Select News

The news in this category has been selected by us because we thought it would be interestingto hard core cluster geeks. Of course, you don't have to be a cluster geek to read the news stories.

Late Summer Processor News

A spate of processor news seems to have hit us in late summer. No doubt due to the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) where Intel introduced a revamped processor strategy of sorts. Front row coverage can be found here. Did I here someone say performance/watt! Not to be outdone, IBM, Sony, and Toshiba announced more details on the Cell Processor. You can find different forms of documentation at two sites: IBM (registration required for some information) and Sony. Funny, they released this information on the last day of IDF. Timing is everything they say. And AMD? Well seems they have the goods for now and are ready to prove it.

Tom Sterling Heads to LSU

Thomas Sterling, parent of Beowulf clustering, has moved to LSU to work on change computing by "one to three orders of magnitude". A story is here. Louisiana State University is home to the Center for Computation and Technology, one of those "build them and see if they will come cluster supercomputing centers". Well, I guess they did come.

Welcome to Cluster Monkey

Welcome to Cluster Monkey. The site for cluster users, builders, designers, and geeks. If you do not fit into any of those categories, don't worry, you can still read Cluster Monkey (we won't hold it against you). In the coming weeks we will be filling out the site with some of the best cluster content, advice, and opinions. Click Read More for the full story.

Read more: Welcome to Cluster Monkey

New HPC Software Survey

The Council on Competitiveness has released its latest survey on HPC Software. If you recall last year they did a survey on HPC Users where software was found to be one of the "hold backs" to the market.

10 GigE comes out Swinging

Chelsio, makers of 10GigE/TOE (TCP Off Load) hardware have posted a paper comparing 10GigE/TOE with Myrinet and Infiniband. Before you dismiss this as another vendor paper, consider that the tests were done by Los Alamos and Ohio State. And what did they find? 10GigE/TOE is looking pretty strong against the other guys. They even used PVFS to test the interconnects. Other papers are available as well.

Search

Login And Newsletter

Create an account to access exclusive content, comment on articles, and receive our newsletters.

Feedburner

Share The Bananas


Creative Commons License
©2005-2012 Copyright Seagrove LLC, Some rights reserved. Except where otherwise noted, this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. The Cluster Monkey Logo and Monkey Character are Trademarks of Seagrove LLC.