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HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition Applications Now Being Accepted

Oct 20, 2014 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 20 — The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), and ISC High Performance (ISC 2015), call on undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for partaking in the 2015 Student Cluster Competition (SCC). Applications should be submitted no later than November 14. The announcement of the accepted teams will be made at SC14 in Read more…

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Acquire IBM’s Microelectronics Business

Oct 20, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 20 — IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement under which GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews.  GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also become IBM’s exclusive Read more…

Mellanox Ethernet Offerings Selected for New HP ARM Datacenter Platform

Oct 20, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Oct. 20 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its ConnectX-3 Pro 10Gb/s Ethernet adapters with RoCE are integrated on the motherboard (LoM) in the new HP ProLiant m400 server cartridge. The HP Moonshot System combines Read more…

IBM Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Oct 20, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 20 — IBM today announced third-quarter 2014 diluted earnings from continuing operations of $3.46 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $3.77 per share in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 8 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings from continuing operations were $3.68 per share compared with operating diluted earnings of $4.08 Read more…

SGI to Host Analyst Day at SC14

Oct 17, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 17 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced it will host an Analyst Day during the Supercomputing Conference 2014 (SC14) to provide strategic updates on the company’s business and technology roadmap. Details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Time: 11:00 Read more…

AMD Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Oct 17, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 17 — AMD has announced revenue for the third quarter of 2014 of $1.43 billion, operating income of $63 million and net income of $17 million, or $0.02 per share. Non-GAAP operating income was $66 million and non-GAAP net income was $20 million, or $0.03 per share. “AMD’s third quarter financial performance reflects progress in Read more…

OVH Launches Cloud Service Based on IBM POWER8 Processor

Oct 17, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 17 — IBM today announced that leading Internet hosting provider OVH has launched an on-demand cloud service based on IBM’s POWER8 processor, tuned specifically for Big Data, high performance computing and database workloads. In addition to introducing this new cloud service, OVH has become the newest member of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community over 60 members strong worldwide Read more…

Supermicro and Nexenta Collaborate

Oct 16, 2014 |

SAN JOSE and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16 — Nexenta, the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, and Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced a collaboration to enhance Supermicro’s VMware EVO: RAIL and VMware Virtual SAN offerings with the NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN product, providing full featured Read more…

SGI UV for SAP HANA Introduced

Oct 16, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 16 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management and an SAP global technology partner, today introduced SGI UV for SAP HANA. It is a purpose-built, in-memory computing appliance for growing environments running the SAP HANA platform. SAP-certified and available today as a 4- or 8-socket Read more…

SC14 Announces New Plenary to Focus on the Importance of Supercomputers in Society

Oct 16, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 16 — Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) is announcing a new “HPC Matters” plenary that will examine the important roles that high performance computing (HPC) plays in every aspect of society from simplifying manufacturing to tsunami warning systems and hurricane predictions to improving care for cancer patients. “High performance computing is uniquely valuable in Read more…