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Cray Goes Back to the Future for Weather Forecasting

Feb 16, 2014 |

Weather forecasting has come a long way since June of 1977, when the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) first contracted Cray to deliver one of its early Cray-1A systems across the pond. This was the first time a Cray found its way to the old country—an installation that set the stage for Read more…

Lustre Scores Business Class Upgrade with HSM

Nov 6, 2013 |

OpenSFS, the Intel-backed sponsors of the main community version of Lustre, announced the latest release of the file system, which comes with a number of features designed to push Lustre further past the halls of HPC and into a much more diverse pool of potential users. During a conversation about this update with Galen Shipman, Read more…

Small TACC Cluster Set to Shatter IOPS Ceiling

Oct 18, 2013 |

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been in the habit of spinning up some rather interesting machines these days, including the hybrid Stampede system. In early 2015, the center will be home to another notable resource—Wrangler, a data analysis and management cluster aimed at aiding the data-intensive need of the open science community. Taking Read more…

Terascala Targets Lustre’s Enterprise Curb Appeal

Oct 15, 2013 |

Founded in 2005, Terascala has focused on the simulation, analysis and modeling application needs of a number of HPC-oriented industries, including financial services, manufacturing, the life sciences, and at the heart of several research institutions. On that “traditional HPC” front, the company has managed to secure some wins, including via their strategic partnership with Dell Read more…

Closing Tape’s Generational Gap

Oct 9, 2013 |

We are in Broomfield, Colorado today with tape storage company, Spectra Logic, to get a better grasp on the future direction of their storage medium’s role in both HPC and larger scale enterprise environments–both of which are being inundated with massive data growth. As the event comes to a close, one thing is for certain–for Read more…

Short Takes

IQBG and the Benefits of the Cloud-First Initiative

Jul 10, 2013 |

One D.C.-area company called IQ Business Group (IQBG) has already reaped the benefits of the cloud emphasis, having secured a $53 million contract with the Department of the Interior (DOI) over eight years. IQBG has been tapped to provide the DOI with a workable SaaS platform upon which the federal agency can relocate its emails and files.

OpenStack and the SDSC Research Cloud

Jun 6, 2013 |

The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.

TACC’s Hadoop Cluster Breaks New Ground

May 30, 2013 |

A 256-node Hadoop system at the University of Texas at Austin is breaking down the barriers that have traditionally kept high performance computing relegated to technical experts. Nearly 70 students and researchers at TACC have used the cluster to crunch big datasets, and provide potential answers to questions in the fields of biomedicine, linguistics, and astronomy.

World’s Smallest Movie Has Big (Data) Implications

May 8, 2013 |

A team of IBM researchers created the world’s smallest movie using the essential building-blocks of matter, atoms.

Dell Cloud Clinical Archive Hits 6 Billion

Apr 25, 2013 |

Medical imaging data explodes into the cloud – 6 billion images alone in Dell’s Archive.

Off the Wire

Cray Awarded $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA

Jul 10, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 10 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded one of the largest contracts in Cray’s history — a $174 million deal to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with a next generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system. The next-generation Cray XC supercomputer Read more…

NCSA Deploys DDN Storage

Jun 25, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 25 – By leveraging advanced computing to accelerate scientific discovery, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has deployed an investment-based, centralized compute and storage environment – a “storage condo” – as part of the Illinois Campus Cluster Program, powered by DataDirect Networks (DDN) SFA high-performance storage. As funding Read more…

Boston Limited to Highlight New HPC Innovations at ISC14

Jun 25, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 25 — Boston Limited, now in its 21st year as distribution partner for Super Micro Computer, is a Bronze Sponsor at the annual International Supercomputing Conference 2014 in Leipzig, Germany from June 23 – 25th where they will be highlighting some new innovations in their range of powerful and scalable HPC server Read more…

Mellanox to Acquire Integrity Project

Jun 24, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, announced its intent to acquire privately-held Integrity Project, which includes an accomplished team of software technology veterans. Based in Ramat-Gan, Israel, Integrity Project was formed out of an elite military technology unit, specializing in the Read more…

DDN Broadens Addressable Market

Jun 24, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 24 – Building on its leadership in the high performance computing (HPC) market, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced strong momentum and new customer adoption of DDN storage solutions among traditional and commercial HPC customers. This traction builds on recent DDN news and its continued investment in HPC with new innovations in cloud storage, cache-centric appliances Read more…