know they’re getting the best and most up-to-date prices for any used item they want to buy,” said Ira Williams, president of iTaggit. “Our goal is to become the most accurate valuation tool available for the purchase of used items on sites such as eBay, Amazon and craigslist. PriceAdvice was created in an effort to remove the guess-work many consumers face when buying a used item online and to make the process as easy as possible.”

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Strategic Blue - Your Broker for the Cloud

In this slidecast, James Mitchell, Founder & CEO of Strategic Blue discusses how his company acts as a Cloud Services Brokerage, providing financial intermediation services to corporate customers using cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service ("IaaS").

Strategic Blue takes over the client billing process from cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and CloudSigma, without interfering with the client's technical access to the cloud. Strategic Blue is able to offer access to cloud computing infrastructure as a service on payment terms tailored for each client, at prices that will never exceed those available directly from the cloud provider. Discounted pricing can be offered where a client can commit to a minimum amount of usage over a period of time. Strategic Blue is able to provide a single invoice for access to multiple cloud providers, and is able to work with clients' purchase order procedures.

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Nimbus Data Wins Huge Flash Deployment at eBay

In this slidecast, Nimbus Data Founder and CEO Thomas Isakovitch announces one of the world's largest Flash storage deployments at eBay. He also provides a overview of Nimbus Data solutions and lays out where he thinks their enterprise flash storage technology is headed in the future.

This is an impressive win and tremendous validation for Nimbus, a company pioneering network-attached flash storage combined with a complete software platform,” stated Jim Handy, Chief Analyst with Objective Analysis. “Nimbus’ win at eBay shows that demanding customers are ready to replace conventional spinning disk arrays with flash even in large-scale environments to capture significant performance, power, and rackspace improvements. Nimbus’ comprehensive hardware and software make it well-positioned to capitalize on this tectonic shift in the storage industry.”

Today Nimbus also announced its second generation S-Class series of flash memory storage systems, which it describes as being three times faster than the original launched in 2010. The new devices add native support for Fibre Channel and Infiniband networking.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hot Interconnects Conference Looks to the Future of Networks

In this podcast, the Co-Chairs on the Hot Interconnects Symposium discuss their program agenda and why it continues to be the premier international forum high performance networking at all scales. The event takes place August 24-26 in Santa Clara, CA.
Two days of technical sessions led by Fabrizio Petrini from IBM TJ Watson, our 2011 General Chair, plus a day of tutorials will keep you on top of the latest industry developments and academic laboratories. Our objective is to address the Networking and Supercomputing families. This year we are proud to have Torsten Hoefler, University of Illinois (UIUC), and Patrick Geoffray, Myricom, as our 2011 IEEE Hot Interconnects Program Co-Chairs.

Featured Keynotes:

  • The IBM Blue Gene/Q Interconnection Network and Message Unit. Philip Heidelberger, Research Staff Member at IBM

  • The Computer that is the Network: A Future History of Big Systems. Greg Papadopoulos, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates; formerly CTO, Sun Microsystems

  • Will Interconnect Help or Limit the Future of Computing? Shekhar Borkar, Intel Fellow and director of Extreme-scale Technologies at Intel Labs

The two-day symposium will be followed by a day of software tutorials. Register now.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Interview: Looks at Fujitsu K Supercomputer

In this video, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC interview the co-founders of the TOP500 list: Hans Meuer and Jack Dongarra. The discussion focuses on history of the TOP500 and the current #1 system on the list, the K Computer from Fujitsu in Japan.

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Gluster - A Better Way to Do Storage

In this slidecast, Tom Trainer and John Kreisa present Gluster - A Better Way to Do Storage.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Aspera High Speed Data Transfer Software

In this slidecast, Aspera's Bhavic Vyas describes the company's high speed data transfer software.

We’re thrilled to be recognized as a leading file transport provider in cloud computing,” said Michelle Munson, president and co-founder of Aspera. “Organizations moving to the cloud have consistently chosen Aspera to efficiently and reliably manage the movement of Big Data. This award validates Aspera’s ongoing work to optimize global workflows for cloud adopters.”

