Monday Dec 21, 2009

Sun HPC Consortium Videos Now Available

Thanks to Rich Brueckner and Deirdré Straughan, videos and PDFs are now available from the Sun HPC Consortium meeting held just prior to Supercomputing '09 in Portland, Oregon. Go here to see a variety of talks from Sun, Sun partners, and Sun customers on all things HPC. Highlights for me included Dr. Happy Sithole's presentation on Africa's largest HPC cluster (PDF|video), Marc Parizeau's talk about CLUMEQ's Collossus system and its unique datacenter design (PDF|video), and Tom Verbiscer's talk describing Univa UD's approach to HPC and virtualization, including some real application benchmark numbers illustrating the viability of the approach (PDF|video).

My talk, HPC Trends, Challenges, and Virtualization (PDF|video) is an evolution of a talk I gave earlier this year in Germany. The primary purposes of the talk were to illustrate the increasing number of common challenges faced by enterprise, cloud, and HPC users and to highlight some of the potential benefits of this convergence to the HPC community. Virtualization is specifically discussed as one such opportunity.

Wednesday Aug 08, 2007

UltraSPARC T2: Bigger Basket, More Eggs

With its 64 threads, the UltraSPARC T2 processor can handle big consolidation workloads. But it is fair to ask whether you should be comfortable putting more eggs (applications) into that bigger basket. We think you should be, in part because of all the work we've done around Fault Management for T2 platforms.

Scott Davenport has led the team that designed and developed the FMA implementation for T2 systems. He has an excellent blog entry that describes exactly what the team has done to diagnose CPU, memory, IO, crypto, and networking issues. Definitely worth a read.


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