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Google Joins Internet2, Targets Machine Learning and Data Analytics

Oct 25, 2016 |

Internet2 (I2) issued a brief announcement yesterday that Google had joined its community. The move is interesting in that it is more evidence of efforts by the big hyperscalers – AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google – to forge links with and serve the HPC community. Among Google’s goals are gaining access to Internet2 community development Read more…

Barcelona Supercomputing Center Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Oct 24, 2016 |

Oct. 24 — The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, and will start activity within this community with a keynote address by its Director, Mateo Valero at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe, held in Barcelona on the 26th to 28th of October. The OpenPOWER Foundation is a not-for-profit open development community based on the POWER Read more…

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.

SC16 Showcases Use of HPC and Cloud In Cancer Research

Oct 19, 2016 |

The effort to attack cancer with HPC resources has been growing for years. Indeed, it’s accurate to say the sequencing of the human genome was as much a tour de force of HPC as of the new DNA sequencers. Back in June, Department of Energy Secretary Ernst Moniz blogged on the effort (Supercomputers are key Read more…

Cirrascale Expands Multi-GPU Cloud Service Offerings

Oct 19, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of server and cloud solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, has announced the future availability of the IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC in multiple configurations for its GPU-as-a-Service cloud platform. The configurations will support both the 8-core and 10-core POWER8 CPU and up to four Read more…

vScaler to Showcase Hybrid Cloud Platform at Openstack Summit 2016

Oct 18, 2016 |

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 18 — vScaler Ltd. To showcase hybrid cloud platform at Openstack Summit 2016, on October 25-28, in Barcelona, Spain. Since its launch in 2015 as a small cluster in one of vScaler’s technology labs, we have today expanded to numerous dedicated datacenters with worldwide access. vScaler currently has multiple deployments of its cloud technology 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…

WIN Enterprises Unveils Storage Server with Dual Cavium ThunderX Processors

Oct 7, 2016 |

Oct. 7 — WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers, network platforms for solution providers, announces the PL-81060, a high-performance server with dual Cavium ThunderX processors optimized as a Cloud and Data Center server. ThunderX is the Cavium 64-bit ARMv8 server processor family for next generation high-performance computing and hyperscale datacenter workloads. The Read more…

Power8 with NVLink Coming to the Nimbix Cloud

Oct 6, 2016 |

Starting later this month, HPC professionals and data scientists wishing to try out NVLink’d Nvidia Pascal P100 GPUs won’t have to spend upwards of $100,000 on NVIDIA’s DGX-1 server or fork over about half that for IBM’s Power8 server with NVLink and four Pascal GPUs. Soon they’ll be able to get the power of Pascal Read more…

Nimbix Collaborates With IBM and NVIDIA to Launch Powerful GPU Cloud Offering

Oct 5, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 5 — Nimbix, a leading HPC cloud platform provider, today announced plans to expand its performance leadership in cloud supercomputing with the addition of IBM’s recently launched Power Systems S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) platform featuring NVIDIA Pascal GPUs.  Nimbix will now put the capabilities of IBM Power Systems for HPC, based on Read more…

Microsoft Eyes AI Supercomputer on Azure

Oct 3, 2016 |

Microsoft is jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon with the formation of a new research group that will seek to make the technology more accessible via its Azure cloud while helping to deliver new capabilities across applications, services and infrastructure. The infrastructure portion of the effort focuses on combining the processing engines like GPUs and Read more…


Oct 3, 2016 |

Oct. 3 — KALEAO, an intellectual property and server solutions company, announced today the availability of its groundbreaking hyperconverged platform, KMAX. KMAX is capable of achieving results that mark a significant milestone in the simplification and reduction of the cost for IT infrastructure. In today’s era of digitally-powered innovation, service providers and IT organizations face the constant Read more…

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

Sep 30, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who were growing frustrated with the performance limitations of Amazon’s G2 instances, which are backed by three-year-old Nvidia GRID K520 graphics cards.

Penguin Computing Introduces Scyld Cloud Workstation 3.0

Sep 29, 2016 |

FERMENT, Calif., Sept. 29 — Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced Scyld Cloud Workstation 3.0, a 3D-accelerated remote desktop solution which provides true multi-user remote desktop collaboration for cloud-based Linux and Windows desktops. “Unlike other remote desktop solutions, collaboration via Scyld Cloud Workstation is more like Read more…

NSF Backs ‘Big Data Spokes’ with $10M in Grants

Sep 28, 2016 |

In recent years the Obama Administration and National Science Foundation have worked to spur growth of big data infrastructure to handle academic, government, and industrial data-intensive research. In 2012, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative was launched by OSTP and last year NSF announced BD Hubs. Today NSF continued adding muscle to the growing Read more…

Fortissimo 2 Consortium Launches Second Open Call for Proposals

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — The Fortissimo 2 consortium announced the launch of its Second Open Call for proposals. The Fortissimo 2 project (Horizon 2020 contract 6804811) is funding a set of experiments (sub-projects) to extend and demonstrate the business potential of an ecosystem for HPC-Cloud services, specifically for applications involving simulation of coupled physical processes or Read more…

TACC Cloud Computing Testbed Assists PSC

Sep 27, 2016 |

Sept. 27 — In the world of advanced computing, computer scientists commonly use supercomputers to explore new technologies. Without supercomputers, the field of computer science would not make progress in developing better and more efficient algorithms, methods, and tools that help advance technology. However, supercomputing environments can have restrictive systems and software in place that 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…

Nimbix Adds Docker Integration to JARVICE Platform

Sep 20, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 20 — Nimbix, a leading HPC cloud platform provider, today announced a new capability, PushToCompute is a method for rapid cloud deployment and monetization of containerized compute intensive applications.  This capability is built into the JARVICE platform which powers the Nimbix Cloud. Through the added feature on the JARVICE platform, developers are able to Read more…

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat Extend Collaboration for Next-Generation Cloud Platforms

Sep 20, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced enhancements and growth in their long-standing alliance to better help clients embrace hybrid cloud. Through joint engineering and deeper product collaboration, the two companies plan to deliver solutions built on key components Read more…