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NCSA Adds 20PB Storage Capacity to File Repository

Sep 15, 2014 |

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 15 — Spectra Logic announced today that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has increased the capacity of the Spectra tape libraries that support the Blue Waters project, which is one of the world’s largest, most powerful supercomputers. The NCSA expanded its tape active archive capacity with the recent addition of 20 petabytes, Read more…

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Upgrades Magnus

Sep 12, 2014 |

Sept. 12 — The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has installed the final stage upgrade of the supercomputer, ‘Magnus’, ushering in a new era of Australian research, powered by world-class technology. The Pawsey Centre, which has been operating since November 2013, is an internationally significant supercomputing centre hosting the facilities and expertise to support Australia’s high-end scientific Read more…

Rice University Receives $1.1M Grant from NSF

Sep 12, 2014 |

Sept. 12 — A $1.1 million National Science Foundation grant to two Rice University computer science groups will allow them to build cloud-computing tools to help analyze evolutionary patterns. With the three-year grant, Christopher Jermaine and Luay Nakhleh, both associate professors of computer science, will develop parallel-processing tools that track the evolution of genes and Read more…

Advanced Clustering Updates Pinnacle Servers with New Intel Xeon Processor Family

Sep 12, 2014 |

KANSAS CITY, Ks., Sept. 12 — Advanced Clustering Technologies is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Pinnacle and Horizon line of servers and workstations. Built on the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 “Haswell” processors, these new models include Advanced Clustering’s innovative half-width blade, 2U, 3U, and 4U servers, all designed to showcase the performance Read more…

Leiserson to Receive Ken Kennedy Award for Advances in Parallel Computing

Sep 12, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 12 — Charles E. Leiserson of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will receive the 2014 ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for his influence on parallel computing systems and their adoption into mainstream use through scholarly research and development. He was also cited for his mentoring of computer science leaders and students.  Leiserson introduced the notion of cache-oblivious algorithms, Read more…

HP to Acquire Eucalyptus

Sep 11, 2014 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 11 — HP today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open source software for building private and hybrid enterprise clouds. After the transaction closes, Eucalyptus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marten Mickos, a respected leader in the cloud industry and a longtime advocate of open source, will join HP Read more…

Silicon Mechanics Now Offering Servers Powered by Latest Intel Xeon Processor Family

Sep 11, 2014 |

Sept. 11 — Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it now offers servers powered by the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, which features more cores, more cache, faster memory, and an updated chipset with numerous I/O enhancements. The new processors deliver increased performance and power management features, increasing server speed and efficiency. Silicon Mechanics launched Read more…

Sisu Supercomputer Upgraded with New Intel Xeon Processors

Sep 11, 2014 |

Sept. 11 — The Finnish flagship supercomputer, Sisu, has undergone a major upgrade during August. The size of the system has almost quadrupled and the processors have been upgraded to the brand new Intel Xeon E5 Haswell server processors, which were publically announced on September 8th. As a result, Sisu’s computing power increased by over 5 Read more…

Paul Messina Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

Sep 11, 2014 |

Sept. 11 — High-performance computing pioneer Paul Messina has been named an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank. Comparable in stature to an endowed chair at a top-ranked university, the Argonne Distinguished Fellow title rank recognizes sustained outstanding scientific and engineering research and can also be associated with outstanding Read more…

Call for Proposals Issued for PRACE Project Access

Sep 11, 2014 |

Sept. 11 — The 10th Call for proposals for PRACE Project Access (Tier-0) is open from 10 September 2014, 12:00 (noon) CEST, until 22 October 2014, 12.00 (noon) CEST. This Call for Proposals targets large-scale, computationally intensive projects that would not be possible or productive without access to PRACE resources. Applications for Project Access must Read more…