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Obsidian Strategics Enables New Path to Extreme Scale

Dec 17, 2014 |

EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 17 — At Supercomputing 2014, a team led by Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) unveiled the InfiniCortex. This ground-breaking demonstration introduced a new architecture designed to meet the challenge of building the next generation of supercomputers. Through the process of this collaboration, the team set records for the longest encrypted InfiniBand link running at Read more…

AMAX Introduces ServMax OCS Based on Version 2 Specifications

Dec 8, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 8 — AMAX, a leading provider of Cloud/IaaS, Data Center, HPC platforms and Dynamic Enterprise IT, today introduces the ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) datacenter solution based on the latest Microsoft Open CloudServer (OCS) version 2 specifications. AMAX’s ServMax Open CloudServer (OCS) is an innovative solution for running business applications that are built to integrate Read more…

CSCS to Offer 100 Gbps Network Connection for Switzerland’s Scientific Community

Dec 3, 2014 |

Dec. 3 — The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) has become Switzerland’s first service provider for the scientific community to offer a high-performance, 100 gigabit per second network connection. Now, up to five times as much data can be transmitted in the same length of time, significantly speeding up the transfer of data between users Read more…

New Orleans Becomes Home to Fastest Internet Hub in the World

Nov 18, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — SCinet, the undisputed fastest computer network in the world, is now live! Beginning Sunday, November 16, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center became home to the fastest and most innovative computer network, delivering more than 1.3 trillion bits per second (terabits per second!) of network bandwidth to the Supercomputing Conference Read more…

Big Switch and Dell Enable SC14’s SCinet Monitoring of Networks

Nov 18, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 18 — Big Switch Networks, the company bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, announced it is enabling the SCinet NOC team by providing a monitoring fabric for Supercomputing ’14 (SC14) in collaboration with Dell Open Networking and Garland Technology. In addition to providing a scale-out network monitoring capability and simplified operations for the SCinet security Read more…

Extreme Networks Announces Enhancements to Software Defined Architecture

Nov 17, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17 — Extreme Networks, Inc., a leader in high performance networking, today announced new products and Technology Solution Partner (TSP) Program members as key enhancements to its Software Defined Architecture, the industry’s first open, standards based and comprehensive data center ecosystem. Extreme Networks’ Software Defined Architecture delivers robust performance, unified management, application analytics and dynamic Read more…

Mellanox Announces Availability of 100Gb/s DAC and AOCs

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced sample availability for 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper (DAC) and Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for both EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand and 100 Gigabit Ethernet data center networks. Mellanox will demonstrate 100Gb/s DAC cables Read more…

SCinet Tested with Spirent Federal

Nov 14, 2014 |

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Nov. 14 — Spirent Federal Systems, a leader in network, services and devices testing for federal agencies and critical infrastructure providers, announced today that SCinet, is using its high-speed Ethernet solutions to test the performance of its WAN infrastructure. SCinet, the powerful network that is providing nearly 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) of capacity for Read more…

Indiana University Unveils SciPass

Nov 12, 2014 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 12 — Networking and IT security experts at Indiana University have joined forces to change the way university networks handle the massive data sets that are crucial to discovery. Their innovation, a software-defined networking (SDN) system called SciPass, makes large data transfers faster and more affordable without sacrificing network security. Like most Read more…

Gigamon to Support Visibility Into SCinet

Nov 12, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 12 — Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Unified Visibility Fabric, today announced that for the fifth straight year it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world. This year, during SC14, Gigamon is providing Read more…

Cluster Lifecycle Management: The Final Wave

Nov 11, 2014 |

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the steps your organization should take to develop an HPC cluster design that meets your application needs while providing a positive return on investment. The next step is to use your design as the basis for choosing a vendor, or vendors, that can build the system Read more…

Obsidian Strategics and A*STAR CRC Launch InfiniCortex Initiative

Nov 10, 2014 |

Nov. 10 — Obsidian Strategics and A*STAR CRC (Computational Resource Centre) today announced a worldwide collaboration that will result in a galaxy of supercomputers to open the door for global innovations in science, engineering and business. This initiative is to demonstrate the feasibility of the 100G infrastructure that will lead to the future of global supercomputer developments Read more…

Internet2 Announces First Full-Production Virtual Internet Network Architecture

Oct 28, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28 — The Internet2 community announced a fundamental advance in network architecture today, demonstrating the first nationwide, multi-tenant SDN-powered virtualized network capability. A fundamental networking advancement, virtualization allows a user to subdivide a network to operate as multiple discrete, private networks. Virtualized networks allow multiple applications to access the scale and innovations of Read more…

Our Series Continues: Considering Cluster Lifecycle Management

Oct 22, 2014 |

In the first cluster management column, I discussed the importance of performing a needs assessment to ensure that an organization implementing its first HPC cluster designs a system that fulfills the requirements of its users and ultimately provides a positive ROI for the enterprise. It’s important to keep in mind there are no one-size-fits-all solutions Read more…

Solarflare and Storageflex Sign Distribution Agreement

Oct 22, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 22 — Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) technology, today announced they have completed an agreement with Storageflex Inc. that will serve to deliver customers in Canada with improved access to Solarflare products. Storageflex’s channel network in Canada will play an important role in meeting the needs of companies Read more…

ESnet Deploys 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

Oct 21, 2014 |

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is gearing up to deploy four new high-speed transatlantic links with a total capacity of 340 gigabits-per-second, significantly boosting network speeds between US research sites and European facilities. The trans-Atlantic expansion adds four separate links connecting Boston, New York and Washington DC with Amsterdam, London Read more…

Is the City of the Future Finally Here?

Oct 21, 2014 |

Grid computing pioneer and big data visionary Charlie Catlett recently delivered a presentation on “Big Data and the Future of Cities” as part of the Argonne OutLoud series, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory. Catlett explores how emerging technologies in high-performance computing, embedded systems and data analytics can help mitigate some of the challenges associated with Read more…

Mellanox Introduces New Ethernet Switches

Oct 15, 2014 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the addition of three new top-of-rack Open Ethernet software-defined networking (SDN) switches to its 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet switch product portfolio. Based on Mellanox’s SwitchX-2 switch ICs, the new SX1400, SX1700 and SX1710 Ethernet switches Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase Products at VMworld

Oct 14, 2014 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 14 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its 2U TwinPro VMware certified EVO: RAIL, 4U FatTwin Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and an early access program NVIDIA GRID vGPU based SuperServer at VMworld in Barcelona, Spain this week. Supermicro’s EVO: RAIL hyper-converged Read more…

NEC Launches Version 6 of ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite

Oct 13, 2014 |

IRVING, Tex., Oct. 13 — NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate, today announced the launch of Version 6 of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow SDN Networking Suite. The new release includes a new pricing scheme for the ProgrammableFlow Controller that is based on network capacity. With Read more…