April/May 2009

FEATURE

Dedicated to science

Dr Peter Beckman directs the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in providing the computational science community with world-leading computing capability dedicated to breakthrough science and engineering

FEATURE

Clusters have open-source roots

When setting up and configuring an HPC cluster, there is a wide variety of choices when it comes to tools: proprietary software from hardware or software vendors, many open source tools, and open source tools with commercial support. Paul Schreier provides a quick overview of the major players and their offerings

Analysis and opinion
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Robert Roe looks at research from the University of Alaska that is using HPC to change the way we look at the movement of ice sheets

Feature

Robert Roe talks to cooling experts to find out what innovation lies ahead for HPC users

Analysis and opinion