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Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

Jun 20, 2013 |

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….

On the Other Side of Moore’s Law

Mar 22, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Pawlowski_100.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”108″ />Intel Senior Fellow Stephen Pawlowski has watched Moore’s Law in action for 30 years, helping to develop new microprocessors at the company that Gordon Moore co-founded. Through that time he has made some observations and developed a prediction of his own: A faster version of Moore’s Law called Moore Squared, the topic of his coming keynote at ISC’13. We ask him a few questions.

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.

Short Takes

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.

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.

Off the Wire

Fabio Gallo Appointed VP and GM of Eurotech’s HPC Business Unit

Oct 9, 2014 |

AMARO, Italy, Oct. 9 — Eurotech, a leader in green supercomputing technology, today announced they have appointed Fabio Gallo as Vice President and General Manager of the HPC (High Performance Computing) strategic business unit. Under this role, Mr. Gallo will lead the supercomputing division of the Group with a stronger focus on business development and operating Read more…

Mellanox to Host Analyst Day on October 24

Oct 9, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Oct. 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that it will host its annual Analyst Day on Friday, October 24, 2014, in New York City from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Members of Read more…

AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and CEO

Oct 8, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8 – AMD today announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part Read more…

Supermicro to Release First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on October 21

Oct 7, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 7 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced that it will release first quarter fiscal 2015 financial results on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, immediately after the close of regular trading, followed by a teleconference beginning at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). Read more…

HP to Separate into Two New Companies

Oct 6, 2014 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 6 – HP today announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: one comprising HP’s market-leading enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and one that will comprise HP’s market-leading personal systems and printing businesses, which will do business as HP Read more…