Monthly Archives: January 2012

Globus Online, the Data Transfer Solution For Scientists

The February 2012 issue of the “Communications of the ACM” features an article by Bryce Allen et al., “Software as a service for data scientists” (or see PDF). The main idea of the article is as follows. The amount of … Continue reading

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Chroma Will Help to Provision and Manage Lustre Installations

Back to the good old days when I worked as a system administrator, I remember that I wanted to implement a Lustre file system for the two small clusters that we had (64 and 20 nodes, respectively). However, after learning … Continue reading

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Russia Threatens to Build a 10-Petaflop Supercomputer

Russian supercomputing company, T-Platforms, was quoted on 23 December 2011 by “Computerworld” as claiming to build a 10-petaflop system. Okay, it was me who wrote “threatens”. T-Platforms didn’t state it so. What is more interesting is that their website still … Continue reading

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