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Is IBM Getting Openness Right? Yes, Says GM Doug Balog

Jun 29, 2015 |

The annual Red Hat Summit, held in Boston last week, is something of revival tent for open source where the pulpits are plentiful and so are smiling believers. Indeed it’s hard to dispute the powerful innovation springing from open source. The RH Summit, which started 11 years ago as a modest celebration of open source Read more…

PETRONAS to Utilize SGI HPC Offerings

Jun 15, 2015 |

June 25 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, has announced that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), has chosen SGI to provide high-performance computing solutions to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging for enhancing the probability of success in its upstream businesses. Established in 1974, PETRONAS Read more…

Fixating on Exascale Performance Only Is a Bad Idea

Jun 15, 2015 |

Few in the computing industry dispute that achieving ‘exascale’ performance is worthy on its own merits. But fixating only on the magic milestone (10^18 FLOPS) misses an important point – HPC as currently practiced, even at the exascale level, won’t solve the grand challenges in science and society contends Dr. Sadasivan Shankar, Harvard University visiting Read more…

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…

Oil and Gas Workloads Drive Supercomputing in Brazil

Jun 1, 2015 |

International exploration and production firm BG Brasil is raising the supercomputing profile of Latin America with the launch of an SGI supercomputer that is expected to “revolutionize seismic data processing” in the region. Last week BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC officially welcomed the new machine, named “CIMATEC Yemoja” after a local Afro-Brazilian deity, and debuted their new world-class Read more…

X-ISS to Exhibit at ANSYS Conferences

May 27, 2015 |

HOUSTON, Tex., May 27 – eXcellence in IS Solutions Inc. (X-ISS), a provider of High Performance Computing and Big Data solutions, will exhibit in June at two conferences sponsored by ANSYS Inc., the developer of advanced engineering simulation software. X-ISS has extensive experience building, deploying and managing HPC clusters for ANSYS software users. X-ISS will share Read more…

Australian Oil & Gas Company to Utilize IBM’s Watson

May 27, 2015 |

May 27 — IBM and Woodside today announced they will use IBM Watson as part of the oil and gas company’s next steps in data science. The cognitive computing system will be trained by Woodside engineers, enabling users to surface evidence-weighted insights from large volumes of unstructured and historical data contained in project reports in seconds. Watson is part of Woodside’s strategy to Read more…

Rescale Launches ScaleX Enterprise for Cloud HPC and Simulation

May 21, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 – Rescale, an industry leader in computer aided engineering (CAE) simulation and high performance computing (HPC), announced availability this week of the innovative cloud HPC and simulation solution ScaleX​Enterprise. ScaleX Enterprise is Rescale’s secure and flexible solution for enterprise companies, combining its award-winning engineering simulation platform with a powerful administrative Read more…

EIA Launches Redesigned International Energy Portal

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets. You can view the portal at: http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/ “With most of the future growth in energy consumption expected to occur outside of the United States and Read more…

Supermicro Debuts New X10 3U MicroCloud

May 11, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution (SYS-5038MR-H8TRF) supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments. Each node of this new solution Read more…

Gartner Names UberCloud a Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas

May 8, 2015 |

May 8 — UberCloud Inc., a leading online community and marketplace platform for engineers and scientists, announced today that it has been listed in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Oil & Gas 2015 report, published by Gartner analysts Rich McAvey, Leif Eriksen, Morgan Eldred, on April 21, 2015. The UberCloud community and marketplace has been established Read more…

Dedicated Computing Launches Explorer HPC for Oil & Gas Industry

May 6, 2015 |

May 6 — Global technology company Dedicated Computing announced today the launch of its Explorer HPC – Liquid-Cooled High Performance Compute Cluster for the oil and gas industry. This modular, go-anywhere, high performance, high reliability compute solution helps overcome oil and gas industry operating challenges as it improves reliability and productivity. Designed specifically for remote drilling environments, jointly Read more…

Four Cray Customers to Implement Seagate HPC Storage Technology

Apr 20, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 20 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced four Cray Inc. customers will be among the first to implement Seagate’s latest high performance computing storage technology. Combined, the implementations of these four customers in the government, weather, oil and gas, and university sectors will consume more than 120 petabytes Read more…

DNV GL to Present Nimbix-Based Cloud Offering at HPC User Forum

Apr 7, 2015 |

DALLAS, Tex., April 7 — Nimbix, a leader in cloud computing for Big Data and Computation, today announced that its customer, DNV GL, has been selected to present their Nimbix-based, High-Performance Cloud (HPC) strategy and benefits at IDC 56th HPC User Forum, Wednesday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m., Marriott Norfolk, Virginia. “The mission of the Read more…

SGI Selected by Total to Upgrade Pangea Supercomputer

Mar 31, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., March 31 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that energy company Total has chosen SGI to upgrade its supercomputer “Pangea”. Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its 100,000 Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…