Nvidia Goes Deep with Mellanox Datacenter Net Security

When Nvidia announced its acquisition of Mellanox, the GPU leader noted that datacenters would eventually be built like high performance computers. Hence, it’s not surprising the first fruits o

By George Leopold

Australian Researchers Break All-Time Internet Speed Record

If you’ve been stuck at home for the last few months, you’ve probably become more attuned to the quality (or lack thereof) of your internet connection. Even in the U.S. (which has a reasonabl

By Oliver Peckham

IBM Flat Despite Cloud Gains, HPE Declares Dividend

In a financial earnings season like none before, two of the world’s largest enterprise IT infrastructure vendors appear headed in opposite directions. Hewlett Packard Enterprise declared a divi

By George Leopold

China Green-lights Nvidia Acquisition of Mellanox

With Chinese regulators issuing their approval, the final piece has fallen into place for Nvidia’s $6.9 billion acquisition of high performance interconnect provider Mellanox, announced in Marc

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Ethernet Technology Consortium Launches 800 Gigabit Ethernet Specification

April 7, 2020

The newly rebranded Ethernet Technology Consortium (ETC), formerly known as the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, announced a new 800 Gigabit Ethernet specificati Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Uncertainty Plagues Chip Foundries, HPC Sector

March 23, 2020

Semiconductor market analysts are divided in their assessments of how long and widespread will be the impact of the coronavirus on global foundry revenues and f Read more…

By George Leopold

NEC Aurora Vector Engine Targets Data Privacy

March 12, 2020

In the banking, financial services and insurance industries, data governance is an eternally daunting challenge, and now data management consultancy Vaco and NE Read more…

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Steve Scott Lays Out HPE-Cray Blended Product Roadmap

March 11, 2020

Last week, the day before the El Capitan processor disclosures were made at HPE's new headquarters in San Jose, Steve Scott (CTO for HPC & AI at HPE, and former Cray CTO) was on-hand at the Rice Oil & Gas HPC conference in Houston. He was there to discuss the HPE-Cray transition and blended roadmap, as well as his favorite topic, Cray's eighth-gen networking technology, Slingshot. Read more…

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Reflections from a SCinet Student Volunteer

March 10, 2020

Last week, a notification on my phone said SC20 was ready for submissions and it reminded me of my awesome experience as a SCinet student volunteer at SC19 held Read more…

By Sushma Yellapragada

AmLight ExP Activates New, High-Speed Research Links Spanning Three Continents

March 5, 2020

Research institutions are constantly announcing new, more powerful systems and data sources – but for researchers who aren’t located near those tools, stron Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

On the Spack Track @SC19

December 5, 2019

At the annual supercomputing conference, SC19 in Denver, Colorado, there were Spack events each day of the conference. As a reflection of its grassroots heritage, nine sessions were planned by more than a dozen thought leaders from seven organizations, including three U.S. national Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories and Sylabs... Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake

NSCI Update – Adapting to a Changing Landscape

December 2, 2019

It was November of 2017 when we last visited the topic of the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). As you will recall, the NSCI was started with an Executive Order (E.O. No. 13702), that was issued by President Obama in July of 2015 and was followed by a Strategic Plan that was released in July of 2016. The question for November of 2017... Read more…

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