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XSEDE16 Announces Student Program Deadlines

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — XSEDE16 showcases the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world.

XSEDE is providing limited funding to undergraduate and graduate students to support student travel, lodging and registration costs. Read more…

SDSC Supercomputers, CIPRES Gateway Help Define New “Tree of Life”

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — An outline for a new tree of life, depicting the evolution of life on this planet that included more than 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea lurking in the Earth’s nooks and crannies, was made possible with the help of supercomputing resources and a phylogenetics “gateway” created at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), based at the University of California San Diego. Read more…

Asetek Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — Asetek reported revenue of $10.4 million in the first quarter 2016, representing growth of 88% versus the same period last year. The growth consisted of 75% increase in desktop revenue driven by shipments in the DIY market. Data center revenue grew over five times the revenue achieved in first quarter 2015, as a result of shipments to new customers. Read more…

SingAREN Adds 100G Connection to Internet2 Network

Apr 27, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27 — To enable groundbreaking research using high performance computing, global extension of education programs and other advanced networking applications, the Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN) and Internet2 have completed a 100G direct connection between Singapore and the United States.

The 100G connection links the advanced national research and education networks in Singapore and the United States and creates a platform upon which other national, regional and global high performance collaborations can be built. Read more…

Colovore and AMAX Partner to Deliver Cloud and HPC Infrastructure Solutions

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — Colovore, Silicon Valley’s leader in high-density colocation services, and AMAX, a leading manufacturer of data center, cloud, deep learning and HPC (High Performance Computing) solutions, have partnered to deliver an integrated deployment model aimed at enterprises looking for a streamlined solution to deploy, host and scale power-dense, high-performance IT infrastructure. Read more…

Cray to Relocate Saint Paul Location to the Offices at Mall of America

Apr 27, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., April 27 — In order to support the long-term growth of the Company, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced it has signed a lease to be the new anchor tenant at The Offices @ MOA property in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Located at Mall of America, The Offices @ MOA is a brand new office complex that offers quick access to retail, hospitality, parking and public transportation. Read more…

Panasas Joins the iRODS Consortium

Apr 26, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26 — Panasas, the leader in performance scale-out network-attached storage (NAS), today announced that it has joined the iRODS Consortium as a contributing member. The iRODS Consortium leads development and support of the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. Read more…

University of Cambridge Selects Red Hat to Support OpenStack-Based HPC Initiatives

Apr 26, 2016 |

AUSTIN, Tex., April 26 — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions, has selected Red Hat to support its OpenStack-based high performance computing (HPC) initiatives. In addition to deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform for its HPC-as-a-Service offering, the University of Cambridge also plans to collaborate with Red Hat to bring HPC capabilities to the upstream OpenStack community. Read more…

TYAN Announces Support for Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 Product Family

Apr 26, 2016 |

April 26 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MITAC Computing Technology Corporation, announces support for the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. Incorporating Intel’s new processor technologies allows TYAN to offer the latest performance and power savings features available. TYAN’s Xeon E5 platform-based server systems and motherboards continue to offer the high performance, power efficiency, and required reliability on the market. Read more…

Berkeley Lab Hosts Fourth X-Stack PI Meeting

Apr 26, 2016 |

April 26 — Berkeley Lab hosted the fourth annual X-Stack PI meeting April 6 and 7, where X-Stack researchers, the facilities teams, application scientists and developers from national laboratories, universities and industry met to share the latest developments in X-Stack application codes and identify further modifications.

X-Stack was launched in 2012 by the U.S. Read more…