SUSE and High Performance Computing – Part V: How HPC innovation is spilling over to mainstream IT

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Today is the last day of exhibition at Supercomputing Conference 2012. And the Salt Lake Tribune really hits the mark with its recent article about Supercomputing being now part of everyday life.

In a sense, everyone has baby supercomputers these days, whether or not they are used for technical workloads.

An important category within threshold applications is “ultra-scale business computing”, means applications that are not traditional HPC workloads, but which require supercomputing levels of scale, thus resulting in using HPC-specific solutions or technologies. Take new and “hype” companies like eBay, Google, or Amazon, as an example: even if the web-based transactions or searches are not traditional HPC applications or workloads as such, these companies use HPC or supercomputing technologies to deal with all the data processings and run them at extreme scale.

And have you ever wondered how big and how mission critical SUSE Linux Enterprise can get? SUSE’s partner Teradata is a Global Leader in Enterprise Data Warehousing, and the companies customers have many of the industry’s biggest enterprise data warehouse systems—each with up to hundreds of processors and terabytes of data. Teradata’s parallel database systems and many of its software products run on SUSE Linux Enterprise. Among Teradata customers are most of the Top 10 Telco companies, many of the top 10 airlines, more than half of the top 10 transportation logistics (Mail, Package, Freight) firms, many leading banks, and companies such as Coca-Cola or eBay. Why did Teradata choose SUSE Linux Enterprise? Check it out yourself and watch the Teradata success video.

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Meike Chabowski
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Meike Chabowski

Meike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.