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10 Dec 2009
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South African Government Implements 2nd-Gen Sun Constellation System [22335]
Most Powerful Supercomputer on the Continent

When the South African government launched its largest (both in South Africa and the continent as a whole) supercomputer at CHPC in Cape Town, Marc Hamilton, Sun VP of Americas Systems Practice was there to interview Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology, on the system and the Sun technology at its core - the second generation Sun Constellation System.
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18 Nov 2009
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Sun HPC Recent Developments [22597]
New HPC Solutions, Benchmarks, Customers and Positioning on Top500 List

The latest Top500 list published in November shows three of the top five supercomputers based on Intel Nehalem CPUs were Sun Constellation Systems. Sun also doubled its number of entries since the June 2009 list with a total of 11 deployments providing nearly 2 PetaFLOPS (PFLOPS). Additionally, Sun announced new products and technologies for high performance computing (HPC), an upgrade to the Sun Storage 7410 Unified Storage System, new HPC benchmarks and new HPC customers.
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10 Nov 2009
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HPC Profiling with the Sun Studio Performance Tools [22492]
Techniques Implemented in Tools to Profile HPC Applications

Marty Itzkowitz and Yukon Maruyama describe how to use the Sun Studio Performance Tools to understand the performance issues in single-threaded, multi-threaded, OpenMP and MPI applications, and the techniques used to profile them. Presented at the Third Parallel Tools Workshop held in Dresden, Germany back in September, this technical paper outlines techniques implemented in the Sun Studio Performance Tools to profile HPC applications. The 30-page PDF is hosted on Sun's developer's site.
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19 Oct 2009
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Optimizing Sun HPC Hardware for ANSYS FLUENT [22344]
Guidelines for IT Administrators

The Sun BluePrints article "Sun Business Ready HPC for ANSYS FLUENT: Configuration guidelines for Optimizing ANSYS FLUENT Performance" by William Aiken explores the parameters to be considered when defining a processing configuration for ANSYS FLUENT. The number of cores (independent computing elements), amount of memory, and interconnect options are discussed. For situations where a significant amount of file I/O will occur, an overview of parallel and serial file system operations and storage subsystems is also provided.
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30 Sep 2009
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Bechtolsheim Shares His View on the Rise of 10GbE [22367]
His Company Arista Networks Readies Itself for the Growing Market

Andy Bechtolsheim's new firm, Arista Networks, is well positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for 10GbE ethernet products that HPC users find essential to their operations. He told The Register's Timothy Prickett Morgan that "it is possible for some 25 percent of all servers in the installed base to have 10GbE ports by the year 2011." Said Bechtolsheim, "It is easier to forecast 10GE ports than revenues. This is one of the few areas in IT with predictable growth."
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16 Sep 2009
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Iowa State's Newest Supercomputer Cystorm [22237]
Sun Machine Boasts 28.16 Trillion Calculations per Second

Sun, along with the National Science Foundation and Iowa State University, has facilitated the institution's second supercomputer known as Cystorm that boasts a peak performance of 28.16 trillion calculations per second. The 3,200 computer processor cores powering Cystorm provide five times the peak of the university's first supercomputer CyBlue, an IBM Blue Gene/L, that uses 2,048 processors to do 5.7 trillion calculations per second.
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