Read the Full Story or download a whitepaper on Aspera technology for ultra high-speed WAN data movement with leading storage systems.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hybrid Core Computing - Graph 500

In this slidecast, Convey CEO Bruce Toal describes the advantages of the company's hybrid core architecture for graph computing. Convey recently announced that the company has joined the ranks of the world’s most powerful computer systems for data-intensive computing with its performance on the Graph 500 benchmark.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

QLogic Tri-Labs Linux Capacity Cluster Award

In this podcast, QLogic's Joe Yaworski discusses the company's recent Tri-Labs Linux Capacity Cluster Award. The company will provide InfiniBand for three major supercomputer centers, providing over 3 Petaflops of HPC computing capacity.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Xyratex Launches ClusterStor Lustre Storage Appliance

In this slidecast, Ken Claffey from Xyratex presents the company's new ClusterStor Appliance for Lustre-based HPC storage.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Opscode Hosted Chef Goes GA for the Cloud

In this slidecast, Opscode co-founder & CEO Jesse Robbins discusses the company's latest offering called Hosted Chef.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Likewise Storage Services Bring Concurrency to NFS and CIFS

In this slidecast, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC interviews Ken Cheney, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Likewise. The company's new storage offering brings concurrency to mixed network environments.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

HyperGlance: 3D Vizualization for IT Infrastructure

In this video, Real Status co-founder & CTO Stace Hipperson demonstrates HyperGlance, a software package that uses sophisticated graphics and modelling techniques to create real-time models of complete IT infrastructures in 3D and overlays performance and business metrics.

While HyperGlance currently gathers data from VMWare's API, since the program is data-driven, the same techniques could be used to monitor large HPC clusters running MPI.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Secret Sauce in Cray’s XK6 Hybrid Supercomputer

In this podcast, Cray's Barry Bolding describes the secret sauce in the company's new Cray XK6 hybrid supercomputer. Scalable to 50 Petaflops, the Cray XK6 is expected to start shipping later this year.

Capable of tens of millions of MPI messages per second, the Gemini ASIC complements current and future massively multicore and many-core processors. Each hybrid compute node is interfaced to the Gemini interconnect through HyperTransport 3.0 technology. This direct connect architecture bypasses the PCI bottlenecks inherent in commodity networks and provides a peak of over 20 GB/s of injection bandwidth per node. The Gemini router’s connectionless protocol scales from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of cores without the increase in buffer memory required in the point-to-point connection method of commodity interconnects.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

IO Turbine Launches Accelio SSD Accelerator for Virtualization

In this slidecast, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC interviews IO Turbine CEO Rich Boberg. The company's newest product, Accelio uses SSD/Flash on the compute server to solve I/O bottleneck problems in VMware environments. When installed on VMware servers, Accelio transparently identifies the highest priority data and offloads IOPS from primary storage to Flash, delivering performance directly to designated virtual machines.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Texas Memory Systems Product Update

In this slidecast, Jamon Bowen from Texas Memory Systems presents an update on the company's SSD storage products. The RamSan-70 “Gorilla” is a high-performance, half-length PCIe card with 900 GB of usable SLC Flash capacity. Delivering 330K IOPS and 2 GB/s of bandwidth, the Gorilla reportedly has higher performance and greater capacity than any other half-length SLC Flash PCIe card.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Nvidia Tesla 2090, World's Fastest HPC Processor

In this this slidecast, Nvidia's Roy Kim and Andy Walsh provide an update on the all-new Tesla 2090 HPC processor.

In the latest version of AMBER 11, one of the most widely used applications used by scientific researchers for simulating behaviors of biomolecules, four Tesla M2090 GPUs delivered record performance of 69 nanoseconds of simulation per day. The fastest AMBER performance recorded on a CPU-based supercomputer was 46 ns/day. “This is the fastest result ever reported. With Tesla M2090 GPUs, AMBER users from a university department can now accelerate their scientific work as if they had a supercomputer in their own lab,” said Ross Walker, assistant research professor at the San Diego Computer Center, and principle contributor to the AMBER code.

