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Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Persistent Memory

The other SMC articles in this series have referred to a notion called "memory." These articles have often intentionally not said so, but I have left the impression that ...Full Article

Oracle Cranks Up The Cores To 32 With Sparc M7 Chip

Say what you will about Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, but when the software giant bought Sun Microsystems more than four years ago, for $7.4 billion, he said ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Processor Virtualization

In the preceding articles on Shared Memory Clusters, I have been making a distinction between truly distributed systems – those that must explicitly copy data between systems – and ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Capacity And Response Time

Our marketing friends correctly observe that Shared-Memory Clusters (SMCs) can provide scads of processors and buckets full of memory, all the while with the programming and often performance efficiency ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Of NUMA And Cache Latencies

In the introduction article in this series, I explained that NUMA topology-based SMP systems with two levels to the memory (DRAM) hierarchy have been around and kicking for quite ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters 101

Shared memory clusters are one of those technologies that is at the same time just evolutionary, but also – because of what it will become – potentially revolutionary. Although ...Full Article

Oracle Stresses System Performance and Scalability

As Oracle Team USA's dramatic come-from-behind win over Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup yacht race aptly demonstrates, Oracle's co-founder and CEO, Larry Ellison, believes in extreme ...Full Article

NUMA’s Revenge: The Resurgence of Shared Memory Systems

Hewlett-Packard may be known as the volume player in the X86 server business, which has been dominated by two-socket servers for the past decade and a half. But the ...Full Article

Cray Goes After Big Iron With ScaleMP Help

Supercomputer maker Cray is teaming up with ScaleMP to turn its CS300 clusters into virtual shared memory systems that are not only appropriate for some traditional HPC workloads, but ...Full Article
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