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SGI’s Pangea Recognized as Industry’s Top Commercial Supercomputer on TOP500 List

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Today at the International Supercomputing Conference 2016 (ISC), SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that Total’s SGI ICE X supercomputer, Pangea, was recognized as the industry’s top commercial supercomputer in the prestigious TOP500 list. Read more…

Boston Limited Introduces Latest All-Flash Solution at ISC16

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — As part of its exhibition at ISC 2016, Boston Limited will introduce its latest all-flash solution featuring FlexiRemap flash-management technology.

In partnership with AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, Boston brings to the market its flash appliance, the Igloo Plus, a 1U rack-mount storage solution featuring 500K sustained IOPS performance with 5TB usable storage capacity and high-speed, 10GbE, InfiniBand or 16Gbit/s Fibre Channel connectivity. Read more…

Sugon Unveils ThunderX Blades for Galaxias SDC1000 Datacenter Server Platform

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Sugon Information Industry Co. Ltd (“Sugon”), a leader in China’s HPC sector and the largest HPC manufacturer in Asia announced availability of a new blade based on Cavium’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) ThunderX Workload Optimized processors for Galaxis SDC1000 Data Center server platform. Read more…

Jack Dongarra Shares His Assessment of World’s Newest No. 1 Supercomputer

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — The release of the 47th TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers on June 20 at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany showed a new No. 1 system – the Sunway TaihuLight machine in China that is nearly three times as fast and three times as efficient as system it displaces in the top spot. Read more…

Mellanox Establishes Joint Innovation Lab With JD.com

Jun 21, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, June 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest online direct sales company, today announced that they have concluded a cooperative agreement involving the establishment of the JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovation Lab, designed to drive technology innovation. Read more…

ASRock Rack Unveils New Server

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — ASRock Rack unveiled today a brand new server, the 2U4N-F/X200. The 2U4N-F/X200 has four computing nodes in 2U form factor and features the Intel Xeon Phi X200 family. Using 14nm technology, the processor has 72 cores, which achieves three times more performance compared with the highest specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 family. Read more…

Cray Boosts Performance of XC Supercomputers and High Performance Storage Systems

Jun 20, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — At the 2016 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today introduced new performance breakthroughs that will provide customers with the fastest Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems to date.

The new Intel Xeon Phi processor family, formerly code named “Knights Landing”, is now available in the Cray XC series of supercomputers, offering peak performance of over half-a-petaflop per cabinet — Read more…

Supermicro Showcasing HPC Solutions at ISC16

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, GermanyJune 20 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing exhibits its High Performance Computing solutions at the International Supercomputing Conference this week in Frankfurt, Germany.

At the show Supermicro will debut the latest innovations in HPC architectures and technologies including a 2U 4-Node server supporting new Intel Xeon Phi processors (formerly code named Knights Landing) with integrated or external Intel Omni-Path fabric option, together with associated 4U/Tower development workstation; Read more…

Dell Announces Advancements to HPC Portfolio

Jun 20, 2016 |

ROUND ROCK, Tex., June 20 — Dell today announced advancements to its high performance computing (HPC) portfolio, including the availability of new Dell HPC Systems, early access to innovative HPC technologies, technology partner collaborations, and successful global customer implementations.

“While traditional HPC has been critical to research programs that enable scientific and societal advancement, Dell is mainstreaming these capabilities to support enterprises of all sizes as they seek a competitive advantage in an ever increasing digital world,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Systems, Cloud and HPC. Read more…

SUSE Aligns With Intel for HPC Stack

Jun 20, 2016 |

June 20 — SUSE today announced Intel will distribute SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing as an option for the recently introduced Intel HPC Orchestrator, an Intel-supported HPC system software stack. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the first commercially supported Linux to be included as an operating system option with Intel HPC Orchestrator system software stack, and the companies will offer joint support for the combined solution. Read more…