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Run Anywhere Big Data and HPC Workloads

Feb 9, 2015 |

A classical problem in software development is how you manage your software applications dependencies. This extends all the way from the time you program your application to the time you run or deploy it. The typical application is almost always dependent on specific versions of libraries, compilers or the OS level package management system. Organizations Read more…

Workstations, Servers, Clouds: Making the Call for HPC

Dec 17, 2014 |

A recent survey in 25 HPC and CAE LinkedIn groups regarding engineers’ concerns about cloud computing was conducted by UberCloud and revealed that many engineers tend to compare the benefits of workstations versus servers versus clouds in a somewhat misinformed way. In fact, most of them compare the positive aspects of their workstation with the (apparent) roadblocks of Read more…

Intel Lends Custom Lift to the AWS Cloud

Nov 14, 2014 |

If the latest Amazon Web Services gathering is any indication of cloud adoption in high performance computing, one can certainly make the argument that there is momentum building. Whether this is a matter of an evolving culture of infrastructure decision-making, a broadened base of use cases that point to actual value in leveraging off-premises resources Read more…

StartupHPC to Start Up HPC?

Nov 3, 2014 |

There is no doubt that High Performance Computing (HPC) is currently undergoing a renaissance, nurtured by governments, public and private initiatives, schools, and especially by professional journals publishing exciting use cases from engineering and scientific end-users. One of these HPC initiatives standing out is the recently founded StartupHPC, a grass roots community for STEM- and Read more…

Fresh Approaches to Extending Enterprise HPC to Public Clouds

Oct 15, 2014 |

Public cloud can be an easy choice for enterprises looking to extend high performance workloads, reduce infrastructure costs and increase flexibility. The cloud offers the chance to reduce the capital cost of owning and managing excess compute capacity and storage for all workloads. Enterprises can avoid the hidden costs of unused compute capacity by “cloud Read more…

Short Takes

Charity Engine Debuts Million-Core Challenge

Feb 9, 2015 |

Charity Engine, the volunteer computing grid operated by the Worldwide Computer Company, announced it will donate three million core-hours of computing to three worthy computing projects. Each will receive one million core-hours. Like other volunteer computing projects, such as SETI@home and Folding@home, Charity Engine harnesses the distributed computing power of thousands of Internet-connected devices, using Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 29, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   Seymour Cray-master architect of the #supercomputer Read more…

AWS Rolls Out Haswell-Backed Instances

Jan 12, 2015 |

Blogging for Amazon Web Services, Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr announced the public debut of “Haswell”-powered C4 instances, further boosting the HPC horsepower of the EC2 engine. First revealed at the cloud innovator’s re:Invent developer conference in November, the compute-optimized offering is now available in seven AWS regions with more to be added. The new instance types can Read more…

NIH Proposes Cloud Commons for Biomedical Research

Jan 12, 2015 |

While data has the power to transform our business practices, research efforts and even our everyday lives, that potential is only met when data is turned into knowledge. In keeping with that spirit, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intention to launch an electronic “Commons” as both a shared computing resource and Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Nov 13, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Off the Wire

SoftLayer to Offer OpenPOWER Servers

Mar 4, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y., March 4 — IBM today announced that SoftLayer will offer OpenPOWER-based servers as part of its portfolio of cloud-based services. With the new offering, clients will be able to select OpenPOWER-based “bare metal” servers when configuring their cloud-based IT infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM company. Leveraging the OpenPOWER Foundation design concept, the servers were developed to help clients better manage Read more…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities

Mar 4, 2015 |

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 4 – IBM today announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a leading provider of scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s development of next generation cognitive computing applications. The acquisition also significantly expands the Watson ecosystem, welcoming 40,000 developers that have innovated on the AlchemyAPI platform to the Read more…

Intersect360 Research Releases Predictions for HPC in 2015

Mar 2, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2 — The drive toward exascale computing, a renewed emphasis on data-centric processing, energy efficiency concerns, and the limitations of memory and I/O performance are all working to reshape High Performance Computing platforms, according to Intersect360 Research’s Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015. The research firm cites many-core accelerators, flash storage, 3D Read more…

ISC Cloud & Big Data is Now Open for Research Paper Submission

Feb 26, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 26 – The organizers of the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference are pleased to offer engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and the government the opportunity to be a part of this new forum. The organizers are looking forward to welcoming international attendees – IT professionals, consultants and managers from organizations seeking information Read more…

IBM Expands Power Systems Academic Initiative

Feb 11, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 11 – IBM announced that its Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) has achieved a major milestone by enrolling more than 300 colleges and universities around the globe in the program, providing these institutions with access to IBM Power Systems technology and helping to arm students with skills to handle new workloads like Big Read more…