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HPC Career Notes (August 2016)

Aug 1, 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…

Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

Jul 29, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, July 29 — Fujitsu has reported a loss for the first quarter attributable to owners of the parent of 14.0 billion yen, representing an improvement of 4.8 billion yen compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Consolidated revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was 986.5 billion yen, down 78.5 billion yen Read more…

Atos Reports Financial Results for First Half of 2016

Jul 27, 2016 |

July 27 — Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its financial results for the first half of 2016. Revenue was € 5,697 million, up +17.9% at constant exchange rates and +1.7% at constant scope and exchange rates. Organic growth at +1.8% during the second quarter of 2016 reflected the sustainability of the Read more…

vCompute Partners With R Systems to Provide Additional Supercomputing and Cloud Resources

Jul 26, 2016 |

HOUSTON, Tex., July 26 — vCompute announced today that it has completed a partnership agreement with R Systems NA Inc. to host additional HPC and Cloud infrastructure in the Houston vCompute data center facility. This high density, non-blocking infiniband configuration allows vCompute clients to immediately benefit from the power of our high performance computing services and deliver reliable and Read more…

Cray to Report Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results on August 2

Jul 26, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 26 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) plans to host an investor conference call on Tuesday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss its second quarter 2016 financial results. The call will feature a discussion by senior management followed by a question and answer session. Conference Call Information To access the call, Read more…

Mellanox Receives Baidu’s Award for Technology Leadership

Jul 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, July 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today it has been honored with the Award for Technology Innovation from global web 2.0 service leader Baidu, Inc. The award recognizes Mellanox’s achievements in designing and delivering Read more…

AMD Reports 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results

Jul 22, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 22 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has announced revenue for the second quarter of 2016 of $1,027 million, operating loss of $8 million, and net income of $69 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. Non-GAAP operating income was $3 million and non-GAAP net loss was $40 million, or $0.05 per share. “In the second quarter we accomplished Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 21, 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. Mendenhall: As a non-#HPC expert, #XSEDE and #ECSS was Read more…

Mellanox Achieves Record Quarterly Revenue in Second Quarter 2016

Jul 21, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, July 21 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) has announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016. “We are pleased to report the fifth consecutive quarter of record revenue. We saw strong growth in our Ethernet business, driven by growth in our 25, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet products,” said Eyal Waldman, president Read more…

Nor-Tech Partners With ESI and OpenFOAM for Affordable HPC Clusters

Jul 20, 2016 |

July 20 — Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies) just brought HPC clusters within the reach of most scientific and research organizations. The smartly designed, scalable clusters are the first HPC devices with an affordable price point and no software licensing fees. Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig said, “We saw a disconnect in the industry between Read more…

IBM Reports 2016 Second Quarter Earnings

Jul 19, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., July 19 —  IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced second-quarter 2016 earnings results. “IBM continues to establish itself as the leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.  In doing so, IBM is pioneering new business opportunities beyond the traditional IT marketplace,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.  “In the second quarter we Read more…

EMC Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — EMC Corporation today reported second-quarter 2016 financial results. Second-quarter consolidated revenue was $6 billion. GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.29 in the second quarter, up 16% year over year. Non-GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share in the second quarter was $0.45, up 5% year over year. EMC generated Read more…

Briefing Alert: SoftBank will Purchase ARM Ltd for $32B

Jul 18, 2016 |

ARM Ltd has agreed to be bought by Japanese technology company SoftBank for $32B according to both companies. ARM-based chips are already dominant players in the mobile computing market and recently efforts to push ARM processors into servers, including HPC, have gained momentum. For example, Japan’s next flagship supercomputer, the post K Computer, will be Read more…

One Stop Systems Announces Merger With Magma

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) today announced that it has completed a merger with Mission Technology Group, Inc. (dba Magma), with OSS as the surviving entity. Both companies are market leaders in PCIe expansion technology used to create high-end compute accelerators and flash storage arrays. Together they become a dominant technology leader Read more…

SoftBank to Acquire ARM Holdings for £24.3 Billion

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — Softbank has made an offer of £24.3 billion to acquire ARM Holdings. With the purchase, Softbank intends to preserve the ARM organization, including ARM’s existing senior management team, brand, partnership-based business model and culture to ensure continuity of a strong track record, maintain the headquarters of ARM in Cambridge, and at least double Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 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. Special delivery from Chippewa Falls! Cori Phase II Read more…

Seagate Reports Preliminary Financial Information for Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016

Jul 13, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 13 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) (the “Company”) has announced selected preliminary financial information for its fiscal fourth quarter and year-end 2016, which ended on July 1, 2016. Seagate expects to report revenue of approximately $2.65 billion, gross margin of 25% and non-GAAP gross margin of approximately 25.8% for the fiscal fourth Read more…

ISC Workshop Tackles the Co-development Challenge

Jul 12, 2016 |

The long percolating discussion over ‘co-development’ and how best it should be undertaken has gained new urgency in the race towards exascale computing. At a workshop held at ISC2016 last month – Form Follows Function: Do algorithms and applications challenge or drag behind the hardware evolution? – several distinguished panelists offered varying viewpoints. Yesterday, session organizer Tobias Weinzierl posted a summary synopsis of the workshop discussion on arXiv.org. Weinzierl (Durham University) and co-organizer Michael Bader (Technische Universität München) are active participants in the ExaHyPE project (An Exascale Hyperbolic PDE (partial differential equation) Engine, funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 program).

STFC Launches Campus Technology Hub

Jul 11, 2016 |

July 11 — Businesses in the North West are being helped to develop new products faster and more cheaply. The advanced engineering technology centre was officially opened today at the Science and Technology Facility’s Council’s (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire. It will provide UK businesses of all sizes, including small start-ups, with affordable access to Read more…

AMD to Report Fiscal Second Quarter Results on July 21

Jul 8, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that it will webcast its earnings conference call on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT / 2 p.m. PDT to discuss the results of its fiscal second quarter ended June 25, 2016. All interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the real-time audio webcast of Read more…