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Japan Unveils Details of 25 PFLOPS Machine to be Operational in December 2016

May 10, 2016 |

It’s a good day to be Intel, Data Direct Networks (DDN), and Fujitsu. The Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) in Japan today released the details of its next generation supercomputer – Oakforest-PACS – which will deliver 25 PFLOPS, use Intel’s Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) manycore processors and Omni-Path Architecture, be built by Read more…

China Sets Ambitious Goal to Reach Exascale by 2020

May 2, 2016 |

At the 12th HPC Connections Workshop in Wuhan, China, Beihang University Professor Depei Qian disclosed new information regarding HPC development in China and exascale plans that are shaping up under China’s 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). Since 1996 Professor Professor Qian has served on the expert committee for the National High-tech Research & Development Program (the 863 Read more…

Omni-Path Steadily Gaining Market Traction Says Intel

Apr 26, 2016 |

Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), a centerpiece of its Scalable System Framework (SSF), has been shipping for a full quarter now and according to Barry Davis, general manager, HPC Compute & Networks at Intel, OPA is doing well contrary to suggestions from a competitor.

IBM Plans Cognitive Computing Research Center with University of Illinois

Apr 15, 2016 |

In keeping with its vision of an era of cognitive computing enabled by acceleration technology, IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to create the Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) which will be housed within the College of Engineering on the Urbana campus. Read more…

The Ultimate Debate – Interconnect Offloading Versus Onloading

Apr 12, 2016 |

The high performance computing market is going through a technology transition – the Co-Design transition. As has already been discussed in many articles, this transition has emerged in order to solve the performance bottlenecks of today’s infrastructures and applications, performance bottlenecks that were…

Europe’s Fastest Supercomputer to Get Pascal GPU Upgrade

Apr 6, 2016 |

Already Europe’s fastest supercomputer at 7.8 petaflops, the Piz Daint (hybrid CPU/GPU Cray XC30) at the Swiss National Computing Center (CSCS) will double its performance with a massive upgrade that involves switching to NVIDIA’s newest Pascal GPU architecture and merging with Piz Dora (Cray XC40), a smaller CPU-based machine. The announcement was made at GTC16…

Mellanox Announces New Line of InfiniBand Router Systems

Apr 4, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, April 4 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a new line of InfiniBand router systems. The new EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Routers enable a new level of scalability critical for the next generation of mega data-center Read more…

NSF Seeks ‘Breakthroughs’ for Energy-Efficient Computing

Mar 7, 2016 |

Breakthroughs, by their nature, are rarely generated on demand. That said, the energy problem in computing today is so acute that the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation are joining forces to stimulate research into developing ‘breakthroughs’ in energy-efficient computing. The new NSF-NRC grants program, Energy-Efficient Computing: from Devices to Architectures (E2CDA), has a Read more…

SGI and DDN Notch Big Wins at National Center for Atmospheric Research

Jan 11, 2016 |

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will install a new 5.34 petaflops supercomputer – Cheyenne – from SGI and a 20PB high performance storage system from DataDirect Networks, both companies announced today. Cheyenne, an SGI ICE XA system, is expected to be operational in early 2017 and will be powered by more than 7000 Read more…

SC15 Video: Mellanox’s Gilad Shainer on Co-design, Exascale, UCX, and More

Dec 21, 2015 |

Smart switches, major deployment wins, HPC Centers of Excellence, NICs with on-board FPGAs, and UCX progress were all part of Mellanox’s hectic agenda at SC15. In mid-December DoD approved Mellanox 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches for use in defense networks. Then last week, time ran out for acquisition target EZchip to find a higher offer seemingly Read more…

Cray Lays Out Vision for HPC-Big Data Convergence

Dec 3, 2015 |

Messaging around HPC-big data convergence which had been ramping up all year reached new heights at SC15 — and you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger champion of the unified platform strategy than American supercomputer-maker Cray. HPCwire met with Cray’s Barry Bolding at the show in Austin last month to discuss the company’s latest customer wins, its take on Read more…

SC15 Video: Intel’s Saleh on OpenHPC, Rise of Big Data, and More

Dec 3, 2015 |

Intel always has a lot going on at SC. This year, its Scalable System Framework, Omni-Path Architecture, Knights Landing (up & running) and leading role in OpenHPC were all on the docket. Of course, there was the usual Intel-IBM (re: OpenPOWER) rivalry – much of the buzz this year was around whose approach to delivering Read more…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 18, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Tuesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Mellanox Announces “HPC Centers of Excellence” to Drive Advancement Toward Exascale Computing

Nov 17, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov. 17 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced an open invitation to distinguished high-performance computing (HPC) centers to join a newly formed consortium titled the “HPC Centers of Excellence.” The goal of the HPC Centers of Excellence is Read more…

InfiniBand Continues Its Position as Preferred Top500 Supercomputing Interconnect

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today highlighted the latest TOP500 list results, revealing 235 of the world’s supercomputers rely on its standard interconnect technology, up from 225 a year ago. This number represents 47 percent of the TOP500 list, ranking InfiniBand above Ethernet and proprietary solutions. The dominance of InfiniBand in the world’s Read more…

Monday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 16, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s Read more…

Mellanox, ORNL to Deliver UCX Progress Report at SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

At ISC2015 Mellanox introduced a new open-source network communication framework – United Communication X Framework (UCX) – for high-performance and data-centric applications. At the time Gilad Shainer of Mellanox said, “By providing our advancements in shared memory, MPI and underlying network transport technologies, we can continue to advance open standards-based networking and programming models. UCX Read more…

TACC Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solution to Further Medical and Science Research

Nov 16, 2015 |

Nov. 16 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas in Austin has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end 100Gb/s EDR interconnect solutions to develop North America’s first end-to-end 100Gb/s EDR high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. It is TACC’s mission Read more…

Molex Showcases High-Speed Interconnect Offerings at SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 16 — Molex, LLC will present leading edge technologies for high-speed, high-density applications at the 27th Annual Supercomputing 2015 (SC15) international conference and exhibition, to be held November 15 – 20, 2015, at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. SC15 is the international conference for high-performance computing, networking storage and analysis. Molex booth 268 at SC15 will Read more…