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So You Want To Be A Financial Services HPC Programmer?

Financial services companies care about three things: Money, security, and programming on the fastest systems they can afford. You can’t be a competitive bank, brokerage, trader, or hedge fund ...Full Article

‘Use-or-Lose’ Budgeting Fuels U.S. IT Failures

It’s the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and that means government agencies will go on a use-it-or-lose-it spending spree before midnight on Sept. 30. Much of that ...Full Article

Banks Want Infrastructure That Is As Smart As Applications

Only a few years ago, if you went to the HPC On Wall Street conference in New York, all of the talk was about low latency and high performance. ...Full Article

Navy Looks To Float ‘Tactical Cloud’

As government agencies edge closer to cloud adoption, one of the military services is attempting to take a more proactive approach to leveraging cloud technology to deliver tactical applications ...Full Article

Datacenter Revamps Cut Energy Costs At CenturyLink

It is probably telling that these days datacenter managers think of the infrastructure under their care more in terms of the juice it burns and not by counting the ...Full Article

How Microsoft Is Using FPGAs To Speed Up Bing Search

Microsoft has dug in for a long and perhaps uphill battle with search engine juggernaut Google, which has three times the reach in search. That means Microsoft has to ...Full Article

Univa Grid Engine Does Windows, Linux Containers

Grid Engine, the popular workload management tool for distributed computing environments, now does Windows. And it is also doing Linux control groups, or cgroups, containers, a technology that was ...Full Article

GAO Issues Split Decision on DHS Datacenter Contract

The cutthroat federal IT market virtually assures that every time a government agency awards a contract the losers will file a protest. The tactic has become standard operating procedure ...Full Article

Stat Czar Vince Gennaro Harnesses Baseball’s Mountain Of Data

The amount of data being captured, stored, and analyzed during a Major League Baseball (MLB) game has, like players’ salaries and the net worth of big league franchises, exploded. ...Full Article

How Facebook Autoscale Cuts Cluster Electric Bills

The reason why online retailer Amazon started its cloud computing unit was not just because it wanted to break into a business selling raw compute and storage capacity to ...Full Article
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