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2 October 2013

Last week, ISC Cloud ’13 was held in Heidelberg, Germany. Delegates at the event agreed on the importance of supporting research with ‘utility computing’ models, whereby cloud-based, on-demand HPC services are used ad hoc to support in-house computing resources at times of heavy demand. Also, example use cases of HPC in the cloud were given and the importance of training was discussed.


Scientists and researchers using large supercomputing clusters may soon experience the benefits of interactivity. In 2011, researchers at Louisiana State University’s (LSU’s) Center for Computation & Technology began envisioning what interactivity with powerful supercomputers could mean.

With support from a $1 million dollar grant from the US National Science Foundation, associate professor Brygg Ullmer is leading a team of 40 co-investigators across 11 departments in five colleges. At the center of their efforts is Melete – a system that integrates an interaction-oriented compute cluster with tangible interfaces.


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