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

By John Russell

European HPC Summit Week and PRACEdays 2018: Slaying Dragons and SHAPEing Futures One SME at a Time

The University of Ljubljana in Slovenia hosted the third annual EHPCSW18 and fifth annual PRACEdays18 events which opened May 29, 2018. The conference was chaired by PRACE Council Vice-Chair Serg

Part Two: Navigating Life Sciences Choppy HPC Waters in 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, director of technology, for research comp

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Brookhaven Ramps Up Computing for National Security Effort

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

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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…

By Tiffany Trader

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…

By John Russell

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…

By Adam Dorsey

NSF Project Sets Up First Machine Learning Cyberinfrastructure – CHASE-CI

July 25, 2017

Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation issued a $1 million grant to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, and a group of his colleagues to create a comm Read more…

By John Russell

400Gb Open Ethernet Switch from Mellanox

July 6, 2017

Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced Spectrum-2, billed by the interconnect company as the most scalable 200 and 400GB/second Open Ethernet switch, offering Read more…

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