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Shaking the HPC In-Memory Stack

Mar 3, 2014 |

Many who have been in HPC for a number of years will remember GridGain, the in-memory computing company that has found success at a number of commercial and academic high performance computing sites since its official launch in 2010—an effort backed with an initial $2.5 million investment, followed by another boost last year with a Read more…

The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 |

2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques. While exascale has taken more of a backseat than we might have predicted at the year’s end of 2010, there are plenty of Read more…

Short Takes

GPUs Enable Real-Time Risk Management

Jan 7, 2014 |

A recent report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) shows for the first time that GPUs boost computing speed such that risk management benchmarks, like STAC-2, can be operated in real-time, enabling them to be used pre-trade. The testing was demonstrated using STAC-A2, the “Greeks” benchmark for risk analysis. Used in pricing and risk Read more…

HPC Trends for Wall Street

Oct 21, 2013 |

In a recent interview with Total Trading magazine, Jeffrey Birnbaum of 60 East Technologies offers his take on a range of technologies relevant to the intersection of high performance computing and trading. As the CEO & Co-founder of 60 East Technologies, which specializes in real-time streaming database software for the financial services sector, Mr. Birnbaum has a unique perch Read more…

The Algorithms That Shape the World

Oct 14, 2013 |

In this provocative talk from TEDGlobal, MIT Media Lab professor Kevin Slavin paints a picture of a world that is increasingly being shaped by algorithms. Slavin explores how these complex computer programs evolved from their espionage roots to become the dominant mechanism for financial services. But as the 2008 financial crash exemplified, allowing algorithms to Read more…

Off the Wire

AltaSim Technologies Receives DOE Grant for Additive Manufacturing

Apr 17, 2014 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 17 — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded AltaSim Technologies nearly $150,000 to further develop the technologies that drive additive manufacturing – adding momentum to an public-private initiative based in Ohio to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation. AltaSim’s DOE award provides $149,844 through the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research Read more…

PSC Developing Networking Tool to Speed Big Data Transfers

Apr 8, 2014 |

April 8 — A new, $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable engineers at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), the National Institute for Computational Sciences, the Pennsylvania State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to create a new tool for high-volume scientific users Read more…

Mellanox to Release First Quarter Financial Results

Apr 2, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, April 2 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that it will release financial results for its first quarter 2014 after the close of market on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Following the release, Mellanox will conduct Read more…

Texas Tech Receives NSF Grant to Develop Supercomputer Prototype

Mar 25, 2014 |

March 25 — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to researchers at Texas Tech University to develop a new supercomputer prototype that could lead to more efficient data-intensive computing – and speed-up the scientific discovery cycle. Yong Chen, assistant professor of computer science and Director of Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory at Texas Read more…

Clemson Receives $5.3M NSF Grant for Cyberinfrastructure Research

Mar 6, 2014 |

CLEMSON, S.C., March 6 – The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University a $5.3 million grant to enable a national network of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI- REFs) to broaden the impact of advanced computing resources at campuses across the country. Led by Clemson CIO Jim Bottum as principal investigator, Barr von Oehsen Read more…