As NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer approaches full service status, we thought it would be appropriate to see how the machine was built.
In the HPC market, Dell has established itself as the number three system vendor, trailing only its larger competitors, HP and IBM. Known for offering no-frills performance servers at reasonable prices, Dell has garnered a particularly strong following in higher education and government labs, especially for small and mid-sized clusters. But a recent spate of purpose-built HPC products from the company point to a subtle shift in Dell’s high performance computing strategy.
New CEO takes company back to the future.
As American HPC companies retrench, a new crop of European-based vendors is emerging.
Even as analysts and customers wonder whether Sun Microsystems will continue to survive on its own — or whether it wants to — the company continues to push new products out the door. On Tuesday, at Sun’s Parter Summit in Las Vegas, the company introduced a number of new offerings, mostly centered on the recently launched Nehalem EP chips.
Supercomputing cluster maker Appro is looking to midrange HPC shops for some new business in this tough economy.