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Lighting up Aurora: Behind the Scenes at the Creation of the DOE’s Upcoming 200 Petaflops Supercomputer

In April 2015, U.S. Department of Energy Undersecretary Franklin Orr announced that Intel would be

By Jan Rowell

Seagate-led SAGE Project Delivers Update on Exascale Goals

Roughly a year and a half after its launch, the SAGE exascale storage project led

By John Russell

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HPE-SGI to Tackle Exascale and Enterprise Targets

November 22, 2016

At first blush, and maybe second blush too, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) purchase of SGI seems like an unambiguous win-win. SGI’s advanced shared memory technology, its popular UV product line (Hanna), deep vertical market expertise, and services-led go-to-market capability all give HPE a leg up in its drive to remake itself. Bear in mind HPE came into existence just a year ago with the split of Hewlett-Packard. The computer landscape, including HPC, is shifting with still unclear consequences. One wonders who’s next on the deal block following Dell’s recent merger with EMC. Read more…

By John Russell

HPC Financial Update (Nov. 2016)

November 10, 2016

In our latest recurring feature, we'll provide you with financial highlights from companies in the HPC industry. Check back in regularly for an updated list with the most pertinent fiscal information. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

Dell Knights Landing Machine Sets New STAC Records

November 2, 2016

The Securities Technology Analysis Center, commonly known as STAC, has released a new report characterizing the performance of the Knight Landing-based Dell PowerEdge C6320p server on the STAC-A2 benchmarking suite, widely used by the financial services industry to test and evaluate computing platforms. The Dell machine has set new records for both the baseline Greeks benchmark and the large Greeks benchmark. Read more…

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Cray KNL-Based XC40 Shines on STAC–A2 Benchmark

October 10, 2016

Ever faster financial analysis is a much-sought competitive edge throughout financial services. Last week a new STAC report showed a Cray XC40 Knights Landing solution outperforming a host of alternatives on the STAC-A2 benchmark intended to test technology stacks used for compute-intensive analytic workloads involved in pricing and risk management. Read more…

By John Russell

Bank of Italy Converges HPC and Enterprise Office with New Cluster

October 10, 2016

The democratization of high performance computing (HPC) and the converged datacenter have been topics of late in the IT community. This is where HPC, high performance data analytics (big data/Hadoop workloads), and enterprise office applications all run on a common clustered compute architecture with a single file system and network. Read more…

By Ken Strandberg

Light Summer Reading: Crowd-sourcing Algorithms to Beat Wall Street

July 27, 2016

Looking to cash in on your algorithm expertise? Join the crowd. A three-year-old hedge fund investment company, Quantopian, that crowd-sources algorithms to guide its investing has just received a new infusion of $250M to play with and continues scanning the crowd for mathematical keys to success. Read more…

By John Russell

Briefing Alert: SoftBank will Purchase ARM Ltd for $32B

July 18, 2016

ARM Ltd has agreed to be bought by Japanese technology company SoftBank for $32B according to both companies. Read more…

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HPE Tackles Phi, Debuts Mfg. Solution and New HPC Software Environment

June 20, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), now about eight months into its transition as a separate entity, retained the prestige of fielding the most systems of any vendor on the Top500 list announced at the ISC2016. Read more…

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