April 21, 2018

Addison Snell, Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

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…

April 21, 2018

Addison Snell, Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

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,…

April 21, 2018

Addison Snell, Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

As published in HPCWire This week saw the inaugural meeting of HPC Horizons, a new community of HPC users, vendors, and policymakers dedicated to collaborative discussion of forward-looking topics that push the boundaries of High Productivity Computing. The two-day conference had 125 attendees and featured speakers that represented both traditional and emerging HPC applications. Tabor…

April 21, 2018

Addison Snell

As published in HPCWire Gaining an Edge: Wall Street Firms Expand Productivity in “Edge HPC” Arena High Performance Computing – or as it is increasingly called, High Productivity Computing – continues to drive innovation and profits for a wide range of industries. Today, technological evolution is driving HPC in new directions with non-traditional “Edge HPC”…

April 21, 2018

Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

As published in HPCWire Traditional HPC and Edge HPC — The Same Only Different Tabor Research is in the midst of conducting in-depth end-user interviews with organizations running or considering Edge HPC applications (see http://www.taborresearch.com/edgemarket.html for Edge HPC definition). As we have completed the initial interviews several similarities and difference between the two branches of…

April 21, 2018

Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

As published in HPCWire The announcement of each new TOP500 list and especially those with systems that break the triple order of magnitude barrier in flops tend to get me thinking about the meaning of the term “supercomputer.” This term has been with us at least since the 1970s (if you know of any earlier…

April 21, 2018

Addison Snell

As published in HPCWire Anticipating the Fall: Application Performance Has Chased Multicore’s Speed Right Over a Cliff Wile E. Coyote is doomed. Hanging in space, he is about to fall, and everyone knows it but him. We all saw it coming. Poor Coyote. Yet strangely, he doesn’t fall right away. According to the alternate-reality rules…

April 21, 2018

Christopher G. Willard Ph.D.

As published in HPCWire Server partitioning – one of the many implementations of IT virtualization – has for the last half decade seen strong interest within commercial computing environments. This interest has been driven in large part in response to the population explosion of small servers that occurred in the first part of the decade….

April 21, 2018

Debra Goldfarb

As published in HPCWire HPC: The Software Industry Gulag…or More Pointedly, Where is SAP for the Rest of Us? If one were to categorize the enterprise software market as mature, robust, innovative — and definitely 21st century — as it races headstrong into the cloud — how would one categorize the HPC software market? Not…

April 21, 2018

Addison Snell

As published in HPCWire Field Research: Il Calcolo Tecnico-Scientifico in Italia When I saw the front-page article on HPCwire dealing with “cultural analytics” and a debate that originated in the Renaissance, I knew I had to learn more. Being a dedicated analyst, I flew immediately to Italy to check it out. Or maybe I was…