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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…

A Platform for Smart Manufacturing

Sep 25, 2014 |

21st century market dynamics put a great deal of pressure on manufacturers to operate differently. Driving forces are many but include the need to satisfy customer demands quickly and to deal with energy constraints and environmental concerns. On the flip side, the growth of network technology in tandem with service-oriented architectures can have a transformative effect Read more…

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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…

Cycle Helps HGST Stand Up 70,000 Core AWS Cloud

Nov 11, 2014 |

Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe revealed today what is being called the largest Fortune 500 cloud cluster run, performed by HGST, a Western Digital company. HGST’s engineering team was working to identify an optimal advanced drive head design. Essentially, the job involves 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 9, 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…

Japanese Researchers Target HPC Cloud Barriers

Sep 15, 2014 |

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a technology to enable users to spin up a virtual HPC cluster on top of any cloud-based infrastructure. The impetus for the project was two-fold: 1. To allow a personalized high-performance computer to be created on-demand 2. To build a virutal cluster once Read more…

MIT Spinoff Speeds 3D Engineering Simulations

Aug 28, 2014 |

Even the most powerful supercomputers cannot be productive without suitable operating software and applications. In engineering, finite element analysis (FEA) is used to create 3D digital models of large structures to simulate how they perform under different real-world conditions (stress, vibration, heat, etc.). The challenge of modeling large-scale structures, such as mining equipment, buildings, and oil Read more…

Off the Wire

Nimbis Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Dassault Systemes

Dec 5, 2014 |

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 5 — Nimbis Services, Inc. (Nimbis) announced today that it has entered into a Value Solutions (VS) Partner distribution agreement with Dassault Systèmes as a reseller of their SIMULIA branded products. Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions creates Read more…

Cornell to Develop Cloud Computing Training for U.S. Research Community

Dec 2, 2014 |

Dec. 2 — The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) announced today that as a collaborator on the NSF-funded Jetstream program it will be responsible for developing cloud computing training for the U.S. research community. Jetstream–led by Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute–will add cloud-based computation to the national cyberinfrastructure. “As an early cloud adopter and provider Read more…

Altair to Showcase Cloud Technology at Event Series

Nov 24, 2014 |

TROY, Mich., Nov. 24 — Altair today announced that the company will host a global event series on cloud computing topics, titled ATCx Cloud: Infinite Design Exploration, beginning in the U.K. in December and continuing into 2015 in Germany, France, India, Japan, and the U.S. Customers spanning multiple industries will present their successes using Altair’s cloud computer-aided engineering (CAE) Read more…

DDN Honored with Six HPCwire Awards

Nov 19, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 19 — Underscoring the strength and breadth of DataDirect Networks (DDN) entire end-to-end HPC product portfolio for life sciences, oil and gas, manufacturing and financial services industries, DDN has been awarded six top honors in the 2014 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. Announced at the Opening Reception of the annual Read more…

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-3 Pro Adapter Card with VPI Technology

Nov 19, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 19 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the Programmable ConnectX-3 Pro adapter card with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology. Modern data centers, public and private clouds, Web 2.0 infrastructures, telecommunication, and high-performance computing require to achieve the highest performance and Read more…

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