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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…

Monday Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 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…

Cluster Lifecycle Management: The Final Wave

Nov 11, 2014 |

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I described the steps your organization should take to develop an HPC cluster design that meets your application needs while providing a positive return on investment. The next step is to use your design as the basis for choosing a vendor, or vendors, that can build the system Read more…

CERN Details OpenStack Journey

Nov 4, 2014 |

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, France, CERN’s Infrastructure Services Manager Tim Bell gave the general session audience an overview of his institution’s experiences moving to OpenStack, which he characterizes as a “cultural and technology transformation.” CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, supports 11,000 physicists from around the world. These scientists use the facilities Read more…

StartupHPC to Start Up HPC?

Nov 3, 2014 |

There is no doubt that High Performance Computing (HPC) is currently undergoing a renaissance, nurtured by governments, public and private initiatives, schools, and especially by professional journals publishing exciting use cases from engineering and scientific end-users. One of these HPC initiatives standing out is the recently founded StartupHPC, a grass roots community for STEM- and Read more…

Short Takes

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…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Nov 13, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

LANL Showcases Supercomputing History

Nov 12, 2014 |

Los Alamos National Laboratory is celebrating 100. Not 100 years, but 100 supercomputers. The center that is best known for its role supporting national security for the last seven decades is also widely hailed as a premier supercomputing site. “Computing power for our Laboratory’s national security mission is a huge part of our proud legacy, and Read more…

The Promise of Data-Centric Computing

Nov 10, 2014 |

Sick of big data? Not so fast. The age of the data-centric system has just begun. Tackling this subject in a recent blog is Tilak Agerwala, Vice President of Data Centric Systems at IBM Research. Agerwala observes: “Since the 1950s, the models studied by HPC systems have increased both in scale and in detail with Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Nov 7, 2014 |

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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Off the Wire

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…

NOAA Announces Supercomputing Upgrades

Jan 6, 2015 |

Jan. 6 — NOAA has announced the next phase in the agency’s efforts to increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts. By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the Read more…

High Performance Computing Modernization Program Adds Capability

Dec 23, 2014 |

Dec. 23 — The Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) just completed its fiscal year 2015 investment in supercomputing capability supporting the DOD science, engineering, test and acquisition communities. The total acquisition is valued at $73.8 million, including acquisition of four supercomputing systems with corresponding hardware and software maintenance services. At Read more…

SGI Awarded Second $30M Contract From the HPCMP

Dec 23, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 23 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a second $30 million contract as part of its High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The contract is for an SGI ICE X supercomputer with SGI Read more…

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