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Steve Scott Leaves NVIDIA for Google

Aug 6, 2013 |

Steve Scott has given up his job as the chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s GPU business to help build big systems for Google. It’s unclear exactly what Scott, who formerly designed interconnects for Cray, will be doing at the Internet giant, but the smart money is that it’s something big.

Commentary: Microsoft Reorg Sidesteps HPC

Jul 11, 2013 |

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer announced a major restructuring effort today in a company memo in which he outlined the company’s plan to consolidate its many disparate divisions under very few large thematic umbrellas. While the technical computing group has already been part of its Azure cloud division for some time, the act of….

AMD Taken to Task on HPC Investment

Jul 10, 2013 |

This week we talked with AMD’s GM of the Server Business Unit, Andrew Feldman about his company’s role in the future of HPC. We asked how invested they are in the future of this market, what technologies will push their drive forward, and where they see the biggest opportunities in high performance computing. Interestingly, we found that….

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

Jun 20, 2013 |

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….

On the Other Side of Moore’s Law

Mar 22, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Pawlowski_100.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”108″ />Intel Senior Fellow Stephen Pawlowski has watched Moore’s Law in action for 30 years, helping to develop new microprocessors at the company that Gordon Moore co-founded. Through that time he has made some observations and developed a prediction of his own: A faster version of Moore’s Law called Moore Squared, the topic of his coming keynote at ISC’13. We ask him a few questions.

Short Takes

GPUs Show Big Potential to Speed Pricing Routines at Banks

Aug 13, 2013 |

The London-based bank HSBC demonstrated that it may be able to save millions of dollars in computer costs by moving a portfolio pricing process from a grid of Intel Xeon processors to NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, reports Xcelerit, the company that helped the bank with its experiment by providing CUDA programming tools.

Microsoft HPC Program “Full Steam Ahead” After Reorg, Manager Says

Aug 1, 2013 |

Conspicuously missing from Microsoft’s recent corporate reorganization was any mention of the company’s HPC group, which develops a cluster-enabled version of Windows Server, among other products. That absence doesn’t mean a thing, and the program is going “full steam ahead,” the manager in charge of Microsoft’s HPC program said this week.

Small Businesses Gain from HPC, Big Data Too

Jul 5, 2013 |

The use of HPC and big data by small businesses was discussed during a panel at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in May. The panel which was moderated by Chris Pratt of IBM and Ron Van Holst of the OCE, brought to light the ways in which businesses and universities in the Ontario, Canada region are benefiting from new technologies.

IDC: Supercomputing Spending Jumps 30 Percent

Mar 25, 2013 |

IDC report highlights the continued shift to large system sales.

Student Competition Fuels Watson Innovation

Mar 12, 2013 |

University of Southern California students compete to identify Watson’s next gig.

Off the Wire

Convey Computer and Bluebee Partner

Sep 8, 2014 |

RICHARDSON, Tex., and DELFT, The Netherlands, Sept. 8 — Bluebee, a next generation sequencing data analysis provider, and Convey Computer Corporation, the leader in hybrid-core computing for accelerating data analytics, today announced a distribution agreement that strengthens both companies’ bioinformatics offerings. The partnership promotes increased innovation for bioinformatics technologies and advanced solutions for next-generation sequencing research. The Read more…

TechNavio Releases Global HPC Market Report

Sep 8, 2014 |

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 8 — TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global High Performance Computing (HPC) market to grow at a CAGR of 8.78 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand to maintain the data explosion. The Global HPC market has also been witnessing the growing demand Read more…

According to IDC, Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 2.5% in Second Quarter

Aug 27, 2014 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 27 — According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% year over year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14). Server unit shipments improved 1.2% year over year in 2Q14 to 2.2 million units as investments in hyperscale datacenter Read more…

IBM Launches First SoftLayer Datacenter in Australia

Aug 26, 2014 |

Aug. 26 — IBM today announced that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, plans to launch its first Australian data center in Melbourne in September. It will be the latest of 15 new data centers that IBM plans to open as part of a $1.2 billion dollar global investment to strengthen and extend its cloud services in Asia Pacific and around the world.  The new onshore SoftLayer Read more…

Nallatech Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Aug 25, 2014 |

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 25 — Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture. Nallatech joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open Read more…