About Interesting Topics
This is an area for detail & discussion on emerging technologies, interesting articles, and proposed research computing/data services that could be of interest to the research computing community at the University of Manchester.
Good Enough Will Have To Do - from Linux Magazine.
Biologically Inspired Design
Business Benefits of HPC
New capability in personal, and high-performance computing provides choices: E&P professionals welcome business and science gains delivered through mainstream high-performance computing within departments, workgroups and at the deskside
A subsection on case studies external to the University of Manchester
ISC Article on Cloud - Another summary article.
Low Latency Clouds - HPC in clouds? Things are getting a little closer (a long way to go though).
Low Performance Computing - Article about shift in research computing provision (and change of focus of OGF).
Cloud Computing Testbeds - Nice overview of currently available testbeds.
Cambridge rents out HPC for the Cloud - How Cambridge are planning to cover high MRF costs.
Sun Cloud - The Reg article on Sun's new open cloud approach.
Microsoft's Dan Reed describes the parallels between cloud and HPC.
Infoweek overview of the current state of commercial cloud offerings.
Berkeley's cloud overview article (12.2.09)
That’s cloud computing. But not as we know it, Jim The Register polls potential cloudies (cloud users) Dec2008
What clouds and grids can learn from each other - interesting article by Wolfgang Gentzsch.
Humourous take on cloud computing by Ted Dziuba in The Register.
Co-processing and new approaches
Also see University GPU Club
Intel Larrabee - Great HPC Wire article featuring Larrabee.
nVidia Fermi Announcement - The follow on from Tesla lands.
AMD's answer to nVidia's GPGPU push.
Article detailing Larrabee New Instructions, LRBi.
Intel's Ct - C for Throughput computing.
More Intel Larrabee infomation.
CUDA and Numerical Weather Prediction - using CUDA for WRF kernels
Some specifics of OpenCL - with the standard now ratified, this HPCWire article provides some specifics
Chapel - a new language from Cray for parallel code development.
Moore's Lawless - High level overview from the Reg on David Patterson's SC08 talk.
High-end coprocessors: An overview - Nice overview from TG Daily
Ct - Intel's answer to distributing workloads in multithreaded architectures?
Processor revolution - Interesting HPCWire article that partially related to the above.
Compilers and More: Optimizing GPU Kernels - Optimising computational kernels on GPGPUs, an article in HPCWire by Michael Wolfe of PGI.
Lucid HYDRA Multi-GPU Technology Launches - End of SLI and CrossFire? a hardware solution to get heterogeneous GPUs to work together.
Intel's Nehalem - report from Daresbury's DisCo team.
Dataflow - techniques and available hardware
The Fourth Paradigm - free book from Microsoft Research. With contributions from UoM researchers.
DASH - a data-centric approach to supercomputing.
Fusion io case study - Fusion io can help solve the problems of disk i/o latency, fusion io claims latency is sub 50 microseconds.
HPC in other UK academic Instritutions
Other HPC centres - Page detailing other leading university's HPC facilities
Recent HPC jobs - details of Research Computing positions
Petascale and Exascale
“The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View from Berkeley” (a.k.a. the “Thirteen Dwarfs” paper).
InfoVis.net a collaborative project promoting Information Visualization that produces a occasional newsletter with in depth articles.
The Rainbow/Spectral Colour Palette and why you shouldn't use it!
The return of SGI to visualization.