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Thomas Sterling’s ISC 2016 Closing Keynote

Jun 23, 2016 |

Capturing the sparkle, wit, and selective skewering in Thomas Sterling’s annual closing ISC keynote is challenging. This year was his 13th, which perhaps conveys the engaging manner and substantive content he delivers. Like many in the room, Sterling is an HPC pioneer as well as the director of CREST, the Center for Research in Extreme Read more…

South Africa Team Claims Third ISC Student Cluster Championship

Jun 23, 2016 |

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, a roar of applause filled the auditorium as Team South Africa took to the stage to collect their third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition championship prize from HPC luminary Thomas Sterling. “I have to say that this is extraordinary,” said Sterling, who was helping to officiate along with Gilad Shainer (of Mellanox).

Asetek Receives RackCDU Order From OEM Partner

Jun 23, 2016 |

June 23 — Asetek announced that it has received an order from one of its existing OEM partners. The order for RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) is to satisfy an undisclosed HPC customer installation in Europe. The order will result in revenue to Asetek in the range of $100,000 with installation expected to occur in Q3 2016. Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed 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 tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe Read more…

Penguin Computing Announces Production Systems Based on Intel Xeon Phi Processors

Jun 22, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 22 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, announced its transition from pre-production deployments last year of systems based on the Intel Xeon Phi processor to full production for Penguin’s Tundra product family. Penguin Computing’s Tundra Extreme Scale Series provides the market with density, serviceability, Read more…

Boston Limited Introduces New Deep Learning Platform at ISC 2016

Jun 22, 2016 |

June 22 — Boston Limited have introduced the latest weapon to their machine learning armoury in the guise of the Boston ANNA Pascal, a new NVIDIA Tesla GPU-based solution at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. The revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal architecture is purpose-built to act as the engine of computers that learn, see, and simulate our Read more…

New Irish Supercomputer List is Now Available

Jun 22, 2016 |

June 22 — The new list represents a dramatic shake-up of the Irish High Performance Computing (HPC) landscape, with aggregate Irish HPC power exceeding 1 Petaflop/s for the first time. There are six new machines at positions 1, 2, 3, 8, 20 and 28. All top three machines are Top500-class, currently featuring at positions 357, 453, Read more…

Bright Computing and BOSTON Germany Collaborate

Jun 22, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 22 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced a partnership with BOSTON Germany. BOSTON Server & Storage Solutions GmbH is the Germany-based division of the international BOSTON group. The BOSTON Group has been providing first-to-market technology to a diverse client base since 1992, and its high Read more…

Around the HPC World in 81 Slides with IDC

Jun 21, 2016 |

IDC presented its annual HPC Update at ISC yesterday. As usual it was a whirlwind tour encompassing HPC market data, technology trends, new IDC initiatives, announcement of the ISC16 Innovation Award recipients, and an update on IDC’s DOE-funded study to demonstrate HPC’s ROI.

Intel Launches ‘Knights Landing’ Phi Family for HPC, Machine Learning

Jun 21, 2016 |

From ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, Intel Corp. announced that its new Xeon Phi product family, formerly code-named Knights Landing, is now shipping for high-performance computing and machine learning workloads. The company had been shipping to early customers for the last six months and was waiting to ramp up production before making the product generally available. The window also gave OEMs time to complete their readiness, said Intel’s Charlie Wuischpard.

Cray Announces Multiple New Contracts for Supercomputing Solutions

Jun 21, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — At the 2016 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) showcased continued momentum for its supercomputing, analytics, and storage solutions. The Company announced today it has been awarded new contracts for its Cray XC40 supercomputer, two Cray CS400 cluster supercomputers, a Cray Urika-GX agile analytics platform, and Read more…

NERSC Readying for Delivery of Cori Phase 2 Knights Landing-Based System in July

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — For the past year, staff at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have been preparing users of 20 leading science applications for the arrival of the second phase of its newest supercomputer, Cori. Cori consists of more than 9,300 nodes containing Intel’s Xeon Phi Knights Landing processor, Read more…

SGI’s Pangea Recognized as Industry’s Top Commercial Supercomputer on TOP500 List

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Today at the International Supercomputing Conference 2016 (ISC), SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that Total’s SGI ICE X supercomputer, Pangea, was recognized as the industry’s top commercial supercomputer in the prestigious TOP500 list. The TOP500 list ranked the SGI ICE X system Read more…

Sugon Unveils ThunderX Blades for Galaxias SDC1000 Datacenter Server Platform

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Sugon Information Industry Co. Ltd (“Sugon”), a leader in China’s HPC sector and the largest HPC manufacturer in Asia announced availability of a new blade based on Cavium’s (NASDAQ: CAVM) ThunderX Workload Optimized processors for Galaxis SDC1000 Data Center server platform. Sugon Information Industry Co., Ltd (“Sugon”) is a high-tech enterprise formed Read more…

Jack Dongarra Shares His Assessment of World’s Newest No. 1 Supercomputer

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — The release of the 47th TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers on June 20 at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany showed a new No. 1 system – the Sunway TaihuLight machine in China that is nearly three times as fast and three times as efficient as system it displaces in Read more…

ASRock Rack Unveils New Server

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — ASRock Rack unveiled today a brand new server, the 2U4N-F/X200. The 2U4N-F/X200 has four computing nodes in 2U form factor and features the Intel Xeon Phi X200 family. Using 14nm technology, the processor has 72 cores, which achieves three times more performance compared with the highest specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 family. The 2U4N-F/X200 Read more…

HPE Tackles Phi, Debuts Mfg. Solution and New HPC Software Environment

Jun 20, 2016 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), now about eight months into its transition as a separate entity, retained the prestige of fielding the most systems of any vendor on the Top500 list announced at the ISC2016. HPE had 127 systems (25.4 percent) though the number was down from 155 just six months ago. Other ISC news included Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 20, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed 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 tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below and check back in on Wednesday for our final ISC 2016 Twitter Read more…

Cray Boosts Performance of XC Supercomputers and High Performance Storage Systems

Jun 20, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — At the 2016 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today introduced new performance breakthroughs that will provide customers with the fastest Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems to date. The new Intel Xeon Phi processor family, formerly code named “Knights Landing”, is now available in Read more…

Supermicro Showcasing HPC Solutions at ISC16

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing exhibits its High Performance Computing solutions at the International Supercomputing Conference this week in Frankfurt, Germany. At the show Supermicro will debut the latest innovations in HPC architectures and technologies including a 2U 4-Node server supporting Read more…