A report by CRN says that VMware is developing a high performance computing service using the company’s vCloud Air IaaS platform. According to the report, the new service will be aimed at “large enterprise customers.” The story was based on three unnamed sources that had been briefed on the product.
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) has deployed a 226-teraflop SGI ICE X supercomputer to support engineering and research projects aimed at the Brazil’s energy industry. The system will serve both commercial and academic interests from its new home in the university’s High Performance Computing Center at the Graduate School of Research and Engineering (COPPE).
In an industry as forward-leaning as high performance computing, the focus on exascale and buying machines with the maximum amount of FLOPS hardware can be a distraction. The average HPC user is just looking to find the best performance possible for their applications with the hardware at hand. And in more cases than we would like to think, sometimes that hardware is just a personal computer.