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Micron Readies Hybrid Memory Cube for Debut

Jan 17, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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.

Promoting Hemispheric Advancement Through Collaborative Research

Oct 23, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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.

At 100 Gbps, ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track

Sep 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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.

Hot Interconnects Event Warms Up for Summer Meeting

Apr 30, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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.

Brocade Sees Quick Ramp-Up of 100 GbE in Academia and Research

Jan 10, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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

Short Takes

UCSD’s Big Data Freeway

Mar 21, 2013 |

UCSD rolls out a next-generation bypass network across its La Jolla, Calif., campus.

Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

Jan 17, 2013 |

Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks.

Supercomputer Reveals the Cosmos in a Different Light

Nov 28, 2012 |

Natural and man-made networks appear to mirror the structure of the universe.

Andy Bechtolsheim Lays Out Future of Datacenter Fabrics

Oct 23, 2012 |

Networking sage talks about Moore’s Law, switch buffers and merchant chips.

100G Network to Support Big Science

May 2, 2012 |

Researchers take their datasets into the fast lane.

Off the Wire

QLogic to Demonstrate Networking Solutions With HP at Interop Las Vegas

Apr 28, 2015 |

April 28 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, announces it will demonstrate end-to-end 25/50/100Gb Ethernet networking solutions with HP at Interop Las Vegas. This technology demonstration features HP ProLiant Gen9 servers with next-generation Ethernet adapters from HP based upon QLogic controllers, along with next-generation switching from HP Networking enabled by Broadcom StrataXGS Tomahawk. Read more…

Supermicro and Cumulus Networks Partner

Apr 27, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 27 – Cumulus Networks, provider of the Cumulus Linux operating system for open networking, today announced Supermicro, a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation, has joined the company’s Open Hardware program with immediate availability of Cumulus Linux Ready Supermicro bare metal switches. “Customers of all sizes now demand choice in Read more…

Penguin Computing and Cumulus Networks Collaborate

Apr 27, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 27 — Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced the Arctica 4804ip switch and a collaboration with Cumulus Networks to extend open networking to the full rack through the new Cumulus Rack Management Platform (RMP) OS. “This extension of our partnership with Cumulus Networks Read more…

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Connecting Universities With Comcast

Apr 23, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 23 — Comcast Business today announced that the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a nonprofit collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh that offers advanced supercomputing infrastructure for solving large-scale, data-intensive problems in science and engineering, is using Comcast Business Ethernet for secure, private network connections to eight associated colleges and universities. With this agreement, each of these schools can Read more…

SKA Africa to Utilize Mellanox Ethernet Switches and LinkX Optical Cables

Apr 15, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, through its local South African partner, Eclipse Holdings (Pty) Ltd., a specialist High-Performance Computing Systems Integrator, announced today that its SwitchX-2-based SX1012 and SX1710 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switches and LinkX optical cables have been chosen to build a high capacity Read more…