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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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Computer Weekly – 24 November 2015: Technology helping to deliver aid for refugees
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how technology is helping to deliver vital aid to Syrian refugees in the Middle East. We look at the barriers to achieving the government's aim of a paperless NHS. And the CTO of special effects studio Framestore talks about the IT challenges behind hit movies such as Gravity. Read the issue now.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015

Introducing the SPARC M7 Processor with Software in Silicon
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: Tune into the following brief video to learn more about the Oracle SPARC M7 processor architecture and what gives it its ability to deliver unmatched security, performance, and affordable computing. Watch now and learn what this system can do for your business today.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2015

Oracle Corporation

Resilient Compute Performance With Hitachi Technology
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In the following infographic, learn how Hitachi converged infrastructure and data mobility can enable faster, smarter data processing, performance, and protection, ultimately allowing you to overcome common data center issues that plague so many users today.
Posted: 17 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Nov 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

John Fowler Hashes Out M7 Software
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: The following video introduces Oracle's M7 open platform, a silicon-based hardware/software integrated system that can deliver unparalleled processing performance. Access now and learn why the M7 innovation can be such a valuable tool in moving your business forward.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 06 Nov 2015

Oracle Corporation

The Connected and Efficient Building
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to centralize these disparate infrastructures into one to enable a new breed of workplace intelligence and connectivity.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015


Increasing Performance and Availability in Microsoft SQL Server Using Micron SSDs + SQL Server Availability Groups
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Access this document to discover how using SSD technology with SQL Server's AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AAG) enables the high performance and availability required by mission-critical applications while decreasing total cost of ownership.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Micron Technology

High-Performance Cloud Computing with In-Memory OLTP
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can implement high-performing, fast-paced OLTP by using the cloud.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015


An Introduction to IBM Spectrum Scale
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a software-defined storage system that successfully manages big data and solves storage complexities.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


Choose a storage platform that can handle big data and analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a storage platform whose capacity is powerful enough to handle the massive demand of big data analytic workloads now and in the future.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015


High Performance Computing (HPC) for High Density Data Centers
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how high-performance computing (HPC) environments in high-density data centers can help your organization gain the competitive advantage it needs.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015


What to Look for in Choosing an Enterprise SATA SSD
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: In this article, we look at some of the key questions to ask in selecting SATA SSDs for virtualized environments.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Micron Technology

F1 Team Accelerates Car Development
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CASE STUDY: Download this exclusive case study to learn about the virtual technology the F1 race team leveraged to propel development of their cars.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IDC White Paper – Enterprise Storage: The Foundation for Application Availability
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about the importance of application and system availability.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


Scalable 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

Making Complex Storage Systems Simpler
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an easy to use complex storage system that increases capacity, performance, and scalability.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015


GPFS Design Best Practices by Scott Denham
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Access this webcast and learn how to effectively design GPFS so that you can best manage your storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2015


A Clustered NFS to Increase Network Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a clustered NFS that integrates with Linux for ultimate efficiency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


High-Performance Computing: Speeding up the decision making process for businesses
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how businesses are increasingly utilizing high performance computing. Learn about analyzing terabyte and petabyte databases and how it speeds up the decision making process, while not having an increasing price tag.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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


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


Vblock Specialized System for High Performance Databases
sponsored by VCE
PRODUCT LITERATURE: In this resource, discover a converged infrastructure specifically designed for demanding, high-performance databases that provides millisecond response times, continuous availability, and high flexibility.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


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


Improving Productivity, Collaboration and Innovation in Engineering
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


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

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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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