Saturday, December 15, 2012

HPC Wales - An Integrated HPC Service

In this podcast, Martyn Guest from HPC Wales describes how the organization provides the region with innovation through collaboration and services for high performance computing.
Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art HPC capability, technology, infrastructure and facilities on a pan-Wales, pan-sector basis, to deliver research innovation, high-level skills development and transformational ICT for wider economic benefit.
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Solarflare Processing NICs Do HPC Custom Compute

In this podcast, Solarflare President & CEO Russell Stern describes how the company develops network interface software and hardware to transform the way applications use networks, providing industry-leading application acceleration for the most demanding scale-out compute environments.
Solarflare's Customized Compute Platform enables users to move critical applications from traditional server processing to AOE's high-speed processing engine — significantly boosting application performance while providing a transparent interface to the network.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

9Slides Cloud-based Presentation Platform

In this podcast, 9Slides founder and CEO Ruchit Garg demonstrates the Startup's easy-to-use cloud-based presentation platform.
9SLIDES is a powerful communication tool, which allows users to capture and share experience of "being there" in the presentation room with a remote audience, anytime, anywhere. Your audience can watch it on a PC, Mac or even iPad without downloading any app."
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Silicon Mechanics Research Cluster Grant Program

In this podcast, Art Mann from Silicon Mechanics describes the company's Research Cluster Grant program.
We are pleased to again announce our sponsorship of a unique grant opportunity: A complete High-Performance Compute Cluster using the latest AMD Opteron processors and NVIDIA GPUs. Silicon Mechanics, a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage systems, and high-performance computing solutions, is dedicated to building relationships and collaborating with professors and researchers at universities and other research institutions. This grant program is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations. Submissions will be reviewed for merit and related impacts.
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pentaho Big Data Analytics

In this slidecast, Ian Fyfe from Pentaho presents: Pentaho Big Data Analytics.
Pentaho accelerates the realization of value from big data with the most complete solution for big data analytics.

Pentaho provides:
  • Full continuity from data access to decisions -- complete data integration and business analytics platform for any big data store 
  • Faster development, faster runtime -- visual development and distributed execution 
  • Instant and interactive analysis -- no coding and no ETL required 
From preparing and modeling big data stores for analysis, to data visualization, exploration and predictive analysis, Pentaho Business Analytics allows you to harvest the meaningful patterns buried in large volumes of structured and unstructured data. Analyzing big data sets gives you the power to identify new revenue sources, develop loyal and profitable customer relationships, and run your overall organization more efficiently and cost effectively." 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

OpenMP is Expanding

In this podcast, Matthijs van Waveren from presents: OpenMP is Expanding. OpenMP, the de-facto standard for parallel programming on shared memory systems, continues to extend its reach beyond pure HPC to include DSPs, real time systems, and accelerators. The first release candidate of OpenMP 4.0 was made available at the SC12 conference and exhibition.
We are proud to mark the 15th anniversary of OpenMP,” said Michael Wong, OpenMP CEO, “with a major leap forward with significant enhancements to parallelism.”
OpenMP released a technical report on directives for attached accelerators recently with the intent to integrate OpenACC into the final OpenMP release candidate in the 1st quarter of 2013. The second release candidate will include the directives for attached accelerators, tasking extensions and error handling. Read the Full Story. Download the MP3 * Download the slides (PDF)Subscribe on iTunes * If Dropbox is blocked, download audio from Google Drive.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

NetApp - Big Data and HPC

In this podcast, Richard Treadway and Rich Seger from NetApp discuss the company's storage solutions for Big Data and HPC. The company's HPC solutions for Lustre support massive performance and storage density without sacrificing efficiency. Download the MP3 * Download the slides (PDF)Subscribe on iTunes * If Dropbox is blocked, download audio from Google Drive.

ProfitBricks IaaS is HPC in the Cloud Made Real

In this podcast, ProfitBricks USA CEO Bob Rizika describes how the world has changed since the first generation of Clouds and that high performance computing today can be a viable Infrastructure as a Service.
What’s different now in Cloud computing? It's not first generation difficult-to-use, costly, slow and limiting – but second-generation Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  We now live in a world where instances can be connected at 80Gb/s, and instances can have 196GB of RAM and 48 cores. The real clouds are arriving.  And despite what some might think, they are priced and packaged for the masses.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Texas Instruments Builds System on Chip for HPC

In this podcast, Arnon Friedmann from Texas Instruments describes the company's new multicore System-on-Chips (SoCs). Based on its award winning KeyStone architecture, TI's SoCs are designed as accelerate traditional x86 servers as well as enable the building purpose-built, energy efficient devices for specific applications powered by ARM processors and TI DSPs on the same package.
Targeted for applications such as networking, radar, imaging, high performance computing, gaming and media processing, TI's new KeyStone multicore processors offer developers more than twice the capacity & performance at half the power relative to existing solutions.
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Parallella - Supercomputing for Everyone

