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TACC Cloud Computing Testbed Assists PSC

Sep 27, 2016 |

Sept. 27 — In the world of advanced computing, computer scientists commonly use supercomputers to explore new technologies. Without supercomputers, the field of computer science would not make progress in developing better and more efficient algorithms, methods, and tools that help advance technology. However, supercomputing environments can have restrictive systems and software in place that cannot be modified to develop new, customized environments. Read more…

Mellanox Introduces Windows Server 2016 Storage Solution

Sep 27, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 27 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high performance cloud and storage networking solutions, today announced a high performance Windows Server 2016 storage solution that delivers 1.2Tb/s data communication bandwidth, maximizing cloud infrastructure performance at the lowest possible cost. This solution eliminates the traditional bottlenecks associated with software-defined data center deployments, while enabling all enterprise applications to run over Windows Server 2016 with extremely high efficiency. Read more…

Internet2 Announces 2016 Technology Exchange Gender Diversity Award Recipients

Sep 26, 2016 |

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 26 — Today, Internet2 announced the recipients of four 2016 Technology Exchange gender diversity scholarships. The scholarships recognize talented individuals seeking opportunities to gain hands-on technical experience by attending the event, and spotlights women in the field of IT and their efforts to use technology to serve the faculty, staff and students of their individual institutions. Read more…

University of Tokyo and JCAHPC to Deploy DDN’s IME14K for New Systems

Sep 26, 2016 |

Sept. 26 — DataDirect Networks Japan (DDN Japan) today announced that the University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) decided to deploy DDN’s burst buffer solution “IME14K” for their new systems.

New System of the Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo: Read more…

Quantum Provides Petascale Data Storage and Management for Major European Research Institutions

Sep 26, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that two of Europe’s premier research institutions are using the company’s StorNext workflow storage as the foundation for managing their growing data and enabling a range of scientific initiatives. GWDG — the computing center for the University of Göttingen and computing and IT competence center for the Max Planck Society — deployed StorNext-powered disk and tape systems in a multi-tier solution to meet its performance and access requirements for 7PB of data. Read more…

Earlham Institute Partners With Verne Global to Enhance Research

Sep 26, 2016 |

NORWICH, England & KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 26 — The Earlham Institute (EI) has announced its new partnership with Verne Global, a global developer at the forefront of data centre infrastructure design.

EI has selected Verne Global’s data centre campus in Iceland to investigate the efficiencies of distributing large-scale genomics and computational biology data analysis. Read more…

SC16 On-Site Childcare Registration Now Open

Sep 26, 2016 |

Sept. 26 — For the first time SC16 will offer professional childcare services in the convention center to registered attendees and exhibitors for a small fee of $6/hour.  Children between the ages of 6 months through 12 years old are eligible to participate in the fun and activities!

Extensive childcare hours are available every day beginning Sunday, November 13, through Friday, November 18.  Read more…

Minimal Metrics Announces Early-Adopter Program for PerfMiner

Sep 23, 2016 |

Sept. 23 — Minimal Metrics has announced an early-adopter program for PerfMiner, their next-generation performance and ROI optimization tool. PerfMiner is an advanced site optimization system for HPC and enterprise-class data centers, providing actionable information on how to optimize a site’s productivity and return on investment in hardware, software, and personnel. Read more…

NCSA Releases Profile on Blue Waters Graduate Fellow Erin Teich

Sep 23, 2016 |

Sept. 23 — The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship was awarded to ten outstanding Ph.D. students in computational science. In this series we’re featuring brief introductions to who they are and what they’re trying to accomplish. This program serves to prepare the next generation of science researchers to solve the world’s problems. Read more…

CENATE Adds Powerful Testbed From NVIDIA

Sep 22, 2016 |

Sept. 22 — In September, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation, or CENATE, expanded its capabilities for measuring and modeling advanced technologies with the addition of a leading-edge DGX-1 system from NVIDIA Corp.

Billed by NVIDIA as “the world’s first deep-learning supercomputer,” the DGX-1 testbed, now housed in the CENATE machine room at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) on PNNL’s campus, complements the slate of systems and testbeds being used to measure, model, and design technologies that will impact future large-scale high-performance computers. Read more…