SC08: Day 0 part 3

This show is for the birds …. the pidgeons that is … the ones wandering near the booth. I hope that … er … ah … nothing gets into the machines … Not exactly bugs, but it is possible that someone could tell you that your machine is full of pidgeon droppings … and mean […]

SC08: Day 0 part 2

Ok, we have the machines set up in the Pervasive Software booth, #203. Had a power hiccup (e.g. Joe knocked the power out while moving the rack) so we used this as an excuse to reconfigure the RAID to its RAID10 state. There really was no advantage to the RAID0 version, and the risk of […]

SC08: Day 0 … monday morning …

Here we are, sitting in that most important spot, by the coffee, waiting for our cohorts and colleagues … Austin is a nice place… the SC08 map is kinda … I dunno … a little small-ish? Some of us [old : Dougs suggestion, talking about me] folks can’t quite read it … Viewed 7709 times […]

SC08: Come see ΔV3 in Pervasive Software’s booth

Make sure you look at their data mining demo. DataRush (as indicated in the previous post) is a cool technology, and we are happy to be helping out. Pervasive Software has a vision for data intensive HPC that aligns well with what we have been saying. Personal supercomputing has been something we have been talking […]

Another side of HPC: data intensive HPC

We have called this other names in the past, but basically data intensive HPC is pretty much anything that involves streaming huge amounts of data past processing elements to effect the calculation or analysis at hand. This type of HPC is not usually typified by large linear algebra solvers, so things like HPCC and LINPACK […]

The business side of HPC …

… is like any other business, there are ups and downs. Companies in HPC, as core HPC companies, and those with HPC practices are not immune to state of economy as a whole. If spending drops precipitously, business needs to re-adjust, and re-align. It definitely hurts if you are one of those … re-aligned. Viewed […]

Looks like the updated security measures are holding …

Quite early in the process, but we see probes have dropped off. Some of this may be due to the IP level (draconian) restrictions. The outline of the new security measures are as follows: 1) The user has to have a valid VPN certificate to ssh to the system. 2) Users cannot share a certificate. […]