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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…

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…

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…

New Mellanox Performance Benchmarks Released

Jun 25, 2015 |

BOSTON, Mass., June 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-end cloud and storage networking solutions, today announced it has produced a set of storage performance benchmark results working with partners and customers—that demonstrate an increase in performance for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage with network connections at speeds Read more…

Pluribus Networks Partners With Supermicro and Red Hat

Jun 25, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 25 — Pluribus Networks, the company that advances software-defined networking (SDN) through the industry’s most programmable, open source-based operating system, Netvisor, announced today that following up on its Red Hat certification announced in May 2015, it has partnered with Red Hat, Inc. and Super Micro Computer, Inc. to demonstrate the industry’s most open Read more…

Brocade and Sugon Partner

Jun 24, 2015 |

BEIJING, China, June 24 – Brocade today announced a new OEM partnership with Dawning Information Industry Co Ltd (“Sugon”), one of the leading high-performance computing vendors formed under the purview of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The partnership is focused on incorporating Brocade VCS Fabric technology with Sugon’s data center solutions, specifically for the Chinese market. The Read more…

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…

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…

Mellanox Introduces 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet-Based Switch

Jun 18, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, June 18 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based, non-blocking switch. Spectrum, the next generation of its Open Ethernet-based switch IC, overcomes current data center challenges by providing a highly Read more…

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-4 Lx

Jun 18, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, June 18 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced its ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet adapter, delivering optimal cost-performance and scalable connectivity for Cloud, Web 2.0 and storage platforms. The first adapter designed to serve as a direct replacement for commonly deployed 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, Read more…

Ciena Joins SARNET Research Initiative

Jun 17, 2015 |

HANOVER, Md., June 17 — The Secure Autonomous Response programmable networks project (SARNET), including Ciena, is exploring how software defined networking (SDN) can help alleviate cyber-attacks and program networks to provide enhanced cyber-terror detection and defense. SARNET utilizes a unique, multi-purpose, high-capacity research network and allows researchers to trial advanced network detection and defensive functionalities that automatically reconfigure around Read more…

Chelsio Announces Support for NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform

Jun 15, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 15 — Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of Ethernet adapters for virtualized enterprise data centers, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments, today announced that its T5 iWARP RDMA over Ethernet adapters now fully support NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology.  Production-level T5 iWARP driver software for NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators is available immediately. NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA is Read more…

NOAA Improves Environmental Science Research with Advanced Network Powered by Ciena

Jun 9, 2015 |

HANOVER, Md., June 9 – As part of its ongoing mission to connect researchers to the data and resources needed to advance environmental science through its N-Wave science network, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is building a private optical network powered by Ciena’s converged packet optical platforms. The new 100G network will connect four geographically dispersed facilities in the Washington, D.C. Read more…

CenturyLink and LGS Deliver Supercomputing Network to U.S. DoD Researchers

Jun 8, 2015 |

June 8 — CenturyLink, Inc. and LGS Innovations announced today that they will be upgrading the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to achieve speeds of 40 gigabits per second at five supercomputing locations. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program, DREN is a high-speed, fiber-optic network that connects five DoD Read more…

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…

QLogic Demonstrates 25Gb Ethernet Networking at HP Discover

Jun 4, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 4 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions is demonstrating 25Gb Ethernet networking at HP Discover Las Vegas. The combination of QLogic and HP technology supporting 25/50/100Gb Ethernet port speeds, addresses server and storage to top-of-rack connectivity requirements in the next-generation data center. The technology demonstration is available to Read more…

HPC Advisory Council and BSC-CNS to Host 4th Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Jun 3, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & BARCELONA, Spain, June 3 — The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will host the 4th Annual HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2015 at the Campus Diagonal Nord in Barcelona, Spain, on September 22, 2015. Speaker and sponsorship opportunities Read more…

Infinera and Arista Networks to Accelerate Datacenter Interconnection

May 5, 2015 |

May 5 — Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Arista Networks, Inc., announced a technology alliance to deliver scalable, turn-key metro and regional Cloud networking solutions that combine high-performance datacenter switching along with high-capacity, low-power, rack and stack optical transport for datacenter interconnect applications for Internet content providers, enterprises and service providers. The solution Read more…

Supermicro to Begin Shipping New 6U MicroBlade Portfolio

May 4, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, is shipping the new extreme-density server platform in high volume, targeting hyper-scale data center, cloud, web hosting environments and video streaming, VDI, high performance video/graphics applications. MicroBlade is a revolutionary, converged architecture that helps data centers Read more…

Penguin Computing to Offer Pica8’s Network Operating System

Apr 28, 2015 |

FREMONT, Calif., April 28 — Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced that the company will offer the Pica8, Inc. PicOS operating system as an option on Penguin Computing’s Arctica “bright box” top of rack switches. This move extends options for data center operators, service providers, carriers and Read more…