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Pocket Sized Shots of Techila

Jun 26, 2012 |

Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources.

Emerging Companies Ride Wave of GPU Computing

Dec 15, 2011 |

This week at GTC Asia in Beijing, NVIDIA highlighted a number of young companies making use of GPU computing during its Emerging Companies Summit. The companies selected fit into a range of HPC, cloud and mobile markets that are meeting an ever-expanding array of verticals, both in traditional high performance computing arenas and in broader consumer contexts.

HPC Startup Backs into Cloud

Aug 29, 2011 |

One high performance computing vendor with cloudy ambitions found a unique path to building purpose-built HPC hardware–and an unexpected business model along the way. We spoke with the company’s co-founders to learn more about what’s missing from high performance clouds–and what possibilities await in the next era of cloud and technical computing.

Must See TV: IBM Watson Heads for Jeopardy Showdown

Feb 9, 2011 |

Next week the IBM supercomputer known as “Watson” will take on two of the most accomplished Jeopardy players of all time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a three-game match starting on February 14. If Watson manages to best the humans, it will represent the most important advance in machine intelligence since IBM’s “Deep Blue” beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997. But this time around, the company also plans to make a business case for the technology. Trivial pursuit this is not.

Short Takes

In Support of Cloud-based Rendering

May 10, 2013 |

Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.

World’s Smallest Movie Has Big (Data) Implications

May 8, 2013 |

A team of IBM researchers created the world’s smallest movie using the essential building-blocks of matter, atoms.

Classical Music, Courtesy of a Supercomputer

Jan 10, 2013 |

Compute clusters may be great at modeling the weather, but can they write operas? Well, almost.

DreamWorks Outsources Animation Work to Chinese Petaflopper

Oct 8, 2012 |

Tianhe-1A enters the CGI rendering business.

Amazon Aims to Disrupt Traditional Enterprise Practices

Aug 29, 2012 |

This week, The New York Times profiled Amazon Web Services.

Off the Wire

IDC Announces Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the sixth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the ISC’13 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany. Prior winners were announced at the ISC’11, SC’11, ISC’12, SC’12, and ISC’13 supercomputing conferences. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) Read more…

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Four HPCwire Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

Nov. 19 — Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received top national honors in four categories of the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards. HPCwire, the trade publication for the high performance computing (HPC) community, announced the winners at the start of the opening reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis Read more…

HPCMP Announces Frontier Awards

Nov 7, 2013 |

Nov. 7 — The Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural class of fiscal year 2014 Frontier projects. These projects explore science and technology and test and evaluation  boundaries with computational approaches that would not have otherwise been possible. Awarded projects are expected Read more…

Parallel Universe Computing Challenge Comes To SC13

Nov 1, 2013 |

Nov. 1 — In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the SC conference, Intel Corporation will produce a game show-style competition in which teams will face off live at SC13 to compete for a $25,000 prize which will be donated the winning team’s charity. The Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge is an 8-team single elimination tournament designed to raise Read more…

HPCwire Announces 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Nov 12, 2012 |

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. November 12, 2012 – HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information from the high performance computing industry today announced the winners of the 2012 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards during the 24th annual Supercomputing Conference (SC12) taking place this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jeff Hyman, President and Read more…