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Dell Buys Dell In Order To Expand Its Datacenter Server Business

Feb 6, 2013 |

<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.

HP, Intel Score Petaflop Supercomputer at DOE Lab

Sep 5, 2012 |

<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.

TOP500 Gets Dressed Up with New Blue Genes

Jun 19, 2012 |

<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.

A Quartet of New Supercomputers for Europe and Asia

Jun 7, 2012 |

Universities in Germany, Japan, and the UK announce new supers.

HP Jettisons 8 Percent of Workforce, Refocuses Priorities

May 24, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HP_headquarters_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”84″ />This week HP announced it will slash 27,000 workers from the payroll over the next couple of years as part of a company-wide restructuring. When complete, the effort is expected to generate between $3.0 to $3.5 billion of savings per year. The workforce reduction is the largest in the company’s 73-year history and reflects how far HP has drifted into unprofitable businesses.

HP Cloud Helps Build Dream Movies

May 21, 2012 |

During their decade-long partnership, HP has helped digital moviemakers at DreamWorks create such blockbuster animated features as Toy Story, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

Cloud Services Satisfy a Higher Calling

May 15, 2012 |

Higher education involves many collaborative projects that lend themselves to cloud services, however often those services are not tailored to the uniqueness of an academic environment. That’s where the Internet2 NET+ project comes in. By partnering with 16 major cloud providers, the networking consortium is seeking to expedite the delivery of cloud services and by doing so advance research and innovation in the United States.

HP Scientists Envision 10-Teraflop Manycore Chip

Mar 15, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HP_Corona_graphic.bmp” alt=”” width=”109″ height=”95″ />In high performance computing, Hewlett-Packard is best known for supplying bread-and-butter HPC systems, built with standard processors and interconnects. But the company’s research arm has been devising a manycore chipset, which would outrun the average-sized HPC cluster of today. The design represents a radical leap in performance, and if implemented, would fulfill the promise of exascale computing.

HP Positions Public Cloud Offering as Alternative to Amazon

Mar 12, 2012 |

Computer technology giant Hewlett-Packard is on track to launch a major cloud computing service in the next two months.

Airbus Buys Into HPC-as-a-Service

Oct 18, 2011 |

High performance computing is getting cheaper every year. But that doesn’t remove the burden of buying these systems on a regular basis when your organization demands ever-increasing computing power to stay competitive. That’s the dilemma a lot of commercial HPC users find themselves in as they wonder how often they should upgrade their HPC machinery. At least one company, Airbus, determined buying HPC systems wasn’t such a great deal after all.

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