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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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Muscle in a Box
sponsored by Cray
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript is on the Cray CX1 personal supercomputer with ANSYS simulation software. Presenters are Barb Hutchings from ANSYS and Ian Miller from Cray. ANSYS is working with Cray on a joint solution, and the motivation today is the really huge value proposition that high performance computing brings to ANSYS customers.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Cray

NFS Evolution Changes the Landscape of HPC Data Management
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In HPC data management, traditional standards-based solutions have been limited in performance and scalability, but proprietary, high-performance solutions have required specific expertise to set up, manage, or scale. Read this Tabor Research White Paper to learn about file systems used in HPC environments as well as BlueArc storage solutions.
Posted: 02 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Jul 2009

BlueArc Corp.

Presentation Transcript: Flash Technology in HPC, Let the Revolution Begin
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this eSeminar transcript from Sun Microsystems, hosted by Tech Target, leading technical experts will discuss Flash technology and it's effect in the HPC environment.
Posted: 01 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Get More Virtual with Dell and VMware vSphere
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: Learn how Dell has designed and integrated the Dell EqualLogic Virtual SAN with VMware® vSphere 4.0 with to help you save money and get more virtual.
Posted: 24 Jun 2009 | Premiered: Jun 9, 2009

Dell, Inc.

Seven Requirements for Balancing Control and Agility in the Virtual Environment
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unparalleled agility is the promise of virtualization. But managing change, staying compliant, and preventing virtual sprawl are just a few of the challenges you could face before you reap the rewards. VMware joined us recently to co-author 7 must-read tips for striking the perfect balance in your virtual environment.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Tackle the Challenges of Virtualization Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization adds a whole new level of complexity to the IT infrastructure, introducing new challenges in every step of the process - from planning to configuration and management. Read how effective service management can help tackle the challenges of virtualization in this white paper from BMC Software.
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with CA Recovery Management and VMware Infrastructure
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This article will take a look at the different trends that companies are seeing in response to the expansion of IT systems that has emerged in response to the growth of mission critical business processes. Learn how CA Recovery Management and VMware Infrastructure can help you effectively respond to these challenges and opportunities.
Posted: 28 May 2009 | Published: 28 May 2009

CA Technologies.

Accelerating Performance and Reducing Costs for Data-Intensive High Performance Computing (HPC) Workflows
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how you can deliver the necessary I/O throughput for HPC applications. It will also cover Sun's offerings for addressing HPC challenges in the form of flash technology, network attached storage, parallel storage, and archive solutions.
Posted: 12 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Deploying DB2 database on the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Recognizing the need for easy-to-manage, eco-friendly, and scalable storage solutions that deliver exceptional business value, Sun created the Sun™ Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. These systems incorporate an open-systems approach that selects superior general-purpose servers and storage components.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 | Published: 16 Apr 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Storage for High-performance Computing
sponsored by Storage Magazine
JOURNAL ARTICLE: The storage and server cluster installed at The University of Texas at Austin is a lesson in how to do HPC. Storage requirements for HPC go beyond massive capacity, and include the use of high-performance file systems.
Posted: 23 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Storage Magazine

Going Parallel with LabVIEW Delivers Throughput Gains
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper learn how by combining technologies with NI Lab VIEW parallel programming software and NI TestStand test management software, test engineers can create high-performance test systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

National Instruments

Oracle RAC Performance Quadruples on HP Cluster with Dolphin Express
sponsored by Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the advantages of using SuperSockets with Dolphin Express to build scalable, high performance and highly cost-effective Oracle RAC clusters with industry standard servers and Dolphin components.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

Dolphin Interconnect Solutions

Into the Future: The Fast Track for Financial Markets
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how high performance computing solutions from IBM can enable high-velocity financial analytics and trading.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

IBM Line of Business

Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5400 Series- Product Brief
sponsored by Intel Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series help provide your data center or business with the performance headroom needed to confidently consolidate applications onto fewer systems using proven virtualization solutions.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Intel Corporation

Centralized management for UNIX, Linux, Web and database platforms with Active Directory
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Enable UNIX and Linux server workstations to participate seamlessly in an Active Directory domain, establishing Directory as the single point of administration and security policy enforcement. Also, learn how to eliminate security exposures to...
Posted: 10 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Centrify Corporation

Deploying Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Solutions on Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers and Dell™ PowerVault™ Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an architectural overview and configuration guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse technologies on Dell PowerEdge servers with Dell PowerVault storage.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Dell, Inc.

Performance of Microsoft® SQL Server&#153 2005 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Solutions on Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers and Dell™ PowerVault™ Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This performance white paper illustrates the efficiencies of deploying SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing technologies on Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell PowerVault MD1000 storage arrays
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Dell, Inc.

The Intelligent Choice for Business Intelligence
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Dell has partnered with Microsoft to create three validated partner reference configurations for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. This white paper discusses BI and DW applications for SQL Server 2005.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Dell, Inc.

Oracle Business Intelligence Standard One Edition
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One, a powerful, integrated and comprehensive business intelligence system. Learn how to provide business insight, value, and ease of use for both, end users and administrators.
Posted: 04 Dec 2007 | Published: 03 Dec 2007

Oracle Corporation

Simplifying Storage Management in a Growing Environment
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: No business, regardless of size, has been immune to the growth of digital content. This white paper discusses how data storage has changed and the new technologies available to combat this increase in content.
Posted: 30 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Hitachi Data Systems

Symantec Backup Exec Quick Recovery and Off-Host Backup Solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft SQL Server
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a comprehensive technology for customers that want quick recovery and off-host backup support. Eliminate backup windows, reduce the performance load on application servers, and quickly bring applications back online after data c...
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

Designing Power-Friendly Devices
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the best practices for power management and explains the technologies available for designing power-friendly devices. Not just for system's designers this information is valuable and applicable to any computing enviro...
Posted: 31 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Intel Corporation

Don't Judge a CPU Only by Its GHz
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to see how the latest Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor matches up against single core and dual core processors in software performance. See how workload performance compares in categories such as mail servers...
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Intel Corporation

VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Connects Bell Canada for Optimized Customer Care
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Streamline systems and facilitate outsourcing by implementing virtual desktop infrastructure. Learn how virtual desktop infrastructure consolidates and eliminates costly computing environments helping to improve service capabilities.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

VMware, Inc.

Improving JVM scalability and performance
sponsored by Azul Systems, Inc
VIDEOCAST: John Davies, Technical Director, IONA and Gil Tene, CTO & co-founder of Azul Systems, discusses how Azul Compute Appliances solves scalability and performance problems in organizations due to their business critical Java applications.
Posted: 02 Aug 2007 | Premiered: Aug 2, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Azul Systems, Inc
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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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