On my flight home Friday after a full week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), I was reflecting on how mobility is more important than ever before. This comes as no surprise considering the success of consumer devices and our need to be mobile in our day-to-day lives. Now, the real opportunity is how we bring mobility, video and cloud together to create the next generation internet.
At CES, Cisco showed up strong, sharing with customers, the analyst community and the media how we’re making the internet more visual by leveraging the power of Read More »
Tags: barcelona, CES, Cisco, kit beall, mobile broadband, mobility, mwc, next generation internet, Service Provider
How many ice cubes does it take to cool a server?
This week’s Data Center Deconstructed Q&A item isn’t quite phrased that way, but if you consider the history of refrigeration that’s the riddle we’re pondering. It’s a good one to figure out; Data Center designers and operators face the issue daily as part of their mission to create efficient server environments.
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Tags: Cisco, coc-data-center, cooling, data center, datacenterdeconstructed, hardware density, ice, refrigeration
Welcome to 2012! I’m finally about caught up from the Christmas holidays, last week’s travel to the MPI Forum, etc. It’s time to finally get my blogging back on.
Let’s start with a short one…
Rich Brueckner from InsideHPC interviewed me right before the Christmas break about the low Ethernet MPI latency demo that I gave at SC’11. I blogged about this stuff before, but in the slidecast that Rich posted, I provide a bit more detail about how this technology works.
Remember that this is Cisco’s 1st generation virtualized NIC; our 2nd generation is coming “soon,” and will have significantly lower MPI latency (I hate being fuzzy and not quoting the exact numbers, but the product is not yet released, so I can’t comment on it yet. I’ll post the numbers when the product is actually available).
Tags: HPC, Linux, mpi, VFIO
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The Education World Forum meeting in London last week felt different from previous years.
In recent times the presiding genius has been the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher. The main plot line has been how the best education countries in the world – Finland, Canada, and Singapore – can go to the next level. The sub plot has been the route they should take, and whether they should shift toward equipping their students with higher order capabilities, to restore their national economies’ innovative edge.
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