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Many IT organizations are seeking a new approach to the data management challenges presented when using multiple clouds. In particular, they want an approach that allows them to leverage public cloud economics while maintaining control of their data.

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New Haswells Spark Open Season for HPC Systems

What do you get when you add more cores, improved memory bandwidth, and a notable uptick in performance out of a freshly-launched chip? One hell of a lot of announcements from a broad, hungry base of server makers. And to be fair, a lot of excitement from the HPC user community to boot. While one can expect a sweep of server upgrades from Read more…

ISC Big Data Chair Interviews SAP’s Stefan Sigg

Stefan Sigg is the Senior Vice President and Head of P&I Analytics at SAP Germany. During the upcoming ISC Big Data Conference (Oct 1 – 2) in Heidelberg, he will be talking about “Big Data Scenarios from a Business Point of View.” Visit the conference website for the whole Read more…

Intel ‘Haswell’ Xeon E5s Aimed Squarely at HPC

The HPC market is a key one for Intel's Xeon E5 family of processors, and that is perfectly evident as the chip maker rolls out the "Haswell" Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors for servers and workstations at its Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. Many of the new features in the Haswell Xeon E5s are designed to boost the performance and Read more…

Will 2015 Be the Year of the FPGA?

When it comes to HPC, the accelerator market is largely dominated by GPUs, which are known for floating point performance prowess with IDC figures pointing to encroaching competition from Xeon Phi. FPGAs, while still a third-place contender, might have a rather remarkable year ahead in terms of their reach into wider markets, as well as in the Read more…

CEO of HPC’s Silent Giant Offers Outlook

In high performance computing, SuperMicro is a force that is seen but rarely heard. They are often found at all the major supercomputing events even if it’s uncommon to hear about large procurements or installations. However, don’t mistake this lack of news as absence of action—the company’s role in HPC is strong and is set to grow, according Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

9/18/14 |  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…

A New Era in HPC

9/17/14 |  A recent presentation that came out of the 2014 Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) HPC workshop, held in July in Arlington, Virginia, holds that HPC is on the cusp of new era. Read more…

Haswell Speeds Popular Financial App

9/17/14 |  Continuing our coverage of the new Intel "Haswell" Xeon E5 v3 series chips, we turn our attention to a recent blog post from software acceleration specialists Xcelerit to see how the Haswell Read more…

Quantum Simulator Yields Strange Light Forms

9/16/14 |  Scientists have already established that sometimes light behaves like a wave and other times like a particle, but a team of Princeton University researchers has uncovered a new behavior. Read more…

Haswell-EP Performance Deep Dive

9/16/14 |  A recent Microway blog post offers a detailed look at how the new Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 “Haswell-EP” processors perform for HPC applications. "The Xeon E5-2600v3 processors introduce the Read more…

Europe Launches Ultrascale Computing Initiative

9/15/14 |  NESUS – or Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing – formed earlier this year to study the challenges of ultrascale computing. Launched with about 30 European partner countries, the Read more…

Japanese Researchers Target HPC Cloud Barriers

9/15/14 |  The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a technology to enable users to spin up a virtual HPC cluster on top of any cloud-based Read more…

Myths and Misconceptions about HPC for Engineering

9/11/14 |  In a recent blog post, Wim Slagter, lead product manager for High Performance Computing at ANSYS, Inc., tackles a set of six myths of high performance computing gleaned from conversations at Read more…

NERSC Highlights Exascale-Energy Connection

9/11/14 |  It's been almost six months since the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) formally announced Cori, the new supercomputer set to be installed at the lab in the mid-2016 Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

9/11/14 |  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…

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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…

SpotlightON: Scaling for Research and Analytics in the Cloud

8/26/14 |  Amazon Web Services |  Many HPC applications are experiencing unprecedented agility in the cloud - the flexibility to scale up and out depending on workload demands and pay according to use. Nicole Hemsoth, Editor of Read more…

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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…

Powering Research with Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD)

Watch this webinar and learn how to develop “future-proof”  advanced computing/storage technology solutions to easily manage large, shared compute resources and very large volumes of data. Focus Read more…