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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…

Shutdown Signals Serious Hit for SGI

Oct 11, 2013 |

It’s hard to ignore the news filtering in around the effects of the government shutdown, especially for many of our readers who work at some of the top U.S. research institutions and national labs. But the effects are definitely being felt beyond academia as the vendors who supply those labs and organizations with HPC gear Read more…

Rising to the STEM Challenge

Sep 19, 2013 |

Around the world, community, industry and academic leaders bemoan the “skills gap,” the divide between the profile of those seeking employment and the actual requirements of the marketplace. As jobs become more knowledge-intensive, training for the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) takes on new urgency…

‘Sherlock’ Applies Problem Solving to Complex Challenges

Aug 21, 2013 |

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is announcing a bold new cloud and analytics-based initiative, called Sherlock. Established by SDSC with the assistance of SD Technology and Chickasaw Nation Industries, the Sherlock-branded project represents an “extensive portfolio of information technology services for healthcare and government.”

Short Takes

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…

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…

Off the Wire

IBM Expands Global Research Network into South Africa

Feb 6, 2015 |

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 6 – IBM today announced plans to expand IBM Research – Africa with a new laboratory in Johannesburg beginning April 2015.  It will focus on advancing Big Data, cloud and mobile technologies to support South Africa’s national priorities, drive skills development and foster innovation-based economic growth. As part of a 10-year investment program through the Department of Read more…

Optalysys Launches Series A Funding Round

Feb 4, 2015 |

Feb. 4 — UK based startup Optalysys Ltd has announced that they have launched a Series A funding round to support product commercialisation activities up to the first product launches in 2017. Optalysys is days away from launching a prototype optical processor with the potential to realise Exascale levels of processing power on a desktop sized Read more…

MonetDB and Numascale Partner to Enter In-Memory Big Data Analytics Market

Feb 3, 2015 |

Feb. 3 — The Dutch database technology company MonetDB Solutions and the Norwegian appliance company Numascale have joined forces to develop out-of-the-box database appliances for in-memory Big Data analytics. The NumaQ MonetDB appliances, available with >8TB main memory and >128 CPU cores, require zero setup effort and easily scale up to help customers make smarter Read more…

Cray to Report 2014 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results on February 11

Jan 30, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan 30 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. plans to host an investor conference call on Wednesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) to discuss its full year 2014 and fourth quarter financial results. The call will feature a discussion by senior management followed by a question and answer session. Conference Call Read more…

Mellanox Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results

Jan 29, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Jan. 29 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014. Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Highlights Revenues were $141.1 million in the fourth quarter, and $463.6 million in fiscal year 2014. GAAP gross margins were 70.9 percent Read more…