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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