In this podcast, Adateva Founder & CEO Andreas Olofsson describes the new Parallella project, an open-source development platform for low-power parallel computing. In an attempt to finance the project, the company is launching Parallella as a Kickstarter campaign so that the development platform can be offered for only $99 dollars.
Inspired by great hardware communities like Raspberry Pi and Arduino, we see a critical need for an truly open, high-performance computing platform that will close the knowledge gap in parallel programing," said Andreas Olofsson, CEO of Adapteva. "High performance parallel computing is currently only accessible to a small and select group of expert programmers. The goal of the Parallella project is to democratize access to parallel computing. The parallel programming dilemma is a grand challenge of computer science and we need all hands on deck."

Friday, September 21, 2012

OCF enCORE: HPC on Demand

In this podcast, Jerry Dixon from OCF describes the company's new enCORE HPC on Demand service.
OCF's enCORE service provides a highly scalable compute facility that can be accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis via the Internet. No concerns over data centre space, power, cooling, or in recruiting and retaining the skills to implement and maintain your own cluster. Simply register, log on and begin running jobs in your own secure area. The service provides access to a state-of-the-art IBM iDataPlex compute cluster with Infiniband interconnects, GPU nodes and high speed IBM storage, to deliver a truly scalable, high performance computing resource. Users will be allocated their own area on the system and, via the scheduler, can place jobs onto the physical compute nodes of the system. Then simply monitor progress and download the results."
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Overview of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013

In this podcast, Intel Tool Evangelist James Reinders presents an overview of the new Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013 and Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 tool suites.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Making the Biggest Big Data Easy

In this podcast, 1010 Data CEO Sandy Steier presents: Making the Biggest Big Data Easy. The company has just re-launched its web site with a new look and a live demo.
For well over a decade, 1010data has pushed the limits of analytics on large amounts of data, including “Big Data”. From routine reporting to advanced analytics, the 1010data system allows businesses like yours to hone their tactics and strategy, while reducing technology overhead, costs and risk.”
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Skyera Rolls Out Affordable Enterprise Flash

In this podcast, Radislav Danilak and Tony Barbagallo from Skyera describe the company's new cost-effective flash storage solutions for the enterprise.
The ‘norms’ of solid-state storage have seen much change and improvement over the last few years” said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at ESG, “But Skyera’s flagship product introduction challenges even the best of those new ‘norms’ and looks set to be a true game changer. Its compact, high capacity form, together with impressive longevity and – most notably and unapologetically – a dramatically-attractive price, promise to change the storage landscape; users who thought they could not afford solid-state are simply going to have to revise their thinking.”
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Texas Memory System Native Bootable PCIe Flash Introduction

In this podcast, Eric Eyberg from Texas Memory Systems describes the company's new Native Bootable PCIe Flash devices.
Customers have been enjoying industry-leading performance from our PCIe Flash storage systems for over three years, and now with this firmware upgrade, we can allow large-scale customers to simplify and consolidate everything around Flash," said Dan Scheel, TMS President. "No other native PCIe Flash storage vendor offers this functionality. The ability to boot directly from a PCIe Flash card without resorting to legacy disk interfaces is a game-changing advancement that delivers the best in-server solid state storage experience available on the market today."
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Garantia Data – The in-memory NOSQL Cloud

In this podcast, Ofer Bengal from Garantia Data presents an overview of the company’s fully-automated cloud service for hosting Memcached and Redis.
The Garantia Data Memcached Cloud was built from the ground up over a true Memcached cluster architecture and with a highly reliable infrastructure. We distribute your dataset across multiple shards in multiple nodes of our Memcached cluster and constantly monitor your shards to ensure optimal performance. When needed, we add more shards and nodes to your dataset so it can continuously and limitlessly scale. We have also added to our Memcached cluster replication, data persistence, backup and auto-failover capabilities that guarantee your dataset is always up and running.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bonitasoft Business Process Managment – More Value, Less Code

In this podcast, Mac McConnell from Bonitasoft presents an overview of the company’s open solutions for business process management.
Bonita Open Source solution provides a powerful technology to handle business processes through a user friendly and easy-to-use interface. Bonita can easily be integrated into your business applications.”
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ScaleOut Software — In-Memory Data Grids for the Enterprise

In this podcast, Bill Bain and David Brinker from ScaleOut Software present an overview of the company’s in-memory data grid solutions.
ScaleOut StateServer runs as a distributed, software service on every Web or application server in your server farm to store data objects in memory and make them globally accessible across the farm within its distributed IMDG. These data objects contain serialized program data, such as Web session data, business logic objects, and data retrieved from a database server. Stored objects can be accessed from any client connected to the distributed data grid, and the grid enables simultaneous access by different clients to data objects stored on different grid servers.”
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Productizing Hadoop - Creating Enterprise Value, Not Dependency

