Tag Archives: High Performance Computing

News: Virtualizing the Last Mile

OpenStack LogoThere is a class of applications that are extremely difficult to virtualize. This group consists of graphics intensive applications such as ProEngineer, Photoshop, and pretty much anything that requires a  Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to perform well. Graphics intensive applications make up a list of applications that are usually too big or expensive to virtualize. The last mile so to speak. This is NO longer the case. With NVIDIA’s announcement of the NVIDIA VGX Cloud Platform. This and other classes of applications can now be virtualized. Continue reading News: Virtualizing the Last Mile

Virtualizing High Performance Computing

There have been a recent set of VMware Communities questions that have got me thinking about the prospect of virtualizing high performance computing (vHPC) and whether or not this is even practical, reasonable, and would give any gains to HPC.   I think there are some gains to be made but with everything there are some concerns as well.  This is of interest to me as at one time I was deep into High Performance Technical Computing and marrying Virtualization to HPC/HPTC would be a very interesting option. Continue reading Virtualizing High Performance Computing