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AMD Introduces the FirePro S7100X GPU for Blade Servers

May 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) for blade servers, AMD FirePro S7100X GPU. AMD MxGPU is the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU compliant with the SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) PCIe virtualization standard. Read more…

New HPC Market Report Released by ReportBuyer

May 25, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., May 25 — 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 intensive workload. HPC clusters are systems that can easily handle vast amount of data and extensively support high performance data analysis. Read more…

Ron Brachman Joins Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute as New Director

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Cornell Tech today announced that Ron Brachman, a computer scientist who is an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new Director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. The Jacobs Institute embodies the academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion Israel-Institute of Technology at Cornell Tech, with an emphasis on moving beyond traditional structures of academia to offer a global perspective on research, education, technology transfer, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Read more…

ASRock Rack to Showcase New Server Products at Computex 2016

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — ASRock Rack plans to showcase new server products at Computex 2016. These new products include the 3U16N and 2U4NR-24S.

The 3U16N has 16 nodes featuring Intel Xeon D processors in the 3U form factor and is installed with four PCIe switch cards. This server is not only suitable for critical web service providers due to its computing capability and multiple nodes, but is also perfect for HPC and virtualization. Read more…

Cray Unveils the Urika-GX System

May 24, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., May 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the launch of the Cray Urika-GX system — the first agile analytics platform that fuses supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. The Cray Urika-GX system gives customers unprecedented versatility for running multiple analytics workloads concurrently on a single platform that leverages the speed of a Cray supercomputer. Read more…

Ace Computers Rolls Out Big Data HPC Clusters for the Military and Government

May 24, 2016 |

May 24 — Ace Computers and its affiliate Ace Technology Partners just introduced Big Data HPC clusters designed for the unique demands of public sector applications. For federal, state, and local governments and military organizations such as the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines, the ability to organize and analyze disparate data quickly and accurately can be key to staying on top of logistical, tactical, and security challenges and staying within budget. Read more…

STULZ USA Announces Partnership With CoolIT Systems

May 24, 2016 |

May 24 — Leading global mission critical cooling solutions provider STULZ, through its US entity STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc. (STULZ USA), has engaged in a strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems, Inc. (CoolIT), a global manufacturer of energy efficient Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) technologies for High Performance Computing, Cloud and Enterprise markets. Read more…

ORNL to Open Chattanooga Office

May 24, 2016 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 23, 2016 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office today at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan hotel. Read more…

Baidu, Inspur Build Heterogeneous Acceleration Platform to Facilitate Development of Driverless Cars

May 24, 2016 |

BEIJING, China, May 24 — Chinese IT manufacturer Inspur announced recently that its NF5568M4 server has been selected by internet giant Baidu to provide hardware support for the deep learning platform of Baidu’s driverless car. Deep learning is one of the core areas of driverless technology. Read more…

Jack Dongarra Named ISC Program Chair for 2017

May 23, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 23 — The ISC Group, the organizer of ISC High Performance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Jack Dongarra of University of Tennessee, USA, as the program chairman for ISC 2017. This appointment underlines the international dimension of this conference.

As the program chair, Dongarra will be actively involved in leading the ISC program team to define the 2017 program, whilst also working with the steering committee in a multi-year effort to further elevate the value of ISC High Performance for the high performance computing (HPC) community. Read more…