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 […]

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 […]

Exploring the PCIe Bus Routes

As is evident from the Cirrascale web page, we do a lot business with customers making use of GPU Compute (or other computational accelerators, such as the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor).  While a few of our customers have workloads that are embarrassingly parallel, most applications require some sort of intercommunication […]

Do You Really Get What You Pay For, or is Perception Reality?

I went to a networking event a few weeks ago and ran into an old colleague from a previous company. This guy was impeccably dressed, like he could have been one of Vic the tailor’s regulars. I couldn’t help noticing he didn’t order any of the drink or food specials. […]

What’s All This ARM Stuff Going On?

First let me just say ”I love my Intel Core i7 gaming CPU”, and I couldn’t get anything done at work without my Intel-based Macbook Pro laptop. So, with that said, where is all of this buzz coming from with ARM processors lately? I can understand a low power chip […]

It Just Works

Last weekend I decided to get a new shirt for a birthday party I needed to attend, so I stopped by to visit my new friend Vic’s shop.  I walked in wearing an old college hoodie with a broken zipper.  It’s my favorite sweatshirt; it’s soft, comfortable, and my go-to […]