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.