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Thursday Twitter Roundup

Nov 21, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Wednesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Why HPC Matters

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the SC14 show floor opened in New Orleans Monday night, signage everywhere proclaimed this year’s theme: HPC Matters. The new program, first announced at last year’s show in Denver, is all about broader engagement. It’s about getting the word out to the public – to policymakers, educators and regular people – about the role HPC Read more…

NextScale Nodes Crest 1 Teraflops, Await Knights Landing

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the dust settles after its acquisition of the System x business from IBM, Lenovo Group will probably end up with the second largest HPC systems business in the world, behind Hewlett-Packard and eager to close that gap just as it has in the PC market. Lenovo came out swinging at the SC14 supercomputing conference Read more…

Tuesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Short Takes

Japan Concludes Exascale Feasibility Study

Dec 3, 2014 |

One of the leading contenders in the race to establish an exascale supercomputer has published the results of a feasibility study began in 2012, exploring ways to achieve high-bandwidth sufficient for coming memory-intensive applications. Japan’s Feasibility Study of Future HPCI (High Performance Computing Infrastructure) systems, launched by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), set out with Read more…

Supercomputing Project Floats Higher-Res Climate Model

Dec 2, 2014 |

The ability to predict regional sea level changes over the next few decades takes on greater urgency as global carbon emissions continue to rise. The situation is especially dire in the Netherlands, which has large land masses below sea level. Understanding how regional sea level in the eastern North Atlantic will be affected by changes Read more…

Astronomical Supercomputer Crosses Petascale Divide

Dec 2, 2014 |

One of the biggest benefits of the inexorable push toward exascale computing is a coming age of more affordable petascale systems. This trend can already be seen as science centers around the world crest this important barrier. One of the latest to do so is the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CfCA) of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), which Read more…

TOP500, Green500: Signs of Change Revealed

Dec 1, 2014 |

Faced with several iterations of seemingly stagnant TOP500 releases, there may be some more insight to glean yet thanks to an Exascalar analysis, undertaken by Intel’s Director of Power Technology Execution Winston Saunders. According to Saunders, “Exascalar is one of the best ways to visualize changes in the Green500 and Top500 lists since it compares both Read more…

UChicago Life Science Cluster Gets $2M Makeover

Nov 26, 2014 |

Beagle, the Cray XE6 supercomputer that has served University of Chicago biology and medical researchers for the last three years, is about to get an overhaul thanks to a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Already an integral high-performance computing resource for UChicago’s biomedical research community, the upgrade will set the stage Read more…

Off the Wire

Fujitsu Releases ETERNUS TR800 Series of Storage Systems

Jan 15, 2015 |

TOKYO, Japan, Jan. 15 — Fujitsu today announced that it has commenced sales of three new models in its FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS TR series, which is designed for large-scale virtualization environments. The new models, which are ETERNUS TR820, ETERNUS TR850 and ETERNUS TR880, reduce the cost per unit of data stored by up to 50%. The top-tier model Read more…

CUNY Selects SGI to Power Major Research Projects

Jan 14, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 14 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has selected SGI to support the university’s interdisciplinary research and educational activities through SGI’s platinum partner Comnetco, Inc. As the third largest university system in the United States, CUNY Read more…

QLogic 10GbE and 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel Technology Powering NEC Systems

Jan 14, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 14 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology is now shipping in NEC Express5800 servers and iStorage disk arrays. QLogic and NEC share an ongoing commitment to address enterprise-class storage and server requirements Read more…

GIGABYTE Introduces New High Density Rackmount Servers

Jan 13, 2015 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 13 — GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server hardware, presents today its two latest models of high-density rackmount servers. Based on the Intel C612 platform, these 2U rackmounts feature four trays hosting a dual socket computing node each, and are differentiated by different onboard LAN solutions. H270-F4G (Dual 10GbE QSFP+ Read more…

CoolIT Systems Merges DLA With The Green Grid to Establish Open Liquid Cooling Group

Jan 12, 2015 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 12 — CoolIT Systems, the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology (DCLC), announces its Demand Liquid Alliance (DLA) industry group, initially established by CoolIT Systems in 2012 to address the growing support for liquid cooling in the data center, has amalgamated with The Green Grid Association to establish an open Liquid Cooling Group. This move was Read more…

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