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Gearing Up for the Cluster of Tomorrow

Jul 23, 2015 |

While the shifting architectural landscape of elite supercomputing gets a lot of the spotlight especially around TOP500 time, cluster computing has grown to comprise more than three-quarters of the HPC market. At a joint Cray-IDC webinar held earlier today, the partners discussed how clusters, and specifically scale-out “cluster supercomputers,” are evolving in ways that can benefit from supercomputing technology. Steve Conway, Read more…

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Report Shows HPC Spending ‘Solid and Stable’

Jul 6, 2015 |

The staff at Intersect360 Research have published their seventh Site Budget Allocation Map, peeling back the curtains on HPC site spending across industry, government and academic sites to suss out important trends. Overall this was a strong year characterized by fairly stable spending across the major categories (hardware, software, etc.) with 59 percent of all sites anticipating further growth over Read more…

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HP Removes Memristors from Its ‘Machine’ Roadmap Until Further Notice

Jun 11, 2015 |

One year after Hewlett-Packard launched its ambitious “this will change everything” project called “The Machine,” the company is making some concessions to its initial vision, something it says is necessary in order to deliver a working prototype by next year. Announced with great fanfare at last year’s HP Discovery event, the Machine was to be Read more…

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Tracking the Trajectory to Exascale and Beyond

Jun 8, 2015 |

The future of high performance computing is now being defined both in how it will be achieved and in the ways in which it will impact diverse fields in science and technology, industry and commerce, and security and society. At this time there is great expectation but much uncertainty creating a climate of opportunity, challenge, Read more…

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How Big Data Analytics Supports Tyrone’s ISP Customers in India

Jun 8, 2015 |

The big data revolution is sweeping across India, transforming engineering, science, healthcare, finance and every other aspect of business and society. In particular, one vital segment of the nation’s economy, the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), are seeking better ways to use the massive amounts of information they and their customer’s generate to provide enhanced services Read more…

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Short Takes

Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Monday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 13, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 9, 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: @Boeing & @cray_inc Read more…

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Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18

Jul 9, 2015 |

Hybrid scale-out NAS specialist Panasas today introduced ActiveStor 18, the latest in its ActiveStor appliance line. According to the company, the new appliance features a 33 percent increase in density, is available in 4TB and 8TB hard drive configurations, and delivers 20PB and 200GB/s scalability. The product will ship in September. “We’re now using Western Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 2, 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. Latest count: 12.4% more participants Read more…

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Off the Wire

DDN Sets World Records in STAC Performance Benchmarks

Jul 28, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 28 — DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world leader in high-performance, massively scalable storage, today announced the recent Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark results in which the DDN EXAScaler storage solution set new public records for multiple workload types and sizes, including large and small workloads as well as I/O and compute-intensive workloads. DDN storage outperformed Read more…

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QLogic Provides 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel Connectivity for EMC Storage Arrays

Jul 28, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 28 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its latest 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel technologies are now available for EMC’s VNX Series hybrid flash storage arrays. The latest QLogic offerings provide Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and network connectivity for the EMC VNX Series. Read more…

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ISC 2015 Caps 30th Anniversary With Record-Breaking Attendance in Frankfurt

Jul 22, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 22 — The 2015 ISC High Performance Conference (ISC 2015) concluded its 30th meeting last week drawing 2,846 attendees, exceeding its own expectations. The organizers had initially expected around 2,600 to attend this year’s conference and exhibition, held in Frankfurt Germany from July 12 – 16. Also at the event were 153 leading high Read more…

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Boston Limited Partners With Ellexus

Jul 15, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 15 — Boston Limited, Elite Partner for Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre, is teaming up with HPC profiling experts Ellexus to bring to market a new load balancing tool for shared storage. The new software, code-named Mistral, will monitor file system IO across HPC clusters and protect against rogue applications by throttling IO. Read more…

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Cray Expands Storage Team With Experts From Terascala

Jul 14, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and FRANKFURT, Germany, July 14 — At the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced it has strengthened its Lustre and overall storage and data management expertise with the addition of key individuals from Terascala, a Boston-based storage company highly regarded for developing easy-to-use and easy-to-manage storage solutions. Through an agreement with Terascala, Read more…

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