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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.

Logility Supplies NT-Based Planning SW for Furniture Co

Jun 20, 1997 |

Atlanta, GA — Haverty’s Furniture Companies, a large furniture retailer in the southeast, has purchased Logility Planning Solutions software to support its strategic move to lower inventories and improve deliveries by sharing forecasts with suppliers. Haverty’s selected the Demand Planning, Inventory Planning and Replenishment Planning modules of Logility Planning Solutions that will run on a Read more…

Woolworth Standardizes On Oracle Universal Data Server

Jun 20, 1997 |

Redwood Shores, CA — Oracle Corp. announced that Woolworth, the $8 billion retail giant, is standardizing on Oracle Universal Data Server with Oracle Parallel Server as its core global information infrastructure. The project is part of a company-wide transition from legacy mainframe systems to a network computing paradigm. Oracle Universal Data Server was selected to Read more…

Wal-Mart Selects BMC Data Mngmt Product for DB Servers

May 30, 1997 |

Houston, TX — BMC Software, Inc. announced that Wal-Mart Stores, the nation’s largest retailer, has purchased BMC Software’s data management products, PATROL DB-Reorg and PATROL DB-Basics. The PATROL DB products will provide high-speed reorganization of data across Wal-Mart’s more than 3,000 Informix database servers running custom applications that encompass all the company’s operating units, including Read more…

Planning Sciences Signs Deal with British Airports Authority

May 23, 1997 |

London, England — Planning Sciences, the provider of network centric decision support systems, has secured a deal valued at GBP 300,000 to develop and implement Gentia software by British Airports Authority (BAA) to support the growing retail operations across its UK airports. Planning Sciences is working closely with BAA to develop an on-line, integrated retail Read more…

Tire Retailers Choose SCO for Volume Stock Mngmt via WWW

Apr 25, 1997 |

Santa Cruz, Calif. — Northwest Tire Factory Group, a group of independent tire retailers, has reduced operating costs and increased organizational efficiency by purchasing SCO Internet FastStart. The Group, which includes more than 100 high volume tire stores throughout the Pacific Northwest, has implemented a system to access all stock and pricing information via the Read more…

Snapple Distributor Upgrades to SCO

Apr 25, 1997 |

Santa Cruz, Calif. — Mr. Natural, a major distributor of Snapple Beverages, has upgraded to the SCO OpenServer Enterprise System. SCO’s high-volume UNIX server operating system for Intel processor-based platforms running business-critical applications replaced a DOS-based system that no longer met Mr. Natural’s business needs. “Mr. Natural needed a system that would allow multiple users Read more…

Amdahl Receives Award from Dayton Hudson

Apr 4, 1997 |

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Dayton Hudson Corp, a merchandise retailer, has presented Amdahl Corp with its Best Business Partner Award. Amdahl was one of six companies to be presented the award. Using Amdahl Millennium Global Servers, Dayton Hudson migrated to complimentary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) based technology with minimal disruption to data center operations. Amdahl was Read more…