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IDT and IBM Develop HPC Solution for Telecom Edge Computing Networks

Aug 23, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 23 — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ:  IDTI) today announced a new high-performance computing solution for telecommunications “edge”  networks that combines its RapidIO technology with IBM’s POWER8-based servers. The computing cluster can be used at the edge of wireless 4G advanced and 5G networks for a variety of data-intensive applications including networked robotics control, network-assisted private Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 18, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Innovative HVDC feeding system of #Hikari for energy saving Read more…

Inspur’s High Performance Servers Certified for SAP HANA

Aug 17, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 17 — Inspur has announced that its High Performance Server line, the 4-socket servers NF8480M4 and NF8460M4, and the innovative 8-socket servers TS860 and TS860G3, have been certified for operating the SAP HANA platform. The High Performance server line for SAP HANA supports customers by offering a rock-solid in-memory computing platform for the most crucial Read more…

TYAN Exhibits NVMe Based Server and Storage Platforms at IDF

Aug 17, 2016 |

Aug. 17 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, exhibits its latest NVMe optimized server and storage platforms this week at IDF 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Featuring high IOPS (input/output operations per second) and storage density, TYAN delivers high performance with support Read more…

FM Global Researchers Say ‘ADIOS’ to Bottlenecks

Aug 16, 2016 |

Aug. 16 — Researchers from commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global want to improve fire protection standards across the country. The company, which insures one in three Fortune 1000 companies with a unique focus on helping clients prevent losses, is dedicated to understanding how fires spread and, conversely, how they can be contained. To Read more…

NOAA Upgrades River Flow Forecasting on New Crays

Aug 16, 2016 |

The flooding now occurring in Louisiana and Mississippi is a stark reminder of how disruptive and potentially dangerous floods can be. Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched a new simulation tool – the National Water Model (NMW) – running on NOAA’s new Cray XC40 supercomputers that greatly extends and enhances NOAA’s ability Read more…

DOE Invests $16M in Supercomputer-based Materials Design

Aug 16, 2016 |

Materials science got a boost today when the Department of Energy announced it would invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials “through use of supercomputers.” The program will focus on software development with an eye towards being able to eventually run on exascale machines. Two four-year projects Read more…

Latest Supermicro Innovations on Display at IDF

Aug 16, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 16 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing is demonstrating the very latest server and storage technologies and unveiling its new Supermicro Rack Scale Design (Supermicro RSD) at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) today in booth 600. Supermicro is also hosting a Read more…

Wiring Reconfiguration Saves Millions for Trinity Supercomputer

Aug 15, 2016 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 15 — A moment of inspiration during a wiring diagram review has saved more than $2 million in material and labor costs for the Trinity supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Laboratory’s High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities team, led by Data Center Manager Ron Velarde of HPC-Design (HPC-DES). discovered the potential to Read more…

HPE Gobbles SGI for Larger Slice of $11B HPC Pie

Aug 11, 2016 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it will acquire rival HPC server maker SGI for $7.75 per share, or about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt. The deal ends the seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI banner flying after Rackable Systems purchased the bankrupt Silicon Graphics Inc. for $25 million in 2009 and assumed the SGI brand. Bringing SGI into its fold bolsters HPE’s high-performance computing and data analytics capabilities and expands its position…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 11, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. President Jean-Lou Chameau with @KAUST_HPC team in front of Read more…

Supermicro to Unveil Rack Scale Design at IDF Next Week

Aug 11, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing has announced the unveiling of its new Supermicro Rack Scale Design (Supermicro RSD) at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco next week in Gold Sponsor booth 600. As a Read more…

K Computer Runs First Accurate Model of Abrupt Torrential Rain

Aug 9, 2016 |

Supercomputers have long been used in weather forecasting but not for abrupt, highly localized events. Now for the first time, a group of researchers using the K computer used the powerful K computer and advanced radar observational data to accurately predict the occurrence of torrential rains in localized areas. These latter events can arise in Read more…

OSS Introduces the Magma StorageBox 1000 at Flash Memory Summit

Aug 9, 2016 |

Aug. 9 — One Stop Systems introduces the Magma StorageBox 1000 Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) expansion system as an addition to their growing line of Gen 3 PCI Express expansion chassis. The SB1000 is targeted for applications in the High Performance Computing (HPC) market, and features PCIe Gen 3 connectivity. The SB1000 provides up Read more…

Mellanox Demonstrates Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct at Flash Memory Summit

Aug 9, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 9 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that the company will be showcasing a new Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct Demo at the Samsung Booth No. 307, at this week’s Flash Memory Summit. The demo runs over Read more…

Nanotech Grand Challenge & Federal Vision for Future Computing

Aug 8, 2016 |

What will computing look like in the post Moore’s Law era? There’s no shortage of ideas. A new federal white paper – A Federal Vision for Future Computing: A Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge – tackles the ‘what’s next’ question and spells out seven specific research and development priorities and identifies the federal entities responsible.

Riken’s Shoubu Supercomputer Captures Top Spot on Green500 List

Aug 8, 2016 |

CELLE, Germany and BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 8 — Japan’s research institution RIKEN once again captured the top spot on the Green500 list with its Shoubu supercomputer, the most energy-efficient system in the world. With rating of 6673.84 MFLOPS/Watt, Shoubu edged out another RIKEN system, Satsuki, the number 2 system that delivered 6195.22 MFLOPS/Watt. Both are “ZettaScaler”supercomputers, employing Intel Read more…

ICC Updates Vega Line of Servers

Aug 5, 2016 |

Aug. 5 — International Computer Concepts (ICC), a leading systems integrator of enterprise-level computing solutions, today announced its update of the ICC Vega line of high-frequency trading servers with the latest Broadwell-E microarchitecture from Intel. After extensive testing, the Vega servers featuring overclocked Intel Core i7 processors are ready to ship to customers. The flagship Read more…

Cray Revises FY16 Forecast, Citing Chip Delays, Market Slowdown, Smoke

Aug 4, 2016 |

Cray’s annual revenue projections took a hit on Tuesday as processor delays, market uncertainties, and a recent “smoke event” lead the supercomputing company to reduce its FY16 guidance by $175 million. Cray now expects total yearly revenue to be in the $650 million range, down from its previous estimate of $825 million. In 2015, the company Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 4, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. A theoretical laboratory – you have supercomputers, equations and Read more…