Xilinx vs. Intel: FPGA Market Leaders Launch Server Accelerator Cards

The two FPGA market leaders, Intel and Xilinx, both announced new accelerator cards this week designed to handle specialized, compute-intensive workloads and unburden already overworked CPUs in d

By Doug Black

Liquid Cooling Makes a Splash in Enterprise Data Centers

Direct liquid cooling is now gaining momentum in mainstream data centers — for many good reasons.

As servers get faster, they generate more heat, and that increases the need for innovative a

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Xilinx–SolarFlare Deal Closes, Combines FPGAs, High Performance Networks

In a year of major M&A activity in the high performance technology sector, Xilinx announced today the closing of its acquisition of low latency network provider SolarFlare, whose speedy netwo

By Doug Black

Mellanox Partners with Storage Startups

As GPU leader Nvidia closes its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies announced earlier this year, the HPC network interconnect specialist’s venture arm remains active, investing

By George Leopold

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M2DC Releases Microserver Appliances

July 9, 2019

The continuous acceleration in technological development (from advanced financial applications to DNA sequencing) provides society with new challenges in the co Read more…

By Jens Hagemeyer (UBI), Micha vor dem Berge (CHR), Ariel Oleksiak (PSNC), Joao Costa (XLAB)

Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Future Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

March 14, 2019

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high performance networking company Mellanox for $6.9 billion. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

CXL Consortium Launches CPU-to-Anything High Speed Interconnect Protocol

March 14, 2019

Another front has been opened in the long campaign to enable any-to-any connectivity in high performance datacenter computing. The Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium – with tech heavies Intel, Google, HPE, Dell EMC, Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Huawei and Alibaba – has ratified version 1.0 of the CXL specification... Read more…

By Doug Black

Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

March 11, 2019

The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chipmaker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance net Read more…

By Doug Black

Framing a Case for NRENs in the Longest Last Mile

February 27, 2019

Michael Foley delivered the opening keynote at the recent South African Centre for High Performance Computing National Conference. As the lead Distance Learning Specialist at the World Bank in the United States (US) from 1997 until 2015, Foley’s work focused on all aspects of the development of the Global Development Learning Network. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek

Microsoft to Buy Mellanox?

December 20, 2018

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 to engage Goldman Sachs to handle negotiations with Mellanox. Read more…

By Doug Black

Russian and American Scientists Achieve 50% Increase in Data Transmission Speed

September 20, 2018

As high-performance computing becomes increasingly data-intensive and the demand for shorter turnaround times grows, data transfer speed becomes an ever more im Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

With HPC and Hyperscale Roots, RStor Aims to ‘Live Above the Clouds’

May 3, 2018

Backed by Cisco and emerging from stealth mode, startup RStor has an ambitious plan to be a true multi-cloud solution, billing its platform as the first to secu Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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