HPC and AI at the Forefront of Finance
As published in HPCWire. You’ve heard this one before: HPC has the potential to transcend science and engineering to transform commercial applications in the enterprise. Won’t it be grand when HPC is no longer the exclusive domain of national labs and ivory tower research? I’ve followed this trend throughout my career as an HPC analyst.…Read More →
Not-In-Budget: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Tabor Research surveyed the High Productivity Computing user community to complete its first Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC users divide and spend their HPC budgets. We surveyed users on their spending in seven top-level categories: hardware, software, facilities, staffing, services, utility computing, and other. Each category was further divided into constituent…Read More →
Google’s Acquisition of PeakStream
As published in InsideHPC General Business Supercomputing<br />Google’s Acquisition of PeakStream Provides Evidence of the New HPC It’s an increasingly common pattern in HPC. A small company bursts onto the scene with an innovative technology that improves productivity for a category of applications. Seeking to lock out competitors by tying up the boost in price/performance…Read More →
AHPCRC Heads West
AHPCRC Heads West: Who Wins, Who Loses? After 17 years in partnership with the University of Minnesota (and others), the Army High Performance Computing Research Center has relocated to Stanford. Tabor Research analyzes the decisions behind the move as we look at AHPCRC’s westward journey. A university-industry-government consortium led by Stanford University recently won a…Read More →
Buy on Rumor
Buy on Rumor, Sell on News (or Speculate on Rumor, Analyze on News) French website Capital.fr reported on July 26 that HP had entered negotiations to acquire Groupe Bull for about $990 million. This report was not confirmed by either company, and no sources were mentioned, thus we have a classic case of an unconfirmed…Read More →
Unclusters: A New Trend?
In describing the HPC industry’s adoption of clusters, my friend and colleague Chris Willard recently said, “The revolution is over. The revolutionaries won.” That’s pretty much right. It’s almost to the point where “HPC cluster” is redundant. Most systems – unless they are very small – are run as clusters. Major vendors switched over their…Read More →
Little Big Computing At Simpson Strong-Tie
As published in HPCWire Simpson Strong-Tie, Tabor Research’s current featured user site, is a leading designer and manufacturer of construction products and a relatively new user of High Productivity Computing (HPC) products. Though new to HPC, Simpson has managed to leverage a small Linux Networx cluster (5 nodes, 56 GB of memory) in ways that…Read More →
Are Blades Clusters?
The difference between blades and clusters, or rather between blade-based distributed-memory systems and rack-mounted distributed-memory systems, has led from time to time to the following question: Are the two types of systems variations of a common type or two separate types? (Or more simply: Are blades clusters?) Table 1 compares data on blade-based systems and…Read More →
HPC in 2008: Where the Growth Really Is
As published in HPCWire In 2007 Tabor Research established the supply-side and demand-side research methodologies to determine the size and dynamics of the High Productivity Computing (HPC) market. From a technology perspective, we are investigating the products and services that complement the server or cluster portion of the HPC market, in order to establish the…Read More →
What Can Linux Networx’s Assets Do for SGI?
As published in HPCWire SGI announced this afternoon that it has purchased the “software, patents, technology and expertise” of Linux Networx Inc. (LNXI) through an all-stock transaction. Although there has been no official statement saying so, LNXI is believed to have shut it doors. However, some of LNXI’s technology, particularly the Clusterworx Advanced software suite,…Read More →