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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.

What Will the Sequester Mean to HPC (and Federal) Research?

Mar 20, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/argonne_crop.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”72″ />Prominent figures in government, national labs, universities and other research organizations are worried about the effect that sequestration and budget cuts may have on federally-funded R&D in general, and on HPC research in particular. They have been defending the concept in hearings and in editorial pages across the country. It may be a tough argument to sell.

Short Takes

Supercomputing Challenges and Predictions

Feb 27, 2013 |

Everybody loves predictions. Here’s a few made by IEEE group members at SC12 in case you missed it.

Mellanox Rode InfiniBand to New Heights in 2012

Jan 3, 2013 |

But interconnect vendor gets reality check in Q4.

Breaking: AMD Seeking Rescue?

Nov 14, 2012 |

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. to explore options, which could include a sale, as the chipmaker struggles to capture the mobile market. But is AMD’s situation as dire as sources claim?

Uber-Cloud Experiment Round 2 Kicks Off at SC12

Nov 2, 2012 |

The Uber-Cloud Experiment is still seeking participants for the next round, which officially debuts at SC12.

Adapteva Reaches Funding Goal for Parallella Project

Oct 29, 2012 |

Kickstarter investment model notches another high-tech success.

Off the Wire

Supermicro to Release Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Financial Results on August 5

Jul 15, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced that it will release fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 financial results on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, immediately after the close of regular trading, followed by a teleconference beginning at 2:00 p.m. Read more…

Mellanox Promotes Chris Shea to VP of Business Development

Jul 15, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the promotion of Chris Shea to vice president of business development. Mr. Shea will continue to report to Amir Prescher, Mellanox’s senior vice president of business development. “I am very pleased to promote Read more…

Cray Appoints MongoDB CEO to Board of Directors

Jul 14, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 14 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Max Schireson as a member of the Board, and as a member of the Strategic Technology Assessment and Compensation Committees, effective July 8, 2014. Schireson is the CEO of MongoDB, Inc., the database for modern applications, based Read more…

Flow Science Receives Venture Acceleration Funding

Jul 10, 2014 |

SANTA FE, N.M., July 10 — Flow Science is among ten New Mexico businesses – headquartered in Abiquiu, Albuquerque, Alcalde, Santa Fe and Taos – who have been named winners of the 2014 Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) awards. VAF was initiated in 2006 by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages Los Read more…

Terascala Expands Executive Team

Jul 10, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., July 10 — Terascala, the industry leader in HPC management software, today announced that Alan Swahn, a former vice president of product management for Flexera Software, has joined Terascala’s executive team as vice president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined with leading compute and storage systems from Dell and NetApp create the highest performance Read more…