high performance computing
Liquid Cooling for Computers is Cool Again – Here are the Reasons Why
Third blog in the "Future of Hardware" series, we take a deeper look into recent advancements in liquid cooled computing technology.
Disaggregating Memory May be the Most Exciting Trend for Computing System Design Right Now
Just throwing more resources at difficult and complex challenges in high performance computing design willy-nilly can often be an inefficient solution. If the resources are not used smartly and efficiently, it can lead to a lot of waste and excess. A relevant example is internal storage in computing systems. In my first blog in this three part series, I discussed the rapid growth of key performance metrics across CPU/GPU cores, memory, network throughput, storage capacity, and peripheral interconnects. These numbers certainly attest to the sheer scale that the compute industry is willing to throw at the problem of how to support the explosion of workloads and applications that we are experiencing with the mainstream adoption of cloud, mobile, and social technologies. In this second blog in the series I talk about how memory upgrades in high performance computing design today are changing the rules of the future of hardware game.
Black Holes and Dying Stars: A High Performance Computing Use Case
High-performance computing – or HPC – fuels groundbreaking research. Learn more about how it can be used in natural sciences.
Empowering Research—and the Next Big Thing—with High-Performance Computing
As someone who frequently wonders, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I’m amazed by the capacity and creativity of those who come up with big ideas.
Virtualization Comes to the Oracle user Community
Virtualizing Oracle Databases – The Time Has Come! Overall, virtualization of IT applications and databases is quite pervasive. Estimates from industry analysts show that some applications and databases have virtualization penetration rates of 80 to 90%. Overall the estimates for datacenter virtualization range from 60 to 70%. One curious exception is the rate of virtualization […]
Algo Boost Series: Part 3 Commitment to Innovation with Nexus 3548
On November 5th I posted part 2 of the Algo Boost series with a fantastic discussion around Customer proof points on the Nexus 3548. In our third and final segment in the series I interviewed Chih-Tsung Huang, Director of Engineering in the Server, Switching, & Virtualization Product Group to shed some light on Cisco’s continued […]
Cisco Nexus 3548 with Algo Boost is now Shipping
Alas… the much anticipated FCS (First Customer Shipment) of the earth shattering Cisco 3548 Switch is now available. When your business depends on nanoseconds, this switch enables unprecedented advantages in lowest latency with a full feature set. Customers should also bear in mind that in conjunction to announcing shipping units, our ecosystem partnership is more […]