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Nor-Tech Partners With ESI and OpenFOAM for Affordable HPC Clusters

Jul 20, 2016 |

July 20 — Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies) just brought HPC clusters within the reach of most scientific and research organizations. The smartly designed, scalable clusters are the first HPC devices with an affordable price point and no software licensing fees.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “We saw a disconnect in the industry between rapidly growing organizations that could really benefit from HPC clusters and the solutions that were on the market. Read more…

Deadline Approaching for Several SC16 Programs

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — The deadline for several exciting SC programs is approaching on July 31. Get your submissions in for Birds-of-a-Feather, Doctoral Showcase, Emerging Technologies, Scientific Visualization Showcase and the HPC Impact Showcase. Notifications are scheduled to be sent by early September. Full details are outlined below:

The Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) tradition will continue at SC16 with a full schedule of exciting, informal, interactive sessions focused around a variety of special topics of mutual interest. Read more…

Spectra Logic Enhances BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway

Jul 19, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., July 19 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced enhancements to the Spectra BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway that now allow direct archive to Amazon’s public cloud offering. With this new offering, Spectra BlackPearl can integrate directly with Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Standard, and can automatically restore data archived to Glacier and Infrequent Access (Standard – Read more…

GIGABYTE Announces Release of Production-Ready Cavium ThunderX-Based Servers

Jul 19, 2016 |

SHANGHAI, China, July 19 — GIGABYTE Technology, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and barebones for server applications, and Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, cloud, and data center, today announced a line-up of products built on the industry-leading ThunderX family of workload-optimized ARM server SoCs. Read more…

IBM Reports 2016 Second Quarter Earnings

Jul 19, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., July 19 —  IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced second-quarter 2016 earnings results.

“IBM continues to establish itself as the leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.  In doing so, IBM is pioneering new business opportunities beyond the traditional IT marketplace,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.  

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EMC Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — EMC Corporation today reported second-quarter 2016 financial results. Second-quarter consolidated revenue was $6 billion. GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.29 in the second quarter, up 16% year over year. Non-GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share in the second quarter was $0.45, up 5% year over year.

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One Stop Systems Announces Merger With Magma

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) today announced that it has completed a merger with Mission Technology Group, Inc. (dba Magma), with OSS as the surviving entity. Both companies are market leaders in PCIe expansion technology used to create high-end compute accelerators and flash storage arrays. Together they become a dominant technology leader of PCIe expansion appliances. Read more…

SoftBank to Acquire ARM Holdings for £24.3 Billion

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — Softbank has made an offer of £24.3 billion to acquire ARM Holdings. With the purchase, Softbank intends to preserve the ARM organization, including ARM’s existing senior management team, brand, partnership-based business model and culture to ensure continuity of a strong track record, maintain the headquarters of ARM in Cambridge, and at least double the employee headcount in the UK over the next five years. Read more…

SC16 Exhibition Already Breaking Records

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — Even though it is the middle of summer, the excitement for SC16 in Salt Lake City this November is already building.  The new records being set by SC industry-focused exhibitors is a clear example.

There is already a record 188 organizations signed up to exhibit on the industry floor. Read more…

HPC Pioneers to Speak at ORNL Led OpenSHMEM Workshop

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — OpenSHMEM 2016, the leading workshop on OpenSHMEM research and related technologies, will be held on August 2 – 4, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Each year of this workshop, we have engaging speakers and constructive discussions, and we expect no less from this year. The 2016 workshop will feature two dynamic keynote talks.

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