The Tesla M2090 GPU will be available in servers including the new HP ProLiant SL390 G7, which incorporates up to eight Tesla M2090 GPUs in a half-width 4U chassis. Read the Full Story.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cycle Cloud HPC Clusters - 10,000 Cores in 45 Minutes

In this slidecast, Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe describes how the company provisioned a 10,000-core, top 114-equivalent supercomputer utilizing its CycleCloud service.
Since 2005, Cycle has helped clients maximize the world's compute resources through its reliable, secure and elastic high performance computing (HPC) solutions, both internally and in the cloud. CycleCloud massively scaled up client resources to perform hundreds of thousands of computational tests in a matter of eight hours. Once the results were produced, the customer could just "turn off" those resources with no further charges. Additionally, the 10,000-core cluster was run on a cost of only $1,060/hour. Leveraging CycleCloud and Cycle's HPC proficiency delivered these stats:

  • Infrastructure: 1250 instances with 8-core / 7-GB RAM

  • Cluster Size: 10,000 cores, 8.75 TB RAM, 2 PB of disk space total

  • Scale: Comparable to #114 of Top 500 Supercomputer list

  • Security: Engineered with HTTPS & 128/256-bit AES encryption

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Samplify Prism FP Takes Floating-Point Compression to the Max

In this podcast, Samplify VP Allan Evans describes the company's advanced floating-point compression technology called Prism FP. Learn more at

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

DoD Mod Chooses Panasas for Multiple Datacenters

In this podcast, Ron Mowery and Mike Moritzkat from Panasas discuss the company's recent win at the DoD Modernization Office. As part of a subcontract by Lockheed Martin to supply department-wide storage and parallel file system infrastructure to the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), Panasas storage will be deployed at four DoD HPC centers across the country.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

ISC11 Launches HPC in Asia Workshop, Spotlight on Exascale

In this slidecast, Rich Brueckner (insideHPC) and Mark Bernhardt (The Exascale Report) interview Martin Meuer, Director of Operations for ISC. This year, the International Supercomputing Conference is launching and all-new HPC in Asia Workshop on the first day of the conference. Meuer describes the goals for the workshop along with plans for an exciting set of Exascale sessions at ISC.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mellanox Rolls Out SwitchX FDR InfiniBand with 40 GigE Built In

In this podcast, John Monson from Mellanox describes the company's new SwitchX architecture for high performance computing.

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Maze - Maze Testing and Debugging Tool for Concurrent Applications

In this episode of the Rich Report, I interview Roni Simonian, Founder & Principal of Ariadne LLC. The company's Maze Testing and Debugging Tool for Concurrent Applications is now available for download:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SPM.Python Expoits Parallelism with Fault Tolerance

In this slidecast, Minesh Amin from MBA Sciences presents on the latest release of SPM.Python. Amin was recently awarded several patents for the technology, which now includes support for exploiting parallelism using GPUs by way of PyCuda. With this new feature in place, SPM.Python enables programmers to exploit parallelism in a fault tolerant manner across all three levels of abstraction: servers, cores, and GPUs.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hadapt's Adaptive Query Execution Speeds Big Data in the Cloud

In this slidecast, I interview Justin Borgman, CEO of Hadapt. This week the company announced an initial round of financing and a set of patents related to Big Data analytics.

“Our patent-pending Adaptive Query Execution™ capability is unlike any other offering in the market,” explains Borgman. “In testing conducted at Yale University, we were able to document query results 50 times faster than Hadoop with Hive and 600 times faster than Hadoop with HBase,” he continues. “Hadapt was born in the cloud and unlike other second generation data warehousing companies, we have optimized our product architecture for big data and big analysis in virtualized environments,” concludes Borgman.

