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TACC Software Helps Researchers Visualize Science With Greater Fidelity

Aug 13, 2015 |

Aug. 13 — When scientists run experiments–whether physically smashing atoms at the Large Hadron Collider or virtually simulating future weather–the output is often a huge set of numbers incomprehensible to the ordinary human brain. To tame the data and put it into a form that our minds can understand, researchers use scientific visualization. In its Read more…

Lenovo Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Aug 13, 2015 |

Aug. 13 — Lenovo Group has announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015. Quarterly revenue was US$10.7 billion, a three percent increase year-over-year. First quarter pre-tax income decreased 80 percent year-over-year to US$52 million. Net income declined 51 percent year-over-year to US$105 million. Lenovo saw severe challenges in its main markets. Read more…

Technology Leaders Honored at California Technology Forum

Aug 13, 2015 |

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 13 — The Best of California Awards will be presented at the California Technology Forum today by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government. Highlights from the 2015 Best of California Awards include: Alameda County’s Shuttle Mobile App increased public transit ridership by 29 percent between county buildings for both employees and the public. The new app provides schedules, routes, Read more…

Durbin Calls for Stronger Federal Investment in Scientific Research

Aug 12, 2015 |

Aug. 12 — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) called for greater federal investment in scientific and biomedical research in a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Durbin discussed two pieces of legislation, The American Cures Act and the American Innovation Act, which would create a mandatory fund to provide steady, predicable funding Read more…

UberCloud Publishes New Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

Aug 12, 2015 |

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Aug. 12 — This is the third annual Compendium of case studies describing technical computing in the cloud. Like its predecessors in 2013 and 2014, this year’s edition draws from a select group of projects undertaken as part of the UberCloud Experiment. These case studies are about cancer genomics, aerodynamics optimizations, coronary artery Read more…

Blue Waters Helps Beckman Researchers Construct Atomic Model of an Immature Retrovirus

Aug 12, 2015 |

Aug. 12 — Using molecular modeling and large-scale molecular dynamic simulation, Beckman researchers have constructed an atomic model of an immature retrovirus. The researchers from the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group published their work in the journal Structure. Retroviruses, such as HIV, are tricky to treat. They go through a multistage process to produce infectious particles. Read more…

IU’s Brad Wheeler Honored as CTO of the Year

Aug 12, 2015 |

Aug. 12 — Brad Wheeler, Indiana University’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer, is a 2015 winner of the Indianapolis Business Journal and TechPoint’s CTO of the Year award, the IBJ announced Wednesday, August 12. Wheeler earned the honor in the not-for-profit/government (revenue above $100 million) category. The IBJ and TechPoint present the Read more…

Netlist Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Aug 12, 2015 |

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 12 — Netlist, Inc. a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 27, 2015. Revenues for the three months ended June 27, 2015, were $1.4 million, compared to revenues of $4.9 million for the second quarter ended June Read more…

Altera to Display FPGA Acceleration Solutions at IDF15

Aug 12, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12 — Altera Corporation today announced it will showcase at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) how FPGA accelerators are being used to enable networking, security and machine learning workloads in a power and cost efficient way. Altera’s participation at IDF15 includes in-booth demonstrations (booth #359) and technical presentations. IDF15 takes place in San Francisco, Calif., August Read more…

Amazon Web Services Spotlights HPC Options

Aug 11, 2015 |

Despite high initial interest, HPC in the cloud never achieved significant adoption levels, mainly being relegated to low-hanging “pleasingly parallel” fruit and testing or experimental use, however, there are signs of growth on the horizon, according to HPC analysts. “As public clouds acquire stronger HPC capabilities and perform better on a larger set of HPC workloads, they Read more…

DDN Data Depot Speeds Purdue Throughput

Aug 11, 2015 |

Purdue University, like most big research institutions, relies on a constantly evolving cyber infrastructure to support its large and diverse community of researchers. The diversity of workflows and exploding size of datasets have turned data storage and data management into major stumbling blocks in this environment. Recently, Purdue deployed a new 6.4 petabyte Data Depot, Read more…

Denver HPC User Forum to Include Public Forum on NSCI

Aug 11, 2015 |

Aug. 11 — The HPC User Forum meeting (Sept 9-10, Denver) has just added a major panel session that, to our knowledge, will be the first public forum with speakers from lead agencies in the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).  The session will include individual talks by agency representatives, a discussion facilitated by IDC HPC analyst Bob Read more…

University of Texas, NEDO Collaborate on Energy Efficient Datacenter

Aug 11, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 11 — Partnering with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), which acts as a Japanese government agency, The University of Texas at Austin will begin using alternative energy sources to power some of its high-performance computers. Energy efficiency in data centers is a major focus in the technology industry Read more…

Supermicro Deploys New Supercomputer at OIST

Aug 11, 2015 |

OKINAWA, Japan, Aug. 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces the deployment of a new supercomputer in Japan at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) supporting scientists and researchers focused on discovery and innovation in the life, physical and environmental sciences. The OIST Read more…

Volunteer Opportunities Available for the SC15 Mentor-Protégé Program

Aug 11, 2015 |

Aug. 11 — When you register for SC15, consider signing up as a mentor to help students get the most out of the conference and make a difference in their careers. Protégés are from the Student Volunteers, HPC for Undergrads, Student Cluster Competition and Doctoral Showcase programs. The suggested commitment for mentors and protégés is Read more…

Seagate Expands Flash Portfolio With New Nytro Products

Aug 11, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 11 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, announced today at the Flash Memory Summit conference the new Nytro XF1440 2.5”, Nytro XM1440 M.2 non-volatile memory express (NVMe) Solid State Drives (SSDs) and the Nytro XP6500 Flash Accelerator Card. These products extend Seagate’s portfolio of flash-based solutions, which are designed to work Read more…

Mellanox Optimizes Flash Storage Access

Aug 11, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 11 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-end cloud and storage networking solutions, today announced a set of storage demonstrations and performance benchmark results which showcase how customers can accelerate applications, analyze data faster, and lower expenditures using Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technology to share solid-state storage. “The higher Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase New Offerings at SIGGRAPH 2015

Aug 11, 2015 |

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing will showcase its new high-density 1U 4x GPU SuperServer (SYS-1028GQ-TR/-TRT) which maximizes performance and density through pioneering non-preheat GPU architecture and PCIe direct connect (no extension cables, re-drivers, or bridge chips) for lowest latency. Supermicro’s Read more…

PMC and Mellanox to Showcase NVMe Solutions at Flash Memory Summit

Aug 11, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11 — PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the companies will showcase two breakthrough NVM Express (NVMe) solutions at Flash Memory Summit in booth Read more…

Mellanox Selects Ixia to Test New 100GbE Solutions

Aug 11, 2015 |

CALABASAS, Calif., Aug. 11 — Ixia, a leading provider of application performance and security resilience solutions, announced that Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage, will use Ixia’s solutions to verify the functionality of the new Mellanox 100GbE solutions. This will include the Mellanox ConnectX-4 and Read more…

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