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Submission Deadline for SC16 Workshops Extended to February 14

Feb 10, 2016 |

Feb. 10 -- SC16 will include nearly 30 full-day and half-day workshops that complement the overall Technical Program events, expand the knowledge base of its subject area, and extend its impact by providing greater depth of focus. Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed academically with a focus on submissions that will inspire deep and interactive dialogue in topics of

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Speaker Lineup Announced for OpenPOWER Summit 2016

Feb 9, 2016 | SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9 -- Today, the OpenPOWER Foundation announced the lineup of speakers for the OpenPOWER Summit 2016, taking place April 5-8 at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) at the San Jose Convention Center. The Summit will bring together dozens of technology leaders from the OpenPOWER Foundation to showcase the latest Read more…

SURFsara to Expand Capacity of Cartesius Supercomputer

Feb 9, 2016 | Feb. 9 -- SURFsara will expand the capacity of the Cartesius national supercomputer in the second half of 2016. The contract with the supplier, Atos, an international leader in digital services, was signed in December. The models that researchers are working on are becoming increasingly complex and the data sets ever larger, hence they need more computing power.  The supercomputer at SURFsara - designed by Bull, the Atos brand for technological products and software - is Read more…

SGI Announces Investor Conference Call to Discuss HPE OEM Deal

Feb 9, 2016 | MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 9 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced that SGI management will host a conference call for investors to discuss a new OEM agreement on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:15 AM PT. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 463-5422 (toll-free) or (970) 315-0484 (international) and Read more…

Nimbix Announces Inaugural Developer Summit

Feb 9, 2016 | Feb. 9 -- Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, today announced open registration for the inaugural Nimbix Developer Summit community event. The recently released Nimbix Cloud, powered by JARVICE 2.0, represents the state of the art in High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Performance Data Analysis capabilities available as an on demand, elastic service. The company is bringing together application developers, HPC system Read more…

One Week Until HPC Summer School Deadline

Feb 8, 2016 | Feb. 8 -- Students looking to take part in the International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences must submit their applications by February 15, 2016. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the seventh HPC Summer School, to be held Read more…

Ellexus Unveils New Software for HPC

Feb 8, 2016 | Feb. 8 -- Ellexus is excited to announce the release of Mistral, our ground breaking product that will balance shared storage across a high performance computing cluster. Developed in collaboration with ARM’s IT department, 2015 was a year of intense production – 2016 is the year that Mistral will take HPC by storm. Mistral addresses the noisy neighbour problem: when a small number of jobs Read more…

University of Southampton Ramps Up Security With Palo Alto Networks

Feb 8, 2016 | Feb. 8 -- Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, today announced that the University of Southampton has selected, deployed, and consolidated its security infrastructure on the Palo Alto Networks security platform. It marks the first time Palo Alto Networks latest next-generation firewall, the chassis-based, highly scalable PA-7050, has been deployed in the United Kingdom. A research-intensive university with over 23,000 students, the University of Southampton is a Read more…

DDN Joins EnterpriseHPC‘16 as a Diamond Sponsor

Feb 5, 2016 | SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 5 -- The EnterpriseHPC'16 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced that DataDirect Networks (DDN) has joined the summit as a Diamond Sponsor. EnterpriseHPC'16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016, at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, will once again host executives in commercial organizations who are exploring the benefits and associated Read more…

Auburn University Unveils $1M Supercomputer

Feb 5, 2016 | Feb. 5 -- Auburn University today unveiled its new $1 million supercomputer that will enhance research across campus, from microscopic gene sequencing to huge engineering tasks. The university is also initiating a plan to purchase a new one every few years as research needs evolve and expand. "Many of our research projects require terabytes of data," said John Liu, Auburn University associate provost and associate vice president for research. "This supercomputer offers Auburn researchers Read more…