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HPC2014: From Clouds and Big Data to Exascale and Beyond

Jul 14, 2014 |

The International Advanced Research Workshop has become leading reference after being celebrated for more than 20 years. You can blame Lucio Grandinetti (Full Professor at University of Calabria) and his team, who started all of this and managed to put together, year after year, the best in the computing think tank. This edition’s motto was Read more…

The UberCloud Experiment Continues…

Jun 16, 2014 |

Improved product quality, faster time to market and ultimately increased ROI have long been associated with the adoption of HPC tools. The benefits that engineers and scientists can expect from using technical computing in their research, design and development processes can be huge. In spite of this, there is still unmet need with relatively few Read more…

Benchmarking HPC in the Cloud

Jun 10, 2014 |

All clouds are not the same. It’s an adage that rings especially true when it comes to running high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. HPC middleware solutions vendor Techila Technologies recently took the time to benchmark and analyze three of the top cloud platforms – Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure – in the Read more…

Accelerating the Cloud with GPUs

May 16, 2014 |

If you were to come up with a list of transformative technologies to hit HPC in the last decade, cloud services and general-purpose GPUs would rank pretty high. While the idea of using virtual machines to run technical computing workloads was anathema to some, at least initially, the benefits were hard to argue with. Ease Read more…

Open Cloud Test Bed Bolsters Big Data Innovation

Apr 28, 2014 |

On Friday, in the Western Massachusetts town of Holyoke, Governor Deval Patrick and officials from industry, government and academia joined together for the official launch of a $3 million capital investment, known as the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project. The public-private initiative will establish a new cloud computing infrastructure to serve as a virtual laboratory Read more…

Short Takes

NICE Launches Remote Viz in the Cloud

Jun 30, 2014 |

For 17 years NICE has been delivering grid- and cloud-based solutions aimed at enhancing user productivity and optimizing computing resources. The company’s NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) product provides remote access 2D/3D interactive applications over a standard network. Now through a partnership with Amazon Web Services, potential users can test drive DCV in the EC2 cloud. AWS Read more…

Fastest Supercomputer Runs Ubuntu, OpenStack

May 27, 2014 |

Although cloud is still widely considered a technology for the masses, the proliferation of cloud within HPC now goes all the way to the highest echelons of supercomputing. China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), which oversees reining TOP500 chart-topper, Tianhe-2, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have entered into a partnership to support both Ubuntu Read more…

A Heterogeneous Approach to Molecular Dynamics

May 22, 2014 |

As director of the biophysics program at Stanford University, Vijay Pande understands that cloud is no replacement for supercomputers like the petascale Blue Waters machine, but the scientist is having success using loosely-coupled cloudy cores for molecular dynamics research. Pande has been using the Blue Waters system at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Read more…

HPC Propels Fastest Production Car

May 15, 2014 |

Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg holds many speed records, including breaking the 0-300 km/h record in just 14.53 seconds in 2011, holding the Nürburgring speed record of 311 km/h in 2006 and also winning the title of fastest production car in 2005 for a 389 km/h top speed. To continue on this winning trajectory, Koenigsegg’s Technical Read more…

Microsoft Brings GreenButton Into Azure Fold

May 1, 2014 |

Microsoft announced today its acquisition of New Zealand-based cloud startup GreenButton. A partner of the company’s Azure Windows cloud play since 2011, GreenButton fits well under Microsoft’s “Big Compute” umbrella. Windows Azure General Manager Mike Neil revealed the news this morning in a blog entry, although the terms of the deal have not been disclosed Read more…

Off the Wire

Seagate Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 18, 2014 |

Nov. 18 — Seagate Technology plc (STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14). The list of winners were revealed at the HPCwire booth at the Read more…

Nimbix Introduces Extension of JARVICE to Support Hybrid Cloud Implementations

Nov 17, 2014 |

ANNA, Tex., Nov. 17 — Taking its leadership in cloud-based High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications even higher, Nimbix today introduced the extension of JARVICE to support hybrid cloud implementations. The new solution extends on-demand big data and HPC applications to hybrid cloud deployments, allowing organizations to comply with data security and location requirements. JARVICE is a supercomputing architecture adapted Read more…

Silicon Mechanics to Highlight Research-Centered Technology at SC14

Nov 14, 2014 |

Nov. 14 — Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will showcase research-centered technology at the Supercomputing 2014 Conference & Exhibition, to be held November 16-21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representatives from Silicon Mechanics will be on hand in Booth #2623 to highlight how the company’s experts are focused on integrating solutions to meet the needs of Read more…

Mellanox Unveils ConnectX-4 VPI Adapter

Nov 12, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 12 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the ConnectX-4 single/dual-port 100Gb/s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) adapter, the final piece to the industry’s first complete end-to-end 100Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solution. Doubling the throughput of the previous generation, the ConnectX-4 adapter delivers the Read more…

SysFera-DS Version 5.0 Introduced

Nov 12, 2014 |

LYON, France, Nov. 12 — SysFera has introduced a new version of its high performance computing (HPC) and Cloud management software, SysFera-DS version 5.0, featuring immediate visualization of simulation results without downloading and opening results within applications—to gain a significant boost in productivity. As well, for the first time, HPC administrators can create custom web pages for Read more…

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