||Disposable HPC Nodes
Via our Twitter feed, we read an interesting article by Douglas Eadline, Ph.D. In the article Douglas makes the argument, based on a linked research paper, that the use of lower cost, lower power nodes would enable an organisation to move to a Recovery Orientated Computing (ROC) platform.
||4 Cool Super Computing Technologies
Perhaps not the sexiest side of super computing but increasingly power and heat is it's biggest problem. Here are 4 new takes on reducing power and heat in the server room.
IBM individually cooled server doors
||Is Arm the new black - Calxeda to offer a 480-core ARM Server
Arm is popping up in all types of smart devices but it is not commonly seen in high-end servers. However Calxeda 480-core, low power server in the works.
With energy and space becoming critical data center criteria, Calxeda can claim a factor of 10 reduction in costs and a 5x, or even 10x performance gain over what is currently available
||Viking Modular Fusion Memory and SSD Aims to Shake up How we See Memory
Viking Modular is showing of a new SSDs that plugs into DDR3 memory slot.
SSDs will be optimal for compact or blade servers where space is limited. The memory wont beat top end memory speeds but the not too shabby 520