In this podcast, Brian Christian from Zettaset describes how the company has productized Hadoop for ease of use, HPC speed, and enterprise security.
Our mission is to analyze more data, more quickly, and in a smaller footprint,” says Jim Vogt, CEO of Zettaset, Inc. “Working with Hyve Solutions and IBM, we’ve simplified big data for deployment on enterprise class commodity hardware.”
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Monday, July 9, 2012

HooplaHa Startup Serves up Life with a Smile

In this podcast, Rob Hess from HooplaHa describes how the Startup’s new web site helps you begin every day with a smile.
I believe that the best way to have a positive outlook is to surround ourselves with positive influences, positive people, positive stories and positive thoughts, said founder Rick Fernandes. “That’s what inspired me to create HooplaHa.”

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Interxion -- No Cloud is an Island

In this podcast, Jelle Frank from Interxion presents on the need for hybrid clouds in the enterprise and how the company's cloud test labs let you try before you build.
Interxion’s Cloud Test Labs are targeted at companies that want to trial a private cloud before migrating it to a fully-functioning production environment,” said Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Interxion’s cloud marketing manager. “Our partnership with Eucalyptus for this Cloud Test Lab takes that one step further, giving systems integrators and enterprises the option to not only test the service in a private cloud environment, but also scale into a public cloud.”
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Interview: Jack Dongarra on the June 2012 TOP500

In this podcast, Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee discusses the June 2012 TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. The TOP500 is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and Jack tells us more about how it got started and how the evolution of supercomputer performance measurement continues to evolve.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

SCINET Derives 100 Teraflops from InfiniBand Upgrade

In this podcast, Dr. Chris from Canada's SCINET and Gilad Shainer from Mellanox discuss a recent interconnect upgrade at the University of Toronto.
Using Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand solutions, SCINET has improved reliability and stability of their file systems, greatly improving the performance of parallel user jobs and user efficiency. SCINET is experiencing at least 15-20% increased performance out their upgraded cluster and expects to be high on the TOP500 list when the update is issued at ISC.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Slidecast: ClusterStor 6000 to Debut at ISC'12 with up to 1 TB/sec

In this podcast, Eric Lomascolo from Xyratex presents an overview of the company's new ClusterStor 6000 storage system for HPC.
The ClusterStor 6000 is a truly next generation storage system developed to address the pervasive need for massively scalable storage systems within the HPC and broader Big Data market,” said Ken Claffey, Xyratex Senior Director of the ClusterStor Business Line. “ClusterStor provides two levels of integration. The first combines file systems and RAID data protection onto our embedded server modules and the second consolidates these capabilities into our high density storage platform as a Scalable Storage Unit. These levels of integration enable linear scalability delivering 1TB/sec file system performance with 30% less power, and floor space of competitive systems. With the performance needed in many new applications, the legacy approach to HPC data storage doesn’t work.”
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Firstline Software: Bringing the Cloud to Earth

In this podcast, Konstantin Polukhin and Peter Vaihansky from Firstline Software present: Bringing the Cloud to Earth.
First Line Software has taken on the challenge of connecting cloud-based applications to on-premise data by developing a solution that places a functional stack between the cloud application and the on-premise database. The solution, developed following customer demand, combines the company's proprietary "cloud-to-earth adaptor" that implements reliable messaging across an unstable network with the comprehensive mapping between the cloud-based business logic and the on premise data store."
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Friday, June 1, 2012

ShopKeep – A Point-of-Sale System from iPads to the Cloud

In this podcast, Jason Richelson, CEO and Founder of ShopKeep presents an overview of the company’s cloud-based Point of Sales system that runs from iPad devices. ShopKeep is an iPad POS (Point of Sale) system that gives merchants the power to run and analyze their businesses in an elegant, easy-to-use and inexpensive cloud-based interface. By combining a iPad POS system with our detailed BackOffice reporting, you have the ability to generate powerful analysis of inventory, sales and customer relationship management with a service that never becomes outdated.”

Enabling Scalable Search, Discovery, and Analytics

In this podcast, Grant Ingersoll, Chief Scientists at Lucid Imagination presents: Enabling Scalable Search, Discovery, and Analytics. LucidWorks Big Data is an application development platform that enables comprehensive Search, Discovery and Analysis of an organization’s content and user interactions. LucidWorks Big Data is able to handle even the most demanding content environments - no matter the volume, variety and velocity of that content, nor the number of users needs.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Junar – Powering the Data Economy

In this podcast, Diego May, co-founder and CEO of Junar presents: Powering the Data Economy. The company is focused on delivering the easiest-to-use, cloud-based Open Data platform and providing best practices for its clients.
Open Data is fast becoming the next defining theme for business and government because information drives innovation and collaboration,” said Diego May, CEO and co-founder of Junar. “And Junar is already the engine for hundreds of organizations who are opening data and for millions of end users who use that information today. As we rapidly move to a society dominated by information and services, Junar is busy powering that transformation and the Data Economy.”
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

