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Floating the Elephant – Hadoop’s Continued Emergence

With the rise of big data we continue to see the growing importance of Hadoop as one of the premier big data infrastructures. Not only is it a powerful framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing and data storage, but it’s also a very affordable...

Hortonworks and Hadoop Production Distro

Haven’t heard of Hortonworks? Well you’ve no doubt heard of Yahoo! It was from Yahoo! that Hortonworks was born. The company was created a year ago from the spinout of the Yahoo! engineering team behind the open source MapReduce method of processing large...

Future Trends in HPC, part 2

This is a continuation of our look at future trends in high performance computing. In part 1 we covered the first five of the top ten trends. In this installment we’ll wrap up with the remaining five. 6. Memory usage growing with multi-core Efficient support for...