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NSF Commits $30M to Three Expeditions in Computing Projects

Jan 11, 2016 |

Jan. 11 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced $30 million in funding to three Expeditions in Computing projects. Each grant will provide $10 million over five years to interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research teams to support transformative computing and information technology research. The Expeditions projects constitute the largest single investments in computer and information science research Read more…

Cray’s Barry Bolding on 2016 Trends Including Big Data and the HPC Productivity Imperative

Jan 4, 2016 |

Cray doesn’t do Top500 press releases says Barry Bolding, Cray SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Not a bad strategy when you don’t have to: five Crays are in the Top Ten of the latest Top500 list (Nov. 2015) including the two newest machines (Trinity (DOE) and Hazel-Hen (HLRS)). Media coverage and market notice are inevitable. Read more…

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization

Dec 1, 2015 |

Contrary to conventional thinking, GPUs are often not the best vehicles for big data visualization. In this commentary, I discuss several key technical reasons why a CPU-based “Software Defined Visualization” approach can deliver a more flexible, performant, scalable, cost effective, and power efficient solution to big data visualization than a conventional GPU-based approach. An example Read more…

HP Reports Fiscal 2015 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Nov 25, 2015 |

Nov. 25 — HP Inc. has announced Hewlett-Packard Company financial results for fiscal 2015 and the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2015. These results include Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (“Hewlett Packard Enterprise”), Hewlett-Packard Company’s former enterprise technology infrastructure, software, services and financing businesses, which separated from Hewlett-Packard Company on November 1, 2015. In connection with this Read more…

HP(E) Still Stands Solidly Astride the HPC Server Market

Nov 20, 2015 |

On November 1 – not quite three weeks ago – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) emerged from the Big Split. That’s old news given the yearlong lead-up. Throughout the “separation” process, opinions varied wildly (still do) over HPE’s prospects. Clearly it’s early days, but when IDC rolled out HPC market numbers on Tuesday (see below) HP Read more…

Seagate Engineers Tiered Archive System for HPC Storage

Nov 17, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 17 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today introduced ClusterStor A200, a first-of-its-kind tiered archive storage system for high performance computing (HPC). The A200 helps reduce storage and operational costs by up to 50 percent compared to tier-one storage platforms. The A200 was designed to complement the rest of Seagate’s ClusterStor family of Read more…

INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research Projects

Nov 16, 2015 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance knowledge Read more…

Hadoop and Spark Get RADICAL at SC15

Nov 13, 2015 |

The rapid maturation of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem has caught the eyes of HPC professionals who are eager to take advantage of emerging big data tools, such as Spark. One HPC group presenting on the topic at the SC15 show this week in Austin, Texas, is Rutgers University’s RADICAL team. The Research in Advanced Distributed Read more…

Mellanox Reaffirms Offer for EZChip

Nov 12, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 12 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced that it has sent a letter to EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: EZCH TASE: EZCH) requesting amendments to the terms of the definitive merger agreement under which Mellanox will acquire EZchip, as well as the postponement of the vote on the merger Read more…

Improved Network Diagnosis and Repair Goal of NSF Grant at PSC

Nov 12, 2015 |

Nov. 12 — A proposed automated system will allow users to provide network administrators with information about faulty connections, greatly speeding network diagnosis and repair. This system, to be called TestRig 2.0, is the goal of a new $300,000 NSF grant to researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). “When researchers encounter network problems they Read more…

NCGAS, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receive NSF Funding

Nov 10, 2015 |

Nov. 10 — The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) at Indiana University has received $627,854 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its work helping scientists analyze, understand, and make use of the vast quantities of genomic information now available. In a separate, collaborative award, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received Read more…

DDN Starts Pulling Wraps off Complete Product Refresh

Nov 10, 2015 |

As part of a comprehensive product line refresh and rollout that will extend through SC next week, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched the next generation of its high performance SFA block storage line with SFA14K and SFA14KE, formerly codenamed “Wolfcreek.” No stranger to high performance – the company supports over two-thirds of the world’s 100 Read more…

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2016

Nov 6, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6 — NVIDIA has reported record revenue for the third quarter ended October 25, 2015, of $1.305 billion, up 7 percent from $1.225 billion a year earlier, and up 13 percent from $1.153 billion in the previous quarter. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.44, up 42 percent from $0.31 a year Read more…

Welcome the New Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nov 2, 2015 |

Hewlett-Packard, HP, the iconic company often credited with laying the foundation for Silicon Valley and, with it, an unprecedented burst of technological creativity, attempts to reinvent itself beginning today as HPE, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise. As with many technology giants currently struggling to evolve, HP moved last year to transform itself by announcing it would Read more…

Cray Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Oct 29, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 29 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. All figures in this release are based on U.S. GAAP unless otherwise noted.  A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures is included in the financial tables in this press release. Revenue for the Read more…

SGI Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Oct 29, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 29 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, has reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended September 25, 2015. The data in this release is presented on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures Read more…

Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results

Oct 29, 2015 |

TOKYO, Japan, Oct. 29 — Fujitsu today reported a profit for the second quarter attributable to owners of the parent of 2.9 billion yen, representing a deterioration of 14.2 billion yen from the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Consolidated revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was 1,176.2 billion yen, an increase of 4.6% Read more…

Supermicro Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Oct 23, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, has announced first quarter fiscal 2016 financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The final results are in line with the preliminary results announced by the Company on October 8, 2015. Fiscal 1st Read more…

Mellanox Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Oct 22, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Oct. 22 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) has announced financial results for its third quarter, ended September 30, 2015. “We are excited to achieve consecutive record quarterly revenues. Assuming the midpoint of our fourth quarter 2015 guidance, our annual revenues are expected to grow 41 percent year-over year, and gross margins to be above 72.5 Read more…

Cray to Report Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results on October 29

Oct 22, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 22 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. plans to host an investor conference call on Thursday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss its third quarter 2015 financial results. The call will feature a discussion by senior management followed by a question and answer session. Conference Call Information To access Read more…