ScaleMP Update on Server Aggregation

In this podcast, Shai Fultheim from ScaleMP provides an update on the company’s virtualization software solutions for HPC. The company is preparing a big announcement at ISC’12. You can hear some of the details here or check out their booth #303 in Hamburg.
The innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) computer. Using software to replace expensive custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm.
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Top Benefits of Cloud Databases

In this podcast, Karen Tegan Padir from EnterpriseDB presents: Top Benefits of Cloud Databases.
PostgreSQL is the #1 enterprise-class open source database with a feature set comparable to the major proprietary RDBMS vendors and a customer list that spans every industry. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus solutions let you confidently develop and deploy PostgreSQL-backed applications that scale all the way from embedded solutions to massive OLTP and data warehouse systems that serve thousands of users.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time-to-Answer - A Business-Driven Scorecard for Big Data

In this podcast, Paul Barth from New Venture Partners presents: Time-to-Answer - A Business-Driven Scorecard for Big Data. According to Barth, the key to business success is data preparation (cleanse, normalize, and integrate the data), not the total amount of data that you have.
NewVantage helps clients mitigate the risk of critical business initiatives -- information strategy, data management/governance, customer/digital strategy, and business process alignment -- through a focus on up-front planning and execution: current state assessment, future state vision, roadmap, business case, requirements, capabilities, business architecture, and by providing a critical link between business and technology strategy and capabilities. Succcessful business transformation requires committed business sponsorship and strong technology partnership, and benefit from the independent, expert perspectives of business and technology executives who have “sat in the chair.”
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DDN WOS Software on OCP Storage Hardware to Enable Hyperscale Storage Clouds

In this podcast, Jeff Denworth from DDN provides details on the company’s recent announcement that their Web Object Scaler (WOS) will support Open Compute server and storage platforms in cooperation with the Open Compute Project.
Historically, there has not been an industry movement around standardizing and driving the adoption of mass-market hyperscale hardware technology,” said Jean-Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology, DDN. “With the new OCP storage hardware specification, DDN is able to focus its cloud storage efforts and investments on the software intelligence that drives today’s business and social connection. The Open Compute movement allows us to harness the power of crowd-sourced hardware design and a highly optimized supply chain to drive the best value for our customers.”
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Spectra to Deliver 380 Petabytes of Tape Storage to Blue Waters

In this podcast, Michelle Butler from NCSA and Molly Rector from Spectra Logic discuss the massive tape storage system that is being deployed for the 10 Petaflop Blue Waters supercomputer. As announced this week, the Blue Waters system will be one of the world’s largest active file repositories stored on tape media and will scale to a capacity of 380 raw petabytes within the first two years of operation.
NCSA designed Blue Waters to be one of the largest, most powerful supercomputing ecosystems in the world,” said Bill Kramer deputy director of the Blue Waters project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “The Spectra Logic T-Finity met our rigorous requirements with its high enterprise-level performance, ready data accessibility and massively scalable capacity. We are confident it will provide our user community with fast, reliable access to the massive volumes of critical data stored within Blue Waters’ Petascale near-line file repository.”
Spectra T-Finity tape libraries will provide the Blue Waters project with the ability to keep all near-line data accessible in an active repository, perform automated data integrity verification for the data store, and deliver high performance read/write rates of up to 2.2 PBs per hour utilizing enterprise TS1140 Technology tape drives.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Allinea Software - Meeting the Quest to Run Applications Faster

In this podcast, Patrick Wohlschlegel from Allinea Software describes the company's advanced parallel debugging capabilities.
Our mission is to make it easier for software developers and scientists to make their software scale up to take full advantage of current and emerging parallel computer systems. We do this by developing innovative tools that ensure correctness and optimization of parallel codes, and we are recognized as a leader and innovator in our market. We created the world's first petascale debugger - allowing users for the first time to debug at any scale. We also developed the first hybrid GPU debugger - enabling simultaneous debugging across multiple architectures in the same tool."
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Friday, May 11, 2012

In this podcast, Patrick Geoffray and Torsten Hoefler from the Hot Interconnects Conference lay out thier final Call for Papers. Conference themes include cross-cutting issues spanning computer systems, networking technologies, and communication protocols for high-performance interconnection networks. This conference is directed particularly at new and exciting technology and product innovations in these areas. Contributions should focus on real experimental systems, prototypes, or leading-edge products and their performance evaluation. Submissions are due May 20. Learn more at:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

High Performance Networking Solutions from Emulex & Myricom

In this podcast, Seth Walsh from Emulex and Nan Bodin from Myricom present: High Performance Networking Solutions. Today Emulex announced its bringing its new family of OneConnect 10Gb Ethernet Network Xceleration solutions to market in partnership with Myricom.

