Intel Reportedly in $6B Bid for Mellanox

The latest rumors and reports around an acquisition of Mellanox focus on Intel, which has reportedly offered a $6 billion bid for the high performance interconnect company, according to Israeli p

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The ASC 2019 Student Supercomputer Challenge is underway, with more than 300 teams from around the world will tackle challenges on CESM, the Community Earth System Model for studying climate chan

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Microsoft to Buy Mellanox?

Networking equipment powerhouse Mellanox could be an acquisition target by Microsoft, according to a published report in an Israeli financial publication. Microsoft has reportedly gone so far as

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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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InfiniBand Still Tops in Supercomputing

July 19, 2018

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 Read more…

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Affordable Optical Technology Needed Says HPE’s Daley

April 26, 2018

While not new, the challenges presented by computer cabling/PCB circuit routing design – cost, performance, space requirements, and power management – have Read more…

By John Russell

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…

By John Russell

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…

By John Russell

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…

By John Russell

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…

By John Russell

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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