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Cloudera’s Wolfgang Hoschek Talks of Hadoop’s Evolution

Sep 23, 2014 |

Wolfgang Hoschek is a software engineer at Cloudera working on the Hadoop platform and Cloudera search team. He is a committed member of the Apache Flume and Apache Lucene/Solr projects. A former CERN fellow and computer scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Hoschek has over 15 years of experience in large-scale distributed systems, data intensive computing, Read more…

BE Matters to Robert Dunn, Saginaw’s Son

Sep 22, 2014 |

Robert Dunn, Jr. was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1985. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CS) from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in 2011, and is making progress toward a CS graduate degree. His thesis involves the use of Google Glass technology to reduce the amount of time it takes for Read more…

ISC Big Data Chair Interviews SAP’s Stefan Sigg

Sep 10, 2014 |

Stefan Sigg is the Senior Vice President and Head of P&I Analytics at SAP Germany. During the upcoming ISC Big Data Conference (Oct 1 – 2) in Heidelberg, he will be talking about “Big Data Scenarios from a Business Point of View.” Visit the conference website for the whole program. Sverre Jarp, the ISC Big Read more…

Broader Engagement with HPC Matters; Become an SC14-BE Mentor

Sep 2, 2014 |

The Supercomputing Conference Broader Engagement program (SC-BE) increases conference participation by individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the high-performance computing (HPC) arena, including women, minorities and people with disabilities. In a report by Timothy A. Mann and Valerie E. Taylor (Texas A&M) titled “Analysis of the Impact of the Broader Engagement Program on the SC Read more…

DDN Discusses Enterprise HPC Momentum

Aug 26, 2014 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leader in large scale Big Data and Cloud storage, recently announced double digit, profitable growth for the first half of the year 2014, fueled by the adoption of its SFA and WOS technologies by increasing numbers of Strategic Enterprise HPC accounts. In advance of his keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   #TBT 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

Intel’s James Reinders on Parallel Programming and MIC

Mar 11, 2015 |

On January 30, 2015 at the Colfax International headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Intel’s parallel computing savant James Reinders sat down with Vadim Karpusenko, principal HPC research engineer at Colfax International, for an enlightened discussion on the future of parallel programming and Intel MIC architecture products. As Director and Chief Evangelist at Intel Corporation, Reinders is Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   #TBT SC88: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 26, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   Team South Africa Preps for "Three-peat" Read more…

NERSC Realigns for Enhanced Data Focus

Feb 26, 2015 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), one of the nation’s primary HPC facilities for scientific research, has implemented several organizational changes, which it says will help its 6,000 users “more productively manage their data-intensive research.” NERSC’s Storage Systems Group will move under the Services Department, in order to foster greater synergy with the Read more…

Off the Wire

NASA Announces New Director of Ames Research Center

May 5, 2015 |

May 5 — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Monday the selection of Dr. Eugene L. Tu as the next director of the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, effective immediately. Tu most recently served as the director of Exploration Technology at Ames, where he led four technology research and development divisions, including two Read more…

Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence Poker Competition Reaches Halfway Point

May 1, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., May 1 — Today marks the halfway point of an 80,000-hand journey in the “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” poker competition. After 40,000 hands, the ‘humans’— four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon University’s artificial intelligence program, Claudico.    Hosted at Rivers Casino, this first-ever challenge began on Friday, April Read more…

GCS Announces New Chairman of the Board

May 1, 2015 |

BERLIN, Germany, May 1 — The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), Germany’s Tier-0 supercomputing institution, announces Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Professor Lippert, Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, was elected to this position in Read more…

Jørgen Smidt to Rejoin Asetek Board of Directors

Apr 30, 2015 |

OSLO, Norway, April 30 — Asetek is pleased to announce that Jørgen Smidt, venture partner at Sunstone Capital, has rejoined the Asetek board of directors. Smidt served as a board member in Asetek from January 2012 to March 2013. Smidt will replace Bengt Olof Thuresson, who has served as board member since 2013. “I am delighted Read more…

Mellanox Announces Retirement of Roni Ashuri and Shai Cohen

Apr 21, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, April 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced that Roni Ashuri, Senior Vice President of Engineering, and Shai Cohen, Chief Operating Officer, have indicated their intentions to retire to spend more time with their families. Both Mr. Ashuri and Mr. Cohen helped co-found Read more…