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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

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.

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?

Off the Wire

Asetek Releases Second Quarter Financial Results

Aug 13, 2014 |

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 13 — Revenues were in line with second quarter last year. Effects of a business model change on certain products as well as modest demand in the desktop do-it-yourself market offset an increase in data center revenues. Overall gross margin improved by 3.5 percentage points, reflecting the change in business model, a proactive Read more…

Netlist Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Aug 13, 2014 |

Aug. 13 — Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014. Revenues for the three months ended June 28, 2014, were $4.9 million, compared to revenues of $5.1 million for the second quarter ended June Read more…

Rackspace Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

Aug 12, 2014 |

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Aug. 12 — Rackspace Hosting, Inc., the #1 managed cloud company, announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $441 million, up 4.8 percent from the previous quarter and 17 percent from the second quarter of 2013. Net revenue for the second quarter Read more…

Atos Offer to Acquire Bull Approved

Aug 12, 2014 |

PARIS, France, Aug. 12 — Atos, an international information technology services company, and Bull, the trusted partner for enterprise data, together announced today the successful completion of the tender offer launched by Atos for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Bull. The transaction represents a key milestone in the creation in Read more…

Supermicro Announces August-September Investor Conference Schedule

Aug 12, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces its investor relations schedule for upcoming non deal roadshows and conferences. On August 13, Howard Hideshima, CFO and Perry Hayes, SVP will host the Mitsubishi UFJ Securities USA investor bus tour at Read more…