Category Archives: The Next Platform

  • 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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  • Capitalizing on Hybrid Cloud in HPC

    Cloud computing became an essential infrastructure strategy for nearly every business. Last year Gartner predicted that demand for infrastructure as a service would increase by 36.8 percent. A 2018 McAfee survey found that 97 percent of organizations are using cloud services from public, private or both. Similarly, Rightscale’s 2018 cloud survey showed that 95 percent of enteprises have a cloud strategy,…

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  • Data Science Sparks the Gap Between HPC and Hyperscale

    Nvidia’s new data science servers can handle the entire data science workflow. In a wide-ranging keynote address that ran nearly three hours at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Nvidia co-founder and chief executive officer Jensen Huang talked up the company’s successes and new products across its graphics, robotics, and AI and HPC lineups….

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  • Western Digital Drives HPC Simulation Scale on AWS

    Any on premises HPC cluster has its own limits of scale and throughput. While end users always want to run their simulations and models faster, there are often practical limits to the scale of any particular code, and even if there are not, there are economic ones. No one can have a cluster sized for…

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  • Google wants Cloud Services to Borg Your Datacenter

    Timothy Prickett Morgan and Google’s Urs Hölzle discuss Google’s Cloud Services Platform hybrid stack, and Google’s intentions with it. It has been our position from the beginning, when Google first open sourced the Kubernetes container controller, that it wanted for this to be the controller that ruled the datacenter. Having created its own Borg and Omega…

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  • Pratt and Whitney Launches HPC to the Cloud to Push Jet Engine Design

    HPC and the cloud have an uneasy, lukewarm relationship. Some corporations running HPC environments take the view that they have the infrastructure and software capabilities they need to run their own often massive workloads and taking on the networking costs, security concerns and management hassles of running applications and keep data in the cloud doesn’t make…

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