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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

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…

NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2015

Aug 8, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 8 — NVIDIA has reported revenue for the second quarter ended July 27, 2014, of $1.10 billion, up 13 percent from $977 million a year earlier and in line with the previous quarter. Revenue for the first half was up 14 percent to a record $2.21 billion from $1.93 billion a year earlier. Read more…

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results Released by SGI

Aug 6, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 6 — SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and data analytics, today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Jun. 27, 2014. Total revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter was $142 million, which compares with $124 million in the previous quarter and $171 million in the Read more…

Supermicro and Diablo Technologies Partner

Aug 6, 2014 |

OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 6 – Diablo Technologies today announced a strategic partnership with Supermicro to bring the industry’s lowest latency, non-volatile memory solution to server systems.  As part of the initiative, Supermicro customers will have access to the latest X9-series platforms optimized for Memory Channel Storage (MCS), through the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD. Supermicro’s extensive Green Computing portfolio Read more…