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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…

Seagate Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Oct 19, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) (the “Company” or “Seagate”) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended September 30, 2016. For the first quarter, the Company reported revenue of $2.8 billion, gross margin of 28.6%, net income of $167 million and diluted earnings per share of Read more…

IBM Reports 2016 Third Quarter Earnings

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced third-quarter 2016 earnings results. “IBM’s third-quarter performance, led by continued double-digit growth in our strategic imperatives, is a testament to our leadership in cognitive solutions and cloud,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.  “Our ability to apply deep expertise and breakthrough technology, led by Watson Read more…

OpenCAPI Takes on PCIe, Vows 10X Improvement

Oct 14, 2016 |

With two major announcements this week, IBM continues to drive the build-out of its advanced scale ecosystem, aligning industry heavies to jointly develop open technologies that tackle the perennial problems of latency, bandwidth and bringing processing power into balance with data access within and among servers. In so doing, IBM and the companies alongside it have joined battle with Intel

Tech Leaders Launch OpenCAPI Consortium and Release New Specification

Oct 14, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14 — Technology leaders AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx today announced a new, open specification that can increase datacenter server performance by up to 10x, enabling corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads. Read more…

AMD Collaborates With Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Cloud Computing Services Based on Radeon Pro GPU Technologies

Oct 14, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 14 — Today at the Alibaba Computing Conference, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su joined Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to announce a collaboration between the two companies to strengthen research and cooperation related to the use of AMD Radeon Pro GPU technology in Alibaba Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Oct. 13, 2016)

Oct 13, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @NERSC for Read more…

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Promote New High Performance Interconnect

Oct 11, 2016 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 11 — A group of leading technology companies today announced the Gen-Z Consortium, an industry alliance working to create and commercialize a new scalable computing interconnect and protocol. This flexible, high-performance memory semantic fabric provides a peer-to-peer interconnect that easily accesses large volumes of data while lowering costs and avoiding today’s bottlenecks. The Read more…

Linvision Joins the Bright Partner Community

Oct 6, 2016 |

Oct. 6 — Bright Computing, leading provider of high performance clustered infrastructure management software, announced that Linvision has become the latest company to join the Bright Computing partner network, to serve customers across Benelux, France and Germany. Based in the Netherlands, Linvision HPC BV is a leader in the design, build, integration and support of High Performance Computing Read more…

RSC Group and M Computers Collaborate to Expand HPC Solutions in Europe

Oct 6, 2016 |

Oct. 6 — RSC Group, the leading developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centers in Russia and CIS, concluded a business cooperation agreement with M Computers Ltd., the only company in the Czech Republic with the title of Intel HPC Data Center Specialist. The common objective of the Read more…

BSC Presents Plan to Energize Europe’s Big Data Efforts

Oct 5, 2016 |

Researchers from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center today presented the big data roadmap commissioned by the EU as part of the RETHINK big project intended to identify technology goals, obstacles and actions for developing a more effective big data infrastructure and competitive position for the Europe over the next ten years. Not surprisingly, the leading position Read more…

Mellanox to Release Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on October 27

Oct 4, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Oct. 4 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter 2016 after the market closes on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Following the release, Mellanox will conduct a conference call at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 Read more…

HPC Career Notes (Oct. 2016)

Oct 3, 2016 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better Read more…

CCC Weighs in on Need for Industry-Academic Collaboration

Sep 22, 2016 |

How best to foster academic-industry collaboration is a hot topic. The National Strategic Computing Initiative calls it out as one of five imperatives. The Department of Energy’s HPC4Mfg program has been liberally doling project grants. Now, Community Computing Consortium has issued a report, The Future of Computing Research: Industry-Academic Collaborations, which likewise underscores the success Read more…

New Genomics Pipeline Combines AWS, Local HPC, and Supercomputing

Sep 22, 2016 |

Declining DNA sequencing costs and the rush to do whole genome sequencing (WGS) of large cohort populations – think 5000 subjects now, but many more thousands soon – presents a formidable computational challenge to researchers attempting to make sense of large cohort datasets. No single architecture is best. This month researchers report developing a hybrid 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…

Larry Smarr Helps NCSA Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Sep 20, 2016 |

Throughout the past year, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. On Friday, Larry Smarr, whose unsolicited 1983 proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) begat NCSA in 1985 and helped spur NSF to create not one but five national centers for supercomputing, gave a celebratory talk at NCSA.

DDN Names Robert Triendl SVP Global Sales, Marketing and Field Services

Sep 16, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced the promotion of Robert Triendl to senior vice president of global sales, marketing and field services. Leveraging his more than eight years of experience successfully leading DDN’s Asia Pacific, European and Japanese markets, Triendl will now focus on accelerating the worldwide adoption of DDN’s end-to-end Read more…

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Declined in Second Quarter of 2016, While Shipments Increased

Sep 14, 2016 |

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 14 — In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 per cent year over year, while shipments grew 2 per cent from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot Read more…