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IT Pros Vote 2016 Server & Database Brand Leaders

Mar 23, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 23 — IT Brand Pulse, a trusted source for research, data and analysis about data center infrastructure, today announced the results of the recent IT brand leader surveys covering thirteen Server and Database products. IT Pros from around the world responded to the independent, non-sponsored survey in February 2016, and were asked Read more…

Mellanox Readies First 200 Gb/s Silicon Photonics Devices

Mar 22, 2016 |

At the Optical Fiber Conference taking place from March 22-24 in Anaheim, Calif., Mellanox is announcing an “important milestone” on the road to High Data Rate (HDR) 200Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet networks. At the trade show, the company is demonstrating 50 Gb/s silicon photonics optical modulators and detectors, which will comprise key elements of 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s LinkX cables and transceivers.

Spring 2016 HPC4Mfg Solicitation Open

Mar 22, 2016 |

March 22 — The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (“HPC4Mfg”) Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects. Through support from the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), selected projects partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities Read more…

LANL and Seagate Heat Up Data Archiving for Supercomputers

Mar 21, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 21 — Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) are researching a new storage tier to enable massive data archiving for supercomputing. The joint effort is aimed at determining innovative new ways to keep massive amounts of stored data available for rapid access, while also minimizing power consumption and Read more…

Research and Markets Adds Datacenter Blade Server Market Report to Offering

Mar 21, 2016 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 21 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Data Center Blade Server Market – Forecasts from 2016 to 2021” report to their offering. Data Center Blade Server market is projected to reach a total market size of $16.85 billion by the end of 2021, at a CAGR of 8.68% from 2016 to 2021. Read more…

Seagate, USCAS Urge Congress to Fully Fund FY17 Supercomputing Budget

Mar 18, 2016 |

Given divided government and the election year, the U.S. FY17 budget discussions are likely to be more contentious than usual. Seagate tweeted yesterday that it and fellow industry members of the U.S. Coalition for the Advancement of Supercomputing (USCAS) had submitted a statement to Congress “advocating for full funding of the Department of Energy’s fiscal Read more…

GCS Centres Successfully Complete Extreme Scaling Workshops

Mar 18, 2016 |

BERLIN, Germany, March 18 — GCS centres JSC (Jülich Supercomputing Centre) and LRZ (Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching/Munich) had once again invited their high performance computing (HPC) users to Extreme Scaling Workshops. Prime goal of these workshops, for which more than 20 application teams had qualified, was to improve the computational efficiency of applications by expanding Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 17, 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. "I think #HPC is the single most important segment of IT, bar none." Jimmy Pike @MoorInsStrat talk Read more…

K Computer Simulates Global Seismic Wave Propagation

Mar 17, 2016 |

Researchers at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) reported simulating global seismic wave propagation with a best-ever accuracy of 1.2 sec seismic period for a three-dimensional Earth model on Japan’s K supercomputer. Optimizing the code allowed them achieve sustained performance of 1.24 petaflops on the K computer, which is 11.84% of its Read more…

Blue Waters Instrumental in Recent Computational Development

Mar 17, 2016 |

March 17 — Do you still remember linear algebra? Better question—can you still solve a linear algebra system of equations? Here, try one out. We’ll wait. 2x + 3y = 6 6y + 3x = -3 These are the kind of problems supercomputers use sparse matrices—which means with many zeros—to solve, says Seid Koric, adjunct professor Read more…

Seagate Sets Sights on Broader HPC Market

Mar 15, 2016 |

In a relatively short time, storage giant Seagate Technology has amped up its push into HPC. Today, four of the top ten supercomputer sites in the world run on Seagate, including all of the newcomers to the top ten, says Seagate[i]. It leads the SAGE project, a Horizon 2020 storage technology program in support of Read more…

CSIRO Uses Dell Supercomputer to Help Combat Post-Childbirth Complications in Women

Mar 14, 2016 |

ROUND ROCK, Tex. & SYDNEY, Australia, March 14 — The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, has teamed up with solutions provider Dell to deliver CSIRO’s newest high performance computing cluster (HPC), named Pearcey. The Pearcey cluster supports CSIRO research activities in a broad range of areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Read more…

Intel May Sell $1Billion of its Venture Assets

Mar 11, 2016 |

Bloomberg Business is reporting that Intel plans to sell up to $1 billion of its venture capital unit and will consolidate the organization. “Since its start in 1991, Intel Capital has invested about $11.6 billion in more than 1,440 companies in 57 countries across a range of sectors including security, wearable technology and digital media, Read more…

Wrangler Supercomputer Speeds Through Big Data

Mar 11, 2016 |

Like the old Western cowboys who tamed wild horses, Wrangler tames beasts of big data, such as computing problems that involve analyzing thousands of files that need to be quickly opened, examined and cross-correlated.

IDC Server Report: China Surges; IBM Power Strengthens; ARM Stumbles

Mar 11, 2016 |

Led by strong growth in China, the worldwide server market grew 5.2 percent to $15.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, reported market watcher IDC this week. It was the seventh consecutive quarterly (year over year) growth. Notably the high-end of the server market, typically used in the HPC world, actually fell slightly (2.3 Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 10, 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. Here's what a single rack (with a single chassis) of Cray XC-40 looks like pic.twitter.com/m89vKNLu5o — Glenn Read more…

Sen. Lamar Alexander: ‘Supercomputing Is One Priority We Agree On’

Mar 10, 2016 |

Increasingly, stakeholders across the public and private spheres are recognizing high-performance computing’s role as an essential competitive tool for the 21st century. The launch of the National Strategic Computing Initiative was a significant auger of HPC’s wider embrace. Together with the proliferation of HPC, the rise of China as a competitive supercomputing power could do what decades of HPC ROI reports haven’t: Read more…

NSCI Update: More Work Needed on Budgetary Details and Industry Outreach

Mar 10, 2016 |

Although initial FY17 budget proposal numbers for the first full year of the NSCI are available, they do not paint a complete picture of where the program currently stands, and based on the broad range of technical – and non-technical – challenges outlined in the original plan, there may be additional groundwork needed to ensure Read more…

Rackspace Introduces New OnMetal Cloud Servers

Mar 10, 2016 |

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 10 — Rackspace (NYSE: RAX) today announced the next generation of OnMetal Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack — bare metal, single-tenant servers that are API-provisioned in two minutes, providing near-instant scalability and elasticity. This latest version of OnMetal Cloud Servers delivers innovative connectivity between public cloud and dedicated hardware and enables unprecedented hybrid cloud performance. Read more…

Dell to Sponsor EnterpriseHPC’16

Mar 9, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 9 — EnterpriseHPC’16, the market-leading, live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced that Dell has joined the summit as a sponsor. EnterpriseHPC’16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, will once again host executives in Read more…