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Thomas Sterling’s ISC 2016 Closing Keynote

Jun 23, 2016 |

Capturing the sparkle, wit, and selective skewering in Thomas Sterling’s annual closing ISC keynote is challenging. This year was his 13th, which perhaps conveys the engaging manner and substantive content he delivers. Like many in the room, Sterling is an HPC pioneer as well as the director of CREST, the Center for Research in Extreme Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 20, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below and check back in on Wednesday for our final ISC 2016 Twitter Read more…

Bright Computing Announces Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack

Jun 20, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 20 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, continues to enhance its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions with the announcement of Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack, scheduled for release in July.  The updates incorporate enhanced support for containers, revamped integration Read more…

Oracle and Mellanox to Collaborate on High Speed Cloud Networking Standards

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Oracle and Mellanox today announced a partnership to drive interoperability between their products and to jointly develop further industry standards for InfiniBand — a high speed Cloud networking technology. Products supporting the InfiniBand standard not only provide extreme bandwidth and ultra-low latency for fast, agile, and secure cloud infrastructure, but they Read more…

ERI Selects Bright Computing and Brightskies to Manage its Hybrid HPC, Cloud & Big Data Infrastructure

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced that the Electronics Research Institute (ERI), and Brightskies Technologies, based in Cairo, Egypt have chosen the full suite of Bright technology to manage its HPC, big data and cloud infrastructure. ERI serves the Egyptian academic community by providing Read more…

Rescale Closes $14M Funding Round

Jun 16, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 16 — Rescale, the leader in cloud HPC, secures $14 million in Series A funding led by TransLink Capital with participation from Microsoft Ventures, Jump Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Two Roads Group, and Data Collective.  Rescale’s expansion plans will help meet the escalating worldwide customer demand for enterprise-class HPC platforms to help large enterprises transition Read more…

Mellanox Enhances Cloud Efficiency With 25Gb/s Ethernet Connectivity

Jun 14, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, June 14 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced the availability of Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. These adapters are now available on Dell PowerEdge servers. The new Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers, equipped with ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb/s Ethernet Read more…

Alces Tries Flight on AWS and Life as an HPC SaaS Provider

Jun 9, 2016 |

Today, the community of HPC-in-the cloud solution providers is fairly limited. Giant hyperscalers – notably Amazon (AWS), Google (GCP) and Microsoft (Azure) – remain at the core and keep expanding their HPC resources. Circling around them are HPC ‘services specialists’ plugging clients into cloud providers and striving to ease delivery of HPC-in-the cloud to make good on the promise of improved efficiencies and cost reductions. Last week a new HPC Software as a Service (SaaS) player popped up on AWS marketplace – Alces Flight, a UK-based company with roots as an HPC integrator.

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 9, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Great scene today as pieces of the Owens Cluster are brought in, meanwhile the retired Glenn Cluster Read more…

Bright Computing Partners With ProfitBricks to Offer Customers an Elastic HPC Solution

Jun 9, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 9 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced a partnership with ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) company based in Germany. ProfitBricks provides virtual data centers that enable corporate customers to combine the advantages of cloud computing with the established look and feel of a Read more…

IBM Launches Apache Spark Development Environment

Jun 8, 2016 |

IBM, which has bet big on Apache Spark as a kind of analytics operating system ($300 million investment), yesterday announced the first cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics using Apache Spark and a variety of tools from IBM and others. According to IBM the new set of capabilities, available on IBM Bluemix Read more…

Intel Xeon E7 Balloons In-memory Capacity, Targets Real-Time Analytics

Jun 8, 2016 |

Who crunches more data faster, wins. It’s this drive that cuts through and clarifies the essence of the evolutionary spirit in the computer industry, the dual desire to get to real time with bigger and bigger chunks of data. The locomotive: HPC technologies adapted to enterprise mission-critical data analytics. With its memory capacity of up Read more…

New HPC SaaS, Alces Flight, Offered on Amazon Web Services

Jun 2, 2016 |

Options for HPC use on Amazon Web Services continue to grow. An AWS post yesterday noted Alces Flight – an HPC cluster provisioning and Software as a Service company (SaaS) with a library of 750 scientific applications – is now available for AWS users. Jeff Barr, AWS’s Chief Evangelist, noted in his related post, “Today Read more…

Cavium Unveils ThunderX2 Plans, Reports ARM Traction is Growing

May 31, 2016 |

Cavium yesterday rolled out plans for ThunderX2, the next generation of its ThunderX line of ARM system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors. Given all of the recent noise around Intel’s Broadwell and Knights Landing chips, the announcement is a reminder that the ARM camp continues to make what it believes is steady progress into the x86-dominated landscape. Cavium made Read more…

TYAN to Showcase Range of HPC, Storage, and Cloud Computing Products at Computex 2016

May 31, 2016 |

May 31 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, exhibits its broad lines of storage, cloud computing and HPC solutions optimized for data center, virtualization, supercomputing, cloud and enterprise environments this week at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Highlights of TYAN’s new developments in system architecture and Read more…

Cavium Showcases the CloudScale Rack

May 31, 2016 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31 — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today showcased CloudScale Rack solution that demonstrates a complete cloud data center enabled using customer platforms built on Cavium’s product portfolio. Today’s data center platforms are built using Read more…

IBM to Offer NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU Accelerator in the Cloud

May 20, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., May 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has become the first company to offer the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU accelerator in the cloud, giving companies of all sizes easier and more affordable access to the latest virtual desktop applications with no compromise to performance. IBM continues to be in lock step with NVIDIA in bringing Read more…

Nielsen and Intel Migrate HPC Efficiency and Data Analytics to Big Data

May 16, 2016 |

Nielsen has collaborated with Intel to migrate important pieces of HPC technology into Nielsen’s big-data analytic workflows including MPI, mature numerical libraries from NAG (the Numerical Algorithms Group), as well as custom C++ analytic codes. This complementary hybrid approach integrates the benefits of Hadoop data management and workflow scheduling with an extensive pool of HPC tools and C/C++ capabilities for analytic applications. In particular, the use of MPI reduces latency, permits reuse of the Hadoop servers, and co-locates the MPI applications close to the data.

TGAC Installs largest SGI UV 300 Supercomputer for Life Sciences

May 11, 2016 |

Two weeks ago, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) based in the U.K. turned on the first of two new SGI UV300 computers. Next week, or thereabouts, TGAC will bring a second identical system online. Combined with its existing SGI UV2000, TGAC will have the largest SGI system dedicated to life sciences in the world. The upgrade will allow TGAC to significantly shorten the time required to assemble wheat genomes, a core activity in TGAC efforts to enhance worldwide food security.