Supercomputing Wrap: Top Stories from SC14

As we noted in a few different pieces throughout the week, there has been little change in the Top 500 supercomputer rankings with Tianhe-2 still maintaining its dramatic edge over other systems.

By Nicole Hemsoth

Eurotech Hive Takes The Sting Out Of Density

Back at the International Supercomputing Conference in June, supercomputer maker Eurotech dropped some hints about its future water-cooled Aurora systems that would employ a mix of ARM processors

By Timothy Prickett Morgan

UT Austin Nabs Third Consecutive Student Cluster Win

Huge cheers broke out in the New Orleans Theater inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today when Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner of

By Tiffany Trader

Thursday Twitter Roundup

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14

By Thomas Ayres

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Complex Wheat Genome Nearly Cracked

December 4, 2014

One of the highlights of SC14 was a focus on how HPC is expanding out of its roots and cropping up in more and more places. One of the more interesting use case Read more…

Wednesday Twitter Roundup

November 19, 2014

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a Read more…

Why HPC Matters

November 19, 2014

When the SC14 show floor opened in New Orleans Monday night, signage everywhere proclaimed this year’s theme: HPC Matters. The new program, first announced at Read more…

NextScale Nodes Crest 1 Teraflops, Await Knights Landing

November 19, 2014

When the dust settles after its acquisition of the System x business from IBM, Lenovo Group will probably end up with the second largest HPC systems business in Read more…

Tuesday Twitter Roundup

November 19, 2014

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a Read more…

The Strange, Shifting Shape of the Supercomputing Market

November 18, 2014

This morning at SC14 during their annual breakfast briefing on high performance computing market trends, global analyst firm IDC kicked off with a correction to Read more…

DDN Strikes Balance for Parallel Storage I/O

November 18, 2014

Today at Supercomputing 2014, DataDirect Networks lifted the veil a bit more on Infinite Memory Engine (IME), its new software that will employ Flash storage an Read more…

NASA Pushes Long-Range Climate Model Limits with SGI

November 17, 2014

The Discover system at NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation was designed with scalability and flexibility in mind, starting with its original nodes in 2006 an Read more…

Monday Twitter Roundup

November 17, 2014

In celebration of SC14, we've decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a w Read more…

Why the TOP500 Standstill Won’t Last Forever

November 17, 2014

Traditionally, one of the most exciting opening elements of the annual SC event is the announcement of the list of the Top 500 supercomputers on the planet. The Read more…

The Countdown to the Next Gordon Bell Prize

November 17, 2014

With so much on the menu at SC with its exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials, research posters, and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions, it's diffic Read more…

CORAL Signals New Dawn for Exascale Ambitions

November 14, 2014

Just when it started to look as though the architectural course had been set for the next wave of large-scale supercomputers, today offered quite a shakeup to t Read more…

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Penguin Computing Announces New Collaboration with AMD - (11/20/2014)

TACC Receives Honor in 2014 HPCwire Awards - (11/20/2014)

UMich and UVic Utilizing SanDisk Products to Fuel Supercomputing Project - (11/20/2014)

Altair’s PBS Works Recognized in HPCwire Awards - (11/20/2014)

InfiniBand Interconnect Technology Used in 45 Percent of TOP500 Supercomputers - (11/20/2014)

DDN Honored with Six HPCwire Awards - (11/19/2014)

OpenMP ARB Announces Code Conversion Challenge - (11/19/2014)

Bright Computing to Demonstrate Latest Software at SC14 - (11/19/2014)

K Computer Recognized in Class 1 and 2 of HPC Challenge Awards - (11/19/2014)

AMAX to Introduce ServMax OCS to HPC Community - (11/18/2014)

Seagate Unveils Apache Hadoop on Lustre Connector - (11/18/2014)

Quanta Recognized with HPCwire Award - (11/18/2014)

Lenovo Showcases HPC Innovations at SC14 - (11/18/2014)

Seagate Announces Reseller Agreement with SGI - (11/18/2014)

Adaptive Computing Announces Moab 8.1 - (11/18/2014)

Mellanox InfiniBand Leads TOP500 as Most Used Interconnect Technology for HPC - (11/18/2014)

SGI Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/18/2014)

Cray Wins Six HPCwire Awards - (11/18/2014)

