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Care and Feeding of Your Cluster

Feb 23, 2015 |

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the crucial steps that should be taken to deploy and validate your new cluster. In this column, I discuss how best to move the system into production, configure, and maintain it so that operations run smoothly and efficiently for the long term. Once the deployment and Read more…

Army Research Lab Lays Out HPC Strategy

Feb 19, 2015 |

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is counting on supercomputing and large-scale analytics to provide the competitive edge it needs to maintain its position as the nation’s premier laboratory for land forces. As laid out in the recently-released Technical Implementation Plan for 2015-2019, the ARL sees advanced computing as fundamental to its mission to “discover, Read more…

BSC, Intel Extend Exascale Research Effort

Feb 17, 2015 |

Intel’s efforts to advance exascale computing concepts received a boost with the extension of the company’s research collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) – one of four Intel exascale labs in Europe. Begun in 2011 and now extended to September 2017, the Intel-BSC work focuses on scalability issues with parallel applications. “[A major goal] Read more…

Horst Simon on the HPC Slowdown

Feb 13, 2015 |

At an HPC meetup event in San Francisco on Feb 10, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon makes the case that Moore’s law and parallelism can no longer be counted on to provide the exponential growth that has been driving high-performance computing for six decades. If indeed Moore’s law is coming to an end, there Read more…

Co-designing for Big Data in Barcelona

Feb 12, 2015 |

The third annual Big Data and Extreme Computing conference gathered in Barcelona last month, bringing more than 100 experts from around the world together to report on ground-breaking research at the intersection of big compute and big data. As with last year, the event played host to a wide-range of relevant and timely presentations, including Read more…

Short Takes

Mira Supercomputer Propels High-Intensity Beam Science

Mar 6, 2015 |

As CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prepares to restart this March, a team of Fermilab physicists are using powerful Department of Energy supercomputing resources to reduce the risks and costs associated with producing these high intensity particle beams. Led by Fermilab physicist James Amundson, the team is working with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 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: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 26, 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.   Team South Africa Preps for "Three-peat" Read more…

Gordon Supercomputer Advances Fight Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Feb 23, 2015 |

A collaboration between San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, is shedding light on the underlying genetic mechanisms responsible for glioblastomas (GBM), highly aggressive and infiltrative brain tumors. Using SDSC’s data-intensive Gordon supercomputer, the partners were able to identify a pyramid hierarchical network of “coherent Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 19, 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.   Quote of the day! "The general problem Read more…

Off the Wire

Asetek Selected by CEC for Datacenter Cooling Project

Mar 20, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 — Asetek announced that it has been selected by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to perform a $3,552,678 project to install RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) liquid-cooling in two large scale, supercomputing data centers in California. The project will include installation of RackCDU in approximately 90 racks of servers and the addition Read more…

QCT to Demo New Server, Storage Products at GTC

Mar 17, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17 — QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology), a global datacenter solution provider, will showcase three new server and storage products at the NVIDIA 2015 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, California, March 17-20. GTC is the world’s largest event for GPU developers and their ecosystem. QCT is a Silver Sponsor of the event. At Read more…

Supermicro Debuts New NVIDIA Tesla GPU SuperServers

Mar 17, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology, and green computing today debuts its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer platform at the NVIDIA 2015 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Calif. The new SYS-1028GQ-TRT supports up to 4 NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators (up to 300W) with a Read more…

E4 Announces New Series of ThunderX-Based ARKA Servers

Mar 17, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17 — E4 Computer Engineering, a leading Italian manufacturer of hardware solutions for high performance computing and data center, today announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line. The new Cavium ThunderX based systems leverage the design of the proven and successful ARKA modular servers, which are well Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase Latest Offerings at CeBIT

Mar 16, 2015 |

HANNOVER, Germany, March 16 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its latest solutions transforming Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud infrastructure to meet demands for higher density and efficiency without compromising on performance. For the most demanding Enterprise applications, the highly innovative architecture of the 1U/2U Ultra SuperServer offers maximum Read more…