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Lighting up Aurora: Behind the Scenes at the Creation of the DOE’s Upcoming 200 Petaflops Supercomputer

In April 2015, U.S. Department of Energy Undersecretary Franklin Orr announced that Intel would be

By Jan Rowell

Seagate-led SAGE Project Delivers Update on Exascale Goals

Roughly a year and a half after its launch, the SAGE exascale storage project led

By John Russell

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Wednesday’s SC16 Twitter Roundup

November 16, 2016

The highly anticipated SC16 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’re bringing you a list of some of the top SC16 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

Google Joins Internet2, Targets Machine Learning and Data Analytics

October 25, 2016

Internet2 (I2) issued a brief announcement yesterday that Google had joined its community. The move is interesting in that it is more evidence of efforts by the big hyperscalers – AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google – to forge links with and serve the HPC community. Read more…

By John Russell

OpenCAPI Takes on PCIe, Vows 10X Improvement

October 14, 2016

With two major announcements this week, IBM continues to drive the build-out of its advanced scale ecosystem, aligning industry heavies to jointly develop open technologies that tackle the perennial problems of latency, bandwidth and bringing processing power into balance with data access within and among servers. In so doing, IBM and the companies alongside it have joined battle with Intel Read more…

By Doug Black

Gen-Z Consortium Puts New High Performance Interconnect in Motion

October 12, 2016

Industry powerhouses have joined forces to address an issue that has confounded system architects since the advent of multicore computing, one that has gained in urgency with the rising tide of big data: the need to bring balance between processing power and data access. The Gen-Z Consortium has set out to create an open, high-performance semantic fabric interconnect... Read more…

By Doug Black

DANCES with Big Data: Progress Update from XSEDE Meeting

July 22, 2016

Moving large datasets around HPC networks such as those of XSEDE is often challenging. While Internet2, the most commonly used backbone, is fast at 100GBS, local traffic to campuses often slows to 10GBS. Read more…

By John Russell

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

June 22, 2016

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed 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. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

Mellanox Spins EZchip/Tilera IP Into BlueField Networking Silicon

June 1, 2016

Mellanox today introduced the BlueField family of programmable processors, the first product technology based on its $811 million acquisition of fellow Iraeli high-tech company EZchip. The fact that the product announcement is taking place just three months after the completion of the purchase speaks to the strong synergies between EZchip and Mellanox, said Bob Doud, senior director of marketing at Mellanox. Read more…

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Chameleon: Why Computer Scientists Need a Cloud of Their Own

May 5, 2016

Chameleon, the NSF-funded cloud testbed co-located at the University of Chicago and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, has been operating less than one year, but has already contributed to innovative research in the areas of HPC containerization, exascale operating systems and cybersecurity to name a few. Read more…

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