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Jeff Reser

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Astronomy and computer geek with lots of experience at IBM and more with IBM WebSphere and Business Process Management. Seeing further through space and time to find the next best BBQ.

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ISC, SUSE, and the Top500

Jeff Reser

June 21, 2017 6:10 am

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The 49th edition of the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites list was released this week during the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  The list ranks the world’s most powerful supercomputers based on the Linpack benchmark and is released twice per year. SUSE Linux Runs on Half of the Top 50 Yes, it’s true – half …

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ISC 2017, SUSE, and the HPC Tesseract

Jeff Reser

June 19, 2017 9:56 am

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The ISC High Performance conference – one of the most forward-thinking gatherings of supercomputing aficionados in the world – has just gotten underway in Frankfurt, Germany.  With many supercomputing facilities being represented here, and the majority of those employing SUSE Linux Enterprise as their operating system of choice to power their HPC software infrastructure, this …

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Evolving Our Perceptions Of Time

Jeff Reser

February 22, 2017 3:50 pm

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“If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?” This is the premise of a recent film called Arrival, which advances the notion of holistic, non-linear time that rattles what we perceive time to be.  The concept of non-linear time – viewing time as an ever-sharpening circle …

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AI and HPC – A Match Made For Technological Singularity?

Jeff Reser

February 22, 2017 12:19 pm

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Technological singularity is the notion that artificial intelligence (AI) could advance far enough that it could invoke massive growth in technology and create incredible and perhaps detrimental changes to human civilization.  I suppose that anything is possible, but it probably won’t happen in my lifetime.  Then again, High Performance Computing is providing a strong catalyst …

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Future-proofing Retail Point of Service Through 64-bit Image Support

Jeff Reser

December 19, 2016 3:56 pm

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In today’s fast-paced retail industry, it’s imperative to keep up with the latest evolving hardware.  Not being able to keep up with the pace of change translates into lost business.  As more retail Point of Service (POS) solutions are being built using SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service as a base, being able to future-proof …

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Join the Upcoming High Performance Computing Webinar on the Rise of HPC, Why We Care, and Why You Should Too!

Jeff Reser

October 13, 2016 10:15 am

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On Wednesday, October 19 at 10am ET, we will be conducting a new and exciting BrightTalk webinar on High Performance Computing, which will talk about how the HPC market has grown and evolved around the globe, how HPC affects our lives dramatically in so many different areas, and a technical update on what SUSE is …

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Adapting for IBM LinuxONE

Jeff Reser

September 16, 2016 7:30 am

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Today’s global business climate is fundamentally changing the way we develop, deploy and manage applications and technologies – especially on the mainframe.  The challenges of managing and controlling technology in our evolving world include dealing with the coexistence of distributed and cloud environments, the growing complexity in a world striving for simplification, the expanding workloads …

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The Agile Penguinz – Unfurling OpenStack Sails

Jeff Reser

August 8, 2016 11:05 am

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When IBM introduced two “Linux-your-way” LinuxONE mainframes a year ago this month, as part of the z Systems family, there was a keen focus on solving DevOps challenges and smoothing over different mindsets within Development and IT Operations.  In particular, OpenStack has gained momentum as the de facto standard in provisioning and managing z/VM virtual …

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The Agile Penguinz – Blending DevOps

Jeff Reser

August 8, 2016 9:46 am

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A lifetime ago, I was a VM developer anxious to make my mark on the programming world by producing leading-edge applications that I thought surely everyone would scramble to use and share.  At the time, it was imperative to establish a good rapport with IT in order to complete the deployment cycle and get anyone’s …

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Breaking the Ice with SUSE and Intel – Trends in HPC

Jeff Reser

June 21, 2016 7:20 am

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According to IDC, HPC is still expected to be a growth market, with new technologies emerging in big data and hybrid cloud applications.  But while a few years ago the HPC resurgence was mainly in hardware with growing processing power, this time around the technological advances are driven by software. We’ve reached an inflection point …

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