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$300K Supercomputing Grants up for Grabs for Manufacturers from DOE

Feb 19, 2016 |

Come early March, grants worth $300,000 are up for grabs for manufacturers giving year-long access to national lab supercomputing cycles and half the staff hours of computer scientists with domain expertise under a U.S. Department of Energy program called High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg). In Phase 1 of the program, manufacturers as large as Read more…

Zycko Deploys VM Aware Storage Solution From Mellanox and Tintri for Private Cloud Datacenter

Feb 16, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Feb. 16 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that Zycko, an international specialist IT distributor of innovative IT solutions, has deployed a software-defined storage solution consisting of Mellanox 56Gb Ethernet networking and hybrid Flash VM-Aware Storage from Tintri. This Read more…

April HPC User Forum to Tackle Deep Learning, HPC in the Cloud, and More

Feb 8, 2016 |

IDC released the preliminary agenda for this spring’s HPC User Forum, held April 11-13 in Tucson, AZ. Deep Learning, HPC in the Cloud, and NSCI are among the themes being tackled. There’s also a technology update from Intel and a look at HPC in Europe on the agenda. “HPC technologies and methods have been advancing Read more…

White Hat Hackers Press Attack on TACC’s Chameleon

Feb 8, 2016 |

An article in HPCwire’s sister publication, EnterpriseTech, reports on how a group of cybersecurity researchers is utilizing a cloud computing test bed, called Chameleon and funded by the National Science Foundation, at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Computational Institute at the University of Chicago to Read more…

DDN Joins EnterpriseHPC‘16 as a Diamond Sponsor

Feb 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 5 — The EnterpriseHPC’16 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced that DataDirect Networks (DDN) has joined the summit as a Diamond Sponsor. EnterpriseHPC’16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016, at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, Read more…

Create Mixed HPC/Big Data Clusters Today Says Bright Computing

Feb 3, 2016 |

The latest version of convergence – blending traditional HPC and big data computing into a ‘single’ environment – dominates much of the conversation in the HPC today, including within HPCwire. Elegant unified solutions, certainly at the very high end, are still in the making. That said, Bright Computing is in the thick of efforts to Read more…

DDN WOS Object Storage Software Wins Award for Secure, Collaborative Cloud Storage

Feb 2, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 2 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that its WOS 360 v2.0 object storage software was named a Visionary Product in the Professional Class Storage category at the fifteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference. The groundbreaking WOS enables organizations to build highly reliable, infinitely scalable and cost-efficient storage repositories to meet any unstructured data Read more…

Bright Computing Receives Horizon 2020 Grant From European Commission

Jan 28, 2016 |

Jan. 28 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces it has been awarded a grant of more than 1.5 million Euros by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 program. The grant will be used for the Bright Beyond HPC program, which focuses on enhancing and scaling Bright’s industry-leading management platform Read more…

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager Software Solutions

Jan 22, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces the release of Version 7.2 of its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack. The updates incorporate a wide range of new features, improvements to existing features, Read more…

AliCloud Partners With NVIDIA to Expand HPC and Deep Learning Market

Jan 21, 2016 |

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 21 — AliCloud, the cloud computing business of Alibaba Group, today signed a strategic partnership with NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing, at its Computing Conference – 2016 Shanghai Summit attended by 3,000 industry representatives. The two companies will collaborate closely around AliCloud HPC (High Performance Computing) to provide the first GPU-based cloud HPC platform in China. The Read more…

China Mobilizes HPC in Pursuit of Drug Discovery Says New Paper

Jan 20, 2016 |

Drug discovery and development is notoriously difficult despite the plethora of advanced experimental and computational technologies being put to task. Surging dataset sizes, poorly understood biological mechanisms of action, computational workflows bedeviled by mixes of large and small files are all part of the challenge. Increasingly HPC is playing an important role to relieve the Read more…

ACTnowHPC On Demand HPC Cloud Cluster Joins UberCloud Marketplace

Jan 19, 2016 |

KANSAS CITY, Jan. 15 – The ACTnowHPC on demand cloud cluster this week joined the UberCloud online marketplace, where engineers, scientists and their service providers discover, try, and buy computing power and software in the cloud as a service. ACTnowHPC enables users to harness the power of high performance computing resources on a pay-as-you-go basis Read more…

Handicapping IBM/OpenPOWER’s Odds for Success

Jan 19, 2016 |

2016 promises to be pivotal in the IBM/OpenPOWER effort to claim a non-trivial chunk of the Intel-dominated high-end server landscape. Big Blue’s stated goal of 20-to-30 percent market share is huge. Intel currently enjoys 90-plus percent share and has seemed virtually unassailable. In an ironic twist of the old mantra ‘no one ever got fired Read more…

NASA Selects Avere Systems to Launch Data Onto AWS Cloud

Jan 19, 2016 |

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 19 — Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that NASA has selected Avere to help consolidate legacy storage and move many of its datasets to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Avere will be supporting the Ames Research Center, NASA’s Silicon-Valley field center, which has led Read more…

HPC Budgets: Where is the Money Going?

Jan 14, 2016 |

Perhaps not surprisingly hardware still accounts for lion’s share (48%) of HPC budgets according to Intersect360 Research’s just released 2015 report – HPC Budget Allocation Map: HPC Budget Distribution. Server spending has been the top item the last five years, and edged up about two percent over 2014. Storage was second, again a repeat. More Read more…

Towards Ubiquitous HPC — Passing HPC into the hands of every engineer and scientist

Jan 7, 2016 |

Countless case studies demonstrate impressively the importance of HPC for engineering and scientific insight, product innovation, and market competitiveness. But so far HPC was mostly in the hands of a relatively small elite crowd, not easily accessible by the large majority.  In this article, however, we argue that – despite the ever increasing complexity of Read more…

Penguin Computing Mines Commodity Gold

Jan 6, 2016 |

We recently sat down with Fremont, Calif.-based Penguin Computing to learn about the Linux cluster specialist’s unique approach to the HPC and hyperscale market, and how this privately owned company has managed to hold its own and then some against much larger competitors like Dell and HP on the hardware side and Amazon on the public cloud side. Read more…

Leverage Big Data Announces Formation of Advisory Board & Driving Themes for 2016 Summit

Jan 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5 — The Leverage Big Data ’16 summit, the market-leading live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the infrastructure challenges that organizations face as they navigate the build-out of Big Data systems, today announced the formation of an advisory board for its summit program aimed at equipping technology leaders who are scaling their Read more…

Nimbix Selects Infomart Data Centers to Support JARVICE 2.0

Jan 5, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 5 — Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announces today that Nimbix, Inc., a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, has selected Infomart Dallas to support the infrastructure needs of its upgraded High-Performance Computing (HPC) cloud platform, JARVICE 2.0. Infomart Dallas provides Nimbix with a high-density data center complete with industry-leading Read more…

ProphetStor, Gigabyte, and Mellanox Join Forces to Build Cloud Computing Platform

Jan 5, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., TAIPEI, Taiwan and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5 — ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. and Mellanox Technologies, Inc. today announced that they have joined forces to build and promote a reference cloud computing platform based on the open-source projects OpenStack and Ceph, leveraging each company’s respective strength in software-defined-storage, state-of-the-art server Read more…