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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…

Film Studios Refocus HPC Management Lens

Aug 25, 2014 |

With the help of advanced supercomputing technologies, animated films have evolved from simple cycles of sketches to photorealistic, physics-accurate works of art. As many of us have tracked, from the dawn of Pixar to the latest blockbusters where humans interact with realistic animations, there seems to be no limit to the hyper-realism in everything from Read more…

Short Takes

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

Supermicro Debuts New X10 3U MicroCloud

May 11, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution (SYS-5038MR-H8TRF) supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments. Each node of this new solution Read more…

IBM Unveils New Servers and Software Designed for Cloud Computing

May 11, 2015 |

May 11 — In a move to help more clients create hybrid cloud computing environments, IBM today announced new servers and storage software and solutions designed for cloud computing. IBM also revealed flexible software licensing of its industry-leading middleware to help clients speed up their adoption of hybrid cloud environments. Businesses are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud environments to integrate existing Read more…

Gartner Names UberCloud a Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas

May 8, 2015 |

May 8 — UberCloud Inc., a leading online community and marketplace platform for engineers and scientists, announced today that it has been listed in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Oil & Gas 2015 report, published by Gartner analysts Rich McAvey, Leif Eriksen, Morgan Eldred, on April 21, 2015. The UberCloud community and marketplace has been established Read more…

ANSYS 16.1 and Enterprise Cloud Launched

May 7, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., May 7 — ANSYS customers can now deploy consistent enterprise-specific simulation workflows and data to more engineers, regardless of geographic location or business unit with today’s launch of ANSYS 16.1 and ANSYS Enterprise Cloud. The new solution, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), simplifies and accelerates the transition to cloud-based simulation by providing a reference architecture for Read more…

Penguin Computing’s POD Utilized by ORACLE TEAM USA

May 6, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 6 — NUMECA and Penguin Computing are proud to announce that ORACLE TEAM USA is currently utilizing Penguin Computing on Demand (POD) in conjunction with NUMECA’s FINE/Marine computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for hydrodynamic modeling capability. POD is a public HPC cloud service that provides on-demand, high-performance supercomputing capabilities on a pay-as-you-go Read more…