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IDC Details Further HPC Market Momentum

Apr 10, 2014 |

This week we traveled to Santa Fe for the IDC User Forum to get a better grasp on upcoming trends for the high performance computing market in 2014 and beyond. While the emphasis at this particular meeting was on the value of industrial partnerships, there were a number of talks around scientific computing initiatives, developments Read more…

HPC Lessons for the Wider Enterprise World

Jan 28, 2014 |

Is HPC so specialized that the lessons learned from large-scale infrastructure (at all layers) are not transferrable to mirrored challenges in large-scale enterprise settings? Put another way, are the business-critical problems that companies tackle really so vastly different than the associated hardware and software issues that large supercomputing centers have already faced and in many Read more…

Will HPC Shops Accept Lenovo as Their System Supplier?

Jan 23, 2014 |

The rumors are confirmed at long last and Chinese PC and server maker Lenovo Group is buying IBM’s x86 server business for $2.3 billion. What does this mean for the HPC community? IBM sells x86 clusters into the broad HPC community and also peddles BlueGene/Q massively parallel systems based on its PowerPC processors as well Read more…

Crash and Boom: Inside the 10GbE Adapter Market

Nov 12, 2013 |

It may be hard to believe, but we’re coming up on ten years with 10GbE as an adapter option for servers and workstations. In  2003 the first 10GbE network adapters based on a new breed of chips hit the market—and by 2006, the list had eventually grown to include nearly twenty (AdvancedIO, Broadcom, Chelsio, Intel, Read more…

HPC Prospects in Qatar

Nov 11, 2013 |

All countries have some computing capability, but relatively fewer are serious players in HPC.  So far in the Middle East, the only country to place machines on the Top500 list is Saudi Arabia.  Qatar, which is right next door, is a very wealthy and focused country that could easily become a significant HPC power.  Why Read more…

Short Takes

XSEDE Program Forges Industry Alliances

Feb 21, 2014 |

The eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is launching a new program – called the Industry Challenge – that connects industry partners with researchers from the open science community in order to enhance product designs and speed time to market. Over at the XSEDE.org website, science writer Scott Gibson details the new program, which Read more…

IBM Research Rolls Out Accelerated Discovery Lab

Oct 18, 2013 |

Last week, IBM opened up a new competency center called Accelerated Discovery Lab – ADLab for short – based out of the IBM Research – Almaden site in San Jose, Calif. In this world of sensors and clouds and ubiquitous connectivity, researchers at ADLab are working to transform data into meaningful intelligence for a broad Read more…

EU Launches HPC Cloud Experiment

Oct 11, 2013 |

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) is announcing a new HPC cloud project, called Fortissimo, aimed at boosting the competitiveness of European industry, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use digital simulation and modeling.

PRACE Envisions Supercomputing for All

Sep 24, 2013 |

PRACE is working directly with EU institutions, academia and industry to usher in the next frontier for HPC in Europe, to extend and leverage the benefits of advanced computing technology.

Big Rig Redesign Still Going Strong

Aug 26, 2013 |

In 2011, South Carolina-based BMI Corp. worked with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a technology that improves the aerodynamics of long haul tractor trailers, thereby boosting fuel efficiency. Two years later, the company and the partnership are still going strong.

Off the Wire

Bright Computing Appoints Clement Lau as Director for Asia Pacific Region

Nov 11, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11 — Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced that Clement Lau joins the company as Director for the Asia Pacific region (APAC). Clement has more than 18 years of experience helping companies expand their operations in Asia, and has held senior leadership positions at Cray, Platform Computing, N-Visio, and meZZme among Read more…

TACC to Expand with $20M New Building

Nov 7, 2014 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 7 – The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has received approval from the UT System Board of Regents to expand its facilities. TACC’s facilities are home to computing, data, and visualization resources as well as expert staff that support cutting-edge scientific research on such topics as Read more…

NVIDIA Announces Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Nov 7, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 7 — NVIDIA has reported revenue for the third quarter ended October 26, 2014, of $1.23 billion, up 16 percent from $1.05 billion a year earlier and up 11 percent from $1.10 billion the previous quarter. Revenue for the first three quarters of fiscal 2015 was a record $3.43 billion, up 15 percent Read more…

Mellanox to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Nov 5, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 5 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it will present at the following investor conferences during the fourth quarter of 2014: 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference in Sausalito, CA on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 10:45 am Read more…

Fujitsu Reports 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results

Nov 4, 2014 |

TOKYO, Japan, Nov. 4 — Fujitsu has reported a profit for the second quarter attributable to owners of the parent of 17.2 billion yen (US$158 million), a decrease of 6.5 billion yen compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Consolidated revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was 1,124.1 billion yen, a decrease of 2.4% Read more…