Jon Johansson

About Jon Johansson

Jon received a Ph.D. in nuclear physics (theory). He is experienced in High Performance Computing both as a user, and as part of an HPC support team. Jon has written programs to run on HPC facilities, analyzed data generated by the machines, and created visualizations from the data. Jon would like to see everyone have access to the computing resources they need, whether large or small and have the training to use those resources effectively.

Cluster Interconnect using PCI Express

There is new interconnect technology under development based on the PCI Express bus which promises another jump in communication speed inside a cluster. Versions of the technology are being developed independently by the companies PLX Technologies and A3Cube. Interconnect technology has continued to evolve since the first cluster appeared on the Top500 list. The interconnect allows the machines [...]

By | March 19th, 2014|Data Intensive Computing, HPC, Interconnect|0 Comments

What is the STL file format?

When you want to print an object on a 3D printer, you will likely find that one option is a file in the STL format. In the Windows operating system, these files will generally have a ".stl" extension. If you've ever wondered what is in these STL files read on ... STL (STereoLithography) is a [...]

By | March 6th, 2014|3D Printing, File Formats|0 Comments

3D printers at the Edmonton Public Library

On February 12th the downtown branch of the Edmonton Public Library opened a new space called Makerspace. The space makes two 3D printers available to the public as well as a variety of other technology  including a large green screen, high-performance computer and design software, robotics kits, a dedicated video gaming area. In addition there is the [...]

By | February 27th, 2014|3D Printing|0 Comments

Welcome to the Videre Analytics Blog

This blog will discuss topics in data analysis, including large computing systems, High Performance Computing, Hadoop and its ecosystem, parallel computation, Big Data and visual analysis of data. This is totally a work in progress and we'll see how it evolves. Welcome!

By | January 29th, 2014|Welcome|0 Comments