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HP Launches HPC & Big Data Global Business Unit

Jun 4, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not Read more…

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SRC Debuts Defense-Hardened FPGA Server

May 28, 2015 |

The SRC Saturn 1 server debuted today, built by reconfigurable computing specialists SRC Computers and positioned as an x86 alternative for high-volume workloads in hyperscale computing and big data analytics. While we have seen several FPGA-based server solutions come to market in the past year, the Saturn-1 is distinguished by its pedigree and insulation from Read more…

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Workstations, Servers, Clouds: Making the Call for HPC

Dec 17, 2014 |

A recent survey in 25 HPC and CAE LinkedIn groups regarding engineers’ concerns about cloud computing was conducted by UberCloud and revealed that many engineers tend to compare the benefits of workstations versus servers versus clouds in a somewhat misinformed way. In fact, most of them compare the positive aspects of their workstation with the (apparent) roadblocks of Read more…

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So You Want to be an HPC Entrepreneur

Oct 20, 2014 |

Before you take the step to becoming a fully-fledged entrepreneur, in HPC of all areas, ask yourself why? Is it because you want to be your own boss and call the shots, are you a risk taker, want the flexibility, you have such a good idea you can’t not do it, or you just want Read more…

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Arista Poised for Ethernet Expansion

Jun 9, 2014 |

In the wake of the Arista Networks IPO news on Friday, there has been a great deal of conversation about what the future of software-defined networking will be going forward, not just for its obvious role in hyperscale datacenters, but in other IT segments as well, including HPC. To be clear, other than having a Read more…

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Short Takes

IBM’s Guide to Cloud Based HPC

Jun 12, 2013 |

Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.

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Crossing Borders in the Cloud

Mar 28, 2013 |

Cloud computing has made the exchange of information between financial companies and the European community complicated.

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NASDAQ OMX Builds Financial Cloud Platform with Amazon

Sep 25, 2012 |

The NASDAQ OMX group and Amazon Web Services have partnered to develop a cloud platform for financial institutions.

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High Frequency Trading Slips Up Once Again

Aug 8, 2012 |

Errant HFT algorithm costs firm $440 million.

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Predicting the Next Cloud Boom

Jul 24, 2012 |

According to a new report from Saugatuck Technology, cloud-based business analytics is poised for huge growth over the next two years.

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Off the Wire

Milwaukee Institute Receives WEDC Grant to Expand HPC Offerings to Tech Enterprises

Jul 27, 2015 |

MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 27 — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Milwaukee Institute to help the non-profit computational research center greatly expand its high-performance computing offerings for use by area tech enterprises. The grant enables the Institute to expand its computational systems and services, including advanced modeling, simulation, Read more…

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Cray to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on July 30

Jul 24, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. plans to host an investor conference call on Thursday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss its second quarter 2015 financial results. The call will feature a discussion by senior management followed by a question and answer session. Conference Call Information Read more…

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Mellanox Announces Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Jul 23, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 23 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. has announced financial results for its second quarter, ended June 30, 2015. “We are excited to achieve record quarterly revenues and anticipate continued revenue growth and record annual revenues for the full fiscal year 2015. Our InfiniBand solutions continue to take market share on the Read more…

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NSF Funding Supports Continued Operations at JICS

Jul 21, 2015 |

July 21 — The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), a partnership between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has received $3 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue to provide advanced computing resources through July 2016. The NSF award covers management and operation of machines called Darter and Read more…

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IBM Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Jul 21, 2015 |

July 21 — IBM has announced second-quarter 2015 diluted earnings from continuing operations of $3.58 per share, down 15 percent year-to-year.  Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings from continuing operations were $3.84 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $4.43 per share in the second quarter of 2014, a decrease of 13 percent. Second-quarter net income from Read more…

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