HPC

cpu

/var/opinion - Parallel Is Coming into Its Own

Changing my mind about distributed computing made me aware of the sweet aroma of opportunity. more>>
compressed

DRBD in a Heartbeat

How to build a redundant, high-availability system with DRBD and Heartbeat. more>>
condor

Getting Started with Condor

How to try Condor for multiplatform distributed computing. more>>
cluster

Clustering Is Not Rocket Science

HPC clustering for computing at hypersonic speed is not as difficult as it sounds. more>>
matrix

Mainstream Parallel Programming

Whether you're a scientist, graphic artist, musician or movie executive, you can benefit from the speed and price of today's high-performance Beowulf clusters. more>>

The Ultimate Linux Server

The Aberdeen A261T rackmount server delivers amazing bang for the buck as a rule of thumb—literally. more>>
Cray XD1 System Architecture

Heterogeneous Processing: a Strategy for Augmenting Moore's Law

One way to break the high performance computing barrier imposed by the limitations of Moore's Law more>>
X-Sat

First Beowulf Cluster in Space

When a satellite's image-gathering power exceeds the bandwidth available to transmit the images, a Linux cluster right on the satellite helps decide which images to send back to Earth. more>>

Measuring and Improving Application Performance with PerfSuite

Get a realistic view of how your program runs on real hardware, so you can find small changes that make a big performance difference. more>>
InfiniBand cables

InfiniBand and Linux

Learn why letting a remote system on the network scribble in your memory is fine, how user-space applications can send data without bothering the kernel and more facts about the new high-performance interconnect. more>>

Building a Bioinformatics Supercomputing Cluster

Bioinformatics tools running in the OSCAR cluster environment turned 17 recycled PCs into a system that improves performance for user queries. more>>
POV-Ray

Scientific Visualizations with POV-Ray

With a little work, the Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) can be adapted to create stunning three-dimensional imagery from floating-point scientific data files. more>>

OSCAR and Bioinformatics

With new cluster deployment and management tools, you can set up a 64-node cluster in an hour, then put it to work on your research. more>>

Improving Application Performance on HPC Systems with Process Synchronization

Hey, cluster node, don't work on that housekeeping task right now—we're all waiting for you to finish your part of the MPI job! Here's a scheduling policy designed for cluster efficiency. more>>
Rock Abrasion Tool

Driving the Mars Rovers

Linux is the desktop platform for the team driving NASA's Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. more>>
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