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TACC Supercomputers Assist With Heart Valve Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.The studies focused on Read more…

D-Wave Systems Announces General Availability of the 2X Quantum Computer

Aug 20, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 20 —  D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first quantum computing company, today announced the general availability of the D-Wave 2X quantum computing system. The D-Wave 2X features a 1000+ qubit quantum processor and numerous design improvements that result in faster performance, higher precision and the ability to solve much larger problems. At 1000+ qubits, the Read more…

Ace Computers and Ace Technology Partners Announce Server-Related Advances

Aug 20, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 20 — Ace Computers, one of the leading custom server builders in the U.S., and affiliate Ace Technology Partners are both announcing server-related advances. Ace Technology Partners just received a major order for custom servers from the U.S. Air Force through the company’s NETCENTS 2 contract. This builds on a year of outstanding Read more…

NIH Awards $1.26M to Kitware and Collaborators for Cancer Treatment Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Aug. 20 — In cancer drug research, existing imaging technologies used to assess treatment response are expensive, time consuming, and difficult to operate. To overcome these challenges, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a $1.26 million small-business research project, led by Kitware, to develop a low-cost and widely applicable system for Read more…

Moving Down the Path Toward Code Modernization

Aug 19, 2015 |

“Code modernization” is a hot topic. While it is widely understood that applications need to evolve with hardware, there is lot of attention to evaluating how to do that well. Savvy customers ask about both portability and performance portability. Because the time and expertise to do the work is scarce and the willingness to do Read more…

Seagate to Acquire Dot Hill Systems

Aug 19, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif. and LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 19 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, and Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative software and hardware storage systems, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Seagate will commence a tender offer for Read more…

Gartner Positions SGI in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems

Aug 19, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 19 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Niche Players” quadrant of the August 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems. According to Gartner, “many integrated system vendors will address a more narrow market niche, or Read more…

QLogic Announces Partnership With ASI

Aug 19, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 19 — QLogic, a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with ASI, a leading distributor of solution building I/O and reference architecture blueprints to its family of over 12,000 VARs throughout North America. QLogic and ASI will work together to provide increased sales and profitability to resellers who Read more…

Mellanox Ethernet Switch Solutions to be Featured in Demonstration

Aug 19, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 19 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the participation of its Ethernet switch solutions in a large Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) with SAI demonstration at the London SIGCOMM conference. Mellanox, Microsoft, Dell, Metaswitch and other companies will demonstrate Read more…

Intel Adds HPC Specialty to Technology Partner Program

Aug 19, 2015 |

Last week Intel announced a new certification specialty designation for partners targeting high-performance computing. The HPC Data Center Specialty designation is the latest in a line of vertical market partner designations rolled out by Intel in April of this year, designed to help Intel technology provider partners expand their customer base and resources. The new Read more…

Huawei Unveils New Products at IDF 2015

Aug 18, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 18 — Huawei today debuted three new models of its FusionServer series for Big Data, and a prototype of an all-in-one accelerator for Apache Spark, at the Intel Developers Forum 2015, taking place in San Francisco from August 18 to 20. The three models of the Huawei FusionServer X6800 series will allow enterprises to customize their infrastructure to Read more…

University of Minnesota Receives NSF Funding for Dedicated Campus Research Network

Aug 18, 2015 |

Aug. 18 — The University of Minnesota today announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded it $500,000 to build a dedicated research and computing network enabling researchers on its Twin Cities campus to more easily collaborate and innovate with research institutions around the world in their pursuit of new knowledge. The new network, called the Gopher Read more…

DMI Selects Cray Supercomputer to Power Weather Forecasts

Aug 18, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 18 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with a Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. DMI and a growing list of the world’s leading meteorological centers continue to run their complex, Read more…

Supermicro to Highlight Offerings at IDF 2015

Aug 18, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 18 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its end-to-end infrastructure solutions for Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud environments this week at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco , California. Supermicro solutions such as Read more…

Brocade Expands OEM Relationship With Lenovo

Aug 18, 2015 |

Aug. 18 — Brocade today announced it has expanded the company’s OEM relationship with Lenovo, one of the world’s largest technology companies that significantly increased its enterprise IT infrastructure offerings following the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business in October 2014. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area networking (SAN) switches are now being sold globally Read more…

Making Sense of Cyberinfrastructure

Aug 17, 2015 |

Cyberinfrastructure. If there’s one word that’s likely to create confusion both within the scientific research community and among the public at large, this may be it. Yet the concept of cyberinfrastructure is at the very core of the nation’s top scientific research priorities, and the National Science Foundation is firmly committed to continuing to make cyberinfrastructure resources available to researchers across the nation.

Joseph Sawasky Selected as Merit President and CEO

Aug 17, 2015 |

Aug. 17 — Joseph Sawasky, currently Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President, Computing and Information Technology at Wayne State University, has been selected as the President and CEO of Merit Network, Inc. Prior to joining Wayne State, Mr. Sawasky was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology for the University Read more…

HPC User Forum Panel will Dig into NSCI’s Promise and Peril

Aug 17, 2015 |

What’s next for the National Strategic Computing Initiative? The HPC User Forum will start the process of answering that question by presenting the first public panel of speakers from NSCI lead agencies at its September meeting in Denver. Budgets, technology goals, industry collaboration, governance are all likely to be fair game at this meeting of Read more…

Asetek Receives Order for RackCDU Liquid Cooling System From New OEM Customer

Aug 17, 2015 |

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 17 — Asetek announced today that it has received a purchase order for its RackCDU data center liquid cooling system placed by FORMAT Sp. Ltd, an IT solutions provider located in Poland. Building on the success of previous smaller orders, FORMAT has ordered 6 RackCDU with cooling loops for a total of 471 Read more…

CIARA Reveals Benchmark Results for ORION HF Servers

Aug 17, 2015 |

Aug. 17 — CIARA, a leading provider of enterprise servers and storage, announced today that its ORION HF servers (HF320-G3 and HF620-G3) achieved a remarkable eighteen (18) SPEC CPU 2006 (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) benchmark records. This world-renowned industry-standard benchmark suite that was established by actual end-user applications, rigorously stresses the system’s CPU, memory architecture Read more…

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