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Breaking: Detailed Results from Today’s Top 500 Fastest Supercomputers List

Jun 23, 2014 |

Greetings from Germany and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC14) where, as happens each year, the bi-annual list of the top 500 fastest supercomputers is unveiled. Usually, this happens with a great deal of fanfare and speculation over which machine will take the top position. However, this year, there is little surprise in the finding that Read more…

IDC Details Further HPC Market Momentum

Apr 10, 2014 |

This week we traveled to Santa Fe for the IDC User Forum to get a better grasp on upcoming trends for the high performance computing market in 2014 and beyond. While the emphasis at this particular meeting was on the value of industrial partnerships, there were a number of talks around scientific computing initiatives, developments Read more…

The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 |

2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques. While exascale has taken more of a backseat than we might have predicted at the year’s end of 2010, there are plenty of 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…

SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

Nov 28, 2013 |

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations and users that we were within a short walk across the show floor in Denver. We wanted to point to some of the key newsmakers during the show, Read more…

Short Takes

SC13 Student Cluster Competition Results Are In

Nov 25, 2013 |

This year’s Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at SC13 in Denver, Colorado, brought together student teams from the around the world for a grueling two-day face-off. The winning teams were revealed during an SC13 Awards Ceremony luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21., where Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner Read more…

TACC Presents Highlights from SC13

Nov 21, 2013 |

During SC13 in Denver, Colorado, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been presenting “live” commentary from the show floor with on-the-spot demonstrations and interviews with TACC representatives and their University of Texas partners. This third edition of TACC’s SC13 roundup provides an overview of the center’s Ultimate Science Environment for researchers and an introduction Read more…

AMD Developer Summit Spotlights Heterogeneous Computing

Nov 18, 2013 |

Last week, the annual AMD Developer Conference (APU 13) was held in the San Jose Convention Center. The two and a half day conference brought together technical computing researchers and enthusiasts from around the world. The tagline of the event was “Epicenter of Heterogeneous Computing.” AMD is uniquely positioned in the market with a world Read more…

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

Nov 4, 2013 |

In advance of this year’s Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, and in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, we’ll be doing some looking back on the great history of supercomputing. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with a speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray. In 1972, Seymour Read more…

The Show Goes On…

Oct 10, 2013 |

SC13, the annual Supercomputing Conference, is set to take place next month, November 17-22, in Denver, Colorado. Because the annual event draws much of its attendee base from government agencies and national labs, the show’s organizers want to assure attendees that it will go on as planned regardless of how the government shutdown proceeds. SC13 Read more…

Off the Wire

Zadara iSER VPSA Introduced

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 — Zadara Storage today announced a new high performance storage as a service (STaaS) solution offering for private clouds – the Zadara iSER VPSA – using a first of its kind Ethernet transport mechanism for exceptional performance at reduced costs. The latest generation of its award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array services, iSER VPSA takes advantage Read more…

Mellanox Announces Collaboration with VMware and Micron

Aug 25, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a collaborative solution using VMware Virtual SAN, a hyper-converged storage product, Mellanox’s 10GbE interconnect and Micron’s solid-state drives (SSDs) that enables a highly efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment. The Read more…

AMAX to Showcase CloudMax at VMworld

Aug 25, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 25 — AMAX, a leading provider of cloud/IaaS, Big Data, and HPC platforms, will be showcasing its award-winning CloudMax Converged Cloud Infrastructure Solution at VMworld 2014, to be held August 24-27th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. CloudMax, recent winner of Intel’s Server Innovation Award for Best Data Center Product, is a Read more…

University of Houston Oil and Gas Workshop Issues Call for Participation

Aug 22, 2014 |

Aug. 22 — The University of Houston (Dr. Barbara Chapman) in collaboration with the other members of OpenACC, will be hosting an Oil and Gas (O&G) Workshop. We would like to reach out to O&G domain scientists/researchers who are keen to hear about alternative high-level programming models used to port seismic codes to use accelerators. High-level Read more…

OLCF’s GPU Hackathon to Begin October 27

Aug 20, 2014 |

Aug. 20 — We are excited to announce OLCF’s first ever hackathon will take place the week of October 27th, 2014. Teams of developers will attend a 5-day intensive hands-on workshop guided by OpenACC mentors. These experts come from labs, universities and vendors and will guide your team from start to finish. What’s the Format? We’re looking Read more…