Bigger than Big Data: The Key to Successful Translational
by Robin Munro, IDBS
Is Big Data really the biggest challenge at the moment for translational science? Certainly there are issues with the complexity and
size of omics data, which Big Data techniques can help address,
but there are two more pressing challenges: enabling collaboration
whilst facilitating information sharing, and the ability to better
interpret multiple different omics data (multi-omics)...
Think ISC is Just a Trade Show? – Think again!
by Bernd Mohr, Jülich Supercomputing Centre
The International Supercomputing Conference developed from a
small expert workshop back in 1986 into a full-blown five-day
technical HPC conference today. Now in its 29th year, ISC is the
world’s oldest and Europe’s most important conference and net-
working event for the HPC community. What bugs me is I still run
into people who make their living in the scientific computing world,
but think it is not worth going ...
400GbE and High Performance Computing
by John D’Ambrosia
The last time the IEEE 802.3 Working Group addressed the “Next
Rate” of Ethernet was when 10 GbE was Ethernet’s fastest rate.
That effort resulted in the development of two new rates — 40 GbE
and 100 GbE. The justification for two rates was that 40 GbE was
intended to provide the upgrade path for servers, while 100 GbE
would target network aggregation applications...
HPC Power and Cooling Heat Up
The trouble with heat re-use is that most
hot water heating systems are designed to
use water at 170F. With a normal indoor
temperature of 70F, the system has 100F
of delta T. If we want to run the system
with 100F water (30F DeltaT), the fans,
ductwork and heat exchangers (or radiators) all have to be much larger than
standard. When I went on a tour of NREL
in November, the computer was not heating
the building at all. (the large heat exchanger
they said was being used to heat the building showed no delta T). It probably works
fine on moderately cool days.
However, the heat from liquid cooled
computers is great for heating swimming
pools, or for laundry etc.
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Excellent review for a remarkable program.
There is academic pricing.
400GbE and High Performance
Winnie the Pooh said: “The more, the
more!” I hope that I will be properly un-
derstood. If the leading equipment man-
ufacturers DO NOT push ISPs to replace
their equipment with newer and faster
models, then the status quo will remain
forever. Typically, customers are not able to
effectively require suppliers [to make] such
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