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Create Mixed HPC/Big Data Clusters Today Says Bright Computing

Feb 3, 2016 |

The latest version of convergence – blending traditional HPC and big data computing into a ‘single’ environment – dominates much of the conversation in the HPC today, including within HPCwire. Elegant unified solutions, certainly at the very high end, are still in the making. That said, Bright Computing is in the thick of efforts to Read more…

Allinea Forge Helps Reservoir Simulation Software Push the Boundaries

Jan 13, 2016 |

Jan. 13 — Developers of Roxar Software Solutions at Emerson Process Management have increased the performance of their code whilst simultaneously greatly reducing the time spent in development of their next-generation reservoir simulator, Tempest MORE, thanks to the latest debugging and profiling tools from Allinea. Tempest MORE is a high-resolution and high-performance full field black 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…

Cray Lays Out Vision for HPC-Big Data Convergence

Dec 3, 2015 |

Messaging around HPC-big data convergence which had been ramping up all year reached new heights at SC15 — and you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger champion of the unified platform strategy than American supercomputer-maker Cray. HPCwire met with Cray’s Barry Bolding at the show in Austin last month to discuss the company’s latest customer wins, its take on 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(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…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 18, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Altair Receives 2015 HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award in Oil and Gas

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — Altair has won Best Application of HPC in Oil and Gas in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards for its work with Intel and Cray. The award was presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. Altair, Intel and Cray collaborated to benchmark 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…

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…

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…

DDN to Introduce Complete Portfolio Refresh at SC15

Nov 4, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 4 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) will showcase innovations in HPC storage leadership that are giving customers the power to achieve their most ambitious visions at the upcoming International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15) in Austin, Texas. With massively scalable technology able to outpace the performance requirements and growth of Enterprise Read more…

Ace Computers to Exhibit at SEG Expo

Oct 15, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 15 — Ace Computers, one of the leading oil and gas industry supercomputer builders and custom HPC specialists in the U.S., will be exhibiting at the exclusive SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting, Oct. 18-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. More than 8,500 Read more…

Ace Computers Expands HPC Footprint in the Oil & Gas Industry

Sep 10, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10 — Ace Computers, one of the leading supercomputer builders and custom HPC specialists in the U.S., is expanding its high performance computer footprint in the Oil & Gas Industry. This is the next logical step as the company continues to increase overall HPC market share. Ace Computers’ CEO John Samborski said, Read more…

Acceleware Reports Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30

Aug 26, 2015 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 26 — Acceleware Ltd., a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 (all figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted). The challenging market conditions facing Acceleware continued into the three months ended June 30, 2015, caused by the Read more…

HP, Intel Partner to Expand HPC Into the Enterprise

Jul 13, 2015 |

When the going gets tough, the tough join together to innovate. This is the message we are hearing from HPC stakeholders across the government and vendor landscape. It would an oversimplification to say that big data is responsible for driving this deeper partner integration but the technology trend has something to with it. More precisely, the Read more…

Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18

Jul 9, 2015 |

Hybrid scale-out NAS specialist Panasas today introduced ActiveStor 18, the latest in its ActiveStor appliance line. According to the company, the new appliance features a 33 percent increase in density, is available in 4TB and 8TB hard drive configurations, and delivers 20PB and 200GB/s scalability. The product will ship in September. “We’re now using Western Read more…

IDC Says Lenovo Strengthens, IBM Stumbles in Q1 Ranking

Jul 7, 2015 |

IDC reported the worldwide technical server market grew more than 10 percent on a year-over-year basis to more than $2.5B for Q1 2015 versus Q1 2014. There was good news for Lenovo, which bumped up to third place behind HP and Dell, while IBM fell from second to a distant fourth. Not surprisingly, the ripples Read more…

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for HPC

Jul 2, 2015 |

Today’s launch by IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France, ratchets up their campaign to attract a wider developer community to the OpenPOWER platform and their efforts to build momentum for the march into the Intel-dominated HPC landscape. The Montpellier-based center is the second of its kind, Read more…

Dell Aims PowerEdge C-Series Platform for HPC and Beyond

Jun 30, 2015 |

Dell has positioned its latest PowerEdge C-series platform to meet the needs of both traditional HPC and the hyperscale market. The recently hatched PowerEdge C6320 is outfitted with the latest generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, providing up to 18 cores per socket (144 cores per 2U chassis), up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and Read more…