HPC Matters is a joint blog consisting of contributors from the Tabor Communications team on their observations and insights into HPC matters.
November 13, 2008
In order get to know our HPC Horizons members a little better, we have started this new column. For the first edition of HPC Horizons Community Member SPOTLIGHT, we introduce Laurence Liew, the Open Source Grid Development Centre Director at Platform Computing in Singapore. Laurence is a new member to HPC Horizons who's currently developing a new generation of HPC cluster management tools to make it easier for end users to build their own clusters.
I recently spoke to Laurence to see what motivated him to join HPC Horizons and what he'd like to accomplish. As a new member, he expects to participate, contribute and learn from the HPC Horizons community. And to start, the first question he'd like to post is "What is the number ONE issues people are having with their departmental HPC clusters. Is it systems management? Applications? Programming? File systems? etc?" Be sure to login and post your replies!
In response to another member's query titled "Your Five for the Future", where you're asked to outline your own agenda for supercomputing (without constraint), Laurence listed 1. Better integrated tools for building and managing HPC clusters. 2. Use of virtualization in HPC clusters. 3. Standardization of HPC and cluster management tools to enable wider adoption of HPC and HPC applications. 4. HPC education for pre-university to encourage future generation of HPC researchers and users. And 5. Better programming tools for multicore and petascale computing. What would your top five be?
Laurence plans on attending SC08 and would like to meet users of Platform Computing tools to learn what HPC issues they're facing as they build their multicore, petascale clusters and what's required to achieve their goals. If you plan on attending SC08 and would like to talk to Laurence, login and let him know!
You can also visit his Web site at http://www.hpccommunity.org.
Posted by Debbie Walsh - November 12, 2008 @ 9:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time
No Recent Blog Comments
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?