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Seismic Supercomputer Balloons to Five Petaflops — This One’s a Cray

Mar 25, 2015 |

When it comes to oil and gas supercomputers, the ante has been upped once again. In the past couple years, energy giants BP, Total and Eni have rolled out mega supercomputing centers, and now Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has outdone them all with a 5-petaflops Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Read more…

SC15 Chair on HPC Transforms, Diversity Outreach, and Austin

Mar 3, 2015 |

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern is hardly new to the HPC community. A member of the SC planning committee since 2003, Kern led the building of SCINET in 2007. The largest network in the world for a week, it delivered multicast video conferencing, among other things, onsite and around the world. As general chair this Read more…

BSC, Intel Extend Exascale Research Effort

Feb 17, 2015 |

Intel’s efforts to advance exascale computing concepts received a boost with the extension of the company’s research collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) – one of four Intel exascale labs in Europe. Begun in 2011 and now extended to September 2017, the Intel-BSC work focuses on scalability issues with parallel applications. “[A major goal] Read more…

Modernizing HPC Cluster Monitoring

Sep 18, 2014 |

If you thought cluster management tools were too plentiful to count, they have nothing on system monitoring. From open source to commercial packages, the list goes on. The problem, however, is that there are too few tools that bring together a unified view of what’s happening on large clusters in a comprehensive way—from gathering data Read more…

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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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   #TBT SC88: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 12, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Busy year. Stampede, Lonestar, Maverick supercomputers did Read more…

HPC Greases Exploration Efforts

Oct 15, 2014 |

HPC continues to make inroads into the oil and gas industry, now one of the main commercial users of supercomputing, along with financial services. In the past year, energy giants BP, Total and Eni have rolled out mega supercomputing centers and smaller players are eager to follow suit. According to the industry-focused publication PennEnergy, it is no Read more…

Seismic Explorers Set Exascale Course

Sep 23, 2014 |

In a recent blog post, Cray Senior Practice Leader Geert Wenes argues that “a perfect storm in seismic processing requirements” is ensuring that the oil and gas industry will be an early adopter of exascale computing technologies. The industrial sector is not far behind the DOE when it comes to interest in exascale, contends Wenes, especially the integrated oil Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 11, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Off the Wire

Cray to Deliver XC40 Supercomputer and Sonexion 2000 Storage System to PGS

Mar 24, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., March 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced it has been awarded a significant contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), a global oil-and-gas company, with a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. The five-petaflop Cray supercomputer will be one of the largest systems Cray has delivered to a commercial customer, and among Read more…

Green Revolution Cooling Announces Latest Installation of CarnotJet System at DUG

Feb 26, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 26 — Green Revolution Cooling announced today the latest installation of its CarnotJet System at the Australian geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions, in Perth, Australia. The liquid submersion cooling system manufactured by Green Revolution Cooling will be used to cool a supercomputing cluster installed in partnership with OEM provider SGI. DownUnder GeoSolutions will use Read more…

Registration Open for 2015 Oil & Gas HPC Workshop

Jan 16, 2015 |

Jan. 16 — The Rice University Oil and Gas High Performance Computing (OG HPC) Workshop (Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, 2015), hosted annually at Rice University, is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in the oil and gas industry. High-end computing and Read more…

EMGS Selects Mellanox 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switches and NICs

Jan 6, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Jan. 6 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its industry-leading 40 Gigabit Ethernet solutions have been deployed by EMGS, the Norway-based market leader in electromagnetic (EM) technology, who uses its proprietary technology to support oil and gas companies Read more…

Seagate Announces Reseller Agreement with SGI

Nov 18, 2014 |

CUPERTINO & MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 18 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has signed a reselling partnership agreement with SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management. SGI will be offering customers the ClusterStor 1500, 6000, and 9000 appliances, along with Read more…