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For IBM/OpenPOWER: Success in 2017 = (Volume) Sales

To a large degree IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation have done what they said they

By John Russell

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UberCloud Cites Progress in HPC Cloud Computing

200 HPC cloud experiments, 80 case studies, and a ton of hands-on experience gained, that’s

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A Conversation with Women in HPC Director Toni Collis

In this SC16 video interview, HPCwire Managing Editor Tiffany Trader sits down with Toni Collis,

By Tiffany Trader

BioTeam’s Berman Charts 2017 HPC Trends in Life Sciences

Twenty years ago high performance computing was nearly absent from life sciences. Today it’s used throughout life sciences and biomedical research. Genomics and the data deluge from modern lab instruments are the main drivers, but so is the longer-term desire to perform predictive simulation in support of Precision Medicine (PM). There’s even a specialized life sciences supercomputer, ‘Anton’ from D.E. Shaw Research, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is standing up its second Anton 2 and actively soliciting project proposals. There’s a lot going on.

By John Russell

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Fast Rewind: 2016 Was a Wild Ride for HPC

December 23, 2016

Some years quietly sneak by – 2016 not so much. It’s safe to say there are always forces reshaping the HPC landscape but this year’s bunch seemed like a noisy lot. Among the noisemakers: TaihuLight, DGX-1/Pascal, Dell EMC & HPE-SGI et al., KNL to market, OPA-IB chest thumping, Fujitsu-ARM, new U.S. President-elect, BREXIT, JR’s Intel Exit, Exascale (whatever that means now), NCSA@30, whither NSCI, Deep Learning mania, HPC identity crisis…You get the picture. Read more…

By John Russell

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

PGS Adds Second Cray Super to Houston Mega Center

October 17, 2016

"We're gonna need a bigger supercomputer" is what Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) must have said to Cray ahead of working with the iconic supercomputer maker to expand its seismic processing capability by a full 50 percent. And it's not like PGS didn't already have a big supercomputer. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SGI, ANSYS Set New Record for Scaling Commercial CAE Code

September 27, 2016

SGI, the supercomputing vendor recently acquired by HPE, has teamed with ANSYS, the product engineering and simulation software company, to set a new world record for scaling commercial CAE code. Read more…

By Doug Black

Why 2016 Is the Most Important Year in HPC in Over Two Decades

August 23, 2016

In 1994, two NASA employees connected 16 commodity workstations together using a standard Ethernet LAN and installed open-source message passing software that allowed their number-crunching scientific application to run on the whole “cluster” of machines as if it were a single entity. Read more…

By Vincent Natoli, Stone Ridge Technology

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…

By John Russell

NVIDIA Debuts PCIe-based P100; Broadens Aim at CPU Dominance

June 19, 2016

NVIDIA seems to be mounting a vigorous effort to dethrone the CPU as the leader of the processor pack for HPC and demanding datacenter workloads. Read more…

By John Russell

Heading into ISC16, OpenHPC Releases Latest Stack with 60-plus Packages

June 16, 2016

SC15 was sort of a muted launch party for OpenHPC – the nascent effort to develop a ‘plug-and-play’ software framework for HPC. There seemed to be widespread agreement the idea had merit, not a lot of knowledge of details, and some wariness because Intel was a founding member and vocal advocate. Next week, ISC16 will mark the next milestone for OpenHPC, which has since grown into a full-fledged Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and today released version 1.0.1 of OpenHPC (build and test tools). Read more…

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