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SoftLayer to Offer OpenPOWER Servers

Mar 4, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y., March 4 — IBM today announced that SoftLayer will offer OpenPOWER-based servers as part of its portfolio of cloud-based services. With the new offering, clients will be able to select OpenPOWER-based “bare metal” servers when configuring their cloud-based IT infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM company. Leveraging the OpenPOWER Foundation design concept, the servers were developed to help clients better manage Read more…

Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 to Begin March 17

Mar 4, 2015 |

March 4 — Organised by A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 will explore global trends and innovations in high performance computing in convolution of the following important areas: Supercomputing applications in domains of critical impact in economic and human terms, and especially those requiring computer resources approaching Exascale; Big Data science merging with Supercomputing Read more…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities

Mar 4, 2015 |

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 4 – IBM today announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a leading provider of scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s development of next generation cognitive computing applications. The acquisition also significantly expands the Watson ecosystem, welcoming 40,000 developers that have innovated on the AlchemyAPI platform to the Read more…

XSEDE Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

Mar 3, 2015 |

March 3 — The XSEDE Scholars Program (XSP) is a program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups in the area of computational sciences.  As a Scholar, you will learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and professional leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a Read more…

NCSA’S Merle Giles Co-Edits Book on Industrial Impact of HPC

Mar 3, 2015 |

March 3 — Merle E. Giles, director of Private Sector Programs and Economic Impact at NCSA, and Anwar Osseyran, director of the Dutch HPC and e-cience center SURFsara, are co-editors of a new book on the impact high-performance computing in industry. The book, Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices, provides a global overview of Read more…

OLCF Announces 2015 GPU Hackathons

Mar 3, 2015 |

March 3 — The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is joining forces with National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to produce three GPU hackathon events in 2015. The goal of each hackathon is for current or prospective user groups of large hybrid CPU-GPU systems to send teams of Read more…

Gartner Reports Server Market Growth in 2014

Mar 3, 2015 |

STAMFORD, Conn., March 3 – In the fourth quarter of 2014, worldwide server shipments increased 4.8 per cent year over year, while revenue grew 2.2 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2014, worldwide server shipments grew 2.2 per cent, and server revenue increased 0.8 per cent. “There were several factors Read more…

Fujitsu M10 UNIX Server Sets New World Record

Mar 2, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2 — Fujitsu today announced that the Fujitsu M10-4S UNIX server running Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Database 12c set a new world record (as of December 2, 2014) on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark, achieving 153,050 SAP SD benchmark users with 20 percent fewer CPUs than in the previous world Read more…

Intersect360 Research Releases Predictions for HPC in 2015

Mar 2, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2 — The drive toward exascale computing, a renewed emphasis on data-centric processing, energy efficiency concerns, and the limitations of memory and I/O performance are all working to reshape High Performance Computing platforms, according to Intersect360 Research’s Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015. The research firm cites many-core accelerators, flash storage, 3D Read more…

HLRS Supercomputer Successfully Executes Extreme-Scale Simulation Projects

Mar 2, 2015 |

BERLIN, Germany, March 2 – Supercomputer Hornet of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is ready for extreme-scale computing challenges. The newly installed HPC system (High Performance Computing) successfully finished extensive simulation projects that by far exceeded the calibre of previously performed simulation runs at HLRS: Six so called XXL-Projects from computationally demanding scientific fields Read more…