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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