April 24, 2006
By: Ovais KhanClusterMonkey has a nice introductory article on Cluster Interconnects with a focus on interconnects that aren't tied to vendor specific node hardware.
An often asked question from both "clusters newbies" and experienced cluster users is, "what kind of interconnects are available?" The question is important for two reasons. First, the price of interconnects can range from as little as $32 per node to as much as $3,500 per node, yet the choice of an interconnect can have a huge impact on the performance of the codes and the scalability of the codes. And second, many users are not aware of all the possibilities. People new to clusters may not know of the interconnection options and, sometimes, experienced people choose an interconnect and become fixated on it, ignoring all of the alternatives. The interconnect is an important choice and ultimately the choice depends upon on your code, requirements, and budget.
Complete article: Cluster Interconnects: The Whole Shebang
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April 18, 2006
By: Ovais KhanGridwiseTech have an overview of the Grid brokers and metaschedulers currently available on the market. A good roundup for anyone looking for such solutions.
The report has been written from a vendor-independent perspective. Following the policy of GridwiseTech, we offer fully unbiased evaluation of the researched metaschedulers. The report does not rate the discussed solutions against one another, and the order of their presentation is entirely unrelated to their respective quality.Read Full Article...
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April 06, 2006
By: Ovais KhanInformation week reported in a news article that Red Hat and Intel have launched a global program to accelerate virtualization and enterprise-grid computing.
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November 24, 2004
By: Ahmar AbbasUnited Devices today announced IBM has selected its Grid MP(TM) software to power the IBM World Community Grid, a volunteer-based distributed computing network for enabling massive-scale, public interest research projects.
The inaugural World Community Grid project, called the Human Proteome Folding Project, will harness the power of grid computing to predict the structure of the 30,000 plus proteins found in the human genome. Currently the structures of only a fraction of these proteins are known. A protein's shape determines its function, and scientists say understanding protein functions is essential to the successful development of therapeutics to treat illness and disease.Read Full Article...
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February 03, 2004
By: Gord WattsGridIron Software, a leading developer of grid computing solutions, today announced GridIron XLR8� version 2.0, an application development tool and runtime software that makes it simple to develop, use and manage software with the added speed of parallel distributed computing. GridIron XLR8 enables computationally intensive applications to run faster on multiple computers. Version 2.0 of GridIron XLR8 introduces a new security model for grid computing and powerful data transfer capabilities.Read Full Article...
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October 14, 2003
By: Ahmar AbbasAd Emmen, Editor of Enter The Grid - Primeur sits down for a candid interview with Chuck Rowzat, Senior VP at Oracle to discuss Oracle's grid strategy. Ad also questions Oracle about their proposed commercial grid consortium. Chuck elaborates as follows:
...I want to make some basic statements. In no way we are trying to set up some competitive set of standards or some competitiveRead Full Article...
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