Cray Unveils Shasta, Lands NERSC-9 Contract

Cray revealed today the details of its next-gen supercomputing architecture, Shasta, selected to be the next flagship system at NERSC. We've known of the code-name "Shasta" since the Argonne slic

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Extreme Scale HPC: How Western Digital Corporation leveraged the virtually unlimited HPC capacity on AWS in their quest to speed up innovation and build better products

Recently, AWS and Western Digital embarked on a very fun, challenging project of evaluating the impact of running their electro-magnetic simulations on a massive HPC cluster built on AWS using Am

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InfiniBand Still Tops in Supercomputing

In the competitive global HPC landscape, system and processor vendors, nations and end user sites certainly get a lot of attention--deservedly so--but more than ever, the network plays a crucial

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Affordable Optical Technology Needed Says HPE’s Daley

While not new, the challenges presented by computer cabling/PCB circuit routing design – cost, performance, space requirements, and power management – have coalesced into a major headache in

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Part Two: Navigating Life Sciences Choppy HPC Waters in 2018

March 8, 2018

2017 was not necessarily the best year to build a large HPC system for life sciences say Ari Berman, VP and GM of consulting services, and Aaron Gardner, direct Read more…

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Brookhaven Ramps Up Computing for National Security Effort

February 14, 2018

Last week, Dan Coats, the director of Director of National Intelligence for the U.S., warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia was likely to meddle in the 2018 mid-term U.S. elections, much as it stands accused of doing in the 2016 Presidential election. Read more…

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Activist Investor Ratchets up Pressure on Mellanox to Boost Returns

January 9, 2018

Activist investor Starboard Value has sent a letter to Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman demanding dramatic operational changes to boost returns to shareholders. This i Read more…

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Activist Investor Starboard Buys 10.7% Stake in Mellanox; Sale Possible?

November 20, 2017

Starboard Value has reportedly taken a 10.7 percent stake in interconnect specialist Mellanox Technologies, and according to the Wall Street Journal, has urged the company “to improve its margins and stock and explore a potential sale.” Read more…

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Purdue Researchers Hit DARPA Cooling Target of 1000W/cm^2

October 24, 2017

Cooling is an ongoing challenge in all of computing. Now, a group of researchers from Purdue University have devised an ‘intra-chip' cooling technique that hi Read more…

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Data Vortex Users Contemplate the Future of Supercomputing

October 19, 2017

Last month (Sept. 11-12), HPC networking company Data Vortex held its inaugural users group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) bringing together ab Read more…

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HPE ‘Trade & Match’ Server Tops STAC N1 Test

October 10, 2017

An overclocked trade & match server from Hewlett Packard Enterprise using a Mellanox network stack has delivered the lowest mean latency to date on a STAC N Read more…

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Tuning InfiniBand Interconnects Using Congestion Control

July 26, 2017

InfiniBand is among the most common and well-known cluster interconnect technologies. However, the complexities of an InfiniBand (IB) network can frustrate the Read more…

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