Partnering with Emulex allows Myricom to bring its unique high performance networking software solutions for specific vertical market applications to a broader market,” said Dr. Nan Boden, chief executive officer, Myricom. “Emulex’s market strength and industry-leading Ethernet road map combined with Myricom’s ultra-low latency performance, lossless packet capture/injection and traffic shaping technology enables the two companies to provide best-of-breed HPC networking.”

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Scalable HPC New Accelerations for Parallel Programming Languages over InfiniBand

In this slidecast, Todd Wilde from Mellanox presents: Scalable HPC New Accelerations for Parallel Programming Languages over InfiniBand.

This presentation will explore new advancements Mellanox has developed in increasing the performance and scalability of parallel programs over InfiniBand. These include Fabric Collectives Accelerator (FCA), and Mellanox Messaging Accelerations (MXM). In addition, the webinar will provide an overview of the parallel programming libraries that are using these accelerations, including the new ScalableSHMEM and ScalableUPC PGAS libraries that Mellanox has recently introduced to run over InfiniBand."

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Startup Offers Crowd-sourced "Call to Action" Engagements

In this podcast, Seth Elliott from Engagement Media Technologies presents: Crowd-sourced "Call to Action" Engagements.

"Engage.Me™ technology enables clients to create engaging and actionable experiences for consumers to participate in that help build brand ambassadors. Brands can activate a vast user base to perform tasks that result in gained insight for the brand plus increased brand awareness. The tasks can be "gamified" to create a more enticing experience for the consumer. Additionally, Engage.Me Live! technology enables organizations to create rich community experiences around live events involving celebrities, musicians, sports, and more. By using the StringFly™ mobile application, tech-savvy entertainment enthusiasts can engage with their friends, by streaming and uploading text, photos, and videos to branded entertainment channels in real-time."

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Newvem - Know Your Cloud

In this podcast, Zev Laderman from Newvem presents: Newvem - Know Your Cloud. "Newvem is the leader in enhancing cloud usage effectiveness through data analytics. Newvem's suite of tools utilize both cloud data analysis and crowd sourcing to enable DevOps, IT Managers and other Cloud Stakeholders to get to the bottom of their cloud faster by operating more efficient, secure, and cost effective clouds." Learn more at

Convey Computer Introduces Next-generation Hybrid-core: the HC-2

In this podcast, Convey CEO Bruce Toal presents: Convey Computer Introduces Next-generation Hybrid-core: the HC-2.
The Convey HC-2 systems increase application performance 2-3 times over previous generations of Convey servers and orders of magnitude over commodity servers. Earlier versions of the Convey systems allow the performance-critical portions of applications to achieve significant acceleration on the coprocessor. Convey's latest hybrid-core systems attain even greater acceleration by vastly increasing performance for the entire application — even those portions not assigned to the coprocessor.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Overview of Univa Grid Engine

In this podcast, Gary Tyreman from Univa presents an overview of Univa Grid Engine.
Univa Grid Engine is the next generation product that Sun Grid Engine users have been waiting for. Our customers save time and money through increased uptime, and with our innovative feature and product evolution they can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of running Grid Engine.”
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Bina - Accelerating Data-Driven Healthcare

In this slidecast, Narges Bani Asadi from a new Startup called Bina presents: Bina - Accelerating Data-Driven Healthcare.
In 2008, a renowned team of researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley came together to solve a critical problem for cancer researchers who were severely constrained by their existing computing capabilities for large-scale data analysis. Through this work they created a new approach to the integrated co-development of statistical algorithms, software and hardware for high performance data analysis. The result was a dramatic improvement in the accuracy, computational efficiency and cost of data analysis. The team founded Bina Technologies in 2010 to bring this approach to market.”
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How to Best Align Your Big Data Strategy: Start at the End

In this podcast, Mike Boyarski from Jaspersoft presents: How to Best Align Your Big Data Strategy: Start at the End. Jaspersoft provides the most cost effective and widely deployed business intelligence software in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Learn more at:

TPC - Creating Benchmarks to Meet Changing Industry Demands

In this podcast, Michael Poess from the TPC Transaction Processing Council presents: Creating Benchmarks to Meet Changing Industry Demands. Learn more at

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

IBM's Big Data Platform - Smarter Analytics for the Information Deluge

In this podcast, IBM's David Corrigan presents: IBM's Big Data Platform - Smarter Analytics for the Information Deluge. Learn more at

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bright Computing Takes Cluster Management to the Next Level

In this podcast, Bright Computing Founder and CEO Matthijs van Leeuwen describes how the company is taking cluster management to a new level.

Bright Cluster Manager is a comprehensive cluster management solution for managing all types of HPC clusters and server farms, including CPU and GPU clusters, storage and database clusters, and big data Hadoop clusters. Bright also manages your clusters in the cloud.

