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Tabor Communications Launches New Corporate Site, Signals Publishing Platform Enhancements Ahead

Oct 24, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 24 — Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), a leading international media and services company, publishers of industry leading advanced-scale computing news portals including HPCwire, EnterpriseTech, and Datanami, and hosts of the live hosted summits, Leverage Big Data and EnterpriseHPC, today announced the release of a new TCI corporate website (located at, which will serve as a hub for partners and readers alike to discover TCI’s advanced-computing network portfolio of publications. Read more…

Barcelona Supercomputing Center Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Oct 24, 2016 |

Oct. 24 — The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, and will start activity within this community with a keynote address by its Director, Mateo Valero at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe, held in Barcelona on the 26th to 28th of October. Read more…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Charlie Catlett

Oct 24, 2016 |

Oct. 24 — Urbanization is one of the great challenges and opportunities of this century, inextricably tied to global challenges ranging from climate change to sustainable use of energy and natural resources, and from personal health and safety to accelerating innovation and education. There is a growing science community—spanning nearly every discipline—pursuing research related to these challenges. Read more…

Intel Capital Announces $38M of New Investments

Oct 24, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 24 — Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, announced today at the Intel Capital Global Summit new investments totaling more than $38 million in 12 technology startups. The companies joining Intel Capital’s portfolio are driving innovation to enhance many facets of our lives – including IoT solutions for seniors and disabled individuals, advanced audio for 360-degree virtual reality systems, and human-like vision systems for connected cars. Read more…

Bright Computing to Present on Ceph at OpenStack Summit, Barcelona

Oct 24, 2016 |

Oct. 24 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced that the company has been selected to give a presentation at OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, October 25-28, 2016.

Bright Computing’s Cloud Integration Lead, Piotr Wachowicz, will present in the How To And Best Practices track, on Ceph OSD hardware – Read more…

National Cancer Institute’s Dr. Warren Kibbe Joins HPC Matters Plenary Panel on Precision Medicine

Oct 21, 2016 |

Oct. 21 — Dr. Warren Kibbe, acting deputy director and chief information officer for the National Cancer Institute and director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, has just been added to the HPC Matters Plenary Panel at SC16.

The panel discussion, which will be held Monday, November 14, 5:45-6:45 p.m., will focus on high performance computing’s impact on the future of precision medicine. Read more…

ORNL Receives Emu Chick Memory Server From Emu Technology

Oct 21, 2016 |

Oct. 21 — Emu Technology announced that it has delivered an Emu Chick Memory Server to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Emu Chick, which features migratory threads and memory side-processing architecture, is a compact tower implementation of Emu’s rack-based Emu Memory Server and is capable of operating in a “copy room” environment using 120 VAC power. Read more…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Thomas Schulthess

Oct 21, 2016 |

Oct. 21 — Application performance is given much emphasis in discussions of Exascale computing. A 100-fold increase in sustained performance over today’s applications running on multi-petaflops supercomputing platforms should be the expected target for Exascale systems deployed early next decade.

In this talk we will reflect on what this means in practice and how much these Exascale systems will advance the state of the art. Read more…

AMD Reports 2016 Third Quarter Results

Oct 21, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 21 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has announced revenue for the third quarter of 2016 of $1,307 million, operating loss of $293 million, and net loss of $406 million, or $0.50 per share. Non-GAAP operating income was $70 million and non-GAAP net income was $27 million, or $0.03 per share. Read more…

ISC 2017 Seeking Contributors for Conference Program

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — ISC High Performance 2017 is now open to a number of new submission opportunities. Whether your interest lies in birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, PhD forum, research posters or project posters, proposals from all members of the high performance computing (HPC) community are welcome.

ISC 2017 also calls on regional and international STEM undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in HPC to apply to volunteer at the five-day conference. Read more…