The Understated Value of Remote Workstations

Yesterday, Cirrascale announced its second generation of GPU rackmount offerings supporting two individual nodes in a 1U chassis. This dual-sled RM1630DX PCoIP enabled workstation solution is perfect for supporting those a large installations on the trading floor, a command and control center, a call center, or a large number of […]

Feeling the Love for Flexibility

Several months ago I was perusing articles online and trying to learn about the latest technology becoming available. When you’re into technology, you’re always looking at what’s coming next. I ran across the latest in modularized offerings, Google’s Project Ara. Project Ara is Google’s attempt to reinvent the cellphone and […]

Bent Out of Shape

Unless you have been living under a rock on the far side of the moon, you probably have seen or heard the news stories about “Bendgate”.  As a lover of technology, and ridiculousness, I was drawn to this story.  YouTube is filled with videos about it; there are currently over […]

The Drive to Greater Efficiency

Yesterday, the Department of Energy issued a press release announcing that their “Better Buildings Challenge” has been accepted by some private companies, federal agencies (I’d hope so), and national labs in an effort to drive greater efficiency in U.S. data centers. To summarize, the DOE announced the first set of […]

Getting Moore with Intel

No, that isn’t a spelling error you see there in the title, just a little play on words.  For those of you not familiar with Gordon Moore or the law that the original co-founder of Intel described in the early 1960s, he had made the observation that when it comes […]

Standards, Modularity, and systemd

A few weeks back, I saw this email on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (“LKML”) about systemd .  While the tone and language used in the message may be a bit rough, the concept that it speaks to goes to the heart of Cirrascale. Those not familiar with what systemd […]

To Core or Not to Core

That is the new question in HPC.  I have been in the HPC market for over 20 years, and in all my days, I have never seen a trend like what is occurring right now.  Historically, HPC (High Performance Computing for the newbies), had been about packing as much computing […]