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Cray Reports 2015 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Feb 12, 2016 | SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 12 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) has announced financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. For 2015, Cray reported total revenue of $724.7 million, which compares with $561.6 million for 2014. Net income for 2015 was $27.5 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to $62.3 million, or $1.54 per diluted share for 2014. Net income results for 2014 benefited from a $52.6 million income tax benefit which was Read more…

Amazon Web Services to Acquire NICE

Feb 12, 2016 | The following is a post from the official blog of Amazon Web Services.   Feb. 12 -- I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues at NICE. We have signed an agreement to acquire this leading provider of software and services for high performance and technical computing. Products for HPC From their headquarters in Asti, Italy, NICE delivers products and solutions to customers all over the Read more…

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction

Feb 12, 2016 | Feb. 12 -- For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained. Physicists have Read more…

PRACE Introduces CodeVault

Feb 12, 2016 | Feb. 12 -- The PRACE CodeVault is an open repository containing various high performance computing code samples for the HPC community. The CodeVault is an open platform that supports self-education of learning HPC programming skills where HPC users can share example code snippets, proof-of-concept codes and more. The PRACE CodeVault contains training material from PRACE partners, as well as example codes for common HPC kernels, such as dense and sparse linear algebra, Read more…

Ali Kutay to Join UberCloud Board of Directors

Feb 11, 2016 | LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 11 -- UberCloud, the online marketplace for engineers and scientists to discover, try, buy computing on demand, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ali Kutay a member. Mr. Ali R. Kutay currently serves as Chairman and CEO of WebAction, a big data company that offers a real time stream analytics platform to help businesses deal with high volumes of data by offering quick insights. WebAction just got an additional $20 million in a series B Read more…

New Supercomputer to Address Needs of Ohio Researchers

Feb 11, 2016 | COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11 -- The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) soon will boost scientific and industrial discovery and innovation even more effectively across the state by offering researchers the services of a powerful new supercomputer, to be built later this year by Dell. Chancellor John Carey today announced that the new system will increase the center’s total computing capacity by a factor of four and storage capacity by three. The $9.7 million investment, which received approval Read more…

Seven UW Projects Awarded Use of Cheyenne Supercomputer

Feb 11, 2016 | Feb. 11 -- Seven projects, many of which have applications to Wyoming issues -- including wind farm efficiency, aerosol impacts on snowpack and snow melt, and cloud formation -- were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne. University of Wyoming faculty members will lead projects that will use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Each project was critically reviewed by an external Read more…

Nor-Tech Reports Record Sales of HPC Clusters for CAE Modeling

Feb 11, 2016 |

Feb. 11 -- Nor-Tech is reporting record sales of HPC clusters for CAE modeling. Among the reasons is Nor-Tech’s Demo Cluster, which gives organizations the ability to first test their simulation software on a cluster; and design innovations that bring the cost within reach of many organizations without compromising performance or quality.

The HPC software environment has also changed radically to accommodate market growth—with

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Intel Opens Second Parallel Computing Center at SDSC

Feb 10, 2016 | Feb. 10 -- Intel has opened a second parallel computing center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), at the University of California, San Diego. The focus of this new engagement is on earthquake research, including detailed computer simulations of major seismic activity that can be used to better inform and assist disaster recovery and relief efforts. The new Intel Parallel Computing Center (Intel PCC) continues an Read more…

Global HPC Market Report Released by ReportsnReports

Feb 10, 2016 | PUNE, India, Feb. 10 -- The global high performance computing market is projected to reach USD 36.62 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.45% with higher computational power driving the HPC market growth with Asia-Pacific (APAC) expected to witness the highest growth and HPC servers to gain maximum market share during the forecast period. The HPC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.45% during 2015-2020. The emergence of big data has increased the demand for systems that can handle data Read more…