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  • SC13 Wrap Up!

    This year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Supercomputer Conference Series. Held in the Mile High City of Denver, SC13 was a great success! Some of the significant key highlights from the conference included: University of Texas winning a second consecutive Student Cluster Competition ...
  • Featured News HPC at Dell

    Mellanox Interconnect Available on Dell Server Mellanox announced that the newest generation of Mellanox interconnect solutions is part of the new Dell PowerEdge M620 blade server. HPC Admin: HPC Storage - Getting Started with I/O Profiling With so many options and so many key aspects to...
  • Cluster Performance- It's not just about Clock Rate Anymore.

    By Dan Stanzione and Tommy Minyard, Texas Advanced Computing Center For a long time now, we've known that sustained performance on clusters is a complicated thing to measure, especially when talking about parallel jobs. In columns like this one, and others too numerous to count, it has been stressed...
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  • HPC GPU Flexibility: Multiple GPUs + MPI, CUDA, OpenCL & Compilers

    Dr. Jeff Layton Note: In a previous blog, Dell's Dr. Jeff Layton begins this new series exploring the past & future of GPU Computing in HPC - you can read that blog here: HPC GPU Flexibility: The Evolution of GPU Applications and Systems Further Evolution: Think Multiple GPUs + MPI...
  • VIDEO "What Would You Do With Your HPC Resources, Just For Fun?"

    We interviewed top HPC Professionals asking an interesting question: What would you do with your HPC resources, just for fun? Their responses may just surprise you!
  • Can the Flux Capacitor & Dellorean Power Univ of Texas to the Top at SC10?

    At the Top 500 awards ceremony on Tuesday, we got our first preview of how the clusters in the student competition are performing. The University of Texas team came in at 1.07 TF, winning the award for the best performance for the HPL benchmark! Congratulations also goes to my alma mater LSU and National...
  • Multicore in HPC - Where will we stand in 10 years?

    There was a recent article in IEEE Spectrum entitled The Trouble With Multicore that gives a really nice background on how multicore processors have taken hold in the computing industry. It also details many of the challenges multicore brings to both HPC and Enterprise computing industries. The article...
  • HPC Design – Will You be Needing any Processors with your Cluster Today?

    There was a recent article in IT Business Edge that asks, “Do Processors Really Matter Anymore?” The author is commenting on an InformationWeek article which suggests that the relative value we previously put on processors, in the enterprise, has started to diminish because the value proposition...
  • 02-16-2010 -- PetaFLOPS for the Common Man- Pt 1 Who needs PetaFLOPS & Why?

    Jeff Layton, Ph.D. Dell Enterprise Technologist - HPC A PetaFLOPS sounds like a huge number, and indeed it is, but the word itself doesn’t really convey how much computational power there is in a PetaFLOPS. So for an analogy, a PetaFLOPS would require 83,333 laptops with 2 cores running...
  • 01-20-2009 - How Well Do You Know Your Data?

    If you are sensing a pattern to some of my blogs, you are probably correct. One of the reasons I write so much about HPCC storage is that this is one of the biggest headaches for HPC right now. I hope everyone is learning something from these articles/blogs. In this blog I want to talk about knowing...
  • Cornell’s Red Cloud Delivers Dell HPC Power to Other Researchers, Students

    Christine Fronczak Dell HPC Marketing Manager Congratulations are in order to the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) and its Director, David Lifka, with the recent unveiling of the Red Cloud on-demand research computing program. Red Cloud provides access to CAC’s...
  • Another Possible Tool for Handling the Data Deluge in HPC on a Budget. Part 5

    Dell's Dr. Mark Fernandez In the last installment of this blog, we discussed the differences between an HSM, a Backup and an Archive. Here we will go further into the differences, specifically by way of use-examples. Recall that a key feature of an HSM involves management of real storage...
  • Dell Life Cycle Controller features for High Performance Computing Cluster Deployment

    By Anil Maurya High Performance Computing Clusters ( HPCC ) are a very popular type of supercomputer and it is used for solving large problems using parallelization. Dell has Linux-based HPCC solutions offering. Deploying HPC is a comprehensive process. This document provides a simplified...
  • NAMD Performance on PE C6100 and C410X

    Executive Summay Given a single fully populated C410X with 16 M2070 GPUs, the recommended solution for NAMD is an 8 node configuration shown below. On STMV, a standard large NAMD benchmark, it shows a 3.5X performance compared to an equivalent CPU only cluster. It is recommended to use X5650...
  • Another Possible Tool for Handling the Data Deluge in HPC on a Budget. Part 4

    Dell's Dr. Mark Fernandez In the last installment of this blog, we discussed the Hierarchical Storage Management system or HSM, and the differences between Backup and Archive. Here we will go further into the differences, specifically from the user’s perspective. Recall that an...
  • Getting Started with High Performance and High Throughput Computing

    A Two-Day Boot Camp for Southeast Wisconsin August 23-24, 2011 Unive rsity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee EMS E256 3200 N. Cramer St Milwaukee, WI Free and Open to the Community 8:30 am – 4:00 pm including Continental Breakfast Registration required at: tinyurl.com/hpcbootcamp Sponsored by: Southeast Wisconsin...
  • New Cornell Collaboration Explores GPU Computing Using MATLAB

    The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) announced an exciting new research collaboration between ourselves, NVIDIA, Dell and MathWorks . The goal of this newly formed group is to explore the capabilities of GPU computing for data manipulation using MATLAB applications. More specifically...
  • HPC Scalability and Performance in the DT-HSS3 solution

    When scalability and performance of storage are part of your system needs, the Dell | Terascala High-performance Storage Solution (DT-HSS) is the key to fast performance and large scale storage requirements. The third generation of the DT-HSS, known as the DT-HSS3, leverages the PowerEdge R710, boosting...
  • DT-HSS3 Performance and Scalability

    When scalability and performance of storage are part of your system needs, the Dell | Terascala High-performance Storage Solution (DT-HSS) is the key to fast performance and large scale storage requirements. The third generation of the DT-HSS, known as the DT-HSS3, leverages the PowerEdge R710, boosting...
  • Fast and furious – developing an enterprise class environment for Team Lotus

    You only need to watch a Formula One™ car when it comes into the pits and is surrounded by laptops, to see how reliant modern racing is on technology. As crucial as the driver’s skill is the IT infrastructure behind an F1 team. When the newly formed Team Lotus asked us to help them build...
  • University of Sussex HPC - Shedding Light on Dark Matter

    Many sub-atomic particles – one giant step for mankind. We may have flown to the moon, but we’re still in the dark about dark matter. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN ) is carrying out trail-blazing studies that aim to turn the standard model of physics on its head. Which...
  • News Video: University of Texas Studying Hurricanes

    News story from Fox 7 News in Austin about the University of Texas and TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center). Hurricane season has only recently begun and FOX 7’s Keri Bellacosa went to the University of Texas Campus to learn about the research the university is conducting on these powerful storms...
  • Dell NFS Storage Solution with High Availability - an overview

    The Dell NFS Storage Solution (NSS) now comes in two flavors – with and without High Availability. This blog discusses the High Availability Solution introduced in April 2011. The requirement of 24/7 system run time and the continuous availability of user data imposes intense pressure on every...