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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 2, 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. Less than 19 days left for #ISC16. It's going to be worth the wait for some 3,000 Read more…

New HPC SaaS, Alces Flight, Offered on Amazon Web Services

Jun 2, 2016 |

Options for HPC use on Amazon Web Services continue to grow. An AWS post yesterday noted Alces Flight – an HPC cluster provisioning and Software as a Service company (SaaS) with a library of 750 scientific applications – is now available for AWS users. Jeff Barr, AWS’s Chief Evangelist, noted in his related post, “Today Read more…

Cavium Unveils ThunderX2 Plans, Reports ARM Traction is Growing

May 31, 2016 |

Cavium yesterday rolled out plans for ThunderX2, the next generation of its ThunderX line of ARM system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors. Given all of the recent noise around Intel’s Broadwell and Knights Landing chips, the announcement is a reminder that the ARM camp continues to make what it believes is steady progress into the x86-dominated landscape. Cavium made Read more…

HPC Career Notes

May 31, 2016 |

In our new monthly feature, we’ll be keeping 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, Read more…

Brocade Completes Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless

May 27, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 27 — Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ruckus Wireless. This represents an important step in Brocade’s strategic vision to build a pure-play networking company that supports the rapidly evolving requirements of the digital transformation era. The combination expands the breadth of Brocade’s portfolio of Read more…

SGI to Participate in D.A. Davidson 8th Annual Technology Forum

May 27, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., May 27 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, today announced that management will be participating in the D.A. Davidson 8th Annual Technology Forum on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY, and will be presenting at the Stifel Technology, Internet Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 26, 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. A before and after illustrating the positive influence @NVIDIATesla has had on modern technology #NVIDIA #HPC #GPU Read more…

HPE Spins Off Services Unit in Merger with CSC

May 25, 2016 |

HPE continues its development into an entity of still-evolving form with the announced spin-off of its enterprise services unit, which will be merged with CSC, in what the two companies expect to be a $26 billion “pure-play” IT services organization. The move is in keeping with the recent history of the iconic Silicon Valley company, following the 2014 split of the old Hewlett Packard into Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE – servers, cloud computing and other “enterprise units, along with HPC) and HP Inc. (PCs and printers).

New HPC Market Report Released by ReportBuyer

May 25, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., May 25 — The HPC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.45% during 2015-2020. The emergence of big data has increased the demand for systems that can handle data intensive workload. HPC clusters are systems that can easily handle vast amount of data and extensively support high performance data analysis. The improved data Read more…

Cray Bakes Big Data Software Framework Into Urika-GX Analytics Platform

May 24, 2016 |

Cray continued its courtship of the advanced scale enterprise market with today’s launch of the Urika-GX, a system that integrates Cray supercomputing technologies with an agile big data platform designed to run multiple analytics workloads concurrently. While Cray has pre-installed analytics software in previous systems, the new system takes pre-configuration to a new level with an open software framework designed to eliminate installation, integration and update headaches that stymie big data implementations.

STULZ USA Announces Partnership With CoolIT Systems

May 24, 2016 |

May 24 — Leading global mission critical cooling solutions provider STULZ, through its US entity STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc. (STULZ USA), has engaged in a strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems, Inc. (CoolIT), a global manufacturer of energy efficient Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) technologies for High Performance Computing, Cloud and Enterprise markets. The Read more…

ORNL to Open Chattanooga Office

May 24, 2016 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 23, 2016 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office today at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 19, 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. #ISC16 registration numbers are looking good. We might as well reach 3,000 attendees 🙂 Looking forward to Read more…

Tabor Communications Launches New Native Advertising Platform: The Solution Channel

May 18, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 18 — Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), a leading international media and services company, and publishers of industry leading online advanced-scale computing publications including HPCwire, EnterpriseTech, and Datanami, today announced the release of the new native advertising platform, called “The Solution Channel,” as part of their network of high tech computing publications covering the people and technologies Read more…

Nielsen and Intel Migrate HPC Efficiency and Data Analytics to Big Data

May 16, 2016 |

Nielsen has collaborated with Intel to migrate important pieces of HPC technology into Nielsen’s big-data analytic workflows including MPI, mature numerical libraries from NAG (the Numerical Algorithms Group), as well as custom C++ analytic codes. This complementary hybrid approach integrates the benefits of Hadoop data management and workflow scheduling with an extensive pool of HPC tools and C/C++ capabilities for analytic applications. In particular, the use of MPI reduces latency, permits reuse of the Hadoop servers, and co-locates the MPI applications close to the data.

NVIDIA Reports Financial Results

May 13, 2016 |

May 13 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has reported revenue for the first quarter ended May 1, 2016, of $1.30 billion, up 13 percent from $1.15 billion a year earlier, and down 7 percent from $1.40 billion in the previous quarter. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.33, up 38 percent from $0.24 a year Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 12, 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. "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." Great reminder by Olga Baeva! #HPC #IBM pic.twitter.com/0Ls5GYo5uz — Colleen Read more…

Western Digital Completes Acquisition of SanDisk

May 12, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., May 12 — Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK). The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep Read more…

Asetek Ships Three Millionth Liquid Cooler

May 12, 2016 |

OSLO, Norway, May 12 — Asetek, the world’s leading supplier of computer liquid cooling solutions, today announced that it shipped its 3,000,000th unit in Q1 2016. While it took Asetek five years to ship its first million, it has shipped two million units in the last four years alone. This accelerating demand is, in large part, Read more…

SanDisk Announces Final Regulatory Approval for Acquisition by Western Digital

May 10, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., May 10 — SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) has approved the acquisition of SanDisk by Western Digital Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC). All necessary regulatory approvals for the acquisition have now been received and the transaction is expected to Read more…