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Scaling the Super Cloud

Jan 15, 2014 |

“The number one problem we face as humanity is getting people to think outside of the boxes they bought,” says Cycle Computing CEO, Jason Stowe. His company has made big waves and proven that the combination of Amazon servers and their own innovations can open new infrastructure options for users with HPC applications. For instance, Read more…

Dell Conjures Startup Energy, Outlines Future Direction

Dec 12, 2013 |

“If you can get a group of really talented people together and unite them around a challenge and have them work together to the best of their abilities, then a company will achieve great things,” said Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk this morning during the Dell World 2013 kickoff while sitting next to Read more…

Cloud Bolsters HPC/HTC Student Research

Dec 9, 2013 |

Usually terms such as high performance and high availability are addressed by big corporations and institutions; however, something has changed over the past years as a real revolution is emerging from university classrooms. Dr. Jose Luis Vazquez-Poletti, Assistant Professor in Computer Architecture at Complutense University of Madrid, describes some of the promising work being carried Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: COCA Targets Datacenter Costs, Carbon Neutrality

Nov 16, 2013 |

The rapid growth of high performance computing and cloud computing services in recent years has contributed to the dramatic increase in the number and scale of data centers, resulting in a huge demand for electricity. According to recent studies, the combined electricity consumption of global data centers amounts to 623 billion kWh annually and would Read more…

Fair Pricing Key to Node Sharing in HPC

Nov 13, 2013 |

Alex Breslow from the University of California San Diego describes in detail some of the unfairness that arises from the typical HPC accounting policy, which charges users proportionally to application run time and proposes some research-based solutions in this preview to his coming talk next week at SC13.

Short Takes

India Rides Tech Convergence Wave Into 2014

Feb 10, 2014 |

Industry and government leaders in India are anticipating an even stronger focus on cloud computing, HPC and big data technologies over the next year as businesses seek out more efficient and cost-effective ways to drive productivity and profit. According to Intel South Asia Director Sales Suryanarayanan B, India will have more supercomputers listed on the TOP500 and increased Read more…

Windows Azure Continues ‘Big Compute’ Rollout

Feb 3, 2014 |

Microsoft is boosting the high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities of its Windows Azure cloud, in keeping with the Big Compute strategy it first revealed during SC12 in November 2012. Just a week after the tech stalwart lowered prices to better compete with cloud king Amazon, it is debuting new high-end instances for its Windows Azure Cloud Services Read more…

Researchers Implement HPC-First Cloud Approach

Jan 29, 2014 |

Researchers at North Carolina State University working in partnership with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) have successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept for a novel high-performance cloud computing platform by merging a cloud computing environment with a supercomputer. Project leads Patrick Dreher and Mladen Vouk discuss the evolution of the project on the ALCF website. Cloud computing Read more…

Google Compute Engine Enters General Availability

Dec 5, 2013 |

Search giant Google announced this week that its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering, Google Compute Engine (GCE), has gone into general availability. The news comes about 18 months after the service was launched at Google’s I/O conference in June 2012. The announcement of general availability brings several new features to the product, including expanded OS support, new Read more…

SC13 Demo Provides Impetus for AWS Experiment

Dec 4, 2013 |

Adaptive Computing, the company that powers many of the world’s largest technical computing environments with its Moab optimization and scheduling software, was among the many HPC-oriented vendors assembled at SC13 in Denver. In preparation for the show, Adaptive’s Chief Solutions Architect Daniel Hardman prepared to demo a new technology, called Moab Task Manager, that was launching during Read more…

Off the Wire

Adaptive Computing and Bright Computing Deepen Product Integration

Jun 25, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25 – Today at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014 in Leipzig, Germany, Adaptive Computing, the company that powers many of the world’s largest private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with its Moab optimization and scheduling software, and Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, announced their Read more…

Mellanox to Acquire Integrity Project

Jun 24, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, announced its intent to acquire privately-held Integrity Project, which includes an accomplished team of software technology veterans. Based in Ramat-Gan, Israel, Integrity Project was formed out of an elite military technology unit, specializing in the Read more…

Cray Joins OpenStack Foundation

Jun 24, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and LEIPZIG, Germany, June 24 — At the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a Corporate Sponsor. Cray will contribute to OpenStack and work to integrate open source capabilities into future Cray products and services. The OpenStack Foundation Read more…

DDN Broadens Addressable Market

Jun 24, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 24 – Building on its leadership in the high performance computing (HPC) market, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced strong momentum and new customer adoption of DDN storage solutions among traditional and commercial HPC customers. This traction builds on recent DDN news and its continued investment in HPC with new innovations in cloud storage, cache-centric appliances Read more…

Mellanox Unveils 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced Switch-IB, the next generation of its InfiniBand switch IC optimized for HPC, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers, and the first-ever switch IC capable of 100Gb/s per port speeds. Read more…