Penguin Computing Unveils Scyld Cloud Workstation - (11/18/2014)

Mellanox Switch-IB Family of InfiniBand Switches Set New Record - (11/18/2014)

New Orleans Becomes Home to Fastest Internet Hub in the World - (11/18/2014)

Kitware Teams with NVIDIA to Develop Enhancements for HPC Visualization - (11/18/2014)

Big Switch and Dell Enable SC14’s SCinet Monitoring of Networks - (11/18/2014)

Seagate Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/18/2014)

HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2014 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC14 - (11/17/2014)

AMD and PathScale Join the OpenACC Standards Group - (11/17/2014)

China’s Tianhe-2 Retains Top Spot on Fourth Consecutive TOP500 List - (11/17/2014)

Intel Announces Several New and Enhanced HPC Technologies - (11/17/2014)

AMAX to Offer New NVIDIA Tesla GPU Accelerators in ClusterMax and ServMax Platforms - (11/17/2014)

Huawei Introduces New FusionServer Products at SC14 - (11/17/2014)

Dell Announces New HPC Offerings - (11/17/2014)

Solarflare Unveils New 40Gb Ethernet Server Adapter - (11/17/2014)

NVIDIA Unveils Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator - (11/17/2014)

Dell PowerEdge C4130 Server Utilizing Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Adapters - (11/17/2014)

Dot Hill Collaborates with Intel and Mellanox on New Offering for HPC - (11/17/2014)

SGI Announces Additions to HPC Portfolio - (11/17/2014)

Supermicro Exhibits Range of HPC Optimized Platforms at SC14 - (11/17/2014)

Seagate Announces New ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre - (11/17/2014)

Extreme Networks Announces Enhancements to Software Defined Architecture - (11/17/2014)

ARM HPC Ecosystem Builds Momentum with Introduction of PathScale EKOPath Compiler - (11/17/2014)

Mellanox Announces Availability of 100Gb/s DAC and AOCs - (11/17/2014)

3M to Display Twin Axial Cable Assemblies at SC14 - (11/17/2014)

CoolIT Systems Features Range of Offerings for HPC Servers and Datacenters at SC14 - (11/17/2014)

SysFera-DS HPC Management Software Used to Run Simulations on ROMEO Supercomputer - (11/17/2014)

One Stop Systems to Feature HDCA with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors at SC14 - (11/17/2014)

Altera and IBM Unveil FPGA-Accelerated POWER Systems - (11/17/2014)

Dot Hill Launches Ultra56 AssuredSAN - (11/17/2014)

Indiana University to Showcase Advanced Computing Technology at SC14 - (11/14/2014)

Silicon Mechanics to Highlight Research-Centered Technology at SC14 - (11/14/2014)

NASA to Highlight Mission Advances Enabled by Supercomputers at SC14 - (11/14/2014)

STEM and HPC Innovators Launch Community Effort to Foster Entrepreneurship - (11/14/2014)

General Dynamics to Exhibit at SC14 - (11/14/2014)

CDC to Present on Utilizing HPC to Battle Infectious Diseases at SC14 - (11/14/2014)

SCinet Tested with Spirent Federal - (11/14/2014)

Nallatech to Demonstrate FPGA Acceleration at SC14 - (11/13/2014)

Experts to Unveil Groundbreaking Innovations at SC14 - (11/13/2014)

Asetek to Showcase Range of RackCDU Systems for HPC Datacenters at SC14 - (11/13/2014)

E4 and Applied Micro to Present Updated ARKA Platform at SC14 - (11/13/2014)

Gigamon to Support Visibility Into SCinet - (11/12/2014)

SC14 Posts Two of Five #HPCMatters Videos - (11/12/2014)

Xilinx to Showcase Storage and Networking Acceleration for HPC Applications at SC14 - (11/12/2014)

ThinkParQ to Showcase BeeGFS Developments at SC14 - (11/11/2014)

DDN to Demonstrate New Technologies for HPC Applications at SC14 - (11/11/2014)

X-ISS to Unveil New Release of DecisionHPC Analytics Software at SC14 - (11/11/2014)

Ace Computers to Showcase Powerworks Servers at SC14 - (11/11/2014)

Ethernet Alliance to Highlight Ethernet’s Evolution at SC14 - (11/10/2014)

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