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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…

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.

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.

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

Supercomputing Challenges and Predictions

Feb 27, 2013 |

Everybody loves predictions. Here’s a few made by IEEE group members at SC12 in case you missed it.

Mellanox Rode InfiniBand to New Heights in 2012

Jan 3, 2013 |

But interconnect vendor gets reality check in Q4.

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.

Off the Wire

According to IDC, Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 2.5% in Second Quarter

Aug 27, 2014 |

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 27 — According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% year over year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14). Server unit shipments improved 1.2% year over year in 2Q14 to 2.2 million units as investments in hyperscale datacenter Read more…

IBM Launches First SoftLayer Datacenter in Australia

Aug 26, 2014 |

Aug. 26 — IBM today announced that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, plans to launch its first Australian data center in Melbourne in September. It will be the latest of 15 new data centers that IBM plans to open as part of a $1.2 billion dollar global investment to strengthen and extend its cloud services in Asia Pacific and around the world.  The new onshore SoftLayer Read more…

Nallatech Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Aug 25, 2014 |

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 25 — Nallatech, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture. Nallatech joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open Read more…

IBM to Add Power Systems Linux Services to Innovation and Client Centers

Aug 22, 2014 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 22 – At the LinuxCon North America conference today, IBM announced it is tapping into its global network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM Business Partners, IT professionals, academics, and entrepreneurs develop and deliver new Big Data and cloud computing software applications for clients using Linux on IBM Read more…

Acceleware Releases Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014

Aug 21, 2014 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 21 — Acceleware Ltd., a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 (all figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted). During the second quarter of 2014, the Company achieved a significant increase in software revenue while reducing its Read more…