Monday, April 16, 2012

mCloud Solutions Overview for the Cloud

In this podcast, Kaz Brecher from MorphLabs presents: mCloud Solutions Overview for the Cloud.

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NetApp Solutions for HPC

In this podcast, Rich Clifton from NetApp discusses the company's storage solutions for HPC.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Intergence – 6 Steps to Cloud Heaven

In this podcast, Intergence CEO Peter Job describes how the company takes businesses onto the Road to Cloud Heaven.

SAP & Big Data – Turning Information into Actionable Knowledge

In this podcast, Carolee Gearhart from SAP presents: Big Data - Turning Information into Actionable Knowledge. Gearhart is National VP of OEM & Strategic Partner Group for North America at the company.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SGI NAS – Scalable, Modular Open Storage

In this podcast, Floyd Christofferson from SGI presents: SGI NAS - Scalable, Modular Open Storage. The company has combined a number of leading-edge, open technologies including ZFS and DTrace to accelerate network attached storage.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

6 Steps to Cloud Heaven

In this podcast, Intergence CEO Peter Job describes how the company takes businesses onto the Road to Cloud Heaven.

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HPC Analyst Crossfire – Live from the National HPCC Conference 2012

In this podcast, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research leads a panel discussion on current issues facing the high performance computing community. Recorded March 28, 2012 at the National HPCC conference in Newport.


Marc Hamilton, HP
Dr. Mark Fernandez, Dell
Merle Giles, NCSA
Steve Finn, Cherokee Information Systems

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Kotura Low-Power 100 Gb/s Optical Engine

In this podcast, Arlon Martin from Kotura presents an overview of the company’s low-power 100 gigabits per second optical engine. Recently demonstrated at the OFC/NFOEC 2012 show, the new technology will support the interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and HPC systems.

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Flow Corporation Real-Time Data Solutions

In this podcast, Eric Alterman from Flow Corporation presents and overview of the company’s Real-Time Data Solutions.

Flow is a big data company that provides real-time information solutions for developers, enterprises and media companies at and for consumers at The Flow Platform is cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) built on top of a real-time architecture that enables on-demand stream processing, data routing, and interoperability across the entire application landscape. Flow also provides customers with turn-key software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions such as iFlow, built entirely on the Flow platform.

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Infinitely Virtual – Security and Reliability in the Cloud

In this podcast, Adam Stern from Infinitely Virtual presents an overview of the company’s hosted virtual dedicated server and cloud computing technologies.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Avere Unveils Edge Filer and New Architecture for NAS

In this podcast, Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems presents: Avere 3.0: Edge Filer and New Architecture for NAS.

Since its inception, Avere has been challenging the concept of using a traditional, monolithic NAS filer as a single tier of storage,” said Terri McClure, ESG Senior Analyst. “With the introduction of its first full-fledged filer, the Edge filer, Avere is well positioned to offer an alternative model to solve some of the biggest technological and business challenges of NAS deployments, including the latency associated with remote storage deployments.”

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The Need for Datacenter Automation Powers OpsCode Chef

In this podcast, OpsCode CEO Mitch Hill describes the company's Chef products for Datacenter automation. Opscode just came out of a $19.5 Million Series C round of funding and is gearing up for its first annual ChefConf 2012 user conference May 15-17 in San Francisco.

As we enter the era of cloud computing, it is critical that we solve for the skills and tools gap created by the rapid and unabated proliferation of IT complexity," said Mitch Hill, CEO, Opscode. "Opscode Chef bridges that gap by enabling IT with the tools and skills necessary to effectively build and manage next-generation IT infrastructure. Today, we're already seeing significant enterprise traction for our commercial Chef products, with some of the world's leading companies using Chef to gain business agility and competitive advantage."

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Big Science Challenge Awards Time on 30,000-core Cluster for Stem Cell Research

In this podcast, Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing and Victor Ruotti from the Morgridge Institute for Research discuss the Big Science Challenge 2011. Ruotti was recently named the winner of the contest, and will get to use a 30,000-core cluster for stem cell research.

Moab HPC Suite 7.0

In this podcast, Chad Harrington from Adaptive Computing presents: Moab HPC Suite 7.0. The new release increases TORQUE scaleability to millions of jobs and 100K+ nodes with 10K+ users.

Moab manages the world's largest, most scale-intensive and complex HPC environments in the world including 40% of the top 10 supercomputing systems, nearly 40% of the top 25 and 36% of the compute cores in the top 100 systems based on rankings from

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Pentaho Big Data Update

In this podcast, Pentaho CEO Quentin Gallivan presents a Big Data Update.

Pentaho is now the leading independent provider of business analytics to thousands of global enterprises and software vendors for up to 90 percent less cost than offerings from traditional vendors.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

BrandYourself Startup Lets You Control Your Own Google Results

In this podcast, Patrick Ambron from BrandYourself describes how the company lets you control your own Google results.

