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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…

Want to Boost HPC Performance? Adding Disks is Not the Answer

Oct 20, 2014 |

These days storage is in the HPC spotlight. How well an HPC application performs relies not only on total system memory bandwidth and sustained floating point operations per second, but also on a storage architecture that supports sufficient throughput to handle constantly increasing amounts of data. The key to storage performance is not capacity – 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…

Panasas Boosts ActiveStor with Fat Drives, RAID 6+

Jun 12, 2014 |

Disk drives keep getting fatter, and the time to rebuild the data on them keeps taking longer and longer. And so the engineers at disk array maker Panasas have been working for the past several years to rework RAID data protection so it is more suitable to large scale parallel file systems. The culmination of Read more…

Burst Buffers Flash Exascale Potential

May 1, 2014 |

For any large-scale datacenter, be it a scientific supercomputer or hyperscale web farm, the constant battles of “defensive I/O” and “offensive I/O” take their toll on overall efficiency and productivity. From checkpointing to pushing performance on long-running applications, one set of technologies is pushing its way onto the frontlines. The “burst buffer” concept, as Los Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 30, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 23, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 16, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 9, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 2, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Off the Wire

SGI Awarded Contract to Advance DoD Supercomputing Capabilities

Oct 30, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 30 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The contract, part of the DoD’s ongoing Read more…

SC14 to Feature Plenary Talks Focused on HPC in Healthcare and Entertainment Industries

Oct 30, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 30 — From November 16th-21st, New Orleans will host the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14) and feature two Invited Plenary Talks focused on how high performance computing (HPC) will continue to play a pivotal role in both the healthcare and entertainment industries. Supercomputers are the world’s largest and fastest computers that have 10,000 Read more…

Mellanox Introduces New 40 Gigabit Ethernet NICs Supporting OCP 2.0 Specification

Oct 30, 2014 |

PARIS, France, Oct. 30 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its 40GbE NICs support the recently released Open Compute Project (OCP) 2.0 server and storage specification. Available in Q4 2014, the ConnectX-3 Pro OCP-based 40GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet Read more…

SGI Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Oct 30, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 30 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today reported financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2015 ended Sep. 26, 2014. Total revenue for the fiscal first quarter was $112 million, which compares with $142 million in the previous quarter and $148 million in Read more…

Panasas Now Shipping ActiveStor 16

Oct 29, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 29 — Panasas, the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical computing environments, announced today that its ActiveStor 16 hybrid scale-out NAS appliance is now shipping. Powered by the company’s most advanced storage operating system release to date, PanFS 6.0, ActiveStor 16 delivers an industry first – performance that increases with scale alongside enterprise-grade reliability that improves Read more…