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Blue Waters Helps University of Illinois Researchers Discover “Dark Gaxalxy”

Apr 14, 2016 |

April 14 — Researchers have uncovered the existence of a dwarf “dark galaxy” lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made when a team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), noticed subtle distortions in the Read more…

Intel Names Silicon Mechanics ISS Channel Cares Partner of the Year

Apr 14, 2016 |

BOTHELL, Wash., April 14 — Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world’s most innovative organizations today announced that it was recently named one of the Intel Corporation’s 2015 ISS Partner’s of the Year, specifically with Intel’s Channel Cares program. The ISS Partner of the Year award is given out each year at Read more…

LANL Powers Trinity and MarFS With Scality RING Storage

Apr 13, 2016 |

April 13 — Scality, the storage that powers digital business, today announced the production deployment of the Scality RING to power Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Trinity supercomputer, projected to be one of the world’s fastest. Trinity, part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program, is expected to be the Read more…

Promise Technology Debuts New Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution

Apr 13, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13 — Today at the Open Server Summit, Promise Technology Inc., announced its new range of innovative hyper-converged systems for flexible, streamlined data center and IT operations: VSkyCube. Emerging in recent years as an extension of integrated infrastructure systems, as well as a unit of scaling for hyperscale data centers, hyper-converged infrastructures Read more…

Atos to Reveal Bull Sequana

Apr 12, 2016 |

PARIS, France, April 12 — Speaking before industry executives and researchers, in the presence of French Minister of Economy, Emmanuel Macron, Atos Chairman and CEO, Thierry Breton, will reveal today Bull sequana, the first exascale-class supercomputer offering a thousand times more performance than current petaflops-scale systems. Taking the compute performance to a whole new level, Read more…

Genomic Sequencing Aided by SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer

Apr 12, 2016 |

April 12 — The types of gene mutations that contribute to autism are more diverse than previously thought, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics. The findings, created with the aid of the Comet supercomputer based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Read more…

SHAPE Selects Eight Innovative Projects From European SMEs

Apr 11, 2016 |

April 11 — SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) is a pan-European programme supported by PRACE which aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by HPC, thus increasing their competitiveness. Following the success of previous calls, PRACE aisbl launched a third Read more…

Stampede Supercomputer Assists Team Working on PECAN Project

Apr 8, 2016 |

April 8 — The Midwestern plains of the U.S. are known for their dramatic storms: tornadoes, hail, thunderstorms. But one storm feature has mystified researchers: why does their frequency seem to peak at night? Xuguang Wang, an associate professor of meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, is part of a team working on the multi-agency PECAN (Plains Elevated Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 7, 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. While here for #GTC16 I made a quick stop to visit colleagues @NERSC. Cori looks great in Read more…

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Egypt Selects Huawei HPC Solution to Build Massive Computing Platform

Apr 7, 2016 |

SHENZHEN, China, April 7 — Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt, one of the oldest libraries in the world, today announced that it has selected Huawei’s high-performance computing (HPC) solution to build a massive computing platform. Huawei HPC solution uses extraordinary high-density FusionServer servers, and employs high-speed InfiniBand (IB) for computing networks. The HPC clusters can achieve a theoretical peak speed of 118 Read more…

ASRock Rack to Exhibit at IDF16

Apr 7, 2016 |

April 7 — The innovative server technology provider ASRock Rack is set to showcase its latest server products at Intel Developer Forum 16 (IDF16). IDF16, held in Shenzhen, is the annual gathering for presenting Intel’s latest technology. ASRock Rack is pleased to attend in order to show its new server featuring Intel’s new processors. At Read more…

Europe’s Fastest Supercomputer to Get Pascal GPU Upgrade

Apr 6, 2016 |

Already Europe’s fastest supercomputer at 7.8 petaflops, the Piz Daint (hybrid CPU/GPU Cray XC30) at the Swiss National Computing Center (CSCS) will double its performance with a massive upgrade that involves switching to NVIDIA’s newest Pascal GPU architecture and merging with Piz Dora (Cray XC40), a smaller CPU-based machine. The announcement was made at GTC16…

In OpenPOWER Play, IBM and Google Make Hyperscale Waves at Summit

Apr 6, 2016 |

OpenPOWER Foundation, the mostly IBM-driven effort to create an alternative architecture to Intel x86, took a major step forward today with the announcement of a joint effort by Google and Rackspace to co-develop an open data center server architecture design specification based on…

University of Michigan and IBM Collaborate on Data-Centric HPC System

Apr 6, 2016 |

April 6 — The University of Michigan is collaborating with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to develop and deliver “data-centric” supercomputing systems designed to increase the pace of scientific discovery in fields as diverse as aircraft and rocket engine design, cardiovascular disease treatment, materials physics, climate modeling and cosmology. The system is designed to enable high performance computing Read more…

Silicon Mechanics Announces Recipients of 5th Annual Research Cluster Grant

Apr 6, 2016 |

BOTHELL, Wash., April 6 — Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world’s most innovative organizations, today announced the recipients of its fifth annual Research Cluster Grant (RCG): the University of New Orleans and the University of California, Merced. Each grant awardee will receive a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster with Read more…

AMAX to Demo GPU Virtualization Technology at GTC 2016

Apr 6, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., April 6 — AMAX, a leading provider of HPC, Cloud/IaaS, GPU and Data Center solutions, will demonstrate GPU AMAX’s award-winning Deep Learning Platforms running Bitfusion Boost to virtualize GPU resources from multiple nodes for rendering and deep learning applications. Deep Learning is the hottest and fastest-growing segment of the machine learning/artificial intelligence field. It features the development of Read more…

Supermicro Presents its Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS at LUG 2016

Apr 6, 2016 |

PORTLAND, Ore., April 6 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts its Total Solution for Lustre on ZFS leveraging Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre this week at the Lustre User Group (LUG) conference. The fully integrated software-defined storage solution based on Supermicro 4U 90x top-load 3.5″ 8TB Read more…

TYAN Debuts New POWER8-Based 1U Sever at OpenPOWER Summit 2016

Apr 6, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MITAC Computing Technology Corporation, highlights the GT75-BP012, a new POWER8-based 1U server platform at TYAN’s booth (#809) during the OpenPOWER Summit 2016, Apr 5-7, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California, US.  TYAN GT75-BP012 (BSP012G75V4H-B4C, BSP012G75V4H-Q4T, BSP012G75V4H-Q4F) platform is a 1U POWER8-based Read more…

BittWare Announces OpenPOWER CAPI DevKit for Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

Apr 6, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6 — BittWare, an industry-leading board supplier for over 25 years, announced today an OpenPOWER CAPI Developer’s Kit for its Xilinx FPGA-enabled accelerator cards. Providing a fast, efficient way to connect the Xilinx All Programmable FPGA to a CAPI-enabled IBM POWER8 system, the developer’s kit includes the FPGA accelerator card, IBM Power Read more…

OpenPOWER Foundation Reveals New Servers and Big Data Analytics Innovations

Apr 6, 2016 |

April 6 — The OpenPOWER Foundation today revealed more than 50 new infrastructure and software innovations, spanning the entire system stack, including systems, boards, cards and accelerators. Unveiled at the second annual OpenPOWER Summit, these new products build upon 30 OpenPOWER-based solutions already in the marketplace. “To meet the demands of today’s data centers, businesses need open system Read more…