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Report Shows HPC Spending ‘Solid and Stable’

Jul 6, 2015 |

The staff at Intersect360 Research have published their seventh Site Budget Allocation Map, peeling back the curtains on HPC site spending across industry, government and academic sites to suss out important trends. Overall this was a strong year characterized by fairly stable spending across the major categories (hardware, software, etc.) with 59 percent of all sites anticipating further growth over Read more…

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Filippo Mantovani on What’s Next for Mont-Blanc and ARM

Jul 6, 2015 |

Firing up the Mont-Blanc prototype in mid-June at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) was a significant milestone in the European effort to base HPC systems on energy efficient architecture. Mont-Blanc program coordinator Filippo Mantovani was quoted in the release announcing the prototype saying, “Now the challenge starts because with this platform we can foresee how Read more…

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IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for HPC

Jul 2, 2015 |

Today’s launch by IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France, ratchets up their campaign to attract a wider developer community to the OpenPOWER platform and their efforts to build momentum for the march into the Intel-dominated HPC landscape. The Montpellier-based center is the second of its kind, Read more…

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Dell Aims PowerEdge C-Series Platform for HPC and Beyond

Jun 30, 2015 |

Dell has positioned its latest PowerEdge C-series platform to meet the needs of both traditional HPC and the hyperscale market. The recently hatched PowerEdge C6320 is outfitted with the latest generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, providing up to 18 cores per socket (144 cores per 2U chassis), up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and Read more…

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Is IBM Getting Openness Right? Yes, Says GM Doug Balog

Jun 29, 2015 |

The annual Red Hat Summit, held in Boston last week, is something of revival tent for open source where the pulpits are plentiful and so are smiling believers. Indeed it’s hard to dispute the powerful innovation springing from open source. The RH Summit, which started 11 years ago as a modest celebration of open source Read more…

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Short Takes

Sizing Up Earth’s Biosphere Supercomputer

Jun 12, 2015 |

If you’ve ever wondered how much DNA data there is on earth, you’re not alone. But a trio of UK researchers did more than wonder. They set to calculating the total information content in the biosphere and published their results and methodology in a recent issue of PLOS Biology. In this first ever accounting of Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 11, 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.   .@NERSC's Francesca Verdier to Read more…

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Saudi Arabia Aims to Enrich Society with Bespoke Supercomputer

Jun 1, 2015 |

Another successful high-performance computing deployment has come to fruition at King Abdulaziz University (KAU). The Fujitsu-built machine, called Aziz, was officially switched on by His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz. The ceremony was attended by Akira Kabemoto, head of Fujitsu’s service platform business, and some 250 researchers, academics and students. The event also Read more…

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Oil and Gas Workloads Drive Supercomputing in Brazil

Jun 1, 2015 |

International exploration and production firm BG Brasil is raising the supercomputing profile of Latin America with the launch of an SGI supercomputer that is expected to “revolutionize seismic data processing” in the region. Last week BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC officially welcomed the new machine, named “CIMATEC Yemoja” after a local Afro-Brazilian deity, and debuted their new world-class Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 28, 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. Congratulations #ASC15 Champions China's Read more…

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Off the Wire

University of Regensburg Receives QPACE2 System From Eurotech

Jul 15, 2015 |

July 15 — Eurotech, a leading provider of embedded and supercomputing technologies, today announced to have completed the installation of a new supercomputer prototype at the University of Regensburg. The new system finalizes the 2 year research project QPACE2, which aimed to design and build a new generation QCD machine based on a novel HPC Read more…

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GWDG Chooses Bright Computing to Enhance HPC Environment

Jul 15, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 15 — Bright Computing, the leader in high performance infrastructure management solutions for cloud, big data and HPC, today announced that its software has been chosen by GWDG; the Society for Scientific Data Processing that provides a shared computing and IT competence center for Georg August University and the Max Planck Society, in Göttingen, Germany. GWDG specializes in advancing Read more…

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TACC Introduces Lonestar5 at ISC

Jul 15, 2015 |

July 15 — TACC is keeping the Lonestar supercomputer legacy alive and well. The center has announced the deployment of Lonestar5 in conjunction with Cray Inc. and Intel Inc., the second petaflop system deployed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus. As with its predecessor, Lonestar5 Read more…

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Bright Cluster Manager Now Integrated With Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre

Jul 14, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 14 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced that the latest version of its Bright Cluster Manager software is now integrated with the Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre (IEEL) software. Systems administrators can easily deploy, use and maintain Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre using Bright. Because Intel Enterprise Edition for Read more…

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KAUST’s New Shaheen XC40 Ranks Seventh in World’s Top Ten Supercomputers

Jul 13, 2015 |

THUWAL, Saudi Arabia, July 13 — Shaheen XC40, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s (KAUST’s) new Cray system, is the seventh fastest supercomputer in the world according to the TOP500 list announced today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. “Shaheen XC40 reaffirms KAUST’s commitment to enabling our researchers and partners with high performance computing resources,” said KAUST President Jean-Lou Chameau. “It Read more…

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