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SC15 Chair on HPC Transforms, Diversity Outreach, and Austin

Mar 3, 2015 |

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern is hardly new to the HPC community. A member of the SC planning committee since 2003, Kern led the building of SCINET in 2007. The largest network in the world for a week, it delivered multicast video conferencing, among other things, onsite and around the world. As general chair this Read more…

Tyrone Brings HPC and Big Data Solutions to India and the World

Mar 2, 2015 |

India’s appetite for high performance computing – ranging from powerful HPC clusters to advanced workstations – continues to grow as an increasing number of companies not only address opportunities within the country, but world wide as well. Indian enterprises are making their mark in such fields as seismic engineering for oil and gas, aeronautics and Read more…

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Taps DDN Storage to Combat Ebola Outbreak

Feb 25, 2015 |

When it comes to mitigating infectious disease outbreaks, like Ebola, time is of the essence. Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) rely on rapid-response agent modeling to help public health organizations determine what steps to take in the face of deadly outbreaks. Based on factors such as demographics, family structures, travel patterns and other activities, Read more…

Roll Your Own Lustre — Are You On Your Own?

Dec 4, 2014 |

Lustre is a popular open source parallel file system with many years of development behind it. People trying to roll their own HPC scratch storage with Lustre may find a number of inherent problems. If there isn’t in-house Lustre expertise to deploy and keep it optimally running, the work may need to be outsourced. But Read more…

Thursday Twitter Roundup

Nov 21, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 11, 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.   .@NERSC's Francesca Verdier to Read more…

Saudi Arabia Aims to Enrich Society with Bespoke Supercomputer

Jun 1, 2015 |

Another successful high-performance computing deployment has come to fruition at King Abdulaziz University (KAU). The Fujitsu-built machine, called Aziz, was officially switched on by His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz. The ceremony was attended by Akira Kabemoto, head of Fujitsu’s service platform business, and some 250 researchers, academics and students. The event also Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 28, 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. Congratulations #ASC15 Champions China's Read more…

SGI ERI Installation Illustrates Multi-use HPC

May 20, 2015 |

Traditional research and Big Data apps are increasingly run on the same HPC system as lines between their computational requirements blur and demand for dual-use capability grows, said Bob Braham, SGI CMO. He pointed to last month’s ramp up of the latest SGI supercomputer at the Earthquake and Volcano Information Center at the University of Tokyo’s Earthquake Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 7, 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. What a mere $208M Read more…

Off the Wire

STAC Report Assesses DDN-Lustre Parallel File System

Jun 24, 2015 |

June 24 — STAC has just released STAC-M3 results for a system consisting of Kx Systems kdb+ 3.2 running on Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre 2.2 with a DDN SFA12KX-40 storage subsystem. These are the first public STAC-M3 results on a parallel file system. In this configuration, kdb+ was distributed across 22 Intel white boxes, while the Read more…

PTA Enhances Public Safety With Help From DDN Storage

Jun 22, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22 — To provide safe, reliable and flexible transportation for more than two million people in the metropolitan area of Perth, Australia, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) has embraced a unique video surveillance data management approach powered by DataDirect Networks (DDN) storage to help safeguard the region’s rail, bus and ferry services. As a leading Read more…

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-4 Lx

Jun 18, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, June 18 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced its ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25/40/50 Gigabit Ethernet adapter, delivering optimal cost-performance and scalable connectivity for Cloud, Web 2.0 and storage platforms. The first adapter designed to serve as a direct replacement for commonly deployed 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, Read more…

PETRONAS to Utilize SGI HPC Offerings

Jun 15, 2015 |

June 25 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, has announced that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), has chosen SGI to provide high-performance computing solutions to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging for enhancing the probability of success in its upstream businesses. Established in 1974, PETRONAS Read more…

Research and Markets Adds Intersect360 Report to Offering

Jun 12, 2015 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 12 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of Intersect360 Research’s new report “HPC User Site Census: Storage” to their offering. This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of High Performance Computing (HPC) user sites. The research surveyed a broad range of Read more…