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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 9, 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. Great scene today as pieces of the Owens Cluster are brought in, meanwhile the retired Glenn Cluster Read more…

Bright Computing Partners With ProfitBricks to Offer Customers an Elastic HPC Solution

Jun 9, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 9 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced a partnership with ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) company based in Germany. ProfitBricks provides virtual data centers that enable corporate customers to combine the advantages of cloud computing with the established look and feel of a Read more…

IBM Launches Apache Spark Development Environment

Jun 8, 2016 |

IBM, which has bet big on Apache Spark as a kind of analytics operating system ($300 million investment), yesterday announced the first cloud-based development environment for near real-time, high performance analytics using Apache Spark and a variety of tools from IBM and others. According to IBM the new set of capabilities, available on IBM Bluemix Read more…

Intel Xeon E7 Balloons In-memory Capacity, Targets Real-Time Analytics

Jun 8, 2016 |

Who crunches more data faster, wins. It’s this drive that cuts through and clarifies the essence of the evolutionary spirit in the computer industry, the dual desire to get to real time with bigger and bigger chunks of data. The locomotive: HPC technologies adapted to enterprise mission-critical data analytics. With its memory capacity of up 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…

TYAN to Showcase Range of HPC, Storage, and Cloud Computing Products at Computex 2016

May 31, 2016 |

May 31 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, exhibits its broad lines of storage, cloud computing and HPC solutions optimized for data center, virtualization, supercomputing, cloud and enterprise environments this week at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Highlights of TYAN’s new developments in system architecture and Read more…

Cavium Showcases the CloudScale Rack

May 31, 2016 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31 — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today showcased CloudScale Rack solution that demonstrates a complete cloud data center enabled using customer platforms built on Cavium’s product portfolio. Today’s data center platforms are built using Read more…

IBM to Offer NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU Accelerator in the Cloud

May 20, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., May 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has become the first company to offer the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU accelerator in the cloud, giving companies of all sizes easier and more affordable access to the latest virtual desktop applications with no compromise to performance. IBM continues to be in lock step with NVIDIA in bringing 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.

TGAC Installs largest SGI UV 300 Supercomputer for Life Sciences

May 11, 2016 |

Two weeks ago, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) based in the U.K. turned on the first of two new SGI UV300 computers. Next week, or thereabouts, TGAC will bring a second identical system online. Combined with its existing SGI UV2000, TGAC will have the largest SGI system dedicated to life sciences in the world. The upgrade will allow TGAC to significantly shorten the time required to assemble wheat genomes, a core activity in TGAC efforts to enhance worldwide food security.

Solarflare to Release New Ethernet Adapters

May 11, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., May 11 — Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking solutions, is releasing its next generation of high performance Ethernet adapters, powered by a configurable suite of software options, for the demanding needs of today and tomorrow’s horizontally scaled, flow-aware cloud-based data center environments. The Flareon Ultra SFN8500 family of high performance Ethernet adapters have been designed Read more…

Chameleon: Why Computer Scientists Need a Cloud of Their Own

May 5, 2016 |

Chameleon, the NSF-funded cloud testbed co-located at the University of Chicago and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, has been operating less than one year, but has already contributed to innovative research in the areas of HPC containerization, exascale operating systems and cybersecurity to name a few. To get perspective on this purpose-built testbed and the research it Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 28, 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. Never thought I would get to see one of these in person! @spurlockmuseum @cray_inc @NCSAatIllinois pic.twitter.com/7tGZctb3vX — Read more…

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage; Takes Aim at Cognitive Computing and Cloud

Apr 27, 2016 |

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash storage platform portfolio with the announcement today of three new array products aimed at managing massive amounts of data associated with cloud-based, high-performance workloads. Targeting hyperscale, cloud data centers and cloud service providers (CSP), the systems utilize IBM’s Read more…

Colovore and AMAX Partner to Deliver Cloud and HPC Infrastructure Solutions

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — Colovore, Silicon Valley’s leader in high-density colocation services, and AMAX, a leading manufacturer of data center, cloud, deep learning and HPC (High Performance Computing) solutions, have partnered to deliver an integrated deployment model aimed at enterprises looking for a streamlined solution to deploy, host and scale power-dense, high-performance IT infrastructure. The partnership presents Read more…

University of Cambridge Selects Red Hat to Support OpenStack-Based HPC Initiatives

Apr 26, 2016 |

AUSTIN, Tex., April 26 — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions, has selected Red Hat to support its OpenStack-based high performance computing (HPC) initiatives. In addition to deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform Read more…

University of Cambridge Partners With Mellanox to Deliver OpenStack-Based Cloud

Apr 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, April 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that University of Cambridge (UoC) has selected Mellanox End-to-End Ethernet interconnect solution including Spectrum SN2700 Ethernet switches, ConnectX-4 Lx NICs and LinkX cables for its OpenStack-based scientific research cloud. This new win Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase Total Solutions at OpenStack Summit

Apr 25, 2016 |

AUSTIN, Tex., April 25 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing showcases its total solutions for public, private and hybrid cloud at OpenStack Summit this week in Austin, Texas. Business success today requires adaptability, flexibility, and security. The Cloud promises to address these challenges by providing an Read more…

Enter Selects Mellanox OCN to Power Europe’s First Multi-Regional OpenStack-Based Public Cloud

Apr 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, April 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that Enter, creator of Enter Cloud Suite (ECS), Europe’s first multi-regional OpenStack-based cloud, has selected Mellanox Open Composable Networks (OCN) as the Ethernet network fabric for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud offering. Enter Read more…