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ALSO CALLED: HPC, High-Performance Clusters, High-Performance Computing, High Performance Clusters
DEFINITION: High-performance computing (HPC) is the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. The term applies especially to systems that function above a teraflop or 1012 floating-point operations per second. The term HPC is occasionally used as a synonym for supercomputing, although technically a supercomputer is a system that performs at or near  … 
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IBM Leads Industry with High-Value Technical Computing Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a suite of expertly designed, tightly integrated and performance-optimized architecture solutions for several key applications. It explores how these offerings provide best-in-class cluster integration and reference architectures, reducing cluster deployment time, complexity, and risks.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Virtualize More with VM-aware Flash Storage: A Tintri VMstore Overview
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Storage remains the primary obstacle to accelerating virtualization growth. Tintri VMstore allows you to overcome the complexity, performance, and cost obstacles that prevent virtualization of more of your computing infrastructure.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Tintri

The UK’s National Synchrotron Facility Turns to NetApp Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Read this success story to find out how turning to a flash storage solution for a high-speed data buffer provided the local storage Diamond needed.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

NetApp

Integration Guide: Unidesk and Tintri
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Unidesk VDI management software for Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View and Tintri VM-aware storage are an ideal combination for high performance, easy-to-manage VDI. This white paper provides benefits and design considerations for deploying Unidesk with the Tintri VMstore storage appliance.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Tintri

5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth whitepaper to discover the 5 easy steps to designing and constructing a high performance computing cluster. Learn what a cluster is, and why you should utilise such a design strategy within your own infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

IBM

NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems Partnership Value
sponsored by NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the reasons why organizations should choose NTT ICT as their Hitatchi Data Systems Infrastructure resller.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems

Red Hat Storage for High Performance Computing
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a solution that leading commercial HPC users are utilizing in order to meet the scalability and performance challenges of high performance computing.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Application Behavior Analytics
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how application behavior analytics work, and how you can leverage this technology to monitor and manage your applications and data for abnormalities. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Desktop Engineering: High Performance Cluster Computing Survey
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An executive summary of the results of a survey conducted by Desktop Engineering to gauge its audience's familiarity with high performance cluster computing and its benefits.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

IBM

Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover 8 ways SIOS software can help you tackle your IT challenges in cloud, virtual or high-performance IT environments – and protect your SAP, SQL Server and Oracle databases.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Addressing Engineering Simulation Data Management (SDM) Challenges: How Engineering Enterprises Can Improve Productivity, Collaboration and Innovation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper shines light on the challenges of data and storage management, and how deploying simulation data management (SDM) software can help maximize business value.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

The Clipper Group: Resetting the Server Bar – Oracle Claims Database Performance Superiority
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Data center staff is always trying to improve the availability, performance, and reliability of business-critical applications and services. View this resource to learn about a family of high-performance processors from Oracle that claims to meet these needs and more.
Posted: 07 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation

The World is Changing: Are You Ready to Compete?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how to optimize your computing environment with cloud computing and other innovative technologies so you can become more dynamic.
Posted: 19 Oct 2012 | Published: 19 Oct 2012

IBM

IBM Platform Computing Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to learn about a hardware cluster than can provide life science research teams with an HPC environment and guarantee success in devloping products better, faster, and at less expense. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Case-study: virtualize servers for faster provisioning and reduced carbon footprint
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out how a utilities company modernized their aging and inflexible data center with virtualization and a high-performance computing platform.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Intel

Dell PowerEdge C8000 Series: Flexible, Powerful, and Efficient
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief resource to learn about the Dell PowerEdge C8000 – the only shared infrastructure which enables organizations to easily reconfigure, refresh and scale out as needed.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

EMC Scaleio: For High-Performance Computing
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Sophisticated systems require an environment that is capable of handling high-performance computing (HPC). Fortunately, there is a self-managed storage architecture available which can provide the elasticity, resilience and management needed for HPC to run smoothly. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

EMC Corporation

Clabby Analytics Research Report - IBM NeXtScale System: A New Ultra-Dense Hyper-Scale x86 Server Design
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how high performance computing can be handled by hyper-scale servers.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

IBM

The Proven Big Data In-memory Analytical Platform
sponsored by Kognitio
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover an in-memory analytical platform that's purpose-built for complex analytics. Learn how this relational database can help you handle the growing volume, velocity, and variety of data in your enterprise efficiently and effectively.
Posted: 11 Jun 2013 | Published: 11 Jun 2013

Kognitio

Enhancing Computing Resource Management
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a case study of a large university that integrated scattered high-performance computing resource into a single resource pool with the help of the cloud.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 30 May 2013

Intel

University of Coimbra Boosts Standards of Scientific Excellence
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a case study of a leading scientific university that met new demanding IT requirements by taking advantage of next-gen high-performance computing systems.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 30 May 2013

Intel

High-Performance Computing Platform Powers Complex Calculations
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This resource is a real-world case study of how Danielson Engineering utilized a high-performance computing platform to optimize mission-critical calculation and simulation applications.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 29 May 2013

Intel

Lustre Leadership: Cray's Story
sponsored by Cray
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a parallel file system that is being implemented across the high performance computing (HPC) industry – enhancing new applications and providing high levels of scalability to meet a wide range of workloads in standard IT environments.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Cray

Cray Sonexion™ Data Storage System
sponsored by Cray
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the features and benefits of the Cray Sonexion Lustre appliance approach while comparing and contrasting it to traditional component-based approaches.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cray
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HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  the currently highest operational rate for computers. Some supercomputers work at more than a petaflop or 1015 floating-point operations per second.The most common users of HPC systems are scientific researchers, engineers and academic institutions. Some government agencies, particularly the military, also rely on HPC for complex applications. High-performance systems often use custom-made components in addition to so-called commodity components. As demand for processing power and speed grows, HPC will likely interest businesses of all sizes, particularly for transaction processing and data warehouses. … 
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