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SC16 Early Career Program Applications Due July 31

Jul 25, 2016 |

July 25 — Are you interested in making a big impression early in your career? The SC16 Early Career Program is designed to equip participants for significant contributions in their new careers by building skills related to obtaining funding, identifying publishing venues, establishing long-term mentor relationships, and effectively managing their time. Read more…

XSEDE Project Successfully Tests Scheduled Networking of Big Data

Jul 25, 2016 |

July 25 — A project to make movement of the largest datasets more efficient has tested for the first time networking hardware components necessary for scheduling network bandwidth using Software Defined Networking (SDN). Researchers from the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE collaboration of supercomputing sites reported at the XSEDE16 conference in Miami how they tested transfer of Big Data between two XSEDE sites, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee. Read more…

Inria Joins the OpenMP ARB

Jul 25, 2016 |

July 25 — Inria has joined the OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes “scientific excellence for technology transfer and society”. Read more…

Mellanox Receives Baidu’s Award for Technology Leadership

Jul 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, July 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today it has been honored with the Award for Technology Innovation from global web 2.0 service leader Baidu, Inc. Read more…

AMD Reports 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results

Jul 22, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 22 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has announced revenue for the second quarter of 2016 of $1,027 million, operating loss of $8 million, and net income of $69 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. Non-GAAP operating income was $3 million and non-GAAP net loss was $40 million, or $0.05 per share. Read more…

SC16 Registration is Now Open

Jul 21, 2016 |

July 21 — Registration for the 29th iteration of the SC Conference series is now open! SC16 will feature an exceptional Technical Program, record-breaking Industry and Research Exhibits, comprehensive Education Programs and many networking opportunities. SC16 is the one place where attendees can see tomorrow’s technology being used to solve world-class challenge problems today. Read more…

University of Tokyo Selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to Accelerate Newest Supercomputer

Jul 21, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, July 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today its Switch-IB 2 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand Switch systems and ConnectX-4 adapters have been chosen by the Information Technology Center at the University of Tokyo to accelerate its new supercomputer for computational science, engineering by large-scale simulations, and data analysis. Read more…

The Scripps Research Institute Leverages DDN Storage

Jul 21, 2016 |

July 21 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world’s largest independent organizations focusing on biomedical research, has deployed DDN’s end-to-end data management solutions, including high performance SFA7700X file storage automatically tiered to WOS object storage archive, to support fast analysis and cost-effective retention of research data produced by cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM). Read more…

Mellanox Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue in Second Quarter 2016

Jul 21, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, July 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) has announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

“We are pleased to report the fifth consecutive quarter of record revenue. We saw strong growth in our Ethernet business, driven by growth in our 25, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet products,” Read more…

SC16 Announces Technical Program Preliminary Numbers

Jul 20, 2016 |

July 20 — SC16 announced the preliminary results from its recent Technical Program committee meeting in Houston, Texas. During the meeting, 442 paper submissions were reviewed in nine different focus areas. Out of these papers, 81 (18.32% acceptance rate) were accepted for presentation at SC16 (10 with shepherds).

The Program Committee also nominated seven papers for the Best Paper award [one of these is also a Gordon Bell finalist] and seven for the Best Student Paper award.  Read more…