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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

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.

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.

Off the Wire

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters Available for Lenovo Servers

Mar 4, 2014 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 4 — QLogic, the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its award-winning FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are now shipping for the Lenovo ThinkServer Product Family. Continued collaboration between QLogic and Lenovo demonstrates an ongoing commitment to deliver true enterprise-class server and storage performance Read more…

NEC Announces Version 5.1 of ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite

Mar 3, 2014 |

IRVING, Tex., March. 3 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software-defined Networking (SDN), and NEC Corporation in Japan today announced Version 5.1 of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, which introduces a new OpenFlow-based, software-defined data center interconnect solution – the Unified Read more…

NIH and GWU Researchers Partner to Accelerate Genomics Research

Feb 27, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27 — Researchers announced today that scientists running genomic analyses at George Washington University’s Colonial One High Performance Computing Center will pilot ultra high-speed 40 Gigabit per second data transfers from the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) using both organizations’ new 100 Gigabit per second links to the Read more…

A3CUBE Introduces Brain Inspired In-Memory Network

Feb 25, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 25 — A3CUBE Inc., a developer of advanced architectures for exascale high-performance storage systems, today announced a groundbreaking ‘brain inspired’ data plane encapsulated in a Network Interface Card (NIC) designed to bridge supercomputing benefits to the enterprise by dramatically transforming storage networking to eliminate the I/O performance gap between CPU power Read more…

MRV Delivers New OptiDriver Solution

Feb 18, 2014 |

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 18 – MRV Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today announced the addition of a 100Gbps multi-protocol, multi-rate muxponder to its recently introduced OptiDriver optical transport platform. MRV is helping data center operators, content delivery networks and cloud service providers maximize investment in their 10G and 40G infrastructure Read more…