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The state of the Lustre* Parallel File System

We caught up with Brent Gorda, General Manager of Intel’s High Performance Data Division recently and asked him to give us an update on what was going on with the Lustre technology and community.

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Report Shows HPC Spending ‘Solid and Stable’

The staff at Intersect360 Research have published their seventh Site Budget Allocation Map, peeling back the curtains on HPC site spending across industry, government and academic sites to suss out important trends. Overall this was a strong year characterized by fairly stable spending across the major categories (hardware, software, etc.) with 59 percent of all sites Read more…
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Filippo Mantovani on What’s Next for Mont-Blanc and ARM

Firing up the Mont-Blanc prototype in mid-June at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) was a significant milestone in the European effort to base HPC systems on energy efficient architecture. Mont-Blanc program coordinator Filippo Mantovani was quoted in the Read more…
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IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for HPC

Today’s launch by IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France, ratchets up their campaign to attract a wider developer community to the OpenPOWER platform and their efforts to build momentum for the march into the Intel-dominated HPC landscape. The Read more…
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Dell Aims PowerEdge C-Series Platform for HPC and Beyond

Dell has positioned its latest PowerEdge C-series platform to meet the needs of both traditional HPC and the hyperscale market. The recently hatched PowerEdge C6320 is outfitted with the latest generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, providing up to 18 cores per socket (144 cores per 2U chassis), up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and up to 72TB of flexible local Read more…
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Is IBM Getting Openness Right? Yes, Says GM Doug Balog

The annual Red Hat Summit, held in Boston last week, is something of revival tent for open source where the pulpits are plentiful and so are smiling believers. Indeed it’s hard to dispute the powerful innovation springing from open source. The RH Summit, which started 11 years ago as a modest celebration of open source (mostly Red Hat Linux), has since mushroomed into Read more…
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New Sandia Director Jill Hruby Transcends Glass Ceiling

Sandia National Laboratories has named Jill Hruby to its highest post. When Hruby officially take the reins of the nation's largest laboratory on July 17, she becomes Sandia's 14th director in its 60-plus year history as well as the first woman to lead one of the three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories. As director of Sandia National Read more…
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ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance Read more…

Short Takes

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NVIDIA Wades Farther into Deep Learning Waters

7/7/15 |  Continuing the machine learning push that set the tone for this year's GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA is refreshing its GPU-accelerated deep learning software in tandem with the 2015 Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/2/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…
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DDN Unveils WOS 2.0 and Details Technology Roadmap

6/30/15 |  Scalable storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN) is launching an aggressive technology roadmap built around software-defined storage, data analytics and other cloud-based services such as Read more…
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Graphene Promises Ultimate On-Chip Interconnect Scaling

6/29/15 |  Graphene has been heralded as a potential Moore's law extender. The single-atom layer of carbon is prized for its strength, flexibility, lightness and conductivity. While most graphene Read more…
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The Necessary Marriage of Big Data with Exascale

6/29/15 |  Failure to incorporate big data computing insights into efforts to achieve exascale computing would be a critical mistake argue Daniel Reed and Jack Dongarra in their article, Exascale Computing Read more…
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Altair’s Bill Nitzberg Sums Up Four Decades of HPC

6/25/15 |  In a recent blog post, HPC community member and CTO of PBS Works at Altair Engineering, Inc. Dr. Bill Nitzberg, traces the recent history of computing from 1980 through the end of the present Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

6/25/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…
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Senate and House America COMPETES Bills Face Off

6/23/15 |  Few dispute the importance of research and advanced computing technology to American competitiveness, but there is disagreement about the role of the government in funding such efforts. Currently Read more…
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Texas Supercomputers Contribute to Cancer Hotspot Discovery

6/22/15 |  Powerful supercomputers around the country continue to push advances in critical areas, such as cancer research. One of the latest such success stories comes out of The University of Texas at Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

6/18/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…

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7/7/15 |  Silicon Mechanics |  With many of today’s HPC workloads struggling to meet their performance and latency targets, organizations are reaching for expensive solutions. What if there’s a better way? Join us as we Read more…

Disruptive Technologies in Energy & Life Sciences

3/24/15 |  Altair, Bright Computing, EMC, Numascale, and Platfora |  This 49-page in-depth report takes a look at how two very different industries are scaling familiar advanced computing concepts to new heights, forcing major players to keep pace in order to Read more…

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Leveraging Flash Storage to Accelerate Oracle Real Application Clusters

Many IT organizations are looking to SSD technology to solve performance issues and improve efficiency for their business-critical applications. Watch this short webinar to gain an understanding Read more…