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PRACE Women in HPC Magazine Debuts

May 22, 2015 |

May 22, 2015 – The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) today published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine 2015, part of PRACE’s ongoing effort to advance gender and diversity issues within the HPC community. The opening editorial by Dr Sylvie Joussaume, the Chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee, perfectly captures Read more…

GCS Awards Close to 1 Billion Compute Core Hours to Support National Research

May 22, 2015 |

BERLIN, Germany, May 22 – German researchers’ demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) power and cutting-edge supercomputing technology remains high. With the 13th edition of its bi-annual Calls for Large-Scale Projects, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) awarded again close to 1 billion compute core hours to scientifically outstanding national research projects: 16 simulation projects Read more…

XSEDE15 to Include Visualization Showcase

May 22, 2015 |

May 22 — XSEDE15 is proud to announce the conference—to be held July 26-30 in St. Louis—will now include a day-long visualization showcase. This will allow attendees to view the visualizations at their convenience, while still giving the presenters an opportunity to interact with attendees during the reception. The deadline for submissions is May 31. The Read more…

HP Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results

May 22, 2015 |

May 22 — HP today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended April 30, 2015. Second quarter net revenue of $25.5 billion was down 7% from the prior-year period and down 2% on a constant currency basis. Second quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $0.55, down from $0.66 in Read more…

Appropriations Committee Provides $1.24B For Advanced Computing, Cuts ITER

May 21, 2015 |

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development, said approval of the Energy and Water appropriations legislation by the full Appropriations Committee is an example of setting priorities and “getting the Senate working again.” The legislation is one of the first two appropriations Read more…

Rescale Launches ScaleX Enterprise for Cloud HPC and Simulation

May 21, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 – Rescale, an industry leader in computer aided engineering (CAE) simulation and high performance computing (HPC), announced availability this week of the innovative cloud HPC and simulation solution ScaleX​Enterprise. ScaleX Enterprise is Rescale’s secure and flexible solution for enterprise companies, combining its award-winning engineering simulation platform with a powerful administrative Read more…

New Hybrid Cloud Expected to Reach 200 VMs and 4 Million Peak IOPS

May 21, 2015 |

TAIPEI, May 21, 2015 – 4D-DC, the established cloud, colocation and connectivity provider, introduced its new cloud platform “4D Cloud 2.0″ based on Infortrend storage solutions. Expecting a strong demand for the new cloud platform, 4D-DC aims to reach 200 virtual machines (VMs) and 4-million peak IOPS in data centre for its new 4D Cloud Read more…

SC15 Selects Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation Program for the Test of Time Award

May 20, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 — The Supercomputing Conference (SC15) Test of Time Award Committee has recognized “The NAS Parallel Benchmarks – Summary and Preliminary Results” written by D. Bailey, E. Barszcz, J. Barton, D. Browning, R. Carter, L. Dagum, R. Fatoohi, P. Frederickson, T. Lasinski, R. Schreiber, H. Simon, V. Venkatakrishnan, and S. Weeratunga from Read more…

Forrester Survey: IBM Most Popular Hosted Private Cloud

May 20, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y. – May 20, 2015 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) is the most popular provider of hosted private cloud according to a survey from independent research firm Forrester Research. IBM hosted private cloud solutions are preferred twice as much as competitive offerings. Forrester Research found that more than twice as many firms use or plan Read more…

UK Sponsors Academia-Industry Effort to Bring AI to Analytics

May 20, 2015 |

LONDON, UK – May 20, 2015 – Massive Analytic, a start-up specialising in innovative precognitive enterprise analytics, and the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) have secured a 12 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to collaborate on the patented technology artificial precognition that drives the Oscar AP data analytics platform. The initiative Read more…