Tag: HPC

Think Fast: IBM Talks Acceleration in HPC and the Enterprise

Nov 16, 2015 |

At SC15 today, IBM today provided a glimpse of its broadening vision for accelerator-assisted computing with announcements around Watson, a strategic alliance with FPGA specialist Xilinx, an expanded developer outreach via the SuperVessel program, and new efforts to accelerate the datacenter and a wide variety of applications used in both HPC and the enterprise. “Accelerators Read more…

Processor Diversity on the Rise, Reports Intersect360

Nov 12, 2015 |

Intel x86 processors continue to dominate HPC servers while the number of cores per processor also keeps rising, perhaps no surprises there. Also somewhat anticipated, the amount of memory per core, per processor, and per node is rising. These are the top line results of Intersect360 Research’s latest HPC sites survey on processor use. A Read more…

Cycle Computing Awarded Patent and Launches Latest CycleCloud

Nov 10, 2015 |

In a show of momentum Cycle Computing today launched the latest version of its flagship product, CycleCloud v5, and also announced the company has been awarded U.S. Patent 9,146,840 for automatically detecting and resolving infrastructure faults in cloud infrastructure. The new version of CycleCloud includes a single dashboard for quickly and securely accessing and managing workloads Read more…

The Beowulf Bash: Give a Little, Get a Lot

Nov 10, 2015 |

Sixteen years ago at SC99 in Portland OR, a group of individuals met in a room on Monday night after the opening gala. The affair was not fancy — some chips, pretzels, wine, and of course, beer. There were two strange things about the event. Many of the people had never met before, and several vendors help foot the Read more…

DDN Starts Pulling Wraps off Complete Product Refresh

Nov 10, 2015 |

As part of a comprehensive product line refresh and rollout that will extend through SC next week, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched the next generation of its high performance SFA block storage line with SFA14K and SFA14KE, formerly codenamed “Wolfcreek.” No stranger to high performance – the company supports over two-thirds of the world’s 100 Read more…

Reduce Your HPC Water Usage with Water!

Nov 9, 2015 |

Concerns over data center water usage have become topical both in the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry and even in the general press of late.  This is not a bad thing as data center water usage is a legitimate concern. The reality is that the problem is rooted in today’s established approaches to data center Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Nov 5, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Watch for the great TBTs being put out in advance of SC15, and be sure to check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list! Read more…

ORNL Shows Off Titan on Periscope

Nov 5, 2015 |

If you need a reason to join the Periscope craze, how about getting an inside look at the fastest supercomputer in the United States? Today staff at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), the DOE Office of Science user facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) took the Periscope audience on a tour of Titan, Read more…

Glimpse into NSCI Workshop at the White House

Nov 4, 2015 |

Perhaps self-evident but among the benefits flowing from National Strategic Computing Initiative discussions are clarification of specific obstacles in the path to exascale and the forcing of specific choices to take to advance extreme scale computing. Doug Burger, director of hardware and devices at Microsoft Research (NASDAQ: MSFT), contributed an insightful blog with his takeaways Read more…

Accelerating HPC in Formula One

Nov 3, 2015 |

The Formula One racing community has embraced HPC as an essential part of its workflow to build ever-speedier race cars, but suggestions that CFD should obviate the need for wind tunnel testing continue to draw heated commentary. One of the aerodynamics software vendors that supports this move is Exa Corporation. The Burlington, Mass.-headquartered company serves the Read more…