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StartupHPC to Start Up HPC?

Nov 3, 2014 |

There is no doubt that High Performance Computing (HPC) is currently undergoing a renaissance, nurtured by governments, public and private initiatives, schools, and especially by professional journals publishing exciting use cases from engineering and scientific end-users. One of these HPC initiatives standing out is the recently founded StartupHPC, a grass roots community for STEM- and Read more…

HPC in Higher Education

Oct 21, 2014 |

Whilst HPC systems form a relatively small part of most organisations’ IT infrastructure, they often demand the most attention. They are like the disruptive child at school who make up 5% – yet demand 30% of the resources. As a result, HPC systems are relatively unique and pose quite a challenge to most organisations who have them. Read more…

So You Want to be an HPC Entrepreneur

Oct 20, 2014 |

Before you take the step to becoming a fully-fledged entrepreneur, in HPC of all areas, ask yourself why? Is it because you want to be your own boss and call the shots, are you a risk taker, want the flexibility, you have such a good idea you can’t not do it, or you just want Read more…

Intel ‘Haswell’ Xeon E5s Aimed Squarely at HPC

Sep 8, 2014 |

The HPC market is a key one for Intel’s Xeon E5 family of processors, and that is perfectly evident as the chip maker rolls out the “Haswell” Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors for servers and workstations at its Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. Many of the new features in the Haswell Xeon E5s are Read more…

Tuesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 24, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 25, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

HPC Server Market Sees ‘Okay’ Q2

Sep 22, 2014 |

The worldwide market for HPC technical servers reached $2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014, down 2.6 percent from the same period in 2013, when the market hit $2.51 billion, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) figures. The analyst group attributed the decline to relatively low supercomputer sales. Despite the dip in year-over-year figures, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 4, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 21, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Free Market HPC Cloud In Development

Aug 18, 2014 |

Distributed computing has undergone many permutations, from its roots in grid computing to support large scientific endeavors to Sun-style utility computing, to the kind of public cloud computing popularized by Amazon Web Services. One of the newest projects of this type combines cycle sharing, think SETI@home, with cryptocurrency principles. Xennet, as it’s called, is being presented Read more…

Off the Wire

HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2014 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC14

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry announced the winners of the 2014 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference (SC14) taking place this week in New Orleans, LA. Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc., unveiled the list of winners just before Read more…

AMD and PathScale Join the OpenACC Standards Group

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — The OpenACC standards group today announced that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and PathScale, Inc., have joined the organization, aligning with 18 other members and supporters worldwide to drive the development of applications for accelerator-enabled supercomputers, clusters and other high performance computing (HPC) systems. OpenACC provides an efficient and performance-portable path for Read more…

Netlist Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Nov 12, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12 — Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014. Revenues for the three months ended September 27, 2014, were $4.8 million, compared to revenues of $4.3 million for the third quarter Read more…

ThinkParQ to Showcase BeeGFS Developments at SC14

Nov 11, 2014 |

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, Nov. 11 — When the HPC community meets this year for SC’14 in New Orleans, solutions for the increasing I/O demands of parallel applications are one of the hottest topics to be discussed. FhGFS, the parallel file system from the German Fraunhofer research society was specifically designed to meet the extreme requirements of high performance Read more…

Kitware and TACC Collaborate to Become an IPCC

Nov 11, 2014 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 11 — Kitware, Inc., a leader in the creation and support of high-performance computing (HPC) open-source software and technology, has recently become an Intel Parallel Computing Center in collaboration with Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). This team will focus its efforts on supporting Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor in the ParaView application for data analysis and visualization, as Read more…