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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…

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…

Ciena Joins NSF’s GENI Project

Mar 31, 2015 |

HANOVER, Md., March 31 – Ciena has joined the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project that supports “at scale” research in networking, distributed systems, cloud services, security, and novel applications. By joining this global virtual distributed laboratory for advanced networking, Ciena will enhance its established SDN testbed to further collaboration with key research and education partners, including Read more…

NEC Develops Silicon Integrated Optical Switch Technology

Mar 25, 2015 |

TOKYO, Japan, March 25 — NEC Corporation has developed groundbreaking silicon integrated optical switch technology whose port count can be extended flexibly according to network size. This has been achieved by reducing optical insertion loss in compact, low-power optical switch modules that utilize silicon photonics-based optical integration technologies. In this latest advancement, NEC has developed a spot Read more…

Mellanox Announces Commercial Deployments of LinkX Cables in 100Gb/s Networks

Mar 23, 2015 |

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 23 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced commercial deployments of its new 100Gb/s LinkX active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach copper cables (DACs) for data center and high performance computing applications. The new LinkX cables use the Read more…

IBTA Announces New Release of InfiniBand Architecture Specification

Mar 10, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand Architecture, today announced the public availability of Release 1.3 of Volume 1 of the InfiniBand Architecture Specification. The new release defines new capabilities that will enable computer systems to keep up with the requirements for increased Read more…

Mellanox and RANOVUS Propose Wavelength Division Multiplexing Specifications to OCP

Mar 9, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and RANOVUS, today announced that the OpenOptics MSA is contributing the developed wavelength specifications to the Open Compute Project (OCP). The new specification enables data to be streamed at terabits per second over a single Read more…

IU’s GlobalNOC Awarded $4.8M Grant From the NSF

Mar 5, 2015 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 5 — The Indiana University Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) today announced the award of a major new five-year, $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new funding will enable continued planning, operation, engineering support and management of TransPAC, the high-speed network that connects researchers in the US Read more…

Avago Technologies Limited to Acquire Emulex

Feb 25, 2015 |

Combination of Emulex’s connectivity solutions with Avago’s Server Storage Connectivity and Fiber Optic products creates one of the industry’s broadest portfolios for Enterprise Storage Emulex to operate as a business unit within Avago’s enterprise storage segment Expected to be immediately accretive to Avago’s EPS, on a non-GAAP basis SINGAPORE and COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 25 Read more…

Co-designing for Big Data in Barcelona

Feb 12, 2015 |

The third annual Big Data and Extreme Computing conference gathered in Barcelona last month, bringing more than 100 experts from around the world together to report on ground-breaking research at the intersection of big compute and big data. As with last year, the event played host to a wide-range of relevant and timely presentations, including Read more…