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.