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Cray Details Its Cluster Supercomputing Strategy

Jul 28, 2015 |

When iconic American supercomputer maker Cray purchased 20-year-old HPC cluster vendor Appro in late 2012, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro referred to Appro’s principal IP as “one of the most advanced industry clusters in the world.” At the time HPCwire reported that Cray would benefit from the product line and a bigger sales team from Appro, Read more…

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DOE Exascale Plan Gets Support with Caveats

Jul 28, 2015 |

The DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plan to develop and deploy exascale technology by 2023 received strong backing yesterday from an Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) sub-committee but with caveats in the form of seven recommendations for strengthening management of the Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI). Subcommittee chair, Dan Reed, vice president Read more…

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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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Cray Comes Back to TACC

Jul 20, 2015 |

Last week, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) revealed that it would be continuing the legacy of the Lonestar supercomputer series and reviving its relationship with Cray, the supercomputer maker behind the very first Lonestar system (circa 1997-2002). The original Lonestar was a 50-gigaflops Cray T3E with 88 processsors. With Lonestar 5, TACC is installing Read more…

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IDC: The Changing Face of HPC

Jul 16, 2015 |

At IDC’s annual ISC breakfast there was a good deal more than market update numbers although there were plenty of those: “We try to track every server sold, every quarter, worldwide,” said Earl Joseph, IDC program vice president and executive director HPC User Forum. Perhaps more revealing and as important this year was IDC’s unveiling Read more…

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Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 23, 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 SC09 When F.Berman received Read more…

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White House Prioritizes HPC Investment

Jul 22, 2015 |

A memorandum released by the White House earlier this month cites high-performance computing and big data as essential technology areas for 21st century governance. Building on the administration’s past budget priorities, the memo calls for federal agencies to prioritize a set of nine science and technology areas when making coordinated FY 2017 Budget submissions to the Office of Read more…

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Tackling Power and Resilience at Exascale

Jul 21, 2015 |

Although the utility of FLOPS-driven benchmarks can make for interesting debate, the fact remains that major supercomputing milestones, like 1,000X performance advances, are integral to scientific discovery and also serve to drive interest and investment in the HPC ecosystem at large. The boon of accelerators helped propel HPC past the petascale marker in 2008, but fielding an Read more…

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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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Off the Wire

GCS Remains a Strong Force in HPC

Jul 24, 2015 |

BERLIN, Germany, July 24 — The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) resumes its status of a global heavyweight in High-Performance Computing (HPC). This is shown in the latest version of the TOP500 (7/2015) listing the fastest supercomputers in the world. Strongest GCS representative in this list remains supercomputer JUQUEEN of GCS member centre Jülich Supercomputing 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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Cray to Provide Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology With New Supercomputer

Jul 21, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 21 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia has awarded the Company a contract worth up to $53 million to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. This further strengthens Cray’s leadership position in the global operational weather and climate community as an increasing number of the Read more…

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CoolIT Systems and Boston Limited Help JMI Achieve Record LINPACK Score at ISC Student Cluster Competition

Jul 21, 2015 |

July 21 — CoolIT Systems, the world leader in direct contact liquid cooling solutions for desktops, servers and data centers, is proud to announce the Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) of New Dehli has been awarded first place in the LINPACK test at the ISC Student Cluster Competition 2015 in Frankfurt using a liquid cooled configuration. This is the 2nd consecutive Read more…

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JMI University Breaks SCC LINPACK Record at ISC Using Boston Limited’s Liquid Cooled GPU Cluster

Jul 16, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 16 — Boston Limited, now in its 22nd year as a global technology partner for Super Micro Computer, is delighted to announce that JMI University’s entry into the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition has been awarded first place in the LINPACK test. The JMI team were equipped with Boston’s liquid cooled GPU cluster Read more…

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