Tag: software

HPC and Summer Blockbusters

More and more, any summer blockbuster—probably any movie in general—owes a lot to High Performance Computing (HPC). As I watch more and more movies I notice how much more convincing CGI is becoming, and this is largely due to the amount of computational power used to render the films. We’ve seen several examples over the […]

Engineering 101: How To Get Started in this Profession

Getting started can be the hardest part of any major project. Most of the time, if you think about the depth and breadth of a major project, it seems so big that you’ll never get done. At the very least, the end date won’t change much if you wait until tomorrow, so why start now? Eventually, […]

Four Not-So-Secret Ingredients of Moab

Today I was reviewing the Moab documentation for an upcoming training and I ran across several feature gems that I thought were worth calling out. I’ll call them some of the “not-so-secret ingredients” that makes Moab great. Scheduling with Partitions Moab uses partitions to logical divide available resources in your environment. This allows you to […]

Adaptive Computing Speaking at SEG Annual Meeting

SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) is hosting their international exposition and 83rd annual meeting on September 22-27 in Houston, TX. This event is the world’s largest oil, energy and mineral exposition showcasing cutting-edge technology for use in exploration and associated industries. Adaptive Computing representatives will be in attendance speaking on HPC workload management software. We’ll […]

How to Cloudify Your Software, Part 5: Auto Install

[Author’s note: This is one of a series of posts about how developers can design and code differently to take advantage of the cloud. Check out the rest of the series: Part 1: Ender’s Homework, Part 2: Get Out Your CB, Part 3: “Do you want fries with that?”, and Part 4: Check Those Vitals. Please subscribe, follow me on […]

How to Cloudify Your Software, Part 3: “Do you want fries with that?”

[Author’s note: This is one of a series of posts about how developers can design and code differently to take advantage of the cloud. Check out the rest of the series: Part 1: Ender’s Homework and Part 2: Get Out Your CB. Please subscribe, follow me on Twitter or Google+, and check back weekly to explore the topic in full.] […]

How to Cloudify Your Software, Part 1: Ender’s Homework

[Author’s note: The blogosphere has plenty to say about cloud computing, but most content targets the business, CIO, or IT crowds. Information for developers who want to produce software friendly to cloud computing exists, but it’s more scattered and doesn’t match the SEO profile that obsesses much of the industry. As a result, I believe […]

Moab Improved by Agile Development

Software development companies have long been abuzz with talk of agile development. Its virtues have been extolled and significant gains in productivity promised, but not very often do we talk about how hard it is to make the transition to agile development. There are compromises that can come so easily when we face processes and pressures that […]