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<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HMC_side_view_SC12_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”85″ />The next-generation memory-maker Micron Technology was one of the many innovative companies demonstrating its wares on the Supercomputing Conference (SC12) show floor last November. Micron’s General Manager of Hybrid Technology Scott Graham was on hand to discuss the latest developments in their Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology, a multi-chip module that aims to address one of the biggest challenges in high performance computing: scaling the memory wall.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/OAS_logo_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”91″ />The Organization of American States (OAS) has been called the UN of the Americas and it is involved in everything from food security to supercomputing. It is the prime political forum of the western hemisphere and the world’s oldest regional organization.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/ESnet_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”86″ height=”100″ />When the Department of Energy announced the Advanced Networking Initiative in 2009 to develop the first 100 gigabit-per-second production-ready science network, it also included funding for a 100 Gbps experimental testbed and a national dark-fiber testbed. The thinking was that researchers from government institutions, universities and industry could use these testbeds to experiment with disruptive network technologies without interfering with traffic on a major production network.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HOTI_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”140″ height=”80″ />This August, the IEEE is hosting its annual symposium on high-performance interconnects, known as Hot Interconnects. Now in its 20th year, the event focuses on the latest developments in the field with a special emphasis on how the technology is advancing in the realm of supercomputing and large-scale datacenters. The event covers both chip-to-chip interconnects as well as networking fabrics that bind whole systems and datacenters together.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/LHC_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”125″ height=”94″ />Pent-up demand for network bandwidth at both the core and edge of the datacenter is good news for suppliers of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) routers. And although Brocade was not the first vendor to market with such gear, it has quickly become one of the largest providers of 100 GbE ports, a lot of which are ending up in science and research networks. Organizations such as CERN, Indiana University and the Howard Hughes Medical Center are already employing the technology to power performance-demanding applications
Earlier this month, Infinera and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) set a record for fastest provisioning of long haul optical transmission capacity. In less than 20 minutes, the network specialists enabled enough capacity to support the simultaneous streaming of 1.6 million HD films in both directions.
Companies of all stripes occasionally run into trouble when trying to send large files over the public Internet. But for life sciences organizations, the file-transfer bottleneck is a pain in the neck on a daily basis. Now, thanks to work between Aspera and Intel in the development of the Fast Adaptive Secure Protocol (FASP), life sciences firms can now enjoy LAN-like I/O speeds over a WAN.
In an effort to evaluate creative methods of participating in large scientific projects, research out of Brigham Young University done by Spencer Taylor examined the open source software HTCondor, which makes use of computing power from idle computers to perform jobs on a local network.
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
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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…
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…
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…
BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the addition of three new top-of-rack Open Ethernet software-defined networking (SDN) switches to its 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet switch product portfolio. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX-2 switch ICs, the new SX1400, SX1700 and SX1710 Ethernet switches Read more…
BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 14 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its 2U TwinPro VMware certified EVO: RAIL, 4U FatTwin Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and an early access program NVIDIA GRID vGPU based SuperServer at VMworld in Barcelona, Spain this week. Supermicro’s EVO: RAIL hyper-converged Read more…