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IBM Platform LSF and Docker: A Whale of a time!

Containers are useful. Whether you’re shipping things across the blue seas or encapsulating applications on a computer system, they provide numerous benefits. HPC Administrators will know that applications today can depend upon multiple packages, libraries and environments.

IBM Software Defined Infrastructure: Put the POWER down and jump the chasm!

OpenPOWER continues to put the power down and accelerate strongly in 2015. Earlier this year, the First Annual OpenPOWER Summit took place and more recently Cabot Partners published the paper Crossing the Performance Chasm with OpenPOWER, outlining the benefits of OpenPOWER for HPC.

HPC: Seeing is believing

People who know me, know that I like to tinker. Whether it’s with cars, computers or other mechanical gizmos, I’ve always enjoyed dismantling and reassembling things - understanding what makes them tick.

Docker for HPC

With the recent release of Docker 1.0 and the broad industry backing from organizations such as Red Hat and IBM, it’s no wonder that interest in the use and application of this Linux container technology continues to grow.

ISC 2014: Auf Wiedersehen Leipzig

I’ve just returned from International Supercomputing 2014, which took place in Leipzig, Germany. As was the case in 2013, I greatly enjoyed my time at the conference, and the hospitality in Leipzig.

Armed and ready with IBM Platform LSF

These days it’s not uncommon to hear about CPUs based upon ARM cores. They can be found in mobile phones, embedded systems, laptops and even servers.