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CERN, Google Drive Future of Global Science Initiatives

May 21, 2013 |

Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The Week in HPC Research

May 2, 2013 |

We’ve scoured the journals and conference proceedings to bring you the top research stories of the week. This diverse set of items includes the latest CAREER award recipient; the push to bring parallel computing to the classroom; HPC in accelerator science; the emerging Many-Task Computing paradigm; and a unified programming model for data-intensive computing.

Intel’s Big Data to HPC Interconnect

May 2, 2013 |

It’s been a notable week for Intel, with the announcement of two new leadership positions, including the pushing of 30-year veteran engineer, Brian Krzanich into the top slot. With this in mind, we revisit this week’s discussion led by Intel’s John Hengeveld on where the trends of big data and HPC tend to converge on the interconnect and its role in…

IDC Posits Processor Possibilities

May 1, 2013 |

This week we’re at the IDC User Forum in Tucson, staying cool amidst some heated talks about which processor, coprocessor and accelerator approaches are going to push into the lead in the next few years. To take this pulse, we sat down with IDC’s Steve Conway to talk about some general trends that are a tall drink of water for a few key vendors, including Intel, NVIDIA…..

Big Red II Colors New Page for Hybrid Systems

Apr 19, 2013 |

Later this month, Indiana University will formally introduce the successor to the Big Red system, the aptly-named, Big Red II. The Cray-crafted and tuned system is 25 times faster than its baby brother (the 4100-core original Big Red from 2006) and sports some notable improvements across its 1,020 nodes. According to Thomas Sterling, there are theoretical lessons that can be applied to…

Short Takes

World’s Fastest Supercomputer Hits Speed Bump

Feb 27, 2013 |

When it comes to Titan’s final acceptance testing, ONRL says not so fast.

Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

Jan 17, 2013 |

Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks.

Mellanox Rode InfiniBand to New Heights in 2012

Jan 3, 2013 |

But interconnect vendor gets reality check in Q4.

Andy Bechtolsheim Lays Out Future of Datacenter Fabrics

Oct 23, 2012 |

Networking sage talks about Moore’s Law, switch buffers and merchant chips.

NVIDIA’s Bill Dally Talks 3D Chips and More at GTC

May 16, 2012 |

Chief scientist discusses memory stacks, interconnects, and US technology leadership.

Off the Wire

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…

Mellanox and ProLabs Collaborate

Aug 4, 2014 |

CIRENCESTER, England, Aug. 4 — Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions, and ProLabs, the leading independent provider of global optical network infrastructure products, jointly announced  that ProLabs has been appointed to supply Mellanox’s comprehensive LinkX product portfolio of 10/40/56Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet QSFP+ and SFP+ cables and modules in the EMEA region Read more…

Mellanox Expands LinkX Family of Cables

Jul 21, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the general availability of Direct Attach Cables (DACs) with colored jackets and colored pull tabs, supporting interconnect speeds of 10, 40 and 56Gb/s for both Ethernet and Read more…

Convey Computer Introduces Image Resizer Accelerator

Jul 15, 2014 |

RICHARDSON, Tex., July 15 — Convey Computer, the leader in hybrid-core computing, today announced the Accelerated Image Resizer, a technology that utilizes an FPGA (field programmable gate array)-based PCI Express card to resize images up to seventy times faster than a conventional server. Convey’s drop-in acceleration can be used to offload image resizing from existing web servers, Read more…

Magma Receives NVIDIA Certification for ExpressBox 3600

Jul 14, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 14 — Magma announced today that it has received certification for its new ExpressBox 3600 (EB3600) expansion platform with NVIDIA K40 GPUs. To receive certification, Magma worked closely with NVIDIA to complete an extensive system certification process, which included rigorous thermal and bandwidth tests. This certification allows customers to confidently select the EB3600 Read more…