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Bright Computing Highlights Growing European Network of Resellers, Integrators, and OEMs

Aug 21, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, announces that it is significantly expanding its global network of channel partners, local resellers, local system integrators, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The relationships are leading to collaborations resulting in increased business opportunities in its core Read more…

Finalists Compete for ACM Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

Aug 21, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 21 — Five outstanding research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in supercomputing’s prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin, TX (USA). The Gordon Bell Prize recognizes the extraordinary progress made each Read more…

HP Reports 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results

Aug 21, 2015 |

Aug. 21 — HP has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended July 31, 2015. Third quarter net revenue of $25.3 billion was down 8% from the prior-year period and down 2% on a constant currency basis. Third quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $0.47, down from $0.52 in the Read more…

XSEDE Resources Fuel Investigation of Model Human Origins

Aug 20, 2015 |

A mix of data- and computation-intensive XSEDE resources are enabling researchers to scale up their climate, vegetation and agent-based human behavior models to tackle fundamental questions of how Homo sapiens came to dominate the planet, according to archeologist Colin Wren of Arizona State University (ASU). The international collaboration, led by Curtis Marean of ASU, will Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 20, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #Supercomputers are changing history. pic.twitter.com/ESVGNVYUzk Read more…

MGHPCC to Host Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center together with Clemson University Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) Group and Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is organizing an Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop on Stampede supercomputer. The workshop will be hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday Read more…

Q&A With SC15 Exhibits Chair Trey Breckenridge

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The following is a brief Q&A with SC15 Exhibits Chair Trey Breckenridge, Director of High Performance Computing at the Mississippi State University (MSU), High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2).  He has over 22 years of professional experience in high performance computing and computer support. His hobbies include aviation, hunting, and golf. He is a former Read more…

TACC Supercomputers Assist With Heart Valve Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.The studies focused on Read more…

D-Wave Systems Announces General Availability of the 2X Quantum Computer

Aug 20, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 20 —  D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first quantum computing company, today announced the general availability of the D-Wave 2X quantum computing system. The D-Wave 2X features a 1000+ qubit quantum processor and numerous design improvements that result in faster performance, higher precision and the ability to solve much larger problems. At 1000+ qubits, the Read more…

Ace Computers and Ace Technology Partners Announce Server-Related Advances

Aug 20, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 20 — Ace Computers, one of the leading custom server builders in the U.S., and affiliate Ace Technology Partners are both announcing server-related advances. Ace Technology Partners just received a major order for custom servers from the U.S. Air Force through the company’s NETCENTS 2 contract. This builds on a year of outstanding Read more…

NIH Awards $1.26M to Kitware and Collaborators for Cancer Treatment Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Aug. 20 — In cancer drug research, existing imaging technologies used to assess treatment response are expensive, time consuming, and difficult to operate. To overcome these challenges, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a $1.26 million small-business research project, led by Kitware, to develop a low-cost and widely applicable system for Read more…

Moving Down the Path Toward Code Modernization

Aug 19, 2015 |

“Code modernization” is a hot topic. While it is widely understood that applications need to evolve with hardware, there is lot of attention to evaluating how to do that well. Savvy customers ask about both portability and performance portability. Because the time and expertise to do the work is scarce and the willingness to do Read more…

Seagate to Acquire Dot Hill Systems

Aug 19, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif. and LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 19 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, and Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative software and hardware storage systems, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Seagate will commence a tender offer for Read more…

Gartner Positions SGI in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems

Aug 19, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 19 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Niche Players” quadrant of the August 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems. According to Gartner, “many integrated system vendors will address a more narrow market niche, or Read more…

QLogic Announces Partnership With ASI

Aug 19, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 19 — QLogic, a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with ASI, a leading distributor of solution building I/O and reference architecture blueprints to its family of over 12,000 VARs throughout North America. QLogic and ASI will work together to provide increased sales and profitability to resellers who Read more…

Mellanox Ethernet Switch Solutions to be Featured in Demonstration

Aug 19, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 19 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the participation of its Ethernet switch solutions in a large Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) with SAI demonstration at the London SIGCOMM conference. Mellanox, Microsoft, Dell, Metaswitch and other companies will demonstrate Read more…

Intel Adds HPC Specialty to Technology Partner Program

Aug 19, 2015 |

Last week Intel announced a new certification specialty designation for partners targeting high-performance computing. The HPC Data Center Specialty designation is the latest in a line of vertical market partner designations rolled out by Intel in April of this year, designed to help Intel technology provider partners expand their customer base and resources. The new Read more…

Huawei Unveils New Products at IDF 2015

Aug 18, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 18 — Huawei today debuted three new models of its FusionServer series for Big Data, and a prototype of an all-in-one accelerator for Apache Spark, at the Intel Developers Forum 2015, taking place in San Francisco from August 18 to 20. The three models of the Huawei FusionServer X6800 series will allow enterprises to customize their infrastructure to Read more…

University of Minnesota Receives NSF Funding for Dedicated Campus Research Network

Aug 18, 2015 |

Aug. 18 — The University of Minnesota today announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded it $500,000 to build a dedicated research and computing network enabling researchers on its Twin Cities campus to more easily collaborate and innovate with research institutions around the world in their pursuit of new knowledge. The new network, called the Gopher Read more…

DMI Selects Cray Supercomputer to Power Weather Forecasts

Aug 18, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 18 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with a Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. DMI and a growing list of the world’s leading meteorological centers continue to run their complex, Read more…

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