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Adding Parallel Compressed Read/Write to NOAA’s Global Forecast System

By in Industry Trends on October 12, 2020

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) flagship numerical weather prediction system, the Global Forecast System (GFS) is used by meteorologists throughout the U.S. and around the world. The next upgrade to the GFS, version 16, is scheduled for implementation in February of 2021. Among other differences between this model and the current GFS, one […]

Migrating HPC Workloads to the Cloud

By in Industry Trends on October 28, 2019

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While public clouds have been used for HPC for at least the past decade, several key challenges have traditionally slowed the adoption of cloud computing for HPC: Slow, high-latency interconnects High virtualization overhead and poor isolation from other workloads Data staging challenges and costs (getting large data sets into and out of the cloud) Moving […]

Tuning InfiniBand Interconnects Using Congestion Control

By in System Administration on September 25, 2017

Enterprise IT Technical Infrastructure

InfiniBand is among the most common and well-known cluster interconnect technologies. However, the complexities of an InfiniBand (IB) network can frustrate the most experienced cluster administrators. Maintaining a balanced fabric topology, dealing with underperforming hosts and links, and chasing potential improvements keeps all of us on our toes. Sometimes, though, a little research and experimentation […]

HPC Scalability: 4 Common Barriers, 10 Possible Solutions

By in Application Engineering on July 20, 2017

Scaling HPC applications on your hardware is a vital task in supercomputing. If an application can’t use all of the hardware devoted to it, then you have expensive equipment sitting idle and not doing anyone any good. When looking at scalability, it is important to first ensure that the problem can scale. In other words, […]

Assessing Your HPC System Data Archiving Needs

By in System Administration on June 7, 2017

Most organizations need some level and type of archive, whether it’s small or large. Sometimes it’s a legal requirement, like for companies that keep medical or financial records. Firms utilizing HPC systems often need to store large data sets long-term in order to analyze them later. Organizations with small archive requirements, say less than a […]

How HPC Scientific and Math Libraries Aid Researchers

By in Application Engineering on May 25, 2017

Scientists and researchers increasingly use high-performance computers, among other tools, to acquire, organize, and process data. As experts in their domains, it’s natural to expect them to be more productive and successful if their primary focus is on the frontiers of their fields of study rather than on deeply understanding their digital and computational tools. […]

The Role of IBM Spectrum Scale (aka GPFS) in the Enterprise

By in Storage on April 21, 2017

IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly known as GPFS) is a high-performance, highly scalable global file system that provides a single namespace to data. Given its long history with high-performance computing (HPC) and data-intensive media and data stream serving applications, Spectrum Scale has traditionally been viewed as a niche data solution: complex to install, optimize, and maintain, […]

Large-Scale HPC Workflow Management at NCEP

By in Operations & Maintenance on March 3, 2017

Editor’s Note: RedLine Senior Program Analyst Kit Menlove contributed to this post. For industry and academia, managing workflows for large-scale data-intensive computational processes is a constant challenge. As every industry and scientific discipline becomes more reliant on ever increasingly complex and robust computational solutions, the ability to create repeatable and agile end-to-end processes becomes an […]

CMake: Manage Software Builds and Improves Portability

By in Application Engineering on February 6, 2017

There are many build systems available for software development, and if your software is still using the venerable Make system, it can certainly pay to investigate an upgrade. Kitware’s cross-platform CMake system is one such framework, and it offers a considerable improvement. At its base level, CMake offers a single approach to building your software […]

Our Key Insights From SC16

By in Industry Trends on December 8, 2016


While the annual SC conference is always a worthy experience, SC16 may have been the most rewarding ever – filled, as it was, with some fantastic insights from fellow HPC professionals, news on the latest technologies that will advance our industry, and the chance to catch up with colleagues and friends old and new. At […]

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