SOURCE: Interactive Supercomputing
March 25, 2008 09:00 ET
Interactive Supercomputing Launches Parallel Computing Blog: Parallel Lounge
WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Interactive Supercomputing Inc. today launched
a multi-author blog to provide scientists, engineers and analysts new
insights on how to solve problems faster with high performance computing
The new Parallel
Lounge blog aims to be an online resource for researchers seeking the
latest in parallel programming approaches and HPC applications. The blog
features regular contributions on a mix of real-world case studies of
leading research institutions, YouTube video interviews, parallel
programming constructs, and productivity in high performance computing.
Recent topics have ranged from "Performance Tuning 101: Client-Server
Communications and Vectorization" to trade-offs among approaches to
accelerate Python and MATLAB® applications.
Blog contributors will include, among others:
-- ISC CEO Bill Blake, who brings to the blog more than two decades of
senior executive experience in developing high performance computing
systems at companies such as Netezza and Compaq.
-- MIT Professor Alan Edelman, a preeminent authority on HPC and
numerical algorithms with parallel computing experience from organizations
such as Thinking Machines.
-- Steve Reinhardt, ISC's vice president of joint research, who works
closely with the nation's top research organizations in finding new ways to
make high performance computing easier, more productive and more accessible
to technical computing users. Steve's accomplishments span the development
of the first UNIX-based supercomputers at Cray Research Inc. to the
pioneering of shared- and distributed-memory parallel programming
-- Viral Shah, a member of ISC Research, who recently received his PhD at
UC Santa Barbara in the area of parallel sparse matrix and graph
"The HPC industry is in a critical stage of hyper-evolution, thanks to the
proliferation of low-cost, standard multicore processing chips, Linux and
new programming tools and techniques that make HPCs accessible to anyone,"
said Blake. "While our blog is obviously tied with our company, we believe
anyone involved in parallel computing will find something of value from our
stable of experts."
About Interactive Supercomputing
Interactive Supercomputing (ISC) launched in 2004 to commercialize
Star-P, an interactive parallel computing platform. With automatic
parallelization and interactive execution of existing desktop simulation
applications, Star-P merges two previously distinct environments -- desktop
computers and high performance servers -- into one. Based in Waltham,
Mass., the privately held company markets Star-P for a range of biomedical,
financial, and government laboratory research applications.
Star-P is a registered trademark of Interactive Supercomputing Inc. All
other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective