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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

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…

EU Launches HPC Cloud Experiment

Oct 11, 2013 |

Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) is announcing a new HPC cloud project, called Fortissimo, aimed at boosting the competitiveness of European industry, specifically small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who use digital simulation and modeling.

PRACE Envisions Supercomputing for All

Sep 24, 2013 |

PRACE is working directly with EU institutions, academia and industry to usher in the next frontier for HPC in Europe, to extend and leverage the benefits of advanced computing technology.

Big Rig Redesign Still Going Strong

Aug 26, 2013 |

In 2011, South Carolina-based BMI Corp. worked with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop a technology that improves the aerodynamics of long haul tractor trailers, thereby boosting fuel efficiency. Two years later, the company and the partnership are still going strong.

GPUs Show Big Potential to Speed Pricing Routines at Banks

Aug 13, 2013 |

The London-based bank HSBC demonstrated that it may be able to save millions of dollars in computer costs by moving a portfolio pricing process from a grid of Intel Xeon processors to NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, reports Xcelerit, the company that helped the bank with its experiment by providing CUDA programming tools.

Off the Wire

Bright Computing Boosts Investment in EMEA

Jan 14, 2015 |

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Jan. 14 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of infrastructure management solutions for cloud, big data, and HPC, today unveiled its growing commitment to the Europe, Middle East and Africa markets by announcing a significant investment into the EMEA division of the organisation. In recent years, Bright Computing has seen the EMEA market Read more…

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…

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