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High Frequency Trading in Japan on the Uptick

Aug 23, 2010 |

High frequency trading (HFT), often called algorithmic or low latency trading, relies on fast computers and even faster networks to execute trades in sub-second and even sub-millisecond timeframes. It has generated massive profits for those firms skilled enough to handle the complexities of the software and hardware. As such, it has become the dominant method for equity trading in the US, but it’s popularity is expanding worldwide, especially Asia. HPCwire got the opportunity to ask Chuck Chon, chief technology officer of SBI Japannext, about the HFT business in Japan.

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.

Short Takes

New Hope for Dark Fiber

Jul 25, 2011 |

Researchers at Internet2 and ESNet are making use of idle network infrastructure to develop strategies for next-generation Internet use.

Student Fashions Technique to Capture InfiniBand Processes

Jun 28, 2011 |

Northeastern University junior finds way to increase supercomputer efficiency.

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.

Off the Wire

Mellanox Expands LinkX Family of Cables

Jul 21, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the general availability of Direct Attach Cables (DACs) with colored jackets and colored pull tabs, supporting interconnect speeds of 10, 40 and 56Gb/s for both Ethernet and Read more…

Fujitsu Develops Technology that Reduces Network Switches in Cluster Supercomputers

Jul 15, 2014 |

KAWASAKI, Japan, July 15 — Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a technology that reduces the number of network switches used in a cluster supercomputer system comprised of several thousand units by 40% while maintaining the same level of network performance.Existing cluster supercomputers typically use a “fat tree” network topology, in which, Read more…

Open Industry Consortium to Bring 25 and 50 Gigabit Ethernet to Cloud-Scale Networks

Jul 2, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 2 — A consortium of companies including Arista Networks, Broadcom Corporation, Google Inc., Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., and Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of a specification optimized to allow data center networks to run over a 25 or 50 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet link protocol. This new specification will enable the cost-efficient scaling of Read more…

HPC Advisory Council Announces 3rd Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Jul 1, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & BARCELONA, Spain, July 1 — 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 3rd Annual HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2014 at the University of Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain, on September 24th, Read more…

Solarflare Delivers Flareon 40GbE Server Adapter

Jun 19, 2014 |

IRVINE, Calif., June 19 — Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking software and hardware, today announced the general availability of the Solarflare Flareon Ultra SFN7142Q dual-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) server adapter. High-throughput applications in scale-out compute environments are placing unprecedented bandwidth demands on 10GbE networks. The Flareon Ultra SFN7142Q provides IT managers and network Read more…