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DDN Discusses Enterprise HPC Momentum

DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leader in large scale Big Data and Cloud storage, recently announced double digit, profitable growth for the first half of the year 2014, fueled by the adoption of its SFA and WOS technologies by increasing numbers of Strategic Enterprise HPC accounts. In advance of his keynote at the upcoming Read more…

Cray Adds GPU Powerhouse to CS Supercomputer Lot

The CS family of Cray systems was graced with a new addition today with the arrival of a dense, memory-loaded GPU offering that adds big acceleration to select HPC workloads. The new CS-Storm, which offers up to 8 NVIDIA K40s per 2U server and a peak performance of 11 teraflops per Ivy Bridge-outfitted node, is set to push key applications Read more…

Film Studios Refocus HPC Management Lens

With the help of advanced supercomputing technologies, animated films have evolved from simple cycles of sketches to photorealistic, physics-accurate works of art. As many of us have tracked, from the dawn of Pixar to the latest blockbusters where humans interact with realistic animations, there seems to be no limit to the hyper-realism in Read more…

Cray CEO Highlights Enterprise HPC Growth

In advance of his much anticipated keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event happening in Carlsbad, California from September 7-10, Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro spoke with HPCwire’s Tom Tabor. In addition to offering a look ahead at the company’s technology and business focus for Read more…

NSF Rolls Out Innovative Cloud Testbeds

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named "Chameleon" and "CloudLab.” A total award of $20 million to be split evenly between the projects will enable the academic research community to create and experiment with novel cloud architectures and potentially transformative applications. Along with Read more…

Short Takes

HPC Task Force Publishes Recommendations

8/27/14 |  The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Next Generation High Performance Computing (HPC), established in December by the Secretary of Energy to review the mission and national Read more…

The Surprising Science Behind Everyday Products

8/27/14 |  One doesn't normally associate their favorite shampoo or laundry detergent with science, let alone multi-million dollar supercomputers, but in today's modern world many well-known consumer goods Read more…

Supercomputing Facilitates Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

8/25/14 |  MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers are relying on a powerful supercomputer to develop a dosing protocol for an MRI-guided radiation therapy for cancer care, called MRI-linac. The Lonestar Read more…

IBM Applies Elastic Storage to Big Data Challenge

8/25/14 |  A big data tool developed by IBM in partnership with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) will enable scientists around the world to more quickly manage and share massive volumes of x-ray data Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

8/21/14 |  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…

The Democratization of Parallel Computing

8/20/14 |  Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Wu Feng has a vision to broadly apply parallel computing to advance science and address major challenges. A recent Read more…

NVIDIA Boasts ‘Compelling HPC Solution’

8/20/14 |  Today marks the official release of the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit version 6.5, which had previously been only available in its pre-release form. In a company blog post, NVIDIA's Chief Technologist for Read more…

ALCF Optimizes I/O with Innovative ‘Cache’

8/19/14 |  The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science user facility, is on-track to hosting the fastest GPFS file system in the world. The innovative storage upgrade project Read more…

Supercomputing Makes for Smarter Chinese Cities

8/19/14 |  Home to some of the world's fastest supercomputers, China is looking to apply that computing power to solve issues that are important to its populace. On Monday, a Chinese researcher revealed a Read more…

Free Market HPC Cloud In Development

8/18/14 |  Distributed computing has undergone many permutations, from its roots in grid computing to support large scientific endeavors to Sun-style utility computing, to the kind of public cloud computing Read more…

Sponsored Whitepapers

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…

Are You in Control of Your Cloud Data?

8/15/14 |  NetApp |  Find out how new hybrid cloud architectures enable you to take advantage of public cloud resources from Amazon, Microsoft, and others while keeping your enterprise firmly in the driver‘s 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…