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Cray Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Oct 28, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 28 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. All figures in this release are based on U.S. GAAP unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables in this press release. Given the nature of the Read more…

Council on Competitiveness Releases New Report

Oct 28, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28 — The Council on Competitiveness has released a new report that explores the value of government leadership in supercomputing for industrial competitiveness, titled Solve. The Exascale Effect: the Benefits of Supercomputing Investment for U.S. Industry. As the federal government pursues exascale computing to achieve national security and science missions, Solve examines how U.S.-based companies also Read more…

Cray Awarded $128M Supercomputer Contract from the UK’s Met Office

Oct 28, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 28 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a contract to provide the Met Office in the United Kingdom with multiple Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems. Consisting of three phases spanning multiple years, the $128 million contract expands Cray’s significant presence in the global weather and climate community, and Read more…

Internet2 Announces First Full-Production Virtual Internet Network Architecture

Oct 28, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28 — The Internet2 community announced a fundamental advance in network architecture today, demonstrating the first nationwide, multi-tenant SDN-powered virtualized network capability. A fundamental networking advancement, virtualization allows a user to subdivide a network to operate as multiple discrete, private networks. Virtualized networks allow multiple applications to access the scale and innovations of Read more…

Four University of Illinois Faculty Members Selected as Blue Waters Professors

Oct 28, 2014 |

Oct. 28 — Four newly hired University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been selected as Blue Waters Professors, an honor that comes with substantial computing and data resources on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the university’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Blue Waters is one of the world’s most powerful computing systems, capable Read more…

DDN Introduces WOS S3

Oct 28, 2014 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 28 — Today, DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced significant expansion to its accessibility program for WOS object storage with the introduction of WOS Access for Amazon S3 (WOS S3), which adds support for the industry standard Amazon S3 API. With this latest release, DDN offers the broadest range of supported interfaces to an object storage platform in Read more…

Nimbix Expands GPU Acceleration in JARVICE Cloud-Based HPDA Offering

Oct 28, 2014 |

ANNA, Tex., Oct. 28 — Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, today announced the expansion of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration in its JARVICE cloud-based, High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) solution, delivering advanced Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), big data analytics and seismic processing capabilities for the oil and gas market. According to IDC, Read more…

Mellanox to Provide Ethernet Technology for New Microsoft Cloud Platform System

Oct 28, 2014 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 28 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced they will be providing ConnectX-3 Pro 10GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) with Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) technology to provide consistent, high-performance for the recently announced Microsoft Cloud Platform System. Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 Pro adapter Read more…

PRACE and RIST to Sign MoU

Oct 28, 2014 |

Oct. 28 — On October 30, 2014, the Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) will sign a memorandum of understanding (hereinafter called MOU) on information exchange concerning the promotion of shared use of supercomputers. This will help RIST and PRACE to perform their projects more effectively Read more…

Tom Tabor and TCI Honored with Trailblazer Award by the Asian Business Association

Oct 27, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 27 — The Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABA), San Diego’s Premiere Asian Chamber of Commerce, honored Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), with the Trailblazer Award at this year’s 24th Annual Asian Business Association Awards Gala, held earlier this month. “The Trailblazer award is presented to an innovative business person Read more…