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New Enhancements Boost Chelsio’s 40Gbps T5 Adapter Capabilities

The release of three new software enhancements adds even more capabilities to Chelsio Communications’ powerful Terminator 5 (T5) ASIC.

The T5 is a fifth generation, high-performance 2x40Gbps/4x10Gbps server adapter engine with Unified Wire capability, enabling offloaded storage, compute and networking traffic to run simultaneously. T5 based adapters are high performance drop-in replacements for Fibre Channel storage adapters and InfiniBand RDMA adapters. T5 is the only 40G Ethernet adapter with plug and play RDMA Ethernet support with no extra network configuration.

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Feature Articles

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DOE Exascale Plan Gets Support with Caveats

The DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plan to develop and deploy exascale technology by 2023 received strong backing yesterday from an Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) sub-committee but with caveats in the form of seven recommendations for strengthening management of Read more…
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Gearing Up for the Cluster of Tomorrow

While the shifting architectural landscape of elite supercomputing gets a lot of the spotlight especially around TOP500 time, cluster computing has grown to comprise more than three-quarters of the HPC market. At a joint Cray-IDC webinar held earlier today, the partners discussed how clusters, and specifically scale-out "cluster supercomputers," are evolving in ways Read more…
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Cray Comes Back to TACC

Last week, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) revealed that it would be continuing the legacy of the Lonestar supercomputer series and reviving its relationship with Cray, the supercomputer maker behind the very first Lonestar system (circa 1997-2002). The original Lonestar was a 50-gigaflops Cray T3E with 88 processsors. With Lonestar 5, TACC is installing Read more…
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Tsinghua University Wins Gold at ISC Student Cluster Contest

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, a packed theater cheered on the winners of the fourth HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition and celebrated the victory of China's Tsinghua University team as the sleep-deprived students took to the stage to collect their fifth student challenge gold cup Read more…
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IDC: The Changing Face of HPC

At IDC’s annual ISC breakfast there was a good deal more than market update numbers although there were plenty of those: “We try to track every server sold, every quarter, worldwide,” said Earl Joseph, IDC program vice president and executive director HPC User Forum. Perhaps more revealing and as important this year was IDC’s unveiling of significant changes in how it Read more…
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LINPACK’s ‘Companion Metric’ Gains Traction

The TOP500 organizers published their 45th twice-yearly list this week in tandem with ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. What is becoming increasingly clear, as our analysis piece covered and as many in the community have also pointed out, is that the salad days of "better-than-Moore's" performance growth hit an inflection point in 2008. We went into the various Read more…
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Digital Prototyping a Mercedes

ISC 2015’s emphasis on HPC use in industry was reflected in the choice of Monday’s opening keynote speaker, Jürgen Kohler, senior manager, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) CAE & Vehicle Concepts, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Kohler presented a fascinating overview of the evolution of the auto industry’s use of HPC-based modeling and simulation. (Did you Read more…

Short Takes

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/23/15 |  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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White House Prioritizes HPC Investment

7/22/15 |  A memorandum released by the White House earlier this month cites high-performance computing and big data as essential technology areas for 21st century governance. Building on the Read more…
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Tackling Power and Resilience at Exascale

7/21/15 |  Although the utility of FLOPS-driven benchmarks can make for interesting debate, the fact remains that major supercomputing milestones, like 1,000X performance advances, are integral to Read more…
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Thursday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/16/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Wednesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/15/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/14/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Monday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/13/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we've decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/9/15 |  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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Workshop Aims to Engage and Inspire Africa’s HPC Professionals

7/9/15 |  In Africa, high performance computing and related technologies are needed to battle issues no-less-urgent than climate change, food security, fresh water, poverty, disease and energy. Over the Read more…
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Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18

7/9/15 |  Hybrid scale-out NAS specialist Panasas today introduced ActiveStor 18, the latest in its ActiveStor appliance line. According to the company, Read more…

Sponsored Whitepapers

Improve HPC Performance and Reduce Latency with NVMe SSDs

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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Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

Join NetApp and Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) to learn how your enterprise can start building a solid foundation for hybrid cloud. NetApp’s proven cloud solutions and partnerships Read more…

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…