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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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LINPACK’s ‘Companion Metric’ Gains Traction

Jul 15, 2015 |

The TOP500 organizers published their 45th twice-yearly list this week in tandem with ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. What is becoming increasingly clear, as our analysis piece covered and as many in the community have also pointed out, is that the salad days of “better-than-Moore’s” performance growth hit an inflection point in 2008. We went into the Read more…

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China Scores Fifth TOP500 Win with Tianhe-2

Jul 14, 2015 |

When China grabbed the TOP500 crown for its Tianhe-2 supercomputer in June 2013 with double the peak FLOPS of the next fastest machine (Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory), could anyone have foreseen that the machine would still hold on to the top spot a full two years later? As we can see from the 45th edition Read more…

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HP, Intel Partner to Expand HPC Into the Enterprise

Jul 13, 2015 |

When the going gets tough, the tough join together to innovate. This is the message we are hearing from HPC stakeholders across the government and vendor landscape. It would an oversimplification to say that big data is responsible for driving this deeper partner integration but the technology trend has something to with it. More precisely, the Read more…

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Short Takes

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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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 9, 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 SC88: @Boeing & @cray_inc Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 2, 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. Latest count: 12.4% more participants Read more…

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The Necessary Marriage of Big Data with Exascale

Jun 29, 2015 |

Failure to incorporate big data computing insights into efforts to achieve exascale computing would be a critical mistake argue Daniel Reed and Jack Dongarra in their article, Exascale Computing and Big Data, published in the July issue of the Communications of the ACM journal. While scientific and big data computing have historically taken different development Read more…

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Altair’s Bill Nitzberg Sums Up Four Decades of HPC

Jun 25, 2015 |

In a recent blog post, HPC community member and CTO of PBS Works at Altair Engineering, Inc. Dr. Bill Nitzberg, traces the recent history of computing from 1980 through the end of the present decade, to illustrate the trends that best characterize the coming exascale era. The four decades are depicted in a slide broken Read more…

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Off the Wire

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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Eurotech Delivers “Booster” System to Jülich to Complete DEEP Supercomputer

Jul 16, 2015 |

July 16 — Eurotech, a leading provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, today announced the installation of the DEEP “Booster”, a tightly coupled cluster of manycore coprocessors, at Jülich Supercomputing Centre. This novel and highly-scalable HPC system completes the Exascale-enabling DEEP System. This prototype is based on the Cluster-Booster architecture and has been developed within Read more…

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