Guest blog written by Ed Turkel, Manger, Portfolio Marketing, Hyperscale Business Unit / ISS
Join us at HP-CAST (HP's high performance computing users' group meeting) and the Supercomputing 2012 Conference (SC12), both in Salt Lake City, UT, and see the latest HPC technologies and meet with HP’s HPC executives and technologists.
Several of us are already in Portland, in advance of the HPC conference, to attend HP-CAST. HP-CAST is a user group focused on HPC, whose fall meeting is usually held right before the industry-wide SC event. This 13th Group Meeting just got kicked off this morning with a preview on next week’s technology announcements from HP, and updates from some HP-CAST members on site deployments and key research activities and objectives. Look for some announcements next week which will highlight some new sites.
SC09 is the major HPC conference in the world – this year it is in Portland, Oregon. Portland is known for its environmental activism – making it appropriate site for the meeting this year, as customers and vendors are all driving to improve power utilization while driving performance. HP booth’s will showcase datacenter power and efficiency technologies. There’s a demo that highlights the SL line – the ProLiant SL2x170z just recorded the best SPECpower numbers for any server. Other systems on display include latest ProLiant G6 BladeSystems, the ProLiant DL1000, and the new scalable storage system that was introduced last week (the x9000 Network File System). Accelerators and graphics-enabled servers will also be shown. Cluster tools from HP and our partners will be shown – one of growing interest is ‘hybrid clusters of Linux and Windows’ – in which one can quickly change the operating environment to Linux or Windows stacks, to support specific workloads. The specific implementation we have is using Moab HPC Adaptive Suite to direct provisioning and scheduling based on workload, with HP CMU managing the Linux stacks, and Windows HPC Server as the Windows base. Drop by if you are in the area!