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Broadcom Introduces StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series

Sep 24, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 24 — Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the immediate availability of a new line of switches optimized for cloud-scale data centers. Building on its widely deployed StrataXGS  Trident and StrataDNX products, the new StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series is the industry’s highest performance Ethernet switch, delivering Read more…

Altera and Baidu Collaborate on FPGA-Based Acceleration for Cloud Datacenters

Sep 24, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 24 – Altera Corporation and Baidu, China’s largest online search engine, are collaborating on using FPGAs and convolutional neural network (CNN) algorithms for deep learning applications set to play a critical role in the development of more accurate and faster online search. Altera is demonstrating its work with Baidu at the Read more…

NSF and SRC Announce Nine Research Awards

Sep 23, 2014 |

Sept. 23 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced nine research awards to 10 universities totaling nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS). The awards support research at the circuit, architecture and system levels on new strategies, methods Read more…

University of Delaware Deploys Second HPC Cluster

Sep 23, 2014 |

Sept. 23 — Building on the success of the Mills High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, the University of Delaware’s second community computing cluster is now available. The new cluster has been named Farber in honor of David Farber, UD professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Researchers who invested in the Farber Read more…

NIBMG to Utilize DDN Storage

Sep 23, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23 — As the first research institution in India devoted to genome-based research for human health and disease, the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) is taking a bite out of oral cancer with its world-class research into the most common cancer among males in India with the help of state-of-the-art solution comprising block, file and object storage solutions Read more…

University of Virginia Receives New Cluster to Enhance Research

Sep 23, 2014 |

Sept. 23 — Its name is Rivanna, and it’s the University of Virginia’s new $2.4 million Cray computing cluster, a high-performance machine – really a combination of linked high-power computers (hence, “cluster”) – designed to greatly enhance and establish computationally intensive and data-intensive research at the University. “This cluster represents a significant investment in U.Va.’s Read more…

PRACE Launches First Phase of PCP

Sep 23, 2014 |

Sept. 23 — Within the PRACE 3rd Implementation Project (PRACE-3IP), PRACE started the process for a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) on Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC. On September 9, 2014, the signing of contracts with 4 bidders launched the 1st Execution Phase of this PCP. The process of this PCP is organised in two stages: Tendering stage Read more…

RSC Group to Create Supercomputing Center for SPbSPU

Sep 22, 2014 |

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 22 — RSC Group, the leading developer and integrator of innovative solutions for HPC segment and data centers in Russia and CIS region has announced the project to create the most innovative and one of the most powerful supercomputing centers in Russia for St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU) with peak performance Read more…

Dr. Brian Greene to Keynote SC14

Sep 22, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 22 — Physicist, string theorist, and best-selling author Brian Greene will talk about the intersection of science, computing, and society as he delivers the keynote address at SC14 this November 18, 2014 in New Orleans, LA (USA). Held this year from November 16-21, SC is the premier international conference for high Read more…

Fujitsu to Provide KAU with a New HPC System

Sep 22, 2014 |

TOKYO, Japan, Sept. 22 – King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and Fujitsu today announced that a signing ceremony was held on September 21 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to kick off a project for a new high-performance computing (HPC) service solution at KAU. The new HPC system named Aziz will consist primarily of a cluster of FUJITSU Server Read more…