Like any good company, BrandYourself started as a problem that turned into a mission we just couldn't ignore. We hated the fact that reputation firms purposely mystified the Search Engine Optimization process, making their customers feel trapped. We hated that these firms overcharged customers for something they could easily do themselves if they simply had a platform that educated and empowered them to do so. So we made it our mission to create a Do-It-Yourself platform that makes it easy for anyone to take control of their own search results without any price or technical barrier. We've been working around the clock for over a year putting together the team, expertise and building the platform you can use for free today.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Penguin Computing to Distribute DDN Storage for HPC

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC speaks with Dean Koester from Penguin Computing and DDN's Jeff Denworth. This week Data Direct Networks announced that Penguin Computing will become a distributer of DDN’s Parallel File Systems, NAS, and Object Storage solutions for HPC Environments.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

ExtraHop Startup Evolves Application Performance Management (APM)

In this podcast, Jesse Rothstein from ExtraHop Networks presents: The Evolution of Application Performance Management (APM).

ExtraHop Networks provides agentless, network-based application performance management (APM) solutions to ensure that business-critical transactions do not fail. With the ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system, IT teams gain unmatched real-time visibility for mapping and measuring, proactive early warning, and accelerated troubleshooting. Enterprises across a wide range of industry verticals depend on the ExtraHop system to protect their brand, increase revenue, and improve customer satisfaction.”

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Cycle Computing Powers Hyperscale Bioinformatics on Demand

In this podcast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing discusses the company’s recent RFP win at the Pistoia Alliance, a consortium of life science companies looking to crack their shared, fundamental research problems.

Cycle is committed to supporting the standards that help spark innovation, unify silos and streamline data digestion,” said Jason Stowe, CEO of Cycle Computing. “We look forward to collaborating with the alliance members and with the talent of Eagle Genomics in bioinformatics and Cycle Computing in Cloud HPC workflow management, meet the challenges facing both researchers today and into the next generation.”

Cycle Computing is getting traction in the bioinformatics space, where their core competency in utility supercomputing is helping scientists expand their research horizons with massive clusters on demand. Read the Full Story.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Federated Cloud: What's New for Hosts and Service Providers

In this podcast, Kosten Meteweli from OnApp presents: The Federated Cloud: What's New for Hosts and Service Providers.

OnApp CDN is a federated CDN platform for hosts. It has three main components: edge server software, which lets your build your own CDN PoP; a DNS redirection service for CDN traffic; and a marketplace where you can buy and sell CDN bandwidth.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hardcore Computer: Relentless Performance through Liquid Submersion

In this video, Chad Attlesey presents: Hardcore Computer: Relentless Performance through Liquid Submersion.

Hardcore Computer, Inc. custom designs and manufactures top-tier, high-performance computer systems. These systems use patented liquid submersion cooling technology to remove the main barrier of electronics performance—heat. In addition to high-performance desktop computer systems, Hardcore's liquid submersion technology is suitable for cooling a number of computing platforms, such as servers, storage systems and laptops.

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Demo: HyperWorks Compute Manager from Altair

In this video, Dan Stephenson and Venkat Parameswaran from Altair demonstrated the capabilities of the HyperWorks Compute Manager.

The integration of Altair's HyperWorks simulation tools with PBS Works workload management solutions increases high-performance computing productivity, providing users with a reliable and affordable enterprise simulation platform.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Swift Engineering Moves Beyond the Wind Tunnel with Cray and Platform

In this podcast, John Winkler, Chief Aerodynamicist at Swift Engineering describes how the company is using HPC to bring Formula Nippon cars and jet planes to market. Using a Cray CX1000 supercomputer managed by Platform HPC software, the company was able to switch fully to computational fluid dynamics modeling and de-commission its wind tunnel.

Prior to deploying Platform HPC, Swift relied solely on an in-house, two-workstation solution. With Cray and Platform support services and the ease-of-use delivered by the Platform HPC management interface, Swift was able to transition to a full-scale HPC cluster within one week. Swift engineers can now evaluate concepts within hours instead of days and make design changes in real time. Moving forward, Platform HPC will be used to manage crash simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and CFD jobs so that Swift can run more complex workflows for multiple vehicles.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Objectivity Provides Real-time Relationship Analytics for Big Data

In this slidecast, Brian Clark and Leon Guzenda from Objectivity discuss how the company provides Real-time Relationship Analytics for Big Data.

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Spotlight TMS - Getting More from Your Tickets

In this podcast, Tony Knopp from Spotlight TMS describes how the company helps corporate ticket buyers to get the most from their purchases.

