Off The Wire

UK Met Office Installs New HPC System With Help From Bright Computing, SGI and DDN

Oct 19, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 19 — Today, SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, together with Bright Computing and DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced that the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, selected the three HPC vendors to provide high performance computing capabilities for its new Scientific Processing and Intensive Compute Environment (SPICE) system. Read more…

Cirrascale Expands Multi-GPU Cloud Service Offerings

Oct 19, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of server and cloud solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, has announced the future availability of the IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC in multiple configurations for its GPU-as-a-Service cloud platform. The configurations will support both the 8-core and 10-core POWER8 CPU and up to four Pascal architecture-based NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators using NVIDIA NVLink, a high-speed, energy-efficient bidirectional interconnect. Read more…

Seagate Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Oct 19, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) (the “Company” or “Seagate”) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended September 30, 2016. For the first quarter, the Company reported revenue of $2.8 billion, gross margin of 28.6%, net income of $167 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.55. Read more…

New Initiative Uses Supercomputing, AI to Advance Cancer Treatments

Oct 19, 2016 |

Oct. 19 — Data is pouring into the hands of cancer researchers, thanks to improvements in imaging, models and understanding of genetics. Today the data from a single patient’s tumor in a clinical trial can add up to one terabyte—the equivalent of 130,000 books.

But we don’t yet have the tools to efficiently process the mountain of genetic data to make more precise predictions for therapy. Read more…

HSA Foundation Adds Northeastern University as First HSA Academic Center of Excellence

Oct 19, 2016 |

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 19 — The HSA Foundation has expanded its Academic Partnership Program with the addition of Northeastern University as the first HSA Academic Center of Excellence. The HSA Foundation will be expanding the program by driving innovation in heterogeneous processing to help usher in the next evolution in computing. Read more…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Janice Coen

Oct 19, 2016 |

Oct. 19 — This talk will highlight current research in integrated weather – wildland fire computational modeling, fire detection and observation, and their application to understanding and prediction. Invited Talk speaker Dr. Janice Coen is a Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. She investigates wildland fire behavior and its interaction with weather using computer simulation models and by analyzing infrared imagery of wildland fires. Read more…

ACM/IEEE-CS 2016 Award Winners Announced

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society recently announced the winners of three awards that are highly regarded by the high performance computing community:

2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award

William D. Read more…

New HPC System Launched to Support Research at University of Birmingham

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — Research at the University of Birmingham is set to be given a boost this week with the launch of a high-performance, bespoke computing system known as BEAR Cloud.

Designed specifically with researchers in mind, the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR) Cloud will augment an already rich set of IT services at the University of Birmingham and will be used by academics across all disciplines, from Medicine to Archaeology, and Physics to Theology. Read more…

IBM Reports 2016 Third Quarter Earnings

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced third-quarter 2016 earnings results.

“IBM’s third-quarter performance, led by continued double-digit growth in our strategic imperatives, is a testament to our leadership in cognitive solutions and cloud,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.  Read more…

vScaler to Showcase Hybrid Cloud Platform at Openstack Summit 2016

Oct 18, 2016 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 18 — vScaler Ltd. To showcase hybrid cloud platform at Openstack Summit 2016, on October 25-28, in Barcelona, Spain.

Since its launch in 2015 as a small cluster in one of vScaler’s technology labs, we have today expanded to numerous dedicated datacenters with worldwide access. Read more…