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Supercomputing Wrap: Top Stories from SC14

Nov 22, 2014 |

As we noted in a few different pieces throughout the week, there has been little change in the Top 500 supercomputer rankings with Tianhe-2 still maintaining its dramatic edge over other systems. While we expect some new systems to enter the list in time for the June rundown, the very large machines we heard about Read more…

Eurotech Hive Takes The Sting Out Of Density

Nov 21, 2014 |

Back at the International Supercomputing Conference in June, supercomputer maker Eurotech dropped some hints about its future water-cooled Aurora systems that would employ a mix of ARM processors and Nvidia Tesla GPU accelerators in a dense form. At the SC14 conference this week, these machines have now been officially launched as the Aurora Hive systems, Read more…

UT Austin Nabs Third Consecutive Student Cluster Win

Nov 21, 2014 |

Huge cheers broke out in the New Orleans Theater inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today when Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner of the SC Student Cluster Competition for the third year in a row. Making the remarkable string of victories even more impressive, it was Read more…

Thursday Twitter Roundup

Nov 21, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Wednesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Why HPC Matters

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the SC14 show floor opened in New Orleans Monday night, signage everywhere proclaimed this year’s theme: HPC Matters. The new program, first announced at last year’s show in Denver, is all about broader engagement. It’s about getting the word out to the public – to policymakers, educators and regular people – about the role HPC Read more…

NextScale Nodes Crest 1 Teraflops, Await Knights Landing

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the dust settles after its acquisition of the System x business from IBM, Lenovo Group will probably end up with the second largest HPC systems business in the world, behind Hewlett-Packard and eager to close that gap just as it has in the PC market. Lenovo came out swinging at the SC14 supercomputing conference Read more…

Tuesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

The Strange, Shifting Shape of the Supercomputing Market

Nov 18, 2014 |

This morning at SC14 during their annual breakfast briefing on high performance computing market trends, global analyst firm IDC kicked off with a correction to one of their more robust predictions. Over the last couple of years, the group projected that supercomputing would hit a growth stage around the 2014 timeframe. As many are aware, Read more…

DDN Strikes Balance for Parallel Storage I/O

Nov 18, 2014 |

Today at Supercomputing 2014, DataDirect Networks lifted the veil a bit more on Infinite Memory Engine (IME), its new software that will employ Flash storage and a bunch of smart algorithms to create a buffer between HPC compute and parallel file system resources, with the goal of improving file I/O by up to 100x. The Read more…