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Intel ‘Haswell’ Xeon E5s Aimed Squarely at HPC

Sep 8, 2014 |

The HPC market is a key one for Intel’s Xeon E5 family of processors, and that is perfectly evident as the chip maker rolls out the “Haswell” Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors for servers and workstations at its Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. Many of the new features in the Haswell Xeon E5s are Read more…

Tuesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 24, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

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…

Short Takes

HPC Server Market Sees ‘Okay’ Q2

Sep 22, 2014 |

The worldwide market for HPC technical servers reached $2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014, down 2.6 percent from the same period in 2013, when the market hit $2.51 billion, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) figures. The analyst group attributed the decline to relatively low supercomputer sales. Despite the dip in year-over-year figures, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 4, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 21, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Free Market HPC Cloud In Development

Aug 18, 2014 |

Distributed computing has undergone many permutations, from its roots in grid computing to support large scientific endeavors to Sun-style utility computing, to the kind of public cloud computing popularized by Amazon Web Services. One of the newest projects of this type combines cycle sharing, think SETI@home, with cryptocurrency principles. Zennet, as it’s called, is being presented Read more…

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…

Off the Wire

PayPal Joins HPC User Forum Steering Committee

Jan 13, 2015 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 13 – Digital payment leader PayPal, an eBay company, has joined the Steering Committee of the High Performance Computing (HPC) User Forum, according to Earl Joseph, program vice president for HPC at International Data Corporation (IDC) and executive director of the HPC User Forum. PayPal’s Arno Kolster will serve as the company’s primary representative and Read more…

CoolIT Systems Merges DLA With The Green Grid to Establish Open Liquid Cooling Group

Jan 12, 2015 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 12 — CoolIT Systems, the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology (DCLC), announces its Demand Liquid Alliance (DLA) industry group, initially established by CoolIT Systems in 2012 to address the growing support for liquid cooling in the data center, has amalgamated with The Green Grid Association to establish an open Liquid Cooling Group. This move was Read more…

SGI to Report Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on January 28

Jan 9, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 9 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, today announced it will report financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 26, 2014 on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, after the close of the market. The company also announced today it Read more…

Cray Announces Selected Preliminary 2014 Financial Results

Jan 9, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 9 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced selected preliminary 2014 financial results. The 2014 anticipated results presented in this release are based on preliminary financial data and are subject to change until the year-end financial reporting process is complete. Based on preliminary results, total revenue for 2014 is expected to be about Read more…

Allinea Software and NCSA Announce Supercomputing Partnership

Jan 8, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8 – Allinea Software and NCSA, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are enabling software heavily used in industry to run faster and it is creating competitive advantages for some of the nation’s largest companies. Industry is a heavy user of supercomputing: it is central to Read more…

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