Off The Wire

Ace Computers Awarded NASA SEWP V Contract

Apr 21, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., April 21 — Ace Computers, a leading technology resource for public procurement contracts, was just awarded a substantial NASA SEWP V contract. This is a multi-award government purchasing vehicle for information technology products and product-based services with a maximum order amount of $20 billion. Ace Computers holds a Group A Contract. Items within the Read more…

Projects Win Access to XSEDE NSF Supercomputing Resources

Apr 20, 2015 |

April 20 — At its March quarterly XSEDE Resource Allocations Committee (XRAC) review, a total of 291 million computing hours, valued at just under $15 million, were awarded to 136 deserving projects throughout the country for access to NSF-sponsored high-performance computing resources and services in the XSEDE environment. These awards for allocation will support fascinating investigations ranging from Read more…

Four Cray Customers to Implement Seagate HPC Storage Technology

Apr 20, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 20 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced four Cray Inc. customers will be among the first to implement Seagate’s latest high performance computing storage technology. Combined, the implementations of these four customers in the government, weather, oil and gas, and university sectors will consume more than 120 petabytes Read more…

Dot Hill Expands Relationship with Teradata

Apr 20, 2015 |

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands and LONGMONT, Colo., April 20 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced it has expanded its relationship with Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company. In the latest collaboration between the two companies, Teradata has integrated the Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN ultra-density storage array Read more…

ISC Cloud & Big Data Keynote to Recount Bank’s Path into Cloud Computing

Apr 17, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 17 — As the fourth largest cooperative bank in Germany, DZ Bank supports the business activities of over 900 other cooperative banks in the country. Dr. Jan Vitt, the Head of IT Infrastructure at DZ Bank will be talking about how a conservative institution like his is effectively adopting cloud computing to address Read more…

Supercomputing Challenge Draws More Than 200 Students to LANL

Apr 17, 2015 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 17 — More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers are at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 20-21 for the 25th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony. “One of the goals of the year-long competition is to teach student teams how to use powerful computers to analyze, model Read more…

AMD Reports 2015 First Quarter Results

Apr 16, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16 — AMD, today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2015 of $1.03 billion, operating loss of $137 million and net loss of $180 million, or $0.23 per share. Non-GAAP operating loss was $30 million and non-GAAP net loss was $73 million, or $0.09 per share. “Building great products, driving deeper customer Read more…

ISC Student Volunteer Program Deadline Extended

Apr 16, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 16 — We have extended the deadline for applying for the ISC Student Volunteer Program to April 30, as we need more volunteers this year. We will be hosting more sessions this time around and we need more young people help us run the conference as smoothly as possible. Participating as a student Read more…

RSC Group Deploys Supercomputer Based on RSC PetaStream Architecture

Apr 16, 2015 |

April 16 — RSC Group, the leading developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centers in Russia and CIS, has announced completion of deployment of a new MVS-10P MP supercomputer based on massively parallel RSC PetaStream architecture at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS). Read more…

PRACE Preparatory Access Completes 20th Cut-Off

Apr 16, 2015 |

April 16 — PRACE Preparatory Access is a continuous Call for Proposals with a cut-off date every 3 months. The procedure to receive an allocation via Preparatory Access is lighter than that of Project Access, as it only entails a technical assessment. Preparatory Access comes in 3 flavours: Type A for code scalability tests Type Read more…