March 14, 2013
QMachine is a novel Web service that leverages ordinary browsers to execute distributed workflows. The service has three essential components: an API server, a Web server, and a website. In the video below, project lead Sean Wilkinson from the University of Alabama at Birmingham demonstrates several use cases for this innovative technology, including a real-world example for sequence analysis.
Wilkinson explains how an array X of URLs that point to FASTA files (hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information) are passed to the remote volunteer workers, which download the files, and in doing so parallelize the bandwidth as well as the computation. Each element is processed separately using a map function, and the result is sent back to the submitter machine's developer console.
10/30/2013 | Cray, DDN, Mellanox, NetApp, ScaleMP, Supermicro, Xyratex | Creating data is easy… the challenge is getting it to the right place to make use of it. This paper discusses fresh solutions that can directly increase I/O efficiency, and the applications of these solutions to current, and new technology infrastructures.
10/01/2013 | IBM | A new trend is developing in the HPC space that is also affecting enterprise computing productivity with the arrival of “ultra-dense” hyper-scale servers.
Ken Claffey, SVP and General Manager at Xyratex, presents ClusterStor at the Vendor Showdown at ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?