Category Archives: The Next Platform

  • Bare Metal Cloud Takes the Fight to On-premise HPC Clusters

    In the HPC cloud business, Oracle is a relative newcomer. As we reported in November 2018, the company jumped into the fray less than a year ago with HPC bare metal servers hooked together with a 100 Gb/sec RDMA network. Since then, the company has expanded the capability of the platform so that it’s now possible…

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  • New Twists in the Intertwining of HPC and AI

    The alliance between high performance computing and artificial intelligence is proving to be a fruitful one for researchers looking to accelerate scientific discovery in everything from climate prediction and genomics to particle physics and drug discovery. The impetus behind this is to use AI, and machine learning in particular, to augment the predictive capacity of…

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  • HPC or AI: Composability is Still King

    Whether we want to term it HPC, AI, hyperscale, or something in between to apply to large-scale enterprise, there are fundamental changes afoot for big organizations with large clusters that are doing double (or quadruple) duty with production workloads and the new integration of machine learning. This integration happens differently depending on the problems being…

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  • Designing the SKA Supercomputer Platform

    When the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is deployed in the next decade, alongside it will be a supercomputer tasked to process the deluge of astronomical data that the instrument will collect from the skies. And even though the SKA will be the world’s most powerful radio telescope, it won’t quite need the world’s most powerful…

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  • High Performance Computing Racks up the Bucks

    According to Hyperion Research’s latest market update, the high performance computing business boomed last year. In a presentation last week at the company’s HPC User Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hyperion chief executive officer Earl Joseph told the audience that HPC server revenue worldwide reached $13.7 billion in 2018, which was a new record….

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