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XSEDE Panel Highlights Diversity of NSF Computing Resources

Jul 31, 2015 |

A plenary panel at the XSEDE15 conference, which took place this week in St. Louis, Mo., highlighted the broad spectrum of computing resources provided by the National Science Foundation, including several new and testbed projects and an effort to help more people use cyberinfrastructure to advance their research. “I don’t think there has been a 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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Japan Preps for HPC-Big Data Convergence

Jun 18, 2015 |

The task of drawing discrete boundaries around the tech spheres known as HPC and big data is getting more complicated with each passing year. Many are anticipating convergence between these camps. One prominent HPCer waving the convergence flag is Satoshi Matsuoka, a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information and Computing Center. In his 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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Short Takes

Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Workshop Aims to Engage and Inspire Africa’s HPC Professionals

Jul 9, 2015 |

In Africa, high performance computing and related technologies are needed to battle issues no-less-urgent than climate change, food security, fresh water, poverty, disease and energy. Over the last few years a collaborative effort to bolster Africa’s HPC and networking infrastructure has hit its stride with grassroots and international support. The non-profit organization STEM-Trek is a prominent partner Read more…

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ESnet Deploys 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

Oct 21, 2014 |

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is gearing up to deploy four new high-speed transatlantic links with a total capacity of 340 gigabits-per-second, significantly boosting network speeds between US research sites and European facilities. The trans-Atlantic expansion adds four separate links connecting Boston, New York and Washington DC with Amsterdam, London Read more…

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Is the City of the Future Finally Here?

Oct 21, 2014 |

Grid computing pioneer and big data visionary Charlie Catlett recently delivered a presentation on “Big Data and the Future of Cities” as part of the Argonne OutLoud series, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory. Catlett explores how emerging technologies in high-performance computing, embedded systems and data analytics can help mitigate some of the challenges associated with 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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Off the Wire

QLogic Provides 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel Connectivity for EMC Storage Arrays

Jul 28, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 28 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its latest 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel technologies are now available for EMC’s VNX Series hybrid flash storage arrays. The latest QLogic offerings provide Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and network connectivity for the EMC VNX Series. Read more…

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QLogic and Inspur Deliver 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Solutions

Jul 22, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 22 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it is the exclusive provider of 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology for Inspur AS520 series storage systems. Inspur AS520 storage, in combination with Inspur servers also powered by QLogic Gen 5 technology, enable Inspur customers to Read more…

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HPC Industry Leaders Develop Network Communication Framework for Next Generation Programming Models

Jul 14, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 14 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), IBM, the University of Tennessee, NVIDIA, and industry leaders, laboratories and academia to develop a new open-source network communication Read more…

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Digital Reasoning Trains World’s Largest Neural Network

Jul 7, 2015 |

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 7 — Digital Reasoning, a leader in cognitive computing, today announced that it has trained the largest neural network in the world to date with a stunning 160 billion parameters. Google’s previous record was 11.2 billion, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently trained a neural network with 15 billion parameters. The results of Read more…

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Altera FPGAs Selected by Secturion Systems

Jun 29, 2015 |

June 29 — Altera Corporation today announced that network security pioneer Secturion Systems, Inc., has chosen Arria 10 FPGAs for its DarkStor secure network storage appliance product lines. Secturion Systems and Altera are showcasing the appliance at the NSA IAS 2015 from June 29 to July 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Secturion booth #524). The Read more…

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