China Plans 2019 Exascale Machine To Grow Sea Power

The glory of having the world's fastest supercomputer, as measured by the Linpack benchmark, has been China's for four years running, first with the 33-petaflops Tianhe-2 and currently with the 9

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Infinite Memory Engine: The Exascale-era Storage Architecture

As Neils Bohr said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Regarding, storage technology futures, the smart money has been riding on NVMe to deliver the step c

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Study Identifies Best Practices for Public-Private HPC Engagement

What's the best way for HPC centers in the public sphere to engage with private industry partners to boost the competitiveness of the companies and the larger communities? That question is at the

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Tech Giants Outline Battle Plans for Future HPC Market

Four companies engaged in a cage fight for leadership in the emerging HPC market of the 2020s are, despite deep differences in some areas, in violent agreement on at least one thing: the power co

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Dell Strikes Reseller Deal with Atos; Supplants SGI

August 22, 2017

Dell EMC and Atos announced a reseller deal today in which Dell will offer Atos’ high-end 8- and 16-socket Bullion servers. Some move from Dell had been expec Read more…

By John Russell

AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

August 14, 2017

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based s Read more…

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Oak Ridge to Cut Up to 350 Jobs in 2017; Will Other Labs Follow Suit?

August 9, 2017

It’s not yet clear if staff cuts announced yesterday at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are just the first of others at other national labs as the Department of Energy feels pressure from President Trump to cut costs. Read more…

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Bolstering the ARM Case for HPC Workloads

August 9, 2017

A new report sponsored by ARM and prepared by the University of Cambridge (UK) shows strong scaling for two popular CFD programs – OpenFOAM and Cloverleaf – Read more…

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Do Big IT Outsourcing Firms Abuse H-1B Program?

August 8, 2017

Is the H-1B visa program mostly a way to import cheaper IT talent from abroad? Yes, at least as practiced by the top IT labor outsourcing firms according to an Read more…

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Cray Moves to Acquire the Seagate ClusterStor Line

July 28, 2017

This week Cray announced that it is picking up Seagate's ClusterStor HPC storage array business for an undisclosed sum. "In short we're effectively transitioning the bulk of the ClusterStor product line to Cray," said CEO Peter Ungaro. Read more…

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China’s Expanding Effort to Win in Microchips

July 27, 2017

The global battle for preeminence, or at least national independence, in semiconductor technology and manufacturing continues to heat up with Europe, China, Jap Read more…

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Hyperion: Storage to Lead HPC Growth in 2016-2021

July 27, 2017

Global HPC external storage revenues will grow 7.8% over the 2016-2021 timeframe according to an updated forecast released by Hyperion Research this week. HPC s Read more…

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