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September 6, 2017

For about a year the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) has been assembling best practices and open source components around data-driven scientific researc Read more…

By John Russell

HPE Gobbles SGI for Larger Slice of $11B HPC Pie

August 11, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it will acquire rival HPC server maker SGI for $7.75 per share, or about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt. The deal ends the seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI banner flying after Rackable Systems purchased the bankrupt Silicon Graphics Inc. for $25 million in 2009 and assumed the SGI brand. Bringing SGI into its fold bolsters HPE's high-performance computing and data analytics capabilities and expands its position... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Xeon E7 Balloons In-memory Capacity, Targets Real-Time Analytics

June 8, 2016

Who crunches more data faster, wins. It’s this drive that cuts through and clarifies the essence of the evolutionary spirit in the computer industry, the dual Read more…

By Doug Black

Nielsen and Intel Migrate HPC Efficiency and Data Analytics to Big Data

May 16, 2016

Nielsen has collaborated with Intel to migrate important pieces of HPC technology into Nielsen’s big-data analytic workflows including MPI, mature numerical libraries from NAG (the Numerical Algorithms Group), as well as custom C++ analytic codes. This complementary hybrid approach integrates the benefits of Hadoop data management and workflow scheduling with an extensive pool of HPC tools and C/C++ capabilities for analytic applications. In particular, the use of MPI reduces latency, permits reuse of the Hadoop servers, and co-locates the MPI applications close to the data. Read more…

By Rob Farber

Making Sense of HPC in the Age of Democratization

March 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 Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPC for Advanced Analytics at the USPS

May 5, 2015

Today, the United States Postal Service is on its third generation of supercomputers, with each generation more capable than its predecessor. IDC believes the U Read more…

By Steve Conway, Research Vice President in IDC’s High Performance Computing Group

Army Research Lab Lays Out HPC Strategy

February 19, 2015

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is counting on supercomputing and large-scale analytics to provide the competitive edge it needs to maintain its position Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray Advances Hadoop for HPC

February 4, 2014

In a recent blog entry, Mike Boros, Hadoop Product Marketing Manager at Cray, Inc., writes about the company's positioning of Hadoop for scientific big data. Li Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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