Magellan News & Announcements Archive
The Magellan project ran from 2009 through 2011. Collected here are articles, press releases and announcements written about it and its investigators.
Articles About Magellan @ NERSC June 7, 2011, The case of the missing proton spin, symmetrybreaking June 1, 2011, The case of the missing proton spin, International Science Grid This Week (ISGTW) March 28, 2011, Why high-performance clouds are best kept in-house, Government Computing News Dec. 3, 2010, 2010 Annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, HPCwire Autumn, 2010, Sensing the Future of Greener Data Centers, HPCsource Nov. 30, 2010, A List of Cloud Solutions Offered by Federal Agencies,… Read More »
To ensure that the new Amazon EC2 service will be able to handle a gamut of demanding HPC applications ranging from electronic design automation to financial services, Amazon Web Services worked closely with researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »
A new $32 million program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will examine cloud computing as a cost-effective and energy-efficient computing paradigm for mid-range science users to accelerate discoveries in a variety of disciplines, including analysis of scientific datasets in biology, climate change, and physics. Read More »
Most commercial entities don’t have the infrastructure to handle the intensive workloads of high-performance computing, And, if they do, it will probably be more expensive – in one case, 10 times more expensive – for them to run dedicated services than for some agencies to run their own private clouds. Read More »
Magellan was not only installed to require less cooling energy, but it has also been configured to simulate a wide range of data center parameters and instrumented with sensors, allowing staff to study and tune Magellan’s efficiency. Read More »
Cloud computing has proven to be a cost-efficient model for many commercial web applications, but will it work for scientific computing? Not unless the cloud is optimized for it, writes a team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »