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HP Removes Memristors from Its ‘Machine’ Roadmap Until Further Notice

Jun 11, 2015 |

One year after Hewlett-Packard launched its ambitious “this will change everything” project called “The Machine,” the company is making some concessions to its initial vision, something it says is necessary in order to deliver a working prototype by next year. Announced with great fanfare at last year’s HP Discovery event, the Machine was to be Read more…

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Jetstream: Targeting the Long Tail of Science

May 21, 2015 |

Improving HPC access to the so-called long tail of science is an ongoing NSF priority. Several initiatives, funded at least in part by NSF, are underway and one – Jetstream – is the first NSF-funded HPC Cloud targeted directly at domain scientists and engineers who typically have limited access to HPC resources and limited expertise. Read more…

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New Models for Research, Part IV – Delivering Research as a Service

Apr 27, 2015 |

In the fourth of a four-part installation, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University, traces the drivers that have led to the emergence of Research-as-a-Service as a viable model. As far back as the launch to the cloud with applications like Salesforce in 1999 and Amazon Web Services in Read more…

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Something for Everyone at GPU Technology Conference

Mar 23, 2015 |

Once relegated to the category of specialized gaming hardware, today’s graphics processors are solving some of the world’s toughest computing problems. During GTC15 last week in San Jose, the full breadth and depth of session topics provided even more evidence of how far graphics processors have come from their gaming roots. And while this year deep Read more…

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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…

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Short Takes

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Off the Wire

SURFsara Deploys Adaptive Computing’s Moab HPC Suite

Jul 13, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 13 — Adaptive Computing, which powers many of the world’s largest private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with its Moab optimization and scheduling software, today announced that SURFsara, a national Tier1 datacenter in the Netherlands that provides high performance computing and data infrastructure to industry and the academic community, has deployed Moab HPC Suite Read more…

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IBM Now Offering NVIDIA Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerators on Bare Metal Cloud Servers

Jul 8, 2015 |

DALLAS, Tex., July 8 — IBM is now offering NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators on bare metal cloud servers. With the new offering, IBM Cloud is bringing high-speed performance to the SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, enabling companies to build supercomputing clusters without having to expand their existing technology infrastructure. In addition to bringing SoftLayer supercomputing capabilities Read more…

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DDN’s WOS Object Storage Selected by Bezeq

Jul 7, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 7 — As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and retention among its subscriber base, Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications service provider, selected DDN’s Web Object Scaler (WOS) as the technology foundation for its Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud storage service offering. Rapid customer adoption of its SaaS model prompted Bezeq to deploy Read more…

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Peter Coveney to Keynote ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference

Jun 30, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 30 – ISC Events, the organizer of the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference is pleased to announce Professor Peter V. Coveney of University College London (UCL) as the conference keynoter. Prof Coveney will be talking about the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine on September 30. In a presentation titled “The Read more…

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DDN’s Latest WOS Object Storage Platform Available

Jun 30, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced the availability of the latest release of its advanced WOS object storage platform. Coming off a year of 250 percent year-over-year revenue bookings growth and its vast object storage leadership with more than 225 billion objects managed by DDN WOS, DDN continues to fuel its object storage momentum Read more…

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