Spotlight Ticket Management is essential for any company spending over $70,000 on tickets and hospitality assets. Ticket to events provides significant business return and a competitive advantage when done properly and creates significant risk and waste when done improperly.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

SnapLogic: Simplified & Cost Effective Cloud Integration

In this slidecast, Scott Edgington from SnapLogic presents an overview of the company's simplified & cost effective cloud integration platform.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How HPC Wales is Powering Economic Change

In this podcast, David Craddock from HPC Wales presents: How HPC Wales is Powering Economic Change.

HPC Wales is an innovative collaboration aimed at giving businesses and universities involved in commercially focused research access to the most advanced and evolving computing technology available. HPC Wales will invest in state-of-the-art computing technology, infrastructure and facilities on a pan-Wales basis, high level skills development and training and provide tailor made support services to business.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Solarflare ApplicationOnload Engine for On-the-Fly Processing of Network Data

In this podcast, Solarflare's Mike Smith describes the company's new products for On-the-Fly Processing of Network Data. The company develops network interface software and hardware to transform the way applications use networks, providing industry-leading application acceleration for the most demanding scale-out compute environments.

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Xeround Launches Database as a Service for MySQL Applications

In this podcast, Razi Sharir from Xeround describes the company's new Database as a Service for MySQL Applications. Learn more at:

EMC: Realizing Converged Infrastructure

In this podcast, Edward Newman describes how EMC Consulting helps customers achieve their IT goals in the cloud using Converged Infrastructure.

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GPU Computing and the Road to Extreme-Scale Parallel Systems

In this podcast, Nvidia's Steve Keckler describes the evolutionary path of GPU computing and where it's heading on the road to Exascale computing. Keckler is part of the team working on the Echelon research project, which is looking into technologies that will eventually enable an Exaflop computer to operate at under 20 Megawatts.

The Echelon extreme-scale computing project is partly funded by DARPA under the Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. Learn more at:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NImbus E-Class Storage Launch Briefing

In this podcast, Tom Isakovich from Nimbus Systems describes the company's new high-availability E-Class Storage devices based on high performance, high density EMLC flash memory.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Interview: Opscode Users to Gather for First-Ever #ChefConf

In this podcast, Jesse Robbins from OpsCode talks about the new #ChefConf event coming up May 15-17, 2012 in San Francisco.

Tens of thousands of people and thousands of companies use Opscode Chef to automate, manage and scale their infrastructure," said Jesse Robbins, co-chair of #ChefConf, and co-founder and chief community officer of Opscode. "This ability is now a critical skill for every software developer, systems engineer and IT professional who must manage ever-increasing scale and complexity."

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

APAX Application Acceleration from Samplify

In this podcast, Allan Evans and Al Wegener present: APAX Application Acceleration. Samplify Systems is leveraging their advanced compression algorithms to reduce the amount of data that needs to be moved and stored in high performance computing.

Eurotech Leverages Mfg Excellence for HPC Market

In this this podcast Giovanbattista (Giovanni) Mattiussi from Eurotech discusses the company’s push into the HPC market and their growing presence at the annual SC and ISC conferences. Widely known for their embedded manufacturing capabilities, Eurotech is receiving accolades for their high-density Aurora Intel-based clusters.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wildpackets - Network Forensics 101

In this podcast, Jay Botelho from Wildpackets describes how network forensics works and how the company's provides enterprise-wide network monitoring and reporting.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Video: Puppet Labs Datacenter Automation

In this video, Luke Kanies of Puppet Labs describes the company's open source datacenter automation and configuration management tool.

Puppet Labs’ IT automation software enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, scaling from handfuls of nodes on-premise to tens of thousands in the cloud. Puppet powers thousands of companies, including Twitter, Yelp, eBay, Zynga, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Interview: Dr. Bernd Mohr on the ISC's Popular Crash Course on HPC

In this podcast, I interview Dr. Bernd Mohr from the J├╝lich Supercomputer Center. Every year at the International Supcercomputing Conference in Germany, Dr. Mohr conducts a popular Crash Course on High Performance Computing.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

IPSoft Overview - Autonomic IT Management

In this podcast, Jonathan Crane presents: IPSoft Overview - Autonomic IT Management. Learn more at:

The IT infrastructure of tomorrow will not be managed by people, but by expert systems.

MentorMob - Crowdsourced Learning Made Easy

In this podcast, Kris Chinosorn from MentorMob presents a demo on how easy it is to crowdsource learning using the MentorMob playlist software.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Clustered Systems Introduces Remarkable 100KW Compute Rack

In this slidecast, Phil Hughes from Clustered Systems presents: 100KW Rack Introduction. Using a grant from the US Dept. of Energy, the company has developed a highly dense compute rack with a PCI-E interconnect and an extremely efficient warm-water cooling system.

The company estimates that a completely operational Petaflop compute facility using the new technology could be built for approximately $20 Million USD. To be available through OEM partners, first shipments will likely start in 2Q2012, and SLAC will deploy the first system.

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