Short Takes

Top 10 Things I Liked About ISC

Jul 6, 2016 | From the moment I walked onto the show floor, I could feel the energy, the excitement – ISC16 was here! The booths were filled with enthusiastic people ready to share all of their new technologies with the inquisitive attendees making their way through the aisles. Read more…

HPC Career Notes

Jul 1, 2016 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better yet, yourself!

Eyal Waldman

Eyal Waldman, MellanoxEyal Waldman, Founder, President, and CEO of Mellanox Technologies, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 30, 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.

SGI Signs Cisco as Reseller of SGI UV 300H SAP HANA Line

Jun 29, 2016 |

SGI continued its drive into the enterprise by signing Cisco Systems as a reseller of its shared-memory, single node UV 300H server line. The new deal, announced yesterday in a company blog, mirrors a similar reseller arrangement struck with Dell roughly one year ago. Back in February, SGI signed an OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for use of its UV 300H technology.

The aggressive channel expansion moves, reseller and OEM, are part of SGI’s forceful pivot into the enterprise particularly at the high end. Read more…

DDN Claims Bragging Rights (Again) in TOP500 Share

Jun 29, 2016 |

Once again, storage system supplier DataDirect Networks has the top market share – roughly 70 percent – in the TOP500, said the company today. This is the eighth consecutive year DDN has been the top storage system supplier to the Top500, according to Molly Rector, DDN CMO.

Storage is the fast growing segment of the HPC market and has been for some time, according to market watcher IDC, and DDN has indeed been the perennial leader at the top end. Read more…

MANGO Project Tackles Power, Performance and Predictability for Future HPC

Jun 27, 2016 |

Under the H2020 High Performance Computing call (Towards exascale high performance computing) MANGO project was awarded funding of 5.8 million euro for three years of research till October 2018. Coordinated by prof. Jose Flich from University of Valencia, consortium includes École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Politecnico di Milano, University of Zagreb, Centro Regionale Information Communication Technology and industrial partners: Eaton Corporation, Pro Design Electronic GmbH, Thales Group and Philips. Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe trip home. See you next year! Read more…

World’s First 1,000-Processor Chip Said to Show Promise Across Multiple Workloads

Jun 21, 2016 |

A blindingly fast microchip, the first to contain 1,000 independent processors and said to show promise for digital signal processing, video processing, encryption and datacenter/cloud workloads, has been announced by a team at the University of California, Davis. The “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors, according to the development team, which presented the microchip at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology at Circuits this month in Honolulu. Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 20, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below and check back in on Wednesday for our final ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup.

Dongarra Honored with Pair of Prestigious Supercomputing Awards

Jun 16, 2016 | Jack Dongarra, one of today’s most distinguished HPC leaders, is adding two awards to his long list. The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) recently honored Dongarra with the High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award at the annual High Performance and Distributed Computing Conference in Kyoto, Japan, while the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will bestow him with the Super Computing (SC) 2016 Test of Time Award at its conference in November. Read more…