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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…

NSF Rolls Out Innovative Cloud Testbeds

Aug 21, 2014 |

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named “Chameleon” and “CloudLab.” A total award of $20 million to be split evenly between the projects will enable the academic research community to create and experiment with novel cloud architectures and potentially transformative applications. Along with developing next-generation cloud systems, the programs emphasize the Read more…

Academic HPC and Cloud Services Start to Blur

Aug 6, 2014 |

Stuttgart HPC Center (HLRS) director Michael Resch will present the ISC Cloud keynote on “HPC & Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia & Industry Can Benefit,” at the conference this September. ISC Cloud, the fifth in the series, will take place September 29 and 30 in Heidelberg, Germany. As an HPC cloud skeptic in 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

Huawei to Showcase Products at GTC

Mar 17, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17 — Huawei will demonstrate its FusionServer products and high-performance computing solutions for big data, cloud and virtualization at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), held in San Jose, California, from March 17 to 20. Huawei is a Silver sponsor and is exhibiting in Booth #629. From its FusionServer product line, Huawei will present its 2-socket Read more…

Cavium Adds Support for NVIDIA GPU Accelerators in ThunderX Processor Family

Mar 16, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16 – Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced it has added support for NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators in its ThunderX ARM processor family. The ThunderX product family is Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 server processor for next generation data center and Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase Latest Offerings at CeBIT

Mar 16, 2015 |

HANNOVER, Germany, March 16 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its latest solutions transforming Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud infrastructure to meet demands for higher density and efficiency without compromising on performance. For the most demanding Enterprise applications, the highly innovative architecture of the 1U/2U Ultra SuperServer offers maximum Read more…

VT Researcher Receives NetApp Faculty Fellowship

Mar 10, 2015 |

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 10 – With the advent of cloud computing, users worldwide are provided huge data storage that can be accessed and shared from anywhere using laptops, smart phones, tablets, and other devices. Such global data access and sharing allows greatly-accelerated progress in scientific and technological achievements, not to mention innovative social media uses. However, with Read more…

Mellanox Introduces Multi-Host

Mar 10, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced Mellanox Multi-Host, an innovative technology that provides high flexibility and major savings in building next generation, scalable Cloud, Web 2.0 and high-performance data centers. The new technology enables designing and building new scale-out Read more…