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Hadoop and Spark Get RADICAL at SC15

Nov 13, 2015 |

The rapid maturation of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem has caught the eyes of HPC professionals who are eager to take advantage of emerging big data tools, such as Spark. One HPC group presenting on the topic at the SC15 show this week in Austin, Texas, is Rutgers University’s RADICAL team. The Research in Advanced Distributed Read more…

DDN Starts Pulling Wraps off Complete Product Refresh

Nov 10, 2015 |

As part of a comprehensive product line refresh and rollout that will extend through SC next week, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched the next generation of its high performance SFA block storage line with SFA14K and SFA14KE, formerly codenamed “Wolfcreek.” No stranger to high performance – the company supports over two-thirds of the world’s 100 Read more…

DDN to Introduce Complete Portfolio Refresh at SC15

Nov 4, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 4 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) will showcase innovations in HPC storage leadership that are giving customers the power to achieve their most ambitious visions at the upcoming International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15) in Austin, Texas. With massively scalable technology able to outpace the performance requirements and growth of Enterprise Read more…

Ace Computers to Exhibit at SEG Expo

Oct 15, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Oct. 15 — Ace Computers, one of the leading oil and gas industry supercomputer builders and custom HPC specialists in the U.S., will be exhibiting at the exclusive SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting, Oct. 18-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. More than 8,500 Read more…

Ace Computers Expands HPC Footprint in the Oil & Gas Industry

Sep 10, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 10 — Ace Computers, one of the leading supercomputer builders and custom HPC specialists in the U.S., is expanding its high performance computer footprint in the Oil & Gas Industry. This is the next logical step as the company continues to increase overall HPC market share. Ace Computers’ CEO John Samborski said, Read more…

Acceleware Reports Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30

Aug 26, 2015 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 26 — Acceleware Ltd., a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 (all figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted). The challenging market conditions facing Acceleware continued into the three months ended June 30, 2015, caused by the Read more…

HP, Intel Partner to Expand HPC Into the Enterprise

Jul 13, 2015 |

When the going gets tough, the tough join together to innovate. This is the message we are hearing from HPC stakeholders across the government and vendor landscape. It would an oversimplification to say that big data is responsible for driving this deeper partner integration but the technology trend has something to with it. More precisely, the Read more…

Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18

Jul 9, 2015 |

Hybrid scale-out NAS specialist Panasas today introduced ActiveStor 18, the latest in its ActiveStor appliance line. According to the company, the new appliance features a 33 percent increase in density, is available in 4TB and 8TB hard drive configurations, and delivers 20PB and 200GB/s scalability. The product will ship in September. “We’re now using Western Read more…

IDC Says Lenovo Strengthens, IBM Stumbles in Q1 Ranking

Jul 7, 2015 |

IDC reported the worldwide technical server market grew more than 10 percent on a year-over-year basis to more than $2.5B for Q1 2015 versus Q1 2014. There was good news for Lenovo, which bumped up to third place behind HP and Dell, while IBM fell from second to a distant fourth. Not surprisingly, the ripples Read more…

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for HPC

Jul 2, 2015 |

Today’s launch by IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France, ratchets up their campaign to attract a wider developer community to the OpenPOWER platform and their efforts to build momentum for the march into the Intel-dominated HPC landscape. The Montpellier-based center is the second of its kind, Read more…

Dell Aims PowerEdge C-Series Platform for HPC and Beyond

Jun 30, 2015 |

Dell has positioned its latest PowerEdge C-series platform to meet the needs of both traditional HPC and the hyperscale market. The recently hatched PowerEdge C6320 is outfitted with the latest generation Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, providing up to 18 cores per socket (144 cores per 2U chassis), up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and Read more…

Is IBM Getting Openness Right? Yes, Says GM Doug Balog

Jun 29, 2015 |

The annual Red Hat Summit, held in Boston last week, is something of revival tent for open source where the pulpits are plentiful and so are smiling believers. Indeed it’s hard to dispute the powerful innovation springing from open source. The RH Summit, which started 11 years ago as a modest celebration of open source Read more…

PETRONAS to Utilize SGI HPC Offerings

Jun 15, 2015 |

June 25 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, has announced that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), has chosen SGI to provide high-performance computing solutions to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging for enhancing the probability of success in its upstream businesses. Established in 1974, PETRONAS Read more…

Fixating on Exascale Performance Only Is a Bad Idea

Jun 15, 2015 |

Few in the computing industry dispute that achieving ‘exascale’ performance is worthy on its own merits. But fixating only on the magic milestone (10^18 FLOPS) misses an important point – HPC as currently practiced, even at the exascale level, won’t solve the grand challenges in science and society contends Dr. Sadasivan Shankar, Harvard University visiting Read more…

HP Launches HPC & Big Data Global Business Unit

Jun 4, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not Read more…

Oil and Gas Workloads Drive Supercomputing in Brazil

Jun 1, 2015 |

International exploration and production firm BG Brasil is raising the supercomputing profile of Latin America with the launch of an SGI supercomputer that is expected to “revolutionize seismic data processing” in the region. Last week BG Brasil and Senai CIMATEC officially welcomed the new machine, named “CIMATEC Yemoja” after a local Afro-Brazilian deity, and debuted their new world-class Read more…

X-ISS to Exhibit at ANSYS Conferences

May 27, 2015 |

HOUSTON, Tex., May 27 – eXcellence in IS Solutions Inc. (X-ISS), a provider of High Performance Computing and Big Data solutions, will exhibit in June at two conferences sponsored by ANSYS Inc., the developer of advanced engineering simulation software. X-ISS has extensive experience building, deploying and managing HPC clusters for ANSYS software users. X-ISS will share Read more…

Australian Oil & Gas Company to Utilize IBM’s Watson

May 27, 2015 |

May 27 — IBM and Woodside today announced they will use IBM Watson as part of the oil and gas company’s next steps in data science. The cognitive computing system will be trained by Woodside engineers, enabling users to surface evidence-weighted insights from large volumes of unstructured and historical data contained in project reports in seconds. Watson is part of Woodside’s strategy to Read more…

Rescale Launches ScaleX Enterprise for Cloud HPC and Simulation

May 21, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 – Rescale, an industry leader in computer aided engineering (CAE) simulation and high performance computing (HPC), announced availability this week of the innovative cloud HPC and simulation solution ScaleX​Enterprise. ScaleX Enterprise is Rescale’s secure and flexible solution for enterprise companies, combining its award-winning engineering simulation platform with a powerful administrative Read more…

EIA Launches Redesigned International Energy Portal

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets. You can view the portal at: http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/ “With most of the future growth in energy consumption expected to occur outside of the United States and Read more…