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Minimal Metrics Announces Early-Adopter Program for PerfMiner

Sep 23, 2016 |

Sept. 23 — Minimal Metrics has announced an early-adopter program for PerfMiner, their next-generation performance and ROI optimization tool. PerfMiner is an advanced site optimization system for HPC and enterprise-class data centers, providing actionable information on how to optimize a site’s productivity and return on investment in hardware, software, and personnel. PerfMiner uses state-of-the-art, lightweight, and pervasive performance data collection technology, automates its Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 22, 2016)

Sep 22, 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. The Tweet of the Week goes to @InspurServer for Read more…

CENATE Adds Powerful Testbed From NVIDIA

Sep 22, 2016 |

Sept. 22 — In September, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation, or CENATE, expanded its capabilities for measuring and modeling advanced technologies with the addition of a leading-edge DGX-1 system from NVIDIA Corp. Billed by NVIDIA as “the world’s first deep-learning supercomputer,” the DGX-1 testbed, now housed in the CENATE machine room Read more…

NASA Career Award Winner Uses Blue Waters Supercomputer to Mine Crop Yield Data

Sep 22, 2016 |

Sept. 22 — Assistant professor Kaiyu Guan’s work builds off his previous research with satellite and earth system modeling. Prior to coming to Illinois, his PhD and postdoc work focused mostly on how rainfall and other components of the hydrological cycle control plant growth in tropical forests, savannas and farms. He used some brand new capabilities of Read more…

Supermicro and DataCore Partner to Create Hyper-Converged Solution

Sep 22, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 22 — DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, today announced that it has partnered with Supermicro to create an enterprise-class Hyper-converged solution that delivers the benefits of ultra-high performance and web-scale simplicity. While priced to provide a cost-effective option for traditional Hyper-converged use Read more…

TYAN HPC Platforms Add Support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs

Sep 21, 2016 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 21 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, announces support and availability of the NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPU accelerators with the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. Incorporating NVIDIA’s state-of-the-art technologies allows TYAN to offer the exceptional performance and data-intensive applications features to HPC Read more…

Nor-Tech Integrates PBS Pro Scheduler Into Entry Level Clusters

Sep 21, 2016 |

Sept. 21 — Nor-Tech just announced the integration of open source platform PBS Pro Scheduler into their scalable, high performance entry level clusters. Nor-Tech also integrates open source OpenFOAM (CFD) and ParaView (data analysis and visualization) into these clusters. Nor-Tech’s smartly designed entry level cluster and these three open source platforms (that eliminate steep, recurring Read more…

IBM Power Systems and Red Hat Extend Collaboration for Next-Generation Cloud Platforms

Sep 20, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced enhancements and growth in their long-standing alliance to better help clients embrace hybrid cloud. Through joint engineering and deeper product collaboration, the two companies plan to deliver solutions built on key components Read more…

IBM Launches Cloud-Ready Systems

Sep 20, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched cloud-ready systems, services and solutions that simplify the movement of data, applications and services across a hybrid cloud environment. Organizations across all industries are investing in cloud technologies for innovation, growth and efficiency. Today’s clients are seeking a blend of public cloud, private cloud and traditional IT Read more…

UAB Receives New Supercomputer to Accelerate Research

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — With its new high-performance computing cluster, the fastest supercomputer in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day with the equipment it had in 2015. UAB officials were joined at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday by Dell EMC North America President of Read more…

Penguin Computing Unveils the Magna 1015

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced immediate availability of Penguin Magna 1015, an OpenPOWER based system for cloud and hyperscale data center environments. Based on the “Barreleye” platform design pioneered by Rackspace and promoted by the OpenPOWER Foundation and the Open Compute Read more…

The Adept Project Concludes

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — Today, the Adept Project concludes with the open-source release of energy measurement tools. Over its 3-year lifespan, Adept has investigated energy consumption in parallel hardware and software. Energy efficiency is becoming a serious consideration for developers of high-performance and high-throughput computing systems. As computers become more powerful, they inevitably consume more energy Read more…

New Hikari Supercomputer Starts Solar HVDC

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — The roar can be deafening. Cooling fans and power supplies whoosh and whine from rows and rows of supercomputers at the main data center of the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin. The power bill at TACC can reach over a million dollars a year to keep the machines humming. But there’s Read more…

Fujitsu to Highlight M10 Server Solutions at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

Sep 19, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 19 — Fujitsu, a Diamond and Cloud Premier level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), will highlight innovative Fujitsu M10 server solutions at Oracle OpenWorld 2016. This year, the Fujitsu booth (#701 Moscone South) will showcase Fujitsu M10 servers’ energy efficiency, compact size and flexible expansion technologies that make it an ideal platform for Read more…

Loyola Faculty Members Awarded NSF Grant to Build HPC Cluster

Sep 16, 2016 |

Sept. 16 — Four Loyola University Maryland faculty members have been awarded a $280,120 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that will exponentially expand research opportunities for faculty and students across disciplines. Once in place, the HPC cluster will make essential computing power immediately available for research Read more…

Aquila Debuts Warm Water Cooled OCP Server

Sep 15, 2016 |

New Mexico-based technology firm Aquila is announcing the first OCP-inspired server rack to use fixed cold plate liquid cooling technology. Based on the Facebook-initiated Open Compute Project (OCP) standard, the Aquarius rack integrates patented third-generation cooling technology designed by Clustered Systems. The platform supports up to 108 Xeon servers per rack and will target high density HPC and hyperscale computing applications.

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 15, 2016)

Sep 15, 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. The Tweet of the Week goes to @StefanHabel for Read more…

Blue Waters Supercomputer Used to Develop a Standard for Partisan Gerrymandering

Sep 15, 2016 |

Sept. 15 — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers, Professor Wendy K. Tam Cho and Yan Y. Liu recently won 1st place in the Common Cause 2016 First Amendment Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition with their proposal of a novel method for identifying partisan gerrymandering, which they created using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University Read more…

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Declined in Second Quarter of 2016, While Shipments Increased

Sep 14, 2016 |

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 14 — In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 per cent year over year, while shipments grew 2 per cent from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot Read more…

Using Blue Waters Supercomputer to Better Understand Ebola Transmission

Sep 14, 2016 |

The following is a blog post by Hannah Remmert. Sept. 14 — Most of us in the United States likely feel safe from Ebola—West Africa feels like it’s worlds away. We’re located very far geographically from the countries with the highest frequency of infections, like Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and many of us aren’t likely Read more…