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Hadapt Closes Initial Financing and Announces Patent-Pending Innovations for Big Data and Big Analytics in the Cloud

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Avere's Global Namespace Brings SSD Speed to NAS

In this podcast, Avere President & CEO Ron Bianchini explains how the company's newly announced global namespace (GNS) capability will allow organizations to tame NAS sprawl resulting from enormous growth in unstructured data.
With Avere’s GNS, storage administrators can easily create and manage logical groupings of file-based resources regardless of physical location, presenting clients running NFS or CIFS with simplified and transparent access to data with a single mount point. Moreover, when data is moved from one storage server to another within the network, client access is automatically rerouted with no disruption or downtime. GNS is available immediately as part of the 2.0 release of the Avere operating system.”

For HPC and Cloud users, Avere brings the notion of locality and low-latency to NAS through clustered, hierarchical SSD storage. In my view, it's a scalable approach that's well worth a look.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Interview: Clustercorp Turns up the Volume on Rocks with New Round of Funding

In this podcast, I interview Clustercorp's newest employees: Mason Katz, CTO, and Greg Bruno, VP of Engineering. As key developers of the Rocks open source software, Bruno and Katz came over to Clustercorp last week to bolster the commercial version of Rocks.

As announced this morning, Clustercorp has just completed its first round of institutional funding, which it will use to scale development and accelerate its successful entry into the cloud management space.

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In this time-lapse video from SC2003, SDSC builds a live, 128-node Rocks cluster in the Sun booth in approximately one hour and forty minutes.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Inverview: Results from 2011 insideHPC Reader Survey

In the this slidecast, insideHPC President Rich Brueckner interviews Media Strategist Mike Bernhardt about findings from the 2011 insideHPC Reader Survey. We had an overwhelming response and I would like to thank you all for your input as we strive to improve our publication and broaden our global reach.

As for the results in a nutshell, we are now more confident than ever that insideHPC is one of the best ways for advertisers to reach the global community of HPC users. Download the PDF slides or the MP3 Podcast.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grid Dynamics CEO Victoria Livschitz on Delivering Cloud Scalability

In this podcast, I interview Victoria Livschitz, President & CEO of Grid Dynamics. As an engineering company, Grid Dynamics has helped companies like eBay, Paypal, and Microsoft build next-generation, mission-critical systems that deliver extreme scalability and elasticity.
In our cloud computing survey of engineers, we learned that they are all about scalability and elasticity, the very things that make up our company's mission statement. There is a tremendous economic value that companies place on both. And until recently, until Cloud Computing, there was no technical way of getting there."

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Interview: How Taiwan's NIST Won the SC10 Student Cluster Competition

In this podcast, Professor Yeh-Ching Chung describes how his team from NTHU in Taiwan prepared themselves to win the SC10 Student Cluster Competition. His tips for futures teams are generous indeed, especially if you consider how his crew was able to crack 57,000 passwords for the contest, which was more than all seven of the other teams combined.

If you are a vendor, I encourage you to learn more about this contest and consider donating equipment for the SC11 Student Cluster Competition.

Submissions for the SC11 showdown open up on February 11, 2011. Student teams, it's time to start your engines because the champs are coming back!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Developing Lustre in the HPC Community

In this podcast, Robert Read from Whamcloud discusses a new whitepaper available from the company entitled: Developing Lustre in the HPC Community. Written by Eric Barton and John K. Dawson, the paper describes some of the challenges facing the community in maintaining Lustre as a production-quality file system while enhancing it to meet the demands of exascale computing.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Interview: Spectra Logic Storage Solutions for Petascale and Beyond

In this webcast, I interview Molly Rector, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Spectra Logic. Download the MP3 * Download Slides (PDF)

Download the Intersect360 Research white paper: The Role of Active Archive for Petascale and Beyond.

Interview: Programming for RDMA Using OFA Software

In this podcast, I interview Rupert Dance and Tom Stachura from the Open Fabrics Alliance. OFA has a new course offering designed to help you take full advantage of RDMA to improve your data center's performance and cost effectiveness. Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) is a powerful programming paradigm finding widespread adoption in many large systems – from high performance computing to enterprise data centers.

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