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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 27, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #TBT '10: When Louisiana Gov Read more…

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions

Aug 25, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC Center). Mellanox’s Read more…

Making Sense of Cyberinfrastructure

Aug 17, 2015 |

Cyberinfrastructure. If there’s one word that’s likely to create confusion both within the scientific research community and among the public at large, this may be it. Yet the concept of cyberinfrastructure is at the very core of the nation’s top scientific research priorities, and the National Science Foundation is firmly committed to continuing to make cyberinfrastructure resources available to researchers across the nation.

Mellanox Selects Ixia to Test New 100GbE Solutions

Aug 11, 2015 |

CALABASAS, Calif., Aug. 11 — Ixia, a leading provider of application performance and security resilience solutions, announced that Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage, will use Ixia’s solutions to verify the functionality of the new Mellanox 100GbE solutions. This will include the Mellanox ConnectX-4 and Read more…

Mellanox, IBM, ORNL Spearhead UCX Framework Initiative

Jul 13, 2015 |

Interconnect technology specialist Mellanox announced at ISC today a collaboration to develop a new open-source network communication framework – United Communication X Framework (UCX) – for high- performance and data-centric applications. The effort is intended to provide platform abstractions supporting various communication technologies for “high performance compute, and data platforms” and will help pave the Read more…

ISC Twitter Roundup

Jul 13, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention are provided below. The current Top 10 Supercomputers released this morning by @top500supercomp Read more…

Momentum Builds for Intel’s HPC Scalable System Framework

Jul 13, 2015 |

At a press conference on Friday, Intel delivered a progress report on the state of its unfolding HPC portfolio. With key products like Omni-Path and Knights Landing set to launch later this year, Intel is focusing on the momentum that is building for its HPC Scalable System Framework. The company also announced that it is entering into a deeper alliance Read more…

Jülich Supercomputing Centre Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for New Supercomputer System

Jul 9, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s solution has been selected to accelerate the new large-scale supercomputer JURECA at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre, provided by T-Platforms and ParTec. Mellanox’s end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s solutions, Read more…

Mellanox Announces Growing Adoption of InfiniBand Offerings

Jul 9, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the growing industry-wide adoption of its end-to-end EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions. Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters, switches, cables and software are the most efficient interconnect solutions for connecting Read more…

Graphene Promises Ultimate On-Chip Interconnect Scaling

Jun 29, 2015 |

Graphene has been heralded as a potential Moore’s law extender. The single-atom layer of carbon is prized for its strength, flexibility, lightness and conductivity. While most graphene electronics research has centered on its potential as a silicon replacement, a research project out of Stanford University has a different proposition, one that may, in fact, be a more feasible first-production-use of graphene. In Read more…

The Necessary Marriage of Big Data with Exascale

Jun 29, 2015 |

Failure to incorporate big data computing insights into efforts to achieve exascale computing would be a critical mistake argue Daniel Reed and Jack Dongarra in their article, Exascale Computing and Big Data, published in the July issue of the Communications of the ACM journal. While scientific and big data computing have historically taken different development Read more…

ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

Jun 23, 2015 |

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Read more…

Tracking the Trajectory to Exascale and Beyond

Jun 8, 2015 |

The future of high performance computing is now being defined both in how it will be achieved and in the ways in which it will impact diverse fields in science and technology, industry and commerce, and security and society. At this time there is great expectation but much uncertainty creating a climate of opportunity, challenge, Read more…

Utah Engineers Take Important Step in Pushing Photonic Computing Speeds

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than current machines. The Utah engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter — the smallest on record — for dividing light waves into two separate channels Read more…

QLogic Ethernet Adapters Deliver Enhanced Features for OpenStack Kilo Release

May 18, 2015 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2015 – QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that QLogic(R) FastLinQ(TM) 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapters have been verified to support OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of OpenStack. QLogic FastLinQ adapters support Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) offload Read more…

Mellanox and Microsoft to Demonstrate Storage Replica Over Long-Haul Using MetroX

May 5, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., May 5 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, announced today a storage replication solution over long distance collaboration with Microsoft at the Ignite 2015 conference. The collaboration utilizes Microsoft’s next generation Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica technology over Mellanox’s MetroX long-haul system and end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect Read more…

NASA’s Earth Science Supercomputer Balloons to 3.3 Petaflops

Apr 29, 2015 |

In what is being called an unprecedented upgrade, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is tripling the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer to more than 3.3 petaflops to power NASA’s Earth science modeling efforts. The open procurement process included the benchmarking of NCCS codes – notably the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version Read more…

Lenovo Opens First Global HPC Innovation Centre in Germany

Mar 25, 2015 |

STUTTGART, Germany, March 25 — Lenovo has today announced the opening of the company’s first global High Performance Computing (HPC) innovation centre, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a broader spectrum of clients Read more…

Mellanox Announces Commercial Deployments of LinkX Cables in 100Gb/s Networks

Mar 23, 2015 |

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 23 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced commercial deployments of its new 100Gb/s LinkX active optical cables (AOCs) and direct attach copper cables (DACs) for data center and high performance computing applications. The new LinkX cables use the Read more…

IEEE Photonics Society’s Optical Interconnects Conference to Explore Next-Gen Supercomputers

Mar 20, 2015 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 20 — The IEEE Photonics Society will hold the fourth annual Optical Interconnects Conference on 20 – 22 April 2015 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel in San Diego, CA. Established more than 25 years ago as the Workshop on Interconnections within High Speed Digital Systems, the conference will bring together the optical Read more…