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TSUBAME3.0 Points to Future HPE Pascal-NVLink-OPA Server

Since our initial coverage of the TSUBAME3.0 supercomputer yesterday, more details have come to light on this innovative project. Of particular interest is a new board design for NVLink-equipped Pascal P100 GPUs that will create another entrant to the space currently occupied by Nvidia's DGX-1 system, IBM's "Minsky" platform and the Supermicro SuperServer (1028GQ-TXR).

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Tokyo Tech’s TSUBAME3.0 Will Be First HPE-SGI Super

In a press event Friday afternoon local time in Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo

By Tiffany Trader

Drug Developers Use Google Cloud HPC in the Fight Against ALS

Within the haystack of a lethal disease such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou

By Doug Black

People to Watch 2017

With 2017 underway, we’re looking to the future of high performance computing and the milestones that are growing ever closer.

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Azure Edges AWS in Linpack Benchmark Study

February 15, 2017

The “when will clouds be ready for HPC” question has ebbed and flowed for years. Read more…

By John Russell

Is Liquid Cooling Ready to Go Mainstream?

February 13, 2017

Lost in the frenzy of SC16 was a substantial rise in the number of vendors showing server oriented liquid cooling technologies. Three decades ago liquid cooling was pretty much the exclusive realm of the Cray-2 and IBM mainframe class products. That’s changing. We are now seeing an emergence of x86 class server products with exotic plumbing technology ranging from Direct-to-Chip to servers and storage completely immersed in a dielectric fluid. Read more…

By Steve Campbell

Van Andel Research Optimizes HPC Pipeline with DDN

February 7, 2017

For more than a decade the swelling output from life sciences experimental instruments has been overwhelming research computing infrastructures intended to support them. Read more…

By John Russell

HPC Career Notes (Feb. 2017)

February 1, 2017

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

Intersect360 on 2016 Top Performers and Trends

January 31, 2017

HPC supplier consolidation in 2016 is showing up on market watcher scorecards with Dell EMC (15.7 percent) slipping ahead of HPE (14.7 percent) as the top HPC system supplier according Intersect360 Research’s just released report, Top of All Things in HPC, 2016. Once HPE absorbs SGI (7.3 percent), it will likely edge back into first. Lenovo (10.1 percent) and Cray (4.9 percent) were also in the top five. NVIDIA again dominated the accelerator use (systems and number of accelerators). Read more…

By John Russell

Stathis Papaefstathiou Takes the R&D Reins at Cray

January 26, 2017

Earlier this month, Cray announced that tech veteran Stathis Papaefstathiou had joined the ranks of the iconic supercomputing company. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Heresies of the New HPC Cloud Universe

January 25, 2017

Perhaps ‘heresies’ is a bit strong, but HPC in the cloud, even for academics, is a fast-changing domain that’s increasingly governed by a new mindset, says Tim Carroll, head of ecosystem development and sales at Cycle Computing, an early pioneer in HPC cloud orchestration and provisioning software. The orthodoxy of the past – an emphatic focus on speeds and feeds, if you will – is being erased by changing researcher attitudes and the advancing capabilities of public (AWS, Microsoft, Google et al.) and private (Penguin, et al.) clouds. Read more…

By John Russell

IDG to Be Bought by Chinese Investors; IDC to Spin Out HPC Group

January 19, 2017

US-based publishing and investment firm International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) will be acquired by a pair of Chinese investors, China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. Read more…

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