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AMD Introduces the FirePro S7100X GPU for Blade Servers

May 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) for blade servers, AMD FirePro S7100X GPU. AMD MxGPU is the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU compliant with the SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) PCIe virtualization standard. The AMD FirePro S7100X GPU is a simple, secure solution for graphics virtualization providing workstation-class experience for Read more…

New HPC Market Report Released by ReportBuyer

May 25, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., May 25 — The HPC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.45% during 2015-2020. The emergence of big data has increased the demand for systems that can handle data intensive workload. HPC clusters are systems that can easily handle vast amount of data and extensively support high performance data analysis. The improved data Read more…

India Readies First of 70-Plus Supercomputers for 2017

May 24, 2016 |

India is set to stand up an indigenously-built supercomputer next year, according to a Times of India report. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be overseeing the construction of this “PARAM” series system, which will be the first of more than 70 systems slated to be built under India’s National Supercomputing Mission. Read more…

Cray Bakes Big Data Software Framework Into Urika-GX Analytics Platform

May 24, 2016 |

Cray continued its courtship of the advanced scale enterprise market with today’s launch of the Urika-GX, a system that integrates Cray supercomputing technologies with an agile big data platform designed to run multiple analytics workloads concurrently. While Cray has pre-installed analytics software in previous systems, the new system takes pre-configuration to a new level with an open software framework designed to eliminate installation, integration and update headaches that stymie big data implementations.

Cray Unveils the Urika-GX System

May 24, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., May 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the launch of the Cray Urika-GX system — the first agile analytics platform that fuses supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. The Cray Urika-GX system gives customers unprecedented versatility for running multiple analytics workloads concurrently on a single platform Read more…

Ace Computers Rolls Out Big Data HPC Clusters for the Military and Government

May 24, 2016 |

May 24 — Ace Computers and its affiliate Ace Technology Partners just introduced Big Data HPC clusters designed for the unique demands of public sector applications. For federal, state, and local governments and military organizations such as the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines, the ability to organize and analyze disparate data quickly and accurately Read more…

Baidu, Inspur Build Heterogeneous Acceleration Platform to Facilitate Development of Driverless Cars

May 24, 2016 |

BEIJING, China, May 24 — Chinese IT manufacturer Inspur announced recently that its NF5568M4 server has been selected by internet giant Baidu to provide hardware support for the deep learning platform of Baidu’s driverless car. Deep learning is one of the core areas of driverless technology. In December 2015, Baidu’s driverless car passed the road test starting from the Baidu Tower in Zhongguancun Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 19, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #ISC16 registration numbers are looking good. We might as well reach 3,000 attendees 🙂 Looking forward to Read more…

Supercomputing Helping Clean Up Waste From WWII

May 17, 2016 |

May 17 — More than seven decades after the end of WWII, radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project is still awaiting cleanup. Progress at sites around the country—the largest is Hanford in southeastern Washington—has been slow, costly and plagued with problems. Cleaning up radioactive waste is incredibly complicated. It’s a little separating certain grains of sand from Read more…

Allinea Tools to Unleash Research Potential for Flemish Supercomputer Users

May 16, 2016 |

May 16 — The Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC) is helping scientists and researchers to unleash their potential and accelerate a host of important supercomputer based discoveries using tools from Allinea, the leading provider of software for developing and optimizing high performance code. Allinea’s software tools will be used to speed up code performance and results Read more…

SGI Surpasses 600 Terabyte Milestone for Total Systems Running SAP HANA

May 16, 2016 |

ORLANDO, Fla. and MILPITAS, Calif., May 16 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that deployments of the SGI UV 300H servers as a single-node (scale-up) system now provide in total over 600 Terabytes of in-memory computing capacity to organizations running the SAP HANA platform. SGI Read more…

Seagate Enterprise Performance 3.5 HDD Powers Storage Demands of New Sugon TC4600T Server

May 13, 2016 |

BEIJING, China, May 13 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced an important breakthrough partnership with Sugon, China’s leading information system integrated service provider, whereby the computer maker will incorporate Seagate’s latest 4TB Enterprise Performance 3.5 HDD into its new TC4600T line of server products. Designed for large scale Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 12, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." Great reminder by Olga Baeva! #HPC #IBM pic.twitter.com/0Ls5GYo5uz — Colleen Read more…

Edico Genome to Make DRAGEN Available on New IBM Power Systems for HPC

May 12, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 12 — Edico Genome, creator of the world’s first bio-IT processor designed to analyze next-generation sequencing data, today announced a collaboration with IBM to make DRAGEN available on the new IBM Power Systems S822LC for high performance computing (HPC). In addition, Edico is now offering the Broad Institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK), a software package for analysis of Read more…

Supermicro to Exhibit Latest Server, Storage, and Networking Solutions at IoT World

May 11, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions exhibits its latest server, storage, networking and gateway solutions at Internet of Things World this week. Optimized for Edge to Cloud IoT ecosystems, Supermicro’s comprehensive portfolio of converged infrastructure solutions cover a complete range of Read more…

Japan Unveils Details of 25 PFLOPS Machine to be Operational in December 2016

May 10, 2016 |

It’s a good day to be Intel, Data Direct Networks (DDN), and Fujitsu. The Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) in Japan today released the details of its next generation supercomputer – Oakforest-PACS – which will deliver 25 PFLOPS, use Intel’s Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) manycore processors and Omni-Path Architecture, be built by Read more…

Météo-France Fires Up Bull Supercomputer Running on ‘Broadwell’ Processors

May 9, 2016 |

This spring Météo-France, the national meteorological service for France and its overseas territories, turned on its ‘new’ supercomputer, a long planned upgrade delivered by Bull/Atos that doubled the performance of its predecessor (already on the Top500 list), significantly reduced power consumption, and is allowing Météo-France to increase the resolutions of its weather and climate models. Read more…

TOP500 and Green500 Merge

May 6, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, BERKELEY, Calif., and BLACKSBURG, Va., May 6 — The ISC Group, promoter of the TOP500 list, is pleased to announce that the Green500 will be integrated with the TOP500 project as of today, hence streamlining all future submissions to be based on joint power submission rules. The integration follows nearly a decade of collaboration and several Read more…

Blue Waters Supercomputer Assists With Bacteria Research

May 6, 2016 |

May 6 — There are many ways that bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance—through acquiring resistance from another bacterium, or through the function of protein complexes known as efflux pump that expel antibiotics out of the bacterial cell. These protein structures are extremely small—if the period at the end of this sentence is one millimeter, then Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 5, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Phenomenal evening with @hms_rc @fasrc and @MichaelDell We truly appreciate our amazing partnership!#HPC #storage pic.twitter.com/Reg5ERvdmk — James Read more…