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Ethernet Alliance Chair Outlines HPC Roadmap

Oct 14, 2013 |

This week we can expect news from the Ethernet Alliance as it outlines its roadmap during the “Future of Ethernet” Technology Exploration Forum, which gets underway Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to featuring a talk from the inventor of Ethernet, Bob Metcalfe, members will strike a new path toward 400 gigabit Ethernet (the working group Read more…

HPC Wales Creates Distributed Supercomputing Network

Aug 29, 2013 |

Businesses, schools, and other organizations in Wales now have access to HPC resources as a result of a new distributed supercomputing network unveiled by HPC Wales. The group says the network is the first of its kind in the UK, and will not only be a boon to Welsh researchers but will help with education too.

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).

On the Other Side of Moore’s Law

Mar 22, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Pawlowski_100.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”108″ />Intel Senior Fellow Stephen Pawlowski has watched Moore’s Law in action for 30 years, helping to develop new microprocessors at the company that Gordon Moore co-founded. Through that time he has made some observations and developed a prediction of his own: A faster version of Moore’s Law called Moore Squared, the topic of his coming keynote at ISC’13. We ask him a few questions.

Mellanox Plots Death of Proprietary Ethernet

Mar 5, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/mellanox_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”34″ />Mellanox wants to move the world away from closed-code Ethernet switches. The “Generation of Open Ethernet” initiative has been months in the planning. Here’s why Mellanox wants to do it…

Short Takes

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…

The Show Goes On…

Oct 10, 2013 |

SC13, the annual Supercomputing Conference, is set to take place next month, November 17-22, in Denver, Colorado. Because the annual event draws much of its attendee base from government agencies and national labs, the show’s organizers want to assure attendees that it will go on as planned regardless of how the government shutdown proceeds. SC13 Read more…

XSEDE Launches Campus Bridging Initiative

Sep 26, 2013 |

XSEDE is announcing a new program – the campus bridging initiative – that aims to unify its diverse resources, making it easier for researchers to go back and forth between local clusters and national supercomputing resources.

XSEDE Network Hops 10x with Internet2 Thrusters

Sep 5, 2013 |

The supercomputing network that provides a big data pipeline between some of the most notable supercomputing centers in the U.S. is in the process of a throughput boost thanks to an Internet2 upgrade…

Securing the National Power Grid

Sep 4, 2013 |

Before we connect the dots on national smart power grid strategy, we need to be able to ensure its safety from malevolent cyber attacks. A new NSF-funded endeavor aims to do just that…

Off the Wire

Indiana University Unveils SciPass

Nov 12, 2014 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 12 — Networking and IT security experts at Indiana University have joined forces to change the way university networks handle the massive data sets that are crucial to discovery. Their innovation, a software-defined networking (SDN) system called SciPass, makes large data transfers faster and more affordable without sacrificing network security. Like most Read more…

Gigamon to Support Visibility Into SCinet

Nov 12, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12 – Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric, today announced that for the fifth straight year it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world. This year, during SC14, Gigamon is providing Read more…

Obsidian Strategics and A*STAR CRC Launch InfiniCortex Initiative

Nov 10, 2014 |

Nov. 10 — Obsidian Strategics and A*STAR CRC (Computational Resource Centre) today announced a worldwide collaboration that will result in a galaxy of supercomputers to open the door for global innovations in science, engineering and business. This initiative is to demonstrate the feasibility of the 100G infrastructure that will lead to the future of global supercomputer developments Read more…

Internet2 Announces First Full-Production Virtual Internet Network Architecture

Oct 28, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28 — The Internet2 community announced a fundamental advance in network architecture today, demonstrating the first nationwide, multi-tenant SDN-powered virtualized network capability. A fundamental networking advancement, virtualization allows a user to subdivide a network to operate as multiple discrete, private networks. Virtualized networks allow multiple applications to access the scale and innovations of Read more…

Solarflare and Storageflex Sign Distribution Agreement

Oct 22, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 22 — Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technology, today announced they have completed an agreement with Storageflex Inc. that will serve to deliver customers in Canada with improved access to Solarflare products. Storageflex’s channel network in Canada will play an important role in meeting the needs of companies Read more…