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[san-tech][03586] Slide/Video: O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention) 2012, (2012/07/16-20)

Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:14:24 +0900
2012年 7月 16日~20日に開催された

O'Reilly OSCON (Open Source Convention) 2012, July 16 - 20, 2012

の Slide/Videoが公開されています。

OSCON 2012 Speaker Slides & Video


[san-tech][03585] Slide: Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs (2012/07/15-19)

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:18:41 +0900
2012年 7月 15日~19日開催の

Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs. July 15 - July 19, 2012

Slideが公開されています (全てではありません)。

Program, All Days

"Internet2 readies 100G OpenFlow SDN for Big Data"
 July 09, 2012, Network World

にあるように、SDN (Software Defined Network) 関係が多い気がします。


[san-tech][03584] Statement of Work, US DOE/NNSA Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development FastForward RFP (2012)

Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:41:03 +0900
"LLNL Takes Lead in Managing the DOE’s FastForward Program"
 08.16.2012, insideHPC

先日担当社が確定した (公式プレスリリースは見つかりませんが)、DOE/NNSAの
Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development
FastForward Request for Proposals

の Statement of Work (プロジェクトの目標、成果物等、役割分担を明記した
文章) を斜め読みしてみました (SOWの TCO紹介は長いので最後にしました)。
はじめにプロジェクトについて (プロジェクト期間は 2年間)

"The FastForward RFP objective is to initiate partnerships with multiple
 companies to accelerate the R&D of critical technologies needed
 for extreme-scale computing. It is recognized that the broader
 computing market will drive innovation in a direction that may not meet
 DOE's mission needs"

後で紹介する NVIDIAの Bill Dallyの Blogの方が解りやすい気がするので:
"The two-year contract calls for NVIDIA to conduct research and development
 in processor architecture, circuits, memory architecture, high-speed
 signaling and programming models to enable an exascale computer at
 a reasonable power level. The concept is to use thousands of efficient,
 throughput-optimized cores to perform the bulk of the work, with
 a handful of latency-optimized cores to perform the residual serial
 computation." Bill Dally, NVIDIA
※↑に Storage and I/Oが加わります。

以下の 3領域で RFPを募集してました (2012/05/11締切)

*)Storage and I/O