Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-08-18

Applications

Eric Holthaus published in Future Tense a supercomputer simulation of a tornado-producing thunderstorm. "The supercomputing network Bock used to make the simulation, a $121 million partnership between more than a dozen universities and the National Science Foundation, is among the most powerful computing resources in the world. The simulation is at 50 meter resolution - about 60 times better than the best operational weather models currently operate", writes Holthaus. Read further...
Joss Knight discusses on a NVIDIA blog several techniques one can use to maximize the performance of GPU-accelerated MATLAB code. In conclusion: "Vectorization is a key concept for MATLAB programming that provides big performance advantages for both standard and GPU coding. Combining this principle with the wealth of built-in functions optimized for the GPU is usually enough to take advantage of ones device, without needing to learn about CUDA or parallel programming concepts. And if that falls short, the arrayfun function lets you craft custom kernels in the MATLAB language to eke a lot more performance from ones card", says Knight. Read further...
Channel Pro's Christine Horton writes about Bright Computing targeting HPC partners as it looks to ramp up indirect sales, Bright's channel sales currently represent around 50 percent of overall business in the region, where it launched 18 months ago. Bright told Channel Pro it would like to increase the figure to more than 80 percent over the next couple of months, following its investment in its EMEA-wide sales organisation. Read further...

Industry news

How can OpenStack consume and control file services appropriate to High Performance Compute (HPC) in a cloud and multi-tenanted environment? Find out on September 22nd when SNIA Cloud hosts a live Webcast and examines two approaches to integration. One approach is to have OpenStack manage the storage infrastructure services using Cinder, Nova and Neutron to provide HPC Filesystem as a Service. A second option is to use Manila file services for OpenStack to control the HPC File system deployment and manage the exports etc. This part also looks at the creation (in progress) of the Lustre Manila driver and its current progress. Read further...