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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

Intel Announces New Details for Knights Landing

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Intel Corporation today announced new details for its next-generation Intel Xeon Phi processors, code-named Knights Landing, which promise to extend the benefits of code modernization investments being made for current generation products. These include a new high-speed fabric that will be integrated on-package and high-bandwidth, on-package memory that combined, promise Read more…

Mellanox Interconnect Products Accelerating New HP Apollo Family

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that HP’s Apollo family of high-performance computing systems are accelerated by Mellanox’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions to maximize data center return-on-investment and solve space and Read more…

AppliedMicro Matches X-Gene ARM Chip with Mellanox InfiniBand

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions deliver leading performance and efficiency for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation X-Gene ARM-based platform. The X-Gene family with integrated 64-bit Read more…

Mellanox Unveils 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced Switch-IB, the next generation of its InfiniBand switch IC optimized for HPC, Web 2.0, database and cloud data centers, and the first-ever switch IC capable of 100Gb/s per port speeds. Read more…

Mellanox Introduces HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit for HPC Platforms and Applications

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit, a comprehensive software suite for high-performance computing environments, which provides enhancements to significantly increase the scalability and performance of message communications in the network. HPC-X provides Read more…