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Reducing Storage Latency in High Performance Financial Applications

Aug 13, 2012 |

While much attention has been focused on reducing application latencies, notably by using flash memory, a suitable high performance and scalable storage solution can significantly accelerate research and post-trade analytics performance on the very same servers, and improve the quality of the results from these apps by accommodating more data into modeling and analytics calculations.

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.

SGI Launches Second Generation UV Supercomputer

Jun 14, 2012 |

The sequel to SGI’s UV supercomputer has arrived. Dubbed UV 2, the new platform doubles the number of cores and quadruples the memory that can be supported under a single system. The product, which will be officially announced next week at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, represents the first major revision of SGI’s original UV, which the company debuted in 2009.

Watson Gets a Shot at the Banking Business

Mar 8, 2012 |

IBM and Citigroup introduce the Jeopardy-winning supercomputer to the financial industry.

Cray Parlays Supercomputing Technology Into Big Data Appliance

Mar 1, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/uRiKA_top.bmp” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”93″ />For the first time in its history, Cray has built something other than a supercomputer. On Wednesday, the company’s newly hatched YarcData division launched “uRiKA,” a hardware-software solution aimed at real-time knowledge discovery with terascale-sized data sets. The system is designed to serve businesses and government agencies that need to do high-end analytics in areas as diverse as social networking, financial management, healthcare, supply chain management, and national security.

A Handful of Giants: the Coming Cloud Cartels

Feb 7, 2012 |

A recent Forrester report predicts that by 2020 the vast cloud landscape will be under the control of a small number of companies.

BGI Speeds Genome Analysis with GPUs

Dec 15, 2011 |

The data deluge in the life sciences is no where more acute than at Chinese genomics powerhouse BGI, which probably sequences more DNA than any other organization in the world. To turn that data into something meaningful for genomic researchers, the institute has begun to employ GPU-accelerated HPC to greatly reduce processing times. In doing so, BGI was able to increase computational throughput by an order of magnitude or more.

HPC Players Embrace Hadoop

Oct 19, 2011 |

SGI, Microsoft warm up their Hadoop offerings.

Can Supercomputing Help Cure Health Care?

Sep 15, 2011 |

IBM Watson to start new job as WellPoint analyst.

HPC Bests Physicians in Matching Heart Transplant Donors and Recipients

Sep 13, 2011 |

Health care analytics is an emerging application area that promises to help cut costs and provide better patient outcomes. To reach that goal though requires sophisticated software that can mimic some of the intelligence of real live physicians. In Sweden, researchers are attempting to do just that by building a model of heart-transplant recipients and donors to improve survival times.