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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CERN’s Worldwide LHC Computing Grid is the superhighway for particle physics data.
When it comes to solving certain complex math problems, bees are, well, the bee’s knees.
Truthy.indiana.edu exposes dirty politics on the Web.
A hand-picked selection of video presentations from the TED conference — because the next big thing has to start somewhere.
Off the Wire
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…