Posts about High-Performance Computing

Masergy and Overture recently announced the first true deployment of pure-play virtualization at the service edge. Getting there took some time and effort, and we learned a lot along the way. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing details of the lessons we learned on the road to real-world NFV deployment. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of the most important of those lessons...


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Big data is a hot topic. Everyone from world leaders, to CXOs, to analysts, to media and just about anyone connected to the technology industry is talking about the transformative powers of big data. It even made it onto the agenda of the 2012 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. If the hype is to be believed, it has the power to transform businesses, governments and even society itself. It has the power to bring new insights into just about everything and drive a new era of intelligent understanding.
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Whether interconnecting facilities in support of high-frequency trading, high-performance computing, business continuity, disaster recovery, migration of virtual machines among physical servers or some other demanding application, there are certain networking requirements that tend to be shared among enterprise data-center managers. Optical networking is not a commodity technology space, and data-center managers must investigate at least seven primary areas of technological differentiation in doing their due diligence to deploy the right solution for their given organization’s specific interconnection requirements:
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Supercomputing and the development of High Performance Computing (HPC) is an area that fascinates me. Over the past few years I've worked on a number of projects in the Research and Education (R&E) space that focus on sharing enormous amounts of data processing power on a global scale. These networks use this processing power to develop applications that are addressing some of humankind's most critical needs.
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