What do you get when you add more cores, improved memory bandwidth, and a notable uptick in performance out of a freshly-launched chip? One hell of a lot of announcements from a broad, hungry base of server makers. And to be fair, a lot of excitement from the HPC user community to boot. While one Read more…
Dating back to 2009, the SGI Altix UV line has always targeted performance and scalability. In this recent video, SGI addresses how this inclusive HPC and big data computing environment can help meet the needs of the larger scientist and analyst user population. It’s a platform that’s innovative yet stays within standards, according to Dr. Read more…
In a notable move for a company known for its supercomputing hardware, Cray has turned its eye to the softer side of the stack to gather strength for a shared memory offering. While large memory system needs constitute only a small part of all HPC applications, using a software-driven approach to addressing the needs of…
A new SGI system has been installed at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio as part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program. The Air Force will be using the new SGI ICE X machine for particular modeling and simulation efforts as well as….
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/icex.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”83″ />European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs–but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year’s Top 500 list–the most powerful commercial….
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NetApp_E5500_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”61″ />NetApp and SGI made simultaneous announcements yesterday of new storage systems specifically targeted at HPC and big data applications. NetApp launched its latest offering in the E-Series line of controllers, the NetApp E5500, and OEM partner SGI adopted the technology for its InfiniteStorage 5600 RAID system.
UV 2 system can create heat maps of tweets during hurricanes and elections.
Three universities are looking to take over New Mexico’s troubled Encanto system.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/iVEC_HPC_system_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”102″ />While governments in much of the rest of the world are wringing their hands over stagnant or shrinking R&D budgets, Australia is buying up HPC machinery like there is no tomorrow. Just this week, Cray, IBM, and SGI announced supercomputing deals that would send the vendors’ latest and greatest HPC equipment Down Under. In this case, the three systems are headed to various research facilities in New South Wales and Western Australia.
<a href=”http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-07-25/nasa_builds_supercomputing_lab_for_earth_scientists.html” target=”_blank”><img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NEX_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”96″ /></a>This week, NASA announced it would soon be launching a new HPC and data facility that will give Earth scientists access to four decades of satellite imagery and other datasets. Known as the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), the facility is being promoted as a “virtual laboratory” for researchers interested in applying supercomputing resources to studying areas like climate change, soil and vegetation patterns, and other environmental topics.