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Cray Strikes Balance with Next-Generation XC40 Supercomputer

This morning Cray unveiled the full details about its next generation supercomputer to follow on the heels of the XC30 family, which serves as the backbone for a number of Top 500 systems, including the top ten-ranked “Piz Daint” machine. The newly announced XC40 already serves as the underpinnings for the massive Trinity system at Los Read more…

Moonshot Moves HPC Closer to ARM’s Reach

While the broader spectrum of HPC users seem to be watching closely from the wings as new developments from the ARM ecosystem appear, it could be some time before these pose a significant threat to the long-dominant x86 order. However with the general availability release of two new ARM entrants from HP along the Moonshot lines, and presumably Read more…

A Platform for Smart Manufacturing

21st century market dynamics put a great deal of pressure on manufacturers to operate differently. Driving forces are many but include the need to satisfy customer demands quickly and to deal with energy constraints and environmental concerns. On the flip side, the growth of network technology in tandem with service-oriented architectures can Read more…

PayPal Finds Order from Chaos with HPC

At the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Ryan Quick and Arno Kolster from PayPal describe how the company is using HPC to transform its chaotic real-time server data into intelligent, actionable insight. The unique "Systems Intelligence" approach uses HP's Moonshot server powered by TI processors to aggregate, analyze and act on transaction data Read more…

Cloudera’s Wolfgang Hoschek Talks of Hadoop’s Evolution

Wolfgang Hoschek is a software engineer at Cloudera working on the Hadoop platform and Cloudera search team. He is a committed member of the Apache Flume and Apache Lucene/Solr projects. A former CERN fellow and computer scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Hoschek has over 15 years of experience in large-scale distributed systems, data Read more…

Short Takes

NSF Promotes Data Science with $31M Award

10/1/14 |  The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today some $31 million in awards for 17 innovative projects geared toward the promotion of data science and a robust data infrastructure. The Read more…

HPC to Transform Materials Design

9/30/14 |  Shengfeng Cheng, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Virginia Tech, has developed a new high-performance computing system, called IMAGINE, with the sole purpose of developing Read more…

Brain Science Makes Headway

9/30/14 |  Brain modeling projects on both sides of the Atlantic are taking off, according to the projects' leaders. The European Commission-led Human Brain Project (HBP) is on track as it reaches its first Read more…

Barriers to Personalized Medicine

9/29/14 |  One of the most promising advances to come out of the intersection of HPC and life sciences is personalized medicine. A new video from Intel highlights the current state of personalized medicine Read more…

Supercomputing Propels Fusion Science

9/29/14 |  University of Texas at Austin physicist Wendell Horton has been using the resources of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to study the full 3D structure and dynamics of plasma and advance Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

9/25/14 |  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…

Autotune Software Promotes Greener Buildings

9/23/14 |  A new software effort underway at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) aims to make it quicker, easier and cheaper to model energy use of buildings. ORNL building researchers are developing Read more…

Seismic Explorers Set Exascale Course

9/23/14 |  In a recent blog post, Cray Senior Practice Leader Geert Wenes argues that "a perfect storm in seismic processing requirements" is ensuring that the oil and gas industry will be an early adopter Read more…

Quick Change Material Begs Post-Silicon Consideration

9/22/14 |  With Moore's law in peril, the search is on for the next computing substrate. Keeping up the pace of progress in an ever more compute and data driven world will likely require a post-silicon Read more…

HPC Server Market Sees ‘Okay’ Q2

9/22/14 |  The worldwide market for HPC technical servers reached $2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014, down 2.6 percent from the same period in 2013, when the market hit $2.51 billion, according to Read more…

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PBS Works Suite Deployed for Comprehensive Workload Management at The University of Nottingham

9/26/14 |  Altair |  The University of Nottingham chose Altair’s PBS Works suite as the integrated workload management solution for their HPC system comprising over 170 machines. The solution includes PBS Read more…

SpotlightON: Software-Defined Networking in the Datacenter

9/4/14 |  Extreme Networks |  When it comes to networking, switches and routers are breaking free of their physical constraints to create readily reconfigurable software defined networks. Join us as we explore the world of 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…

Webinar: Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud

Learn how real end-users are utilizing HPC cloud as a cost-effective way to manage limited resources. From building a faster bicycle to the detection of critical disease, HPC cloud is Read more…