Large-scale testing

Symmetric Computing in Boston (http://www.symmetriccomputing.com) have very kindly offered some time on their demonstration Trio machines.  Symmetric sell shared-memory supers, and from what I hear they're good for HPC other than the bioinformatics you see on their website.  I know others have run things like large finite-element models on their machines with good results.  I'll be running the pipeline network models writ large, with millions of cells and hoping to break the 100 - 200 … [Read more...]

HPC and Value

I'm miles behind on site admin, mainly because of actual software work.  I've got presentations lined up for late November and all the demo cases don't quite work yet.  But there's been a few interesting things on InsideHPC in the last month or so that I've been meaning to comment on. Here's the first one:  http://insidehpc.com/2010/10/19/why-the-hpc-growth-equation-hasn%E2%80%99t-added-up/ This is dead on the money.  Most of HPC does have a relatively high cost and low access.  In some … [Read more...]