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The Week in Review

Sep 2, 2010 |

The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to four projects as part of the Future Internet Architecture program; and the 3PAR bidding war is won by HP. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

High Frequency Trading in Japan on the Uptick

Aug 23, 2010 |

High frequency trading (HFT), often called algorithmic or low latency trading, relies on fast computers and even faster networks to execute trades in sub-second and even sub-millisecond timeframes. It has generated massive profits for those firms skilled enough to handle the complexities of the software and hardware. As such, it has become the dominant method for equity trading in the US, but it’s popularity is expanding worldwide, especially Asia. HPCwire got the opportunity to ask Chuck Chon, chief technology officer of SBI Japannext, about the HFT business in Japan.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Reflections on the NSF Supercomputer Center Program

Jan 4, 2010 |

In a position paper for community input at NSF’s Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes, failures and continuing challenges of the NSF supercomputing program that he helped create.

10GbE Networking for HPC — Applications and Technology Trends

Jun 15, 2009 |

So far, 10GbE has been a high-end luxury for environments that want maximum performance regardless of cost, but that’s changing fast. The per-port pricing gap between 10GbE and alternate network options is narrowing rapidly as more vendors increase the competitive pressure on pricing for related components.

Wolfram Alpha Boots Up

May 18, 2009 |

Welcome to the era of the computational Web. Wolfram Alpha, Stephen Wolfram’s online “computational knowledge engine” debuted on Friday evening, and was officially launched on Monday on its Web site.

Short Takes

New Hope for Dark Fiber

Jul 25, 2011 |

Researchers at Internet2 and ESNet are making use of idle network infrastructure to develop strategies for next-generation Internet use.

Student Fashions Technique to Capture InfiniBand Processes

Jun 28, 2011 |

Northeastern University junior finds way to increase supercomputer efficiency.

CERN Generates Worldwide Data Stream

Jan 19, 2011 |

CERN’s Worldwide LHC Computing Grid is the superhighway for particle physics data.

Have Honey, Will Compute: Bees Wax Numeric

Oct 25, 2010 |

When it comes to solving certain complex math problems, bees are, well, the bee’s knees.

Web-based Tool Battles Dishonest Campaigning

Sep 28, 2010 |

Truthy.indiana.edu exposes dirty politics on the Web.

Off the Wire

Midokura Announces Reseller Agreement with Penguin Computing

Oct 7, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 7 — Midokura, a global company focused on network virtualization, today announced a reseller agreement with Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Penguin Computing will resell Midokura’s award-winning network virtualization solution, MidoNet, throughout North America. Available immediately, end users will have access and Read more…

University of Pittsburgh Receives $500,000 from the NSF

Oct 6, 2014 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., Oct. 6 — The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to upgrade the University’s computer infrastructure for research initiatives. The venture will enhance Pitt’s connection to major national research and education networks, providing additional bandwidth and capacity to computational resources, science centers, and advanced Read more…

Penguin Computing Unveils New Artica 3200xlp Switch

Oct 1, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 1 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, bolstered the company’s product line of high performance network switches with the new Arctica 3200xlp. The company, exhibiting at Interop Conference & Expo, also announced broad availability of the previously introduced Arctica 4806xp open network switch. Read more…

ISC 2015 Now Open for Submissions and Other Participation Opportunities

Sep 29, 2014 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 29 — The ISC High Performance conference, formerly known as the International Supercomputing Conference, is now open to various submission opportunities. Whether your interest lies in workshops, tutorials, birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, research papers, research posters or in the student volunteer program, ISC is welcoming proposals from all members of the high performance computing (HPC) Read more…

Broadcom Introduces StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series

Sep 24, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 24 — Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the immediate availability of a new line of switches optimized for cloud-scale data centers. Building on its widely deployed StrataXGS  Trident and StrataDNX products, the new StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series is the industry’s highest performance Ethernet switch, delivering Read more…

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