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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.”

Steve Scott Leaves NVIDIA for Google

Aug 6, 2013 |

Steve Scott has given up his job as the chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s GPU business to help build big systems for Google. It’s unclear exactly what Scott, who formerly designed interconnects for Cray, will be doing at the Internet giant, but the smart money is that it’s something big.

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….

Short Takes

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.

Microsoft HPC Program “Full Steam Ahead” After Reorg, Manager Says

Aug 1, 2013 |

Conspicuously missing from Microsoft’s recent corporate reorganization was any mention of the company’s HPC group, which develops a cluster-enabled version of Windows Server, among other products. That absence doesn’t mean a thing, and the program is going “full steam ahead,” the manager in charge of Microsoft’s HPC program said this week.

Small Businesses Gain from HPC, Big Data Too

Jul 5, 2013 |

The use of HPC and big data by small businesses was discussed during a panel at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in May. The panel which was moderated by Chris Pratt of IBM and Ron Van Holst of the OCE, brought to light the ways in which businesses and universities in the Ontario, Canada region are benefiting from new technologies.

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.

Off the Wire

Sri Hosakote Joins Seagate as Executive VP of Systems for the CSS Group

Nov 3, 2014 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 3 — Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that Sri Hosakote joined the company on October 22 as Executive Vice President of Systems for the Cloud Systems and Solutions (CSS) group, reporting to Seagate President Jamie Lerner. “Seagate is uniquely able to innovate across the full information infrastructure Read more…

Boston Limited and Mellanox Offer Discount for 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet Connectivity Bundle

Oct 31, 2014 |

ST. ALBANS, U.K., Oct. 31 — Boston Limited, now in its 24th year as the industry’s preferred supplier of bespoke and high end server, storage and HPC solutions, in conjunction with Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, is pleased to announce a complete end-to-end Read more…

SGI Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Oct 30, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 30 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2015 ended Sep. 26, 2014. Total revenue for the fiscal first quarter was $112 million, which compares with $142 million in the previous quarter and $148 million in Read more…

Supermicro Announces November Investor Conference Schedule

Oct 30, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 30 — 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 November 4 and 5, Howard Hideshima, CFO, and Perry Hayes, SVP, will meet with individual investors in Chicago and Kansas City Read more…

Bright Computing Brings E4 Computer Engineering Into Reseller Network

Oct 29, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 29 — E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for High Performance Computing and Enterprise data centers, is joining the reseller network of Bright Computing, provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds. This new partnership gives E4 the opportunity to use Bright Cluster Manager to build HPC clusters and cloud infrastructure for their customers. E4 Read more…