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OVH Launches Cloud Service Based on IBM POWER8 Processor

Oct 17, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 17 — IBM today announced that leading Internet hosting provider OVH has launched an on-demand cloud service based on IBM’s POWER8 processor, tuned specifically for Big Data, high performance computing and database workloads. In addition to introducing this new cloud service, OVH has become the newest member of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community over 60 members strong worldwide Read more…

Supermicro and Nexenta Collaborate

Oct 16, 2014 |

SAN JOSE and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16 — Nexenta, the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, and Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced a collaboration to enhance Supermicro’s VMware EVO: RAIL and VMware Virtual SAN offerings with the NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN product, providing full featured Read more…

SGI UV for SAP HANA Introduced

Oct 16, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 16 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management and an SAP global technology partner, today introduced SGI UV for SAP HANA. It is a purpose-built, in-memory computing appliance for growing environments running the SAP HANA platform. SAP-certified and available today as a 4- or 8-socket Read more…

SC14 Announces New Plenary to Focus on the Importance of Supercomputers in Society

Oct 16, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 16 — Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) is announcing a new “HPC Matters” plenary that will examine the important roles that high performance computing (HPC) plays in every aspect of society from simplifying manufacturing to tsunami warning systems and hurricane predictions to improving care for cancer patients. “High performance computing is uniquely valuable in Read more…

CPU 24/7 Joins UberCloud Marketplace

Oct 16, 2014 |

BERLIN, Germany, Oct. 16 – CPU 24/7, specialized in providing scalable HPC as a Service for applications related to CAE, and UberCloud, a cloud computing marketplace allowing engineers, scientists and their service providers to offer and use applications in the cloud, announced the development of Cloud-enabled CPU 24/7 solutions for the UberCloud Marketplace. The announcement was shared last week at the Read more…

JGU Becomes Full Member of Germany’s Gauß-Allianz

Oct 15, 2014 |

Oct. 15 — The German Gauß-Allianz has admitted Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) as a full member, ensuring that the Rhineland-Palatinate science hub continues to maintain a significant nationwide standing in the field of high-performance computing. “The acceptance of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as a full member of the Gauß-Allianz is a milestone in the Read more…

Mellanox Introduces New Ethernet Switches

Oct 15, 2014 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the addition of three new top-of-rack Open Ethernet software-defined networking (SDN) switches to its 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet switch product portfolio. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX-2 switch ICs, the new SX1400, SX1700 and SX1710 Ethernet switches Read more…

Fujitsu, A*STAR, and SMU Sign Master Research Collaboration Agreement

Oct 15, 2014 |

Oct. 15 — Fujitsu Limited, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) have today signed a Master Research Collaboration Agreement (MRCA) at Fusionopolis. Under the MRCA, a five-year partnership which builds on the Fujitsu-A*STAR MoU signed in Japan in March 2013, the parties will invest $54 million in Read more…

George Michael HPC Fellowships Announced

Oct 14, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 14 – ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) and IEEE Computer Society have named Harshitha Menon of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Alexander Breuer of Technische Universität München (TUM) as recipients of 2014 ACM/IEEE Computer Society George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Menon and Breuer will each receive a $5,000 Read more…

Terascala Updates HPC Storage Offering

Oct 14, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 14 — Terascala, the industry leader in HPC storage management software, today announced updates to the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (HSS), a high performance computing (HPC) system that helps customers manage the influx of data in technical computing environments. The new improvements are designed to meet growing customer demands for integrated storage Read more…