Posts in the "Industry Trends" Category

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

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 […]

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 […]

3D XPoint: Four Ways It Will Disrupt HPC

By in Industry Trends on November 30, 2016

3D XPoint is a dramatic new memory technology developed jointly by Intel and Micron. Intel claims that 3D XPoint is 1,000 times faster than NAND, has 1,000 times its endurance, and is 10 times denser than DRAM. Thus, this non-volatile computer storage medium could significantly disrupt current HPC technologies. This technology is more than just […]

Vectors: How the Old Became New Again in Supercomputing

By in Industry Trends on August 17, 2016

Vector instructions, once a powerful performance innovation of supercomputing in the 1970s and 1980s became an obsolete technology in the 1990s. But like the mythical phoenix bird, vector instructions have arisen from the ashes. Here is the history of a technology that went from new to old then back to new. But first, a few […]

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