Here’s a collection of highlights, selected totally subjectively, from the recent enterprise HPC news stream as reported at insideHPC.com.
CFS moves to ZFS for Lustre on Linux
Cluster File Systems announced late last week that they’ll be moving to Sun’s ZFS file system as the backend for all implementations of their Lustre distributed file system on Linux. (More on this enterprise HPC news item)
NVIDIA releases GPU API
CUDA 1.0 includes new C compiler optimizations and performance enhancements along with additional functionality and C code examples. CUDA BLAS and FFT libraries have been further optimized and include additional functionality and new C code examples relevant to areas such as computational finance and medical imaging are installed with the SDK. In addition, the CPU interface code to the GPU has been enhanced allowing for asynchronous launch calls and asynchronous device to device memory copies.
Digipede Networks is Microsoft Innovation Partner of the Year
Grid software provider Digipede Networks has been selected for Microsoft’s Innovation Partner of the Year Award. This is obviously a big deal for them, but it also bodes well for HPC in the enterprise.
IBM and APC hook up
The Scalable Modular Data Center service product is available from IBM’s Site and Facilities Services business unit…[and] uses the APC InfraStruXure design, which integrates power, cooling, rack, management, services and security, allowing for selection of standardized components to create a solution through modular configurations.
Is it just me, or is everything “green” these days? It’s all starting to seem self-serving and vacuous.
These technologies are part of Project Big Green, which IBM recently announced to help clients reduce data center energy consumption.
John West summarizes the HPC news headlines every day at insideHPC.com, and writes on leadership and career issues for technology professionals at InfoWorld. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.