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SC15 Recap and the Top 11 Reasons Why We Love HPC and the SC Conference

Nov 24, 2015 |

We are all home from Austin, likely catching up on our sleep, but also still have a lingering of that happy glow from a good week. Below are the top 11 things I liked best about the SC15 conference. Take a read and let me know what your top 11 (or 1 or 2) things Read more…

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded to IBM and Leading University Researchers

Nov 19, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 19 — Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin, IBM Research, New York University and the California Institute of Technology have been awarded the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize for realistically simulating the forces inside the Earth driving plate tectonics. The team’s work could herald a major step toward better understanding of earthquakes Read more…

Thursday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2015 |

As SC15 winds down, we present our final Twitter Roundup for the event. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves in Austin and gets home safely. Be sure to check in each Thursday for our regular HPC Twitter Roundup and we look forward to seeing you next year in Salt Lake City! we're proud of our #HPCwireAward Read more…

Gene Amdahl – A Personal Tribute

Nov 19, 2015 |

Amidst all the other awful news of last week, the fact that we lost an amazing and wonderful man might have gotten pushed off the front page: Gene Amdahl passed away on November 10, at age 92. We have lost one of the greatest computer architects of all time; in fact, it was his design Read more…

European HPC and Big Data Initiative Announced

Nov 19, 2015 |

Nov. 19 — There is increasing global recognition of the strategic security and economic impact of HPC enabled applications. Most recently;  In the U.S., President Obama issued an executive order to establish a National Strategic Computing initiative with an initial allocation of $450 Million from the U.S. Department of Energy (29/07/2015)  China’s President Xi applauded Read more…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 18, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

DDN Wins Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 18, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 18 — DataDirect Networks (DDN), today announced the Company won six awards in the prestigious annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. Leveraging the new DDN 14K hardware platform and IME software technology, the new IME14K Read more…

Cray Wins Six HPCwire Awards

Nov 18, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 18 — At the 2015 Supercomputing Conference in Austin, Texas, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company won six awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, as part of the publication’s 2015 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. This marks the 12th consecutive year Cray has been selected for multiple HPCwire awards. Read more…

Tuesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Intel’s Bryant Outlines Drive to Exascale

Nov 17, 2015 |

It was a celebratory review of the HPC industry’s achievements to date, a look at the industry’s evolution from its roots in scientific research to providing tools for business insight, and a philosophical discussion of “recursion” – innovation in HPC propelled by machine learning – delivered by Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager Read more…

Cavium Announces Collaboration With Bright Computing to Support ThunderX Processor Family

Nov 17, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17 — Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading Provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced a collaboration with Bright Computing in support of Cavium’s ThunderX processor family. With this collaboration Bright Computing plans to deliver the comprehensive software solutions of Bright Cluster Manager to Read more…

SGI Introduces New Customers and Earns HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — Today at the Supercomputing 2015 Conference (SC15), SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that more customers than ever are choosing SGI to address the most challenging issues of our time. Over the last year, SGI has increased its global Read more…

Mellanox Announces “HPC Centers of Excellence” to Drive Advancement Toward Exascale Computing

Nov 17, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 17 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced an open invitation to distinguished high-performance computing (HPC) centers to join a newly formed consortium titled the “HPC Centers of Excellence.” The goal of the HPC Centers of Excellence is Read more…

Cavium Receives Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award From HPCwire

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud wired and wireless networking, today announced that its flagship 48 core ARMv8-A based ThunderX workload optimized processor has won the coveted Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award for Top 5 New Products Read more…

Dell Charts HPC Course to the Enterprise

Nov 17, 2015 |

SC15 is starting to feel like EnterpriseHPC15 — not that there isn’t a lot of extreme scale computing on the menu — but the big systems and chip makers all seem to be publically pivoting towards the enterprise. Yesterday it was Dell’s turn declaring its intention to democratize HPC and accelerate mainstream adoption. Dell, which Read more…

Bright Computing Receives Honors in 2015 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 16, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 16 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces that it has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. Bright Cluster Manager for HPC Read more…

Monday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 16, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s Read more…

Mellanox, ORNL to Deliver UCX Progress Report at SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

At ISC2015 Mellanox introduced a new open-source network communication framework – United Communication X Framework (UCX) – for high-performance and data-centric applications. At the time Gilad Shainer of Mellanox said, “By providing our advancements in shared memory, MPI and underlying network transport technologies, we can continue to advance open standards-based networking and programming models. UCX Read more…

Fixstars to Attend SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 16 — Fixstars Solutions, Inc. is heading to Austin, Texas to attend SC15, the annual supercomputing conference from November 16th to 19th. In high performance computing, Fixstars has collaborated with Lenovo to support their high-performance servers: System x3550 M5 and System x3650 M5. On September 2015, Fixstars Corporation (Japan) announced that Lenovo Japan Corporation would begin to adopt “Fixstars SSD-3000M” and Read more…

Micron Joins the OpenMP Effort

Nov 16, 2015 |

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 16 — Through its acquisition of Convey Computers, Micron has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today. “The OpenMP programming model provides a powerful, standard interface for users to access Micron’s Read more…