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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.

Mellanox Plots Death of Proprietary Ethernet

Mar 5, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/mellanox_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”34″ />Mellanox wants to move the world away from closed-code Ethernet switches. The “Generation of Open Ethernet” initiative has been months in the planning. Here’s why Mellanox wants to do it…

Hartree Centre Puts $45 Million Toward UK Innovation

Feb 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/dansbury.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”93″ />With $45 million in government funding, the research center will develop software to make supercomputers more efficient and to help process data from the SKA, the world’s largest radio telescope. The technology is being developed with industry partners, and will be made available to scientific and industrial organizations in the UK.

Xyratex Captures Oracle’s Lustre

Feb 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Lustre_logo.png” alt=”” width=”115″ height=”24″ />With the announcement this week that storage maker Xyratex has acquired Oracle’s Lustre assets, the popular open source parallel file system is once again completely under the control of HPC stakeholders.

UK Creates Massive 200,000-Core ‘HPC Service’

Feb 7, 2013 |

The United Kingdom is rapidly ramping up its HPC capabilities. The nation just launched its third HPC service in the last 12 months, a 200,000-core powerhouse, called “Accelerator,” designed to accommodate a wide range of academic and industry workloads.

Short Takes

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?

Uber-Cloud Experiment Round 2 Kicks Off at SC12

Nov 2, 2012 |

The Uber-Cloud Experiment is still seeking participants for the next round, which officially debuts at SC12.

Adapteva Reaches Funding Goal for Parallella Project

Oct 29, 2012 |

Kickstarter investment model notches another high-tech success.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Challenge Intel at 14nm

Sep 24, 2012 |

Chip manufacturer plans to offer 14nm FinFET transistors in 2014.

Wall Street Soaks Up Software Talent

Sep 3, 2012 |

New book talks about how financial institutions have taken the best and the brightest out of circulation.

Off the Wire

CFIUS Approves Sale of IBM x86 Business to Lenovo

Aug 18, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 18 – IBM is pleased to announce it has received notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review of the divestiture of its x86-based server business to Lenovo.  The clearance by CFIUS of this transaction is good news for both IBM and Read more…

SGI Opens New German Subsidiary

Aug 18, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif. and HEIDELBERG, Germany, Aug. 18 — SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing, has opened a new subsidiary called SGI GmbH that will operate as an SAP Center of Excellence in Heidelberg, Germany as part of a strategic move to more closely support SAP business initiatives. The Center, which will open by October Read more…

Extreme Networks Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Aug 15, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15 — Extreme Networks, Inc. has released financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended June 30, 2014.  GAAP revenue was $155.3 million and non-GAAP revenue was $156.9 million.  GAAP net loss for the fourth fiscal quarter was $16.2 million, or $0.17 per share, and non-GAAP net income was $8.5 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.  This is the second quarter that Read more…

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…