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Altera to Display FPGA Acceleration Solutions at IDF15

Aug 12, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12 — Altera Corporation today announced it will showcase at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) how FPGA accelerators are being used to enable networking, security and machine learning workloads in a power and cost efficient way. Altera’s participation at IDF15 includes in-booth demonstrations (booth #359) and technical presentations. IDF15 takes place in San Francisco, Calif., August Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ISC Twitter Roundup

Jul 13, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our 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 tweets that grabbed our attention are provided below. The current Top 10 Supercomputers released this morning by @top500supercomp Read more…

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…

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…