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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…

Oracle Introduces New Ethernet Switches

Mar 2, 2015 |

March 2 — Oracle addressed two major networking requirements for cloud-enabled data centers today with new high performance, low cost 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet switches and the addition of virtual network services to Oracle SDN. Engineered and integrated to enhance the Oracle stack, the new networking technologies provide the flexibility and scalability for both enterprise data centers Read more…

Data Holdings Selects Datacenter Switching Products From Extreme Networks

Mar 2, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 2 — Extreme Networks, Inc., a leader in high performance networking, and Data Holdings, LLC, today announced a successful implementation of Ethernet services for Wisconsin’s premier Tier III enhanced data center. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Data Holdings is a wholesale and retail colocation services provider offering its customers physical layer infrastructure services. Read more…

Mellanox Boosts DPDK Performance for NFV and Cloud

Mar 2, 2015 |

BARCELONA, Spain, March 2 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced the ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Ethernet NIC achieves as much as 75 million packets per second packet handling capabilities. This I/O packet performance breakthrough will drive adoption of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in both service provider networks and enterprise Read more…

ISC Introduces Hans Meuer Award

Feb 27, 2015 |

Feb. 27 — ISC is pleased to be introducing the Hans Meuer Award to honor the most outstanding research paper submitted to the conference’s research paper committee. This award has been introduced in the memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 Read more…