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Technology Test Drive: PNNL Offers Exploratory Licenses

May 10, 2016 |

Signing a two-page agreement and paying just $1,000 can get U.S. companies an opportunity to test drive promising technologies through a new, user-friendly commercialization option being offered at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL is the only DOE lab to offer this option, called an exploratory license, which gives companies six months Read more…

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage; Takes Aim at Cognitive Computing and Cloud

Apr 27, 2016 |

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash storage platform portfolio with the announcement today of three new array products aimed at managing massive amounts of data associated with cloud-based, high-performance workloads. Targeting hyperscale, cloud data centers and cloud service providers (CSP), the systems utilize IBM’s 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…

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…

IBM and Mubadala to Bring Watson to the Middle East and North Africa

Jul 14, 2015 |

ABU DHABI, UAE, July 14 — IBM and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, today announced an agreement to bring IBM Watson to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The companies will collaborate to deliver powerful Watson cloud-based cognitive computing to healthcare, retail, education, banking and finance organizations. The new joint venture will Read more…

DDN Unveils WOS 2.0 and Details Technology Roadmap

Jun 30, 2015 |

Scalable storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN) is launching an aggressive technology roadmap built around software-defined storage, data analytics and other cloud-based services such as active archiving as enterprises cope with growing amounts unstructured data. DDN (Santa Clara, Calif.) led off its technology roadmap with the release Tuesday (June 30) of version 2.0 of its Web Read more…

Mellanox, Supermicro Collaborate to Deliver CloudX-based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

May 19, 2015 |

VANCOUVER, CANADA – May 19, 2015 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance cloud networking solutions, today announced at OpenStack Summit 2015 that it has collaborated with Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) to provide hyper-converged OpenStack cloud-in-a-rack solutions based on the Mellanox CloudX reference architecture, Supermicro servers and storage, OpenStack cloud Read more…

A*STAR and SMU to Establish CTSBI

Jun 18, 2014 |

June 18 — The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) will establish a Centre for Technology and Social-Behavioural Insights (CTSBI) to tap on high performance computing technology, big data analytics and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues and human behaviour including how people think, feel and act in Read more…

Taming the Long Tail of Science

Oct 15, 2012 |

University researchers look for more effective ways of extracting value from an ever-growing deluge of data.

Predicting the Next Cloud Boom

Jul 24, 2012 |

According to a new report from Saugatuck Technology, cloud-based business analytics is poised for huge growth over the next two years.

Is Retail Ready for Supercomputing?

Jan 7, 2010 |

Commodity HPC driving down costs of business intelligence.

A New Business Intelligence Tool for Retailers

Jan 14, 2009 |

With retail sales in their biggest slump since record-keeping began in 1992, businesses are desperately looking for ways to boost the bottom line. Improving productivity in existing stores with technologies like video analytics may turn out to be one of the most effective ways to accomplish this.

HPC in the Land of 24/7

Nov 23, 2007 |

More businesses than ever are employing high performance computing capabilities to fulfill their mission-critical needs. Here we take a look at three companies — NASDAQ, Wal-Mart and FedEx — that are using HPC assets to run their businesses.

HPC and Supply Chain Management

Sep 15, 2006 |

Is supply chain management poised to become an important new application for HPC? At the Council on Competitiveness’ annual HPC Users Conference on September 7, panelists from commercial powerhouses Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Pratt & Whitney and Clopay Plastic Products described their experiences.

High Performance (Potato) Chips

May 5, 2006 |

In this article, we focus on how Procter & Gamble is using high performance computing to create some common, everyday supermarket products. Tom Lange, a 27-year veteran of the company, tells us how P&G models products, processes and production systems for the betterment of consumer package goods.

Tower Records Selects Intergraph’s InterServe Servers

Mar 13, 1998 |

Huntsville, AL — Intergraph Computer Systems, a manufacturer of Intel/Windows NT-based servers and workstations, announced that the company’s high-performance, high-availability InterServe servers have been selected by Tower Records (West Sacramento, Calif.) to power the giant music retailer’s electronic commerce site on the World Wide Web. The @Tower music store, backed by the performance of Pentium Read more…

Sears Manages Data Warehouse With EMC Enterprise Storage

Mar 6, 1998 |

Hopkinton, MA — EMC Corporation, a provider of enterprise storage systems and software, announced that Sears, Roebuck and Co., the largest department store chain in the U.S., has deployed more than fourteen terabytes of EMC’s Symmetrix Enterprise Storage to support a data warehouse providing timely sales and inventory data for 2,700 Sears managers, buyers, and Read more…


Dec 5, 1997 |

Warwick, England — The newest computerized stock control systems are literally causing chaos in company supply chains according to new research published by Richard Wilding at the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick. His new research shows how some of the latest computerised inventory control systems used in industry, can actually lead to Read more…

Germany’s OBI Selects Tandem Solution

Dec 5, 1997 |

Cupertino, CA — Tandem, a Compaq company, has announced that Europe’s largest home-improvements retailer, the 400-store OBI chain, headquartered in Germany, is relying on a decision support solution from Tandem to put real-time customer buying information at the fingertips of its franchise managers. With a better understanding of their customers, store managers expect to improve Read more…

Radguard Completes Secured VPN for SCG

Nov 7, 1997 |

San Diego, CA — RADGUARD, a provider of internetworking security solutions, recently completed a secured Virtual Private Network (VPN) for the Soda Club Group, a provider of home carbonation systems. The project uses the Internet to connect Soda Club’s United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Africa, United States and Israel offices into a full-service and secured intranet Read more…