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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.

Real Scale, Real Problems: Yahoo Brings 3 New Universities into the Fold

Apr 16, 2009 |

Late last week Yahoo announced that it had expanded the circle of universities with access to M45, the 4,000 core cluster that the company made available for “internet-scale” research in November of 2007.

Cisco Takes Its Shot at Grand Unification for the Datacenter

Mar 19, 2009 |

Cisco has announced its much-anticipated Unified Computing Solution (UCS). Behind the marketing is a mostly enterprise play, but the company is hinting at an HPC angle for UCS. We’ll tell you what we know now, and how this might impact your high performance computing deployment plans.

Short Takes

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.

Data Mined for Love Connection

Sep 7, 2010 |

Clues left on social media sites help singles find love.

TED Talks for the IT Crowd

Sep 1, 2010 |

A hand-picked selection of video presentations from the TED conference — because the next big thing has to start somewhere.

LHC Compute Grid Teaches Some Valuble Lessons

Aug 30, 2010 |

CERN project adapts its computation and storage strategy as hardware gets cheaper and better.

Off the Wire

INVEA-TECH Introduces TradeCOPE

Feb 18, 2014 |

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18 – Nowadays electronic markets are highly competitive and the market participants are challenged to adapt to rapid changes while it is necessary to be not only fast but also smart in their trading decisions. TradeCOPE is the next-generation electronic trading solution that meets all of the requirements. It solves repetitive issues related Read more…

BigSystem 2014 Issues Call for Papers

Feb 18, 2014 |

Feb. 18 — With the emerging technology breakthrough in computing, networking, storage, mobility, and analytics, the boundary of systems is undergoing fundamental change and is expected to logically disappear. It is the time to rethink system design and management without boundaries towards software-defined ecosystems, the Big System. The basic principles of software-defined mechanisms and policies have witnessed great success in Read more…

SC14 Technical Program Now Accepting Submissions

Feb 14, 2014 |

Feb. 14 — Technical Program submissions opens today, February 14th for Research Papers, Posters (Regular, Education, and ACM Student Research Competition), Panels, Tutorials, BOF Sessions, Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase, Emerging Technologies, and Doctoral Showcase. With the addition of new initiatives (think big data, visualization and data analytics, as well as innovative emerging technologies Read more…

Samsung Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

Feb 12, 2014 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 12 — IBM today announced that Samsung Electronics has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation — an open development alliance based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture. The OpenPOWER Foundation, announced in August 2013, intends to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and Read more…

LSI and Supermicro Deliver Hyper-Converged Appliance

Feb 12, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 12 — LSI Corporation today announced it has collaborated with EMC, Mellanox and Supermicro to offer a high-performance virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance for VMware Horizon View deployments. The appliance combines storage, compute and networking hardware in a single box to deliver a scalable hyper-converged system to meet the growing customer demand Read more…