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New HPC for Dummies book announced

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There’s been a great need for a while now for a decent, easy to understand introduction to HPC. Those of us who’ve worked in this niche understand the acronyms and weird technology, but for newcomers – even those with a good background in IT – HPC can be an intimidating arena.

Couple this with the blurring between ‘traditional’ HPC systems for research, and new high end business solutions for statistical analysis and database warehouses, and there’s a real need to de-mystify HPC for all.

Douglas Eadline, working with Sun and AMD, has written HPC for Dummies, and the blurb explains:

This special edition eBook from Sun and AMD shares details on real-world uses of HPC, explains the different types of HPC, guides you on how to choose between different suppliers, and provides benchmarks and guidelines you can use to get your system up and running.

What makes this really great is that this is a free ebook, available direct for download from Sun’s site. I can highly recommend that anyone with an interest in HPC (or just large scale systems design) grabs this and has a read through.

Head on over to Sun’s HPC for Dummies page.

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