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Cloud computing might well serve as a bridge between green and high performance computing, as top HPC management layers couple with known efficient datacenters, such as what happened when Datapipe and Verne Global formed a partnership in the middle of June that will bring the Stratosphere management platform to Verne’s Icelandic datacenter.
During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/analytics_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”92″ />One of technology’s most pervasive buzzwords echoed in the ears of attendees at this year’s one-day HPC on Wall Street conference in New York City, as panel after panel addressed the challenges and opportunities that big data presents. From the opening remarks regarding Wall Street’s traditional concern of low latency, delivered by Cisco CTO Paul Perez, to the multiple open-ended discussions that took place in concurrent panels, the “big data” problem was a much-discussed topic.
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.
Cloud computing has made the exchange of information between financial companies and the European community complicated.
The NASDAQ OMX group and Amazon Web Services have partnered to develop a cloud platform for financial institutions.
Errant HFT algorithm costs firm $440 million.
According to a new report from Saugatuck Technology, cloud-based business analytics is poised for huge growth over the next two years.
IBM and Citigroup introduce the Jeopardy-winning supercomputer to the financial industry.
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Oct. 15 — Fujitsu Limited, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) have today signed a Master Research Collaboration Agreement (MRCA) at Fusionopolis. Under the MRCA, a five-year partnership which builds on the Fujitsu-A*STAR MoU signed in Japan in March 2013, the parties will invest $54 million in Read more…
MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 13 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced it will report financial results for the company’s first quarter fiscal 2015 ended Sept. 26, 2014, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, after the close of the market. Management will host a conference call beginning Read more…
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 7 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced that it will release first quarter fiscal 2015 financial results on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, immediately after the close of regular trading, followed by a teleconference beginning at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Read more…
PITTSBURGH, Penn., Oct. 6 — The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to upgrade the University’s computer infrastructure for research initiatives. The venture will enhance Pitt’s connection to major national research and education networks, providing additional bandwidth and capacity to computational resources, science centers, and advanced Read more…
Oct. 3 — Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego have received a three-year, $1.3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a web-based resource that lets scientists seamlessly share and access preliminary results and transient data from research on a variety of platforms, Read more…