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Container App ‘Singularity’ Eases Scientific Computing

Oct 20, 2016 |

HPC container platform Singularity is just six months out from its 1.0 release but already is making inroads across the HPC research landscape. It’s in use at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where Singularity founder Gregory Kurtzer has worked in the High Performance Computing Services (HPCS) group for 16 years.

IDC: Searching for Dark Energy in the HPC Universe

Oct 20, 2016 |

The latest scientific evidence indicates that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and that so-called dark energy is the driver behind this growth. Even though it comprises roughly two-thirds of the universe, not much is known about dark energy because it cannot be directly observed.

Intersect360: HPC Market to Approach $37B by 2020

Oct 19, 2016 |

Continued jostling among big HPC suppliers, ascent of the industrial segment as a market driver, and a projected total HPC market growth (CAGR) of around 5.2 percent pushing revenues to $36.9 billion by 2020 are a few highlights from the most recent Intersect360 Research report. One item of interest is Intersect360’s decision to break out Read more…

Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC

Sep 29, 2016 |

The freshly minted Dell EMC division of Dell Technologies is on a mission to take HPC mainstream with a strategy that hinges on engineered solutions, beginning with a focus on three industry verticals: manufacturing, research and life sciences. “Unlike traditional HPC where everybody bought parts, assembled parts and ran the workloads and did iterative engineering, we want folks to focus on time to innovation and let us worry about the infrastructure,” said Jim Ganthier, senior vice president, validated solutions organization at Dell EMC Converged Platforms Solution Division.

LBNL, Cornell Researchers Push Towards Low Power Devices

Sep 28, 2016 |

Pairing ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures has long been challenging. In the latest issue of Nature, a group of researchers from Lawrence Berkley National Lab and Cornell University reports progress that could lead to ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and Read more…

Energy Giant Vestas Harnesses HPC and Analytics for Renewables

Sep 21, 2016 |

The energy industry was an early adopter of supercomputing; in fact, energy companies have the most powerful supercomputers in the commercial world. And although HPC in the energy sector is almost exclusively associated with seismic workloads, it also plays a critical role with renewables as well, reflecting the growing maturity of that vertical. The largest Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Sep 13, 2016 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. The new DDN product fills out the company’s object storage portfolio and is positioned between DDN’s WOS 9660 offering, intended more for traditional ‘cold’ archives, and WOS 7000, which is well suited for embedded applications such as use with S3.

Why Cross-Accelerator Performance Profiling is a Challenge

Aug 17, 2016 |

High performance computing (HPC) systems are comprised of multiple compute nodes interconnected by a network. Previously these nodes were composed solely of multi-core processors, but nowadays they also include many-core processors, which are called accelerators. Although accelerators provide higher levels of parallelism, their inclusion in HPC systems results in more complex system designs and increases Read more…

DARPA Ramps Up Spectrum Challenge with Information Days

Aug 4, 2016 |

Next week, the DARPA-sponsored Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) to invent a better way to dynamically carve up and use of electromagnetic spectrum will hold its first information days. The information sessions are among the first concrete steps in what will be a long haul for teams – the winning designs aren’t expected until lat 2019. Read more…

IBM Phase Change Device Shows Promise for Emerging AI Apps

Aug 3, 2016 |

IBM Research today announced a significant advance in phase-change memristive technology – based on chalcogenide-based phase-change materials – that IBM says has the potential to achieve much higher neuronal circuit densities and lower power in neuromorphic computing. Also, for the first time, researchers demonstrated randomly spiking neurons based on the technology and were able to Read more…