NSF Signs $1.4 Million Check to Advance Community Database

January 21, 2015

Thanks to an NSF award worth $1.4 million, bioinformatics researchers at Washington State University and Clemson University and elsewhere will soon have the ki Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray Parlays Supercomputing Technology Into Big Data Appliance

March 1, 2012

For the first time in its history, Cray has built something other than a supercomputer. On Wednesday, the company's newly hatched YarcData division launched "uRiKA," a hardware-software solution aimed at real-time knowledge discovery with terascale-sized data sets. The system is designed to serve businesses and government agencies that need to do high-end analytics in areas as diverse as social networking, financial management, healthcare, supply chain management, and national security. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Startup Brings HPC to Big Data Analytics

June 16, 2011

For all the accolades one hears about German engineering, there are few IT vendors native to that country. Recently though, we got the opportunity to talk with one such company, ParStream, a Cologne-based startup that has developed a bleeding-edge CPU/GPU-based analytics platform that marries high performance computing to big data. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Oracle’s Cloudy Path to Growth

April 1, 2011

While there's no doubt its hardware and standard software aren't disappearing anytime soon, some analysts see the key to Oracle's future in the clouds. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Cray Pushes XMT Supercomputer Into the Limelight

January 26, 2011

When announced in 2006, the Cray XMT supercomputer attracted little attention. The machine was originally targeted for high-end data mining and analysis for a particular set of government clients in the intelligence community. While the feds have given the XMT support over the past five years, Cray is now looking to move these machines into the commercial sphere. And with the next generation XMT-2 on the horizon, the company is gearing up to accelerate that strategy in 2011. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Oracle Buys 10 Percent Share of Mellanox

November 5, 2010

Ellison and company put some big bucks behind InfiniBand. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

No Sign of HPC on Sun-Oracle Roadmap

January 28, 2010

Ellison and company is all about business computing. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

EU Issues Objections to Oracle’s Sun Acquisition

November 10, 2009

European Commission once again raises database competition issue. Read more…

By James Niccolai

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