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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…

Cloud Gives DNA Compiler Wings

Aug 5, 2014 |

Imagine being able to turn bacteria into molecular factories, capable of producing everything from earth-friendly biofuels to personalized medicines? This is the promise of synthetic biology, which has made remarkable advances over the last decade, taking tools and concepts from physics, engineering and computer science to design new biological systems. One of the foremost researchers Read more…

Solving Simulation Complexity

Jul 15, 2014 |

Although HPC has helped solve important problems in nuclear physics, earth sciences, meteorology, etc. since the 1960s, HPC has traditionally existed only for specialists. But, with the democratization of x86 servers, large storage systems, and high-end networking technologies, companies and research facilities can now buy clusters at a reasonable ratio (power/cost) with very powerful, complex Read more…

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…

Short Takes

The Democratization of Parallel Computing

Aug 20, 2014 |

Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Wu Feng has a vision to broadly apply parallel computing to advance science and address major challenges. A recent expose on Feng’s work details his involvement with the NSF, Microsoft, and the Air Force using innovative computing techniques to solve problems. “Delivering personalized medicine to the masses is just Read more…

Free Market HPC Cloud In Development

Aug 18, 2014 |

Distributed computing has undergone many permutations, from its roots in grid computing to support large scientific endeavors to Sun-style utility computing, to the kind of public cloud computing popularized by Amazon Web Services. One of the newest projects of this type combines cycle sharing, think SETI@home, with cryptocurrency principles. Zennet, as it’s called, is being presented Read more…

Tech Titans Pledge Free Cycles for Climate Change Research

Jul 29, 2014 |

Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are promising to provide free virtual supercomputing and cloud resources to support the US government’s Climate Action Plan and Climate Data Initiative program. The initiatives, which were unveiled earlier today, coincide with a report from the Council of Economic Advisers that explores the economic consequences of delaying action to stem climate Read more…

IBM Adds InfiniBand Option to SoftLayer Cloud

Jul 23, 2014 |

IBM announced that InfiniBand will be added as a networking option on its SoftLayer cloud computing servers in the third quarter of this year. InfiniBand supports data transfer speeds as fast as 56 gigabits per second, fast enough to transfer the contents of a library of 30,000 Blu-ray discs in 24 hours. It’s the same Read more…

Advancing Drug Discovery with HPC Cloud

Jul 10, 2014 |

In order to develop a new drug the average pharmaceutical company spends about one billion dollars over ten years. This is an untenable situation for those with serious illnesses who don’t have the luxury of time. That’s why high-performance computing, which has been shown to dramatically accelerate the pace of discovery, is so critical to the Read more…

Off the Wire

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…

Bright Computing Unveils Plans to Present & Exhibit at Cloud Expo Europe

Mar 10, 2015 |

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 10 — Bright Computing, the leader in high performance infrastructure management solutions for cloud, big data and HPC, today announced that it will deliver two presentations and exhibit at Cloud Expo Europe, 11-12 March 2015, at London’s ExCeL. Cloud Expo Europe is the biggest and best attended cloud event in the world.  The Read more…

DDN Reports Fourth Quarter 2014 Results

Mar 10, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10 — As the world’s fastest growing Enterprise Big Data and Web/Cloud storage company, DDN Storage today announced sustained upward momentum led by profitable, double digit year-over-year growth worldwide. This significant momentum is the direct result of strong market demand across Enterprise and Web/Cloud sectors for DDN’s storage and data management solutions. Read more…

One Platform Introduced by AMAX

Mar 10, 2015 |

FREMONT, Calif., March 10 — AMAX, a global OCP solutions provider of application-tailored data center solutions, today announced the release of One Platform—an OCP-based modular data center solution designed to achieve unprecedented agility and efficiency for managing application-driven hardware resources. One Platform will be showcased at OCP Summit 2015 March 10-11th at the San Jose Convention Center. Read more…

Hyve and Cavium Collaborate to Deliver ARM-Based Server Offerings

Mar 10, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10 — Hyve Solutions Corporation today announced its strategic relationship with Cavium, Inc. to bring 64-bit ARM-based volume server solutions to market via its AmbientSeries, addressing the hyper-scale cloud and datacenter market as well as one of the industry’s first dual-socket ARMv8 Open Compute platform. Inspired by OCP, the Hyve Solutions AmbientSeries is a versatile Read more…