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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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Case Study: DuPont Accelerates Innovation and Savings with R&D Cloud
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how one of the world’s premiere science companies leveraged an advanced cloud platform for its high-performance computing cloud.  Learn how this allowed them to improve performance, memory capacity and virtualization capabilities for their critical applications.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 20 Jan 2012

Intel

Presentation Transcript: The Next Chapter of In-Memory Computing: Enabling new possibilities for real-time analytics
sponsored by HP and Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This transcript is of an expert panel discussion on high performance data analytics, including specific insight on SAP HANA.
Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 15 Dec 2011

HP and Intel

PowerEdge C6105 Product Page
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Bring efficiency and lasting value to your high-end computing environment with the Dell PowerEdge C6105. This AMD processor-based server offers exceptional work-per-watt performance for scale-out Web 2.0 environments, hosters and cloud builders.
Posted: 19 Dec 2011 | Published: 19 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and AMD

PowerEdge C6145 AMD Processor-based 2U Rack Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Get fast answers to tough problems with the PowerEdge C6145; the only server in its class with two four-socket AMD Opteron 6100 processor-based servers in 2U. Featuring up to 96 cores, up to 1TB memory and up to 40Gbps I/O per card, it helps satisfy your need for speed and efficiency.
Posted: 19 Dec 2011 | Published: 19 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and AMD

Dell Unveils New Bing Maps Boulder Microsite
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
CASE STUDY: The goal was to build a cost effective and efficient microsite. They ended-up with a no-frills, high-performance microsite to deliver complicated geospatial applications that can in effect "quilt" different pieces of imagery into a cohesive mosaic that everyone can access. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 16 Dec 2011 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and AMD

Intel® Chip Chat
sponsored by Intel
PODCAST: Intel® Chip Chat is a recurring podcast series of informal, one-on-one interviews with some of the brightest minds in the industry. It strives to bring listeners closer to the innovations and inspirations of the men and women shaping the future of computing, and in the process share a little bit about the technologists themselves.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Premiered: Dec 13, 2011

Intel

A Shared-infrastructure Solution for Maximized HPC
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how the Dell PowerEdge C6145 server is designed to meet the demands of intensive computational research of public and enterprise customers with the benefits of a shared infrastructure that saves space, weight, and energy.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc. and AMD

Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n – while minimizing acquisition and operational costs – may still be unclear.
Posted: 16 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

Brocade

EX Series Ethernet Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: High-performance businesses demand a high-performance network infrastructure that provides fast, secure and reliable delivery of the applications that drive the business. Switches deployed in regional offices, campuses and data centers enable these business processes by connecting users.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Designing for hyperscale computing
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Created for hyperscale environments such as private and public clouds, Web 2.0 and online gaming infrastructures, and high-performance computing, Dell PowerEdge C-Series servers provide outstanding performance in adense, streamlined, eco-efficient design. Learn how PowerEdge C-Series offers a streamlined approach for hyperscale environments.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Optimization is for the Clouds
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper begins with an outline of the characteristics of computing from a distance, describes how WAN optimization of cloud resources improves the user experience, explains how Riverbed’s Cloud Steelhead achieves this, and concludes with several deployment examples.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 | Published: 06 Sep 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

DuPont: Accelerating Innovation and Savings with R&D Cloud
sponsored by Intel
CASE STUDY: This case study explains why cloud computing is appealing to many enterprises and points out the attributes of an effective processor, including advanced performance, memory capacity, and virtualisation capabilities. Learn about a recommended platform and its key features here.
Posted: 18 Aug 2011 | Published: 18 Aug 2011

Intel

IT Service Excellence
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the relationship between service management and performance. Discover the key attributes of service excellence and the results you can achieve by implementing a lifecycle-based approach.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

Shared Infrastructure: Scale-Out Advantages and Effects on TCO
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Applications such as high performance computing, Web 2.0 and cloud technologies are beginning to require similar features in the data center, including high density, serviceability and power efficiency. Find out how a shared infrastructure can meet these requirements, while providing significant TCO savings.
Posted: 06 Jul 2011 | Published: 06 Jul 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Managing Dell PowerEdge C Servers in Hyperscale Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: When companies run large-scale applications on multiple similar servers, they require a diverse set of tools that are designed for one-to-many system management. This white paper will review different system management options that provide monitoring in hyperscale environments.
Posted: 06 Jul 2011 | Published: 06 Jul 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Case Study: Compellent SAN earns an A+ in ROI for the University of North Texas
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: UNT needed to deploy a new SAN that could meet the performance, ease-of-management, and cost requirements. In the search for the right solution, they went through an extensive cost of ownership analysis of the competing vendors. Read this Case Study to learn more about the solution they found.
Posted: 29 Jun 2011 | Published: 29 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

CBS E-Book: Converged Hardware Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EBOOK: View this interactive E-Book to learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center can dramatically improve your converged datacenter operations and productivity.
Posted: 14 Apr 2011 | Published: 14 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

How to Select the Right Database for Your Next Generation HPC
sponsored by Versant Corp.
WEBCAST: This webcast introduces a framework to evaluate key database technologies. You will learn how to make the best database platform selection based on your specific high performance application development requirements and therefore avoid costly failures. View this webcast for insight into selecting the right database for your next generation HPC.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Premiered: Apr 21, 2011, 12:00 EDT (16:00 GMT)

Versant Corp.

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 High Availability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how Oracle Database 11g Release 2 protects your business from all common causes of unplanned downtime and planned downtime, including human error.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

CAE Analysis in a Hybrid Compute Environment
sponsored by Cray
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript will review of some of the recent technology enhancements for high performance computing, on the hardware side, and also how this technology could be leveraged in a hybrid compute environment, specifically targeted for computer-aided engineering, or CAE.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

Cray

IBM System x iDataPlex
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In today’s fast-paced IT environment, overcrowded data centers are becoming more and more common—which means IT managers are simply running out of room to expand. An iDataPlex solution can help with these problems because its unique rack design is optimized to save floor space. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

IBM

How Your Business Can Attain Maximum ROI from Virtualization: A Guide for Business and IT Leadership
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As a leader of a SMBs, your expertise lies in improving your business, not the technology that runs it. With virtualization, it’s enough to know that your business can decrease costs, increase IT productivity and protect corporate assets. And VMware is the clear leader in virtualization solutions for SMBs. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

KPMG Netherlands Counts on Aruba for Network Rightsizing
sponsored by Aruba Networks
CASE STUDY: KPMG realized that network edge rightsizing could provide them an opportunity to save money and make money. This case study examines why KPMG chose Aruba to meet the needs of their global enterprise, the specific solutions used and the key benefits achieved.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

Aruba Networks

NNMi for Windows
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Manage fault, availability, performance and advanced network services for your physical and virtualized network infrastructure. View details of this trial software.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Unleashing Application Performance with Solid-State Drives and Sun Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper, intended for executives and managers, describes how Oracle's Sun servers—equipped with flash-enabled solid-state drives (SSDs)—offer dramatic improvements to high-performance computing (HPC), Web 2.0, and datacenter application performance.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 03 May 2010

Oracle Corporation
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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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