If middleware was the theme from last week, then this week is all about hardware, from networking/interconnects (Arista) to systems (HP) to storage (Panasas). Let’s look at little closer at this week’s top stories, starting with HP. HP’s rebooting of the Apollo brand this week was well received. This new family of high performance computing systems Read more…
HP has announced a new family of high performance computing systems that target a balance between high density, energy efficiency, and raw performance. The line, called “HP Apollo” is divided in half for key workloads and needs, with the air-cooled Apollo 6000 system aimed at enterprise users and the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 focused on large-scale Read more…
The Indian Institute Of Technology at Kanpur (IIT-K) unveiled a new supercomputer yesterday – India’s fifth fastest and a premier resource for this educational institution. Ashish Dutta, head of the Computer Centre, revealed that IIT-K spent about Rs. 48 crore (US$8 million) in acquiring the machine, which will be used for research, education and training Read more…
HP Labs partnered with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana to comprehensively evaluate the feasibility of running high performance applications in the cloud. The research set out to answer many questions, including wondering how HPC applications fare in the cloud versus supercomputers which applications were best suited for cloud deployment, and what the cost benefits were for certain organizations in maintaining their high performance needs in a cloud.
IDC report highlights the continued shift to large system sales.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NREL_logo222222222.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”51″ />The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has just completed construction on a state-of-the-art datacenter in preparation for a brand new supercomputer. The high-efficiency 1-petaflops system features the latest servers from HP, including a proprietary direct-to-chip cooling system. NREL has already taken delivery of an initial 200-teraflops machine, and expects the system to reach full capacity this summer.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/dollar_sign_2.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”94″ />Michael Dell’s decision to take his company private is his attempt to solve The Innovator’s Dilemma. He wants to get beyond the PC business and into datacenters and HPC. It’s a bold and risky move, and may be his best chance of making the change happen.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NREL_logo.gif” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”48″ />The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ordered a $10 million HP supercomputer equipped with the latest Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi coprocessors. When completed in 2013, the system will deliver one petaflop of performance and will take up residence in one of the most energy-efficient datacenters in the world.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Blue_Gene_Q_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”75″ height=”75″ />The 39th TOP500 list was released today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, with a new machine at the top. Sequoia, an IBM Blue Gene/Q machine, delivered a world record 16 petaflops on Linpack, knocking RIKEN’s 10-petaflop K Computer into second place. The Japanese K machine had held the TOP500 title for a year.
Universities in Germany, Japan, and the UK announce new supers.