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Mellanox, IBM, ORNL Spearhead UCX Framework Initiative

Jul 13, 2015 |

Interconnect technology specialist Mellanox announced at ISC today a collaboration to develop a new open-source network communication framework – United Communication X Framework (UCX) – for high- performance and data-centric applications. The effort is intended to provide platform abstractions supporting various communication technologies for “high performance compute, and data platforms” and will help pave the Read more…

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Momentum Builds for Intel’s HPC Scalable System Framework

Jul 13, 2015 |

At a press conference on Friday, Intel delivered a progress report on the state of its unfolding HPC portfolio. With key products like Omni-Path and Knights Landing set to launch later this year, Intel is focusing on the momentum that is building for its HPC Scalable System Framework. The company also announced that it is entering into a deeper alliance Read more…

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ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

Jun 23, 2015 |

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Read more…

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Tracking the Trajectory to Exascale and Beyond

Jun 8, 2015 |

The future of high performance computing is now being defined both in how it will be achieved and in the ways in which it will impact diverse fields in science and technology, industry and commerce, and security and society. At this time there is great expectation but much uncertainty creating a climate of opportunity, challenge, Read more…

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NASA’s Earth Science Supercomputer Balloons to 3.3 Petaflops

Apr 29, 2015 |

In what is being called an unprecedented upgrade, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is tripling the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer to more than 3.3 petaflops to power NASA’s Earth science modeling efforts. The open procurement process included the benchmarking of NCCS codes – notably the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version Read more…

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Short Takes

Graphene Promises Ultimate On-Chip Interconnect Scaling

Jun 29, 2015 |

Graphene has been heralded as a potential Moore’s law extender. The single-atom layer of carbon is prized for its strength, flexibility, lightness and conductivity. While most graphene electronics research has centered on its potential as a silicon replacement, a research project out of Stanford University has a different proposition, one that may, in fact, be a more feasible first-production-use of graphene. In Read more…

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The Necessary Marriage of Big Data with Exascale

Jun 29, 2015 |

Failure to incorporate big data computing insights into efforts to achieve exascale computing would be a critical mistake argue Daniel Reed and Jack Dongarra in their article, Exascale Computing and Big Data, published in the July issue of the Communications of the ACM journal. While scientific and big data computing have historically taken different development Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 16, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

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Danes Take Back Fastest Data Transfer Title

Aug 6, 2014 |

The team that broke the terabit barrier in 2009 is at it again. This time the High-Speed Optical Communications (HSOC) team at the Technical University of Denmark accomplished a record-smashing 43 terabits per second (Tbps) transfer speed over a single optical fiber with just one laser transmitter. That’s equivalent to a transfer rate of around 5.4 Read more…

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NCKU Develops Switchless HPC Cluster

Dec 2, 2013 |

The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Supercomputing Research Center (RSC), based in Tainan City, Taiwan, has teamed up with Acer to build what it claims is the first ever switchless HPC cluster. The “CK-Star” computer, as it’s known, connects eight computational nodes without employing a switch control, exceeding previous efforts by Intel, according to the university. Read more…

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Off the Wire

Jülich Supercomputing Centre Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for New Supercomputer System

Jul 9, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s solution has been selected to accelerate the new large-scale supercomputer JURECA at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, provided by T-Platforms and ParTec. Mellanox’s end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s solutions, Read more…

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Mellanox Announces Growing Adoption of InfiniBand Offerings

Jul 9, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the growing industry-wide adoption of its end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions. Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches, cables and software are the most efficient interconnect solutions for connecting Read more…

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Utah Engineers Take Important Step in Pushing Photonic Computing Speeds

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than current machines. The Utah engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter — the smallest on record — for dividing light waves into two separate channels Read more…

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QLogic Ethernet Adapters Deliver Enhanced Features for OpenStack Kilo Release

May 18, 2015 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2015 – QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that QLogic(R) FastLinQ(TM) 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapters have been verified to support OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of OpenStack. QLogic FastLinQ adapters support Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) offload Read more…

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Mellanox and Microsoft to Demonstrate Storage Replica Over Long-Haul Using MetroX

May 5, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., May 5 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced today a storage replication solution over long distance collaboration with Microsoft at the Ignite 2015 conference. The collaboration utilizes Microsoft’s next generation Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica technology over Mellanox’s MetroX long-haul system and end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect Read more…

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