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HPE Expands HPC Lineup; Targets Deep Learning, Lustre, and FS

Apr 4, 2016 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for the second straight week introduced new server products with today’s launches aimed at high performance computing. The centerpiece is a GPU-accelerated deep learning platform (Apollo 6500) whose announcement coincides with start of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) being held this week in San Jose. HPE also announced a Lustre storage Read more…

Indiana University, ESnet, Internet2 Share NSF Grant to Expand Networking Workshops

Apr 1, 2016 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 1 — A new $150,000 award from the National Science Foundation will allow networking experts from Indiana University and partners at the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 to expand the successful Operating Innovative Networks workshop series. Since 2013, the workshops have helped network engineers learn to manage ever-increasing Read more…

Micron Reports Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2016

Mar 30, 2016 |

BOISE, Idaho, March 30 — Micron Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: MU) today announced results of operations for its second quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended March 3, 2016. Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $2.93 billion and were 12 percent lower compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 30 percent lower Read more…

DOE HPC4Mfg Program Seeks to Fund New Proposals to Jumpstart Energy Technologies

Mar 17, 2016 |

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 17 — A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance U.S. manufacturing is now seeking a second round of proposals from industry to compete for approximately $3 million in new funding. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program currently supports 15 Read more…

ReFLEX CES to Showcase FPGA Network Accelerator Cards at Trading Show London

Mar 17, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., March 17 — ReFLEX CES, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded and complex systems, will showcase its expertise in the design and manufacture of complex Ultra low-latency FPGA network accelerator cards at The Trading Show London 2016. Highlights of the stand include Networking & Processing FPGA boards, Instant-DevKits and OpenCL demos. The Trading Show Read more…

Making Sense of HPC in the Age of Democratization

Mar 8, 2016 |

These are exciting times for HPC. High-performance computing and its cousin high-productivity computing are expanding such that the previous definitions of HPC as a moving performance target or as the purview of modeling and simulation are breaking down. The democratization of HPC has spurred a lot of focus on the impact that HPC-hatched technologies are Read more…

HPE Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results

Mar 4, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 4 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter, ended January 31, 2016. First quarter net revenue of $12.7 billion was down 3% from the prior-year period and up 4% on a constant currency basis. First quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $0.15, down Read more…

ANSYS Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Feb 25, 2016 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., Feb. 25 — ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) today reported fourth quarter and FY 2015 GAAP revenue growth of 4% and 8%, respectively, and non-GAAP revenue growth of 4% and 7%, respectively, all in constant currency.  Recurring revenue, which is comprised of lease license and annual maintenance revenue, totaled 70% of non-GAAP revenue for Read more…

Asetek Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Feb 24, 2016 |

Feb. 24 — Asetek reported total revenue of $12.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, reflecting growth of 173% over the same period of 2014 ($4.6 million). Total revenue in 2015 was $36.0 million, an increase of 73% over 2014 ($20.8 million). The increases reflect growth in shipments of the desktop segment’s do-it-yourself (“DIY”) Read more…

Mellanox Completes Acquisition of EZchip

Feb 23, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Feb. 23 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it completed the acquisition of EZchip (NASDAQ: EZCH; TASE: EZCH), a leader in high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks, at a total purchase price of Read more…

DOE Announces First ‘HPC for Manufacturing’ Industry Partnerships

Feb 18, 2016 |

Feb. 18 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $3 million for 10 new projects that will enable private-sector companies to use high-performance computing resources at DOE’s national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges. The awards are part of DOE’s High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, which was rolled out last year. The announcement Read more…

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016

Feb 18, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 18 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2016, of $1.40 billion, up 12 percent from $1.25 billion a year earlier, and up 7 percent from $1.30 billion in the previous quarter. Revenue for fiscal 2016 was a record $5.01 billion, up 7 percent from $4.68 billion Read more…

Cray Reports 2015 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Feb 12, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 12 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) has announced financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. For 2015, Cray reported total revenue of $724.7 million, which compares with $561.6 million for 2014. Net income for 2015 was $27.5 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to $62.3 million, or $1.54 per diluted share for 2014. Net income results Read more…

Nor-Tech Reports Record Sales of HPC Clusters for CAE Modeling

Feb 11, 2016 |

Feb. 11 — Nor-Tech is reporting record sales of HPC clusters for CAE modeling. Among the reasons is Nor-Tech’s Demo Cluster, which gives organizations the ability to first test their simulation software on a cluster; and design innovations that bring the cost within reach of many organizations without compromising performance or quality. The HPC software Read more…

SGI Announces Investor Conference Call to Discuss HPE OEM Deal

Feb 9, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 9 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced that SGI management will host a conference call for investors to discuss a new OEM agreement on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:15 AM PT. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) Read more…

PSC Receives $1.8 Million NIH Grant

Feb 4, 2016 |

Feb. 4 — A $1.8-million National Institutes of Health grant to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) will make a next-generation Anton 2 supercomputer developed by D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) available to the biomedical research community. A specialized system for modeling the function and dynamics of biomolecules, the Anton 2 machine at PSC will be Read more…

Create Mixed HPC/Big Data Clusters Today Says Bright Computing

Feb 3, 2016 |

The latest version of convergence – blending traditional HPC and big data computing into a ‘single’ environment – dominates much of the conversation in the HPC today, including within HPCwire. Elegant unified solutions, certainly at the very high end, are still in the making. That said, Bright Computing is in the thick of efforts to Read more…

Lenovo Reports Strong Third Quarter Performance

Feb 3, 2016 |

HONG KONG, China, Feb. 3 — Lenovo Group has announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2015. Quarterly revenue was US$12.9 billion, an 8 percent year-over-year decrease, or 2 percent year-over-year in constant currency. Third quarter pre-tax income, excluding non-cash, M&A related accounting charges of US$77 million, was US$397 million, while reported pre-tax income Read more…

NCSA Awarded Grant to Examine Effective Practices in Industrial HPC

Feb 1, 2016 |

Feb. 1 — Being a principal investigator for a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to evaluate and share practices in partnerships between high performance computing (HPC) and industry was not on Merle Giles’ radar before he started working with NCSA. “My background is business—it’s not technology and it’s not science. My previous lives were not in Read more…

Seagate Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Jan 29, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 29 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 ended January 1, 2016. For the second quarter, the Company reported revenue of approximately $3.0 billion, gross margin of 24.8%, net income of $165 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.55. On a Read more…