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Jülich Tag Teams With IBM, Nvidia On Data Centric Computing

Nov 10, 2014 |

The Power Acceleration and Design Center that has just been launched at the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Munich, Germany, is not just about focusing the system research and software development around IBM’s Power processors and Nvidia’s Tesla GPU accelerators. More importantly, the center is hanging out a shingle and letting organizations in Europe know where Read more…

Our Series Continues: Considering Cluster Lifecycle Management

Oct 22, 2014 |

In the first cluster management column, I discussed the importance of performing a needs assessment to ensure that an organization implementing its first HPC cluster designs a system that fulfills the requirements of its users and ultimately provides a positive ROI for the enterprise. It’s important to keep in mind there are no one-size-fits-all solutions Read more…

Austrian HPC Consortium Meets Demanding Inter-node Communication Challenge with Intel True Scale Fabric

Aug 6, 2014 |

The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) refers to a collaboration of high-performance computing resources designed to support a consortium of multiple institutions in Austria consisting of the University of Vienna (UNVIE), the Vienna University of Technology (TUVIE), the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), and Read more…

Low Effort Porting Gives Great Scaling of Seismic Code on Numascale Shared Memory Cluster

Aug 4, 2014 |

Numascale and Statoil have initiated a collaboration to optimize OPM for Numascale systems. The original OPM code showed poor scalability even within a single node. With very limited effort, the collaboration was able to obtain almost linear scaling across an entire Numascale system. The configuration enables simulation of entire oilfields with fine grid resolution. The Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Jun 12, 2014 |

If middleware was the theme from last week, then this week is all about hardware, from networking/interconnects (Arista) to systems (HP) to storage (Panasas). Let’s look at little closer at this week’s top stories, starting with HP. HP’s rebooting of the Apollo brand this week was well received. This new family of high performance computing systems Read more…

Short Takes

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…

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…

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…

DOE Funds Exascale Interconnect R&D

Nov 15, 2013 |

The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to prime the R&D pump for the next-generation of supercomputers, exascale machines 50 times more powerful than today’s leading number-crunchers. In order to bring this goal to fruition, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science together with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have awarded $25.4 million in research Read more…

Tiny Laser Transmits Data at Record Speeds

Nov 8, 2013 |

In the age of big data and cloud computing, fast and accurate data transfer is more important than ever. University of Illinois scientists address the network bottleneck. Scientists at the University of Illinois have figured out a way to transmit error-free data over fiber optic networks at 40 gigabits per second, a US record according Read more…

Off the Wire

Bull Unveils Exascale Program

Nov 25, 2014 |

PARIS, France, Nov. 25 — Bull, an Atos company, has unveiled its exascale program. The main ambition of this program is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes. With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing (HPC) Read more…

Magma Adds the ExpressBox 3400 to HPC Expansion Product Line

Nov 25, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 25 — Magma, a manufacturer of expansion computing solutions, today announced the addition of the ExpressBox 3400 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) expansion system to its growing line of Gen 3 PCI Express expansion chassis. The EB3400, targeted for High Performance Computing (HPC) and industrial computing applications, features PCIe Gen 3 connectivity and Read more…

CBS Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for New Supercomputer

Nov 24, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 24 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced the Center for Biological and Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Risø Campus of Denmark Technical University (DTU) has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution for the center’s new supercomputer, making Denmark a global leader Read more…

InfiniBand Interconnect Technology Used in 45 Percent of TOP500 Supercomputers

Nov 20, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 20 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, today announced that InfiniBand is the interconnect of choice for 225 of the world’s most powerful computers listed on the TOP500 list (http://www.top500.org). This represents an increase of 8.7 percent from the list published Read more…

Mellanox and Saratoga Speed Contribute to Work at LLNL

Nov 19, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19 — Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have combined innovative research in graph algorithms and data-intensive runtime systems to achieve world-class results on the Graph500 benchmark (www.graph500.org). The scientists’ work has been enabled by leading edge technology supplied by Saratoga Speed, Inc. and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. The results achieved Read more…