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NCSA to Lead $110M NSF Project to Expand Nation’s Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem

Aug 24, 2016 |

Aug. 24 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $110 million, five-year award to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue, and expand, the activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), a cornerstone of the nation’s cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. Read more…

Mellanox Expands Asia-Pacific Presence

Aug 24, 2016 |

Aug. 24 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers, cloud and storage networking solutions, has announced the opening of its new APAC headquarters and solutions centre in Singapore. The Company’s new APAC headquarters will feature a technology solution centre for showcasing the latest technologies from Mellanox, in addition to an executive briefing facility. Read more…

Finalists Compete for Prestigious ACM Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

Aug 23, 2016 |

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah., Aug. 23 — Six outstanding research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in supercomputing’s most prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner in November during SC16 in Salt Lake City, UT (USA). Read more…

Avere Systems and Cycle Computing Announce Technology Integration

Aug 23, 2016 |

PITTSBURGH, Pa., and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, and Cycle Computing, the leader in public cloud orchestration software for big data and big compute, today announced a technology integration that enables hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) in popular public cloud computing environments. Read more…

XSEDE 2.0 Earns $110M NSF Award to Expand Nation’s Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem

Aug 23, 2016 |

URBANA, Ill., Aug. 23 — The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), first established in 2011, has been awarded a $110 million, five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award to continue expanding access of advanced cyberinfrastructure resources to the nation’s scientist and engineers. The award announced today provides a continuity of services valuable to its large user community, in particular the coordination of resources and people that make the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem so effective. Read more…

IDT and IBM Develop HPC Solution for Telecom Edge Computing Networks

Aug 23, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.Aug. 23 — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ:  IDTI) today announced a new high-performance computing solution for telecommunications “edge”  networks that combines its RapidIO technology with IBM’s POWER8-based servers. The computing cluster can be used at the edge of wireless 4G advanced and 5G networks for a variety of data-intensive applications including networked robotics control, network-assisted private and public transportation, and video analytics and caching. Read more…

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage Offerings for Cloud and Cognitive Computing

Aug 23, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new, cost-conscious, enterprise class, all-flash storage designed to provide small, midsized organizations and global enterprises with primary storage for cloud or cognitive applications and workloads.

Also announced today is IBM’s “Flash In,” a storage migration program designed to help companies looking to leverage IBM’s expertise, like Dell and EMC clients, easily transition to IBM storage solutions as part of a journey to become cloud and cognitive businesses. Read more…

AMD Announces New Silicon Valley Headquarters Location

Aug 22, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 22 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced it has selected a state-of-the-art 220,000 square-foot building as the site of its new corporate headquarters and California research and development site. The soon to be completed six-story building will provide a modern, upgraded Silicon Valley office featuring contemporary finishes and state-of-the-art features and amenities for up to 1,000 local employees, capable of meeting current needs and accommodating future growth. Read more…

SC16 to Offer Childcare Services

Aug 22, 2016 |

Aug. 22 — For the first time, SC16 is pleased to offer childcare services at reduced costs to registered attendees, exhibitors, and official SC16 guests from November 13th to 18th.  The onsite childcare will be provided by a professional service called KiddieCorp – a national company that provides childcare for groups and conventions.  Read more…

XSEDE16 Brings Together Champions

Aug 19, 2016 |

Aug. 19 — At XSEDE 2016 in Miami in July, a group called Campus Champions held their annual meeting. The collection of academics and students—representing institutions and labs across the country—is financially independent from XSEDE. They help people interested in the program determine if their project needs XSEDE resources, or whether they can use something else. Read more…