Happy New Year!

First I would like to wish you all a happy new year. In the next few weeks we will post the minutes from the 1st annual meeting held at SC08, and update with our plan for 2009.

As you can see, the HPC Advisory Website was modified with a new structure. The Cluster Center page was updated to reflect the current clusters available for the members and end-user for benchmarking and qualifications. The Technical Content tab was modified to include conferences related presentations, best practices information, case studies and vendor related content.

The conference content now includes presentation from SC’08 conference. In particular, the session presented on the TACC Ranger system.

The Best Practices is a new section. The HPC Advisory Council presents best practices, that through experience and research, have shown to improve clustering and applications productivity. At the moment we have posted a Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model case, and soon we will post others related to automotive and Oil and Gas applications. We are encouraging HPC users to provide their feedback and suggest other application or HPC areas as candidates for future best practices.

The Case Studies is a new section as well. It will include information on HPC technology demonstrations and outreach done by the council. We have posted the SC’08 SCinet case study recently, and I am encouraging you to check it out.

Looking forward for a great 2009!