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Santa, Pseudoscience and Supercomputers

Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa travels the globe delivering presents to children everywhere. Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity. ~ Chris Van Allsburg As we […]

The SC14 Exhibit Floor Opens Tonight

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Adaptive Computing at SC14

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Adaptive Computing at SC14It’s that time of the year again, SC14 has finally arrived. I was out on the show floor this morning watching some of the finishing touches being put on our booth. Before a trade show of this size, the show floor can […]

The UberCloud Experiment Shows Why #HPCMatters

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series #HPCMatters

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series #HPCMattersEvery year when we gather for SC, we wait with bated breath for the announcement of the next Top500 list. It’s our own little celebration of the ever-growing size and power of the high-end supercomputers. We use these systems to answer some of the most […]

#HPCMatters in Art

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series #HPCMatters

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series #HPCMattersJanet Echelman is probably not a name many would recognize in HPC circles. She isn’t a research scientist or a HPC advocate. She doesn’t work for one of the industry vendors, nor is she a university professor leading one of the competitive student teams. Janet […]

Siri and the Machine, or the Future of HPC

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series #HPCMatters

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series #HPCMattersI was sitting in my hotel room this morning, working on my laptop. Given that it was just me, I thought a little music would be nice. Picking up my iPhone, I flicked it on and held down the button to summon Siri to ask […]

The Five Credentials of Moab

Central to much of what Moab does is the concept of credentials. Credentials play a pivotal role in how many policies are not only defined, but actually carried out by the scheduler. They define how and by whom the system is accessed and used. One could even say they are at the heart of scheduler […]

Why #HPCMatters

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series #HPCMatters

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series #HPCMattersBack in March, I posted the SC14 video introducing this year’s theme: #HPCMatters. Since then several different organizations have posted videos expressing why #HPCmatters to them and should to the rest of us. Today, I’d like to share a few of those videos with you […]

Perspectives and Personas

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series #HPCMatters

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series #HPCMattersRight now I am in India, a land of beauty filled with wonderful people. It has been said India is an assault on all of your senses, I believe that is true. The colors, sounds, flavors and smells exude the essence of foreign and exotic […]

The Link Everyone Has Been Waiting For…

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Adaptive Computing at SC14

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Adaptive Computing at SC14It was sitting in my inbox when I got back from lunch, boldly starting off with “And finally, the link everyone has been waiting for…” You see, registration for SC14 is now open.       And, that makes me excited. This […]

HPC’s After School Special

Between ISC and HP-CAST (held Friday and Saturday this year), I had several speaking opportunities, wherein I mostly talked about our release of Moab 8.0, and the many new features and improvements it provides to our customers. However, participating as one of the panelists on Disruptive Technologies, I had the opportunity to discuss where I […]