Category Archives: The Next Platform

  • Time is Always Money, Especially with HPC on the Cloud

    Systems management has always been in a race to catch up with the innovation in systems, and it is always nipping at the heels. As systems have gotten more complex, first by expanding beyond a single chassis into clusters of machines operating in concert and then by adding progressive layers of abstraction (heavy virtualization and…

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  • Reining in and Optimizing Cloud Spending

    The fundamental advantage of using cloud services to deliver IT resources needed to support daily business operations is the flexibility they allow: on-demand applications and instant infrastructure that can be ordered, provisioned, and delivered in minutes without the delays often involved in submitting equivalent requests to internal IT departments or waiting for suitable on-premise architecture…

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  • Growing Up in an HPC World

    After more than two decades with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Darren Cepulis came to Arm in 2013, becoming part of the small cadre of people working in the chip designer’s high-performance computing (HPC) business. As Cepulis – now the datacenter architect and HPC segment manager for Arm – recalls, there were a couple of researchers, one…

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  • HPC Eases its Way Into the Cloud

    The ongoing journey to bring more enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) workloads into the cloud has been a bumpy one with its share of roadblocks and setbacks. As anyone reading The Next Platform has seen over the years, the challenges have ranged from latency to software licensing, application portability to networking costs. That doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. Pratt & Whitney…

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  • 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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