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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.

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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…

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Micron Readies Hybrid Memory Cube for Debut

Jan 17, 2013 |

<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.

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Promoting Hemispheric Advancement Through Collaborative Research

Oct 23, 2012 |

<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.

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At 100 Gbps, ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track

Sep 12, 2012 |

<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.

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Short Takes

Internet2 Awards Program Seeks Innovative Applications

May 10, 2013 |

Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.

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Blue Waters: Security at Scale

May 3, 2013 |

For the largest computer systems in the world, keeping IT assets safe presents a unique set of challenges.

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UCSD’s Big Data Freeway

Mar 21, 2013 |

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

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Intel Lights Up Silicon Photonics at Open Compute Summit

Jan 17, 2013 |

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

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Supercomputer Reveals the Cosmos in a Different Light

Nov 28, 2012 |

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

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Off the Wire

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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