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ORNL Receives Emu Chick Memory Server From Emu Technology

Oct 21, 2016 |

Oct. 21 — Emu Technology announced that it has delivered an Emu Chick Memory Server to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Emu Chick, which features migratory threads and memory side-processing architecture, is a compact tower implementation of Emu’s rack-based Emu Memory Server and is capable of operating in a “copy room” environment using 120 VAC Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Oct. 20, 2016)

Oct 20, 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 @osc. We Read more…

NSF Awards $21.6M for Energy-Efficient Computing Projects

Oct 20, 2016 |

Developing energy efficient computing is a high priority worldwide, particularly as the race towards exascale computing heats up. As is often noted, the human brain does with 10-20 watts what supercomputers require megawatts to accomplish. This week the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation funded nine projects aimed at developing more energy efficient computers. Read more…

IDC: Searching for Dark Energy in the HPC Universe

Oct 20, 2016 |

The latest scientific evidence indicates that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and that so-called dark energy is the driver behind this growth. Even though it comprises roughly two-thirds of the universe, not much is known about dark energy because it cannot be directly observed.

NCSA Collaboration Helps Discover New Dwarf Planet

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — While cataloguing dark energy in space, scientists made a startling discovery with help from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) supercomputer Blue Waters. The discovery: A new dwarf planet, temporarily named DeeDee. The Chilean telescope at the center of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) discovered the icy planet over the summer. Previous telescopes didn’t Read more…

UK Met Office Installs New HPC System With Help From Bright Computing, SGI and DDN

Oct 19, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 19 — Today, SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, together with Bright Computing and DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced that the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, selected the three HPC vendors to provide high performance computing capabilities for its new Scientific Processing and Intensive Compute Environment (SPICE) system. Read more…

New HPC System Launched to Support Research at University of Birmingham

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — Research at the University of Birmingham is set to be given a boost this week with the launch of a high-performance, bespoke computing system known as BEAR Cloud. Designed specifically with researchers in mind, the Birmingham Environment for Academic Research (BEAR) Cloud will augment an already rich set of IT services at Read more…

NCSA Releases Profile on Seid Koric

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — Every year, many people perform research on Blue Waters, the massive supercomputer hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. However, very few can say that they’ve published research on Blue Waters an impressive 22 times, as NCSA’s own Seid Koric has done. In 1997, Koric Read more…

PGS Adds Second Cray Super to Houston Mega Center

Oct 17, 2016 |

“We’re gonna need a bigger supercomputer” is what Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) must have said to Cray ahead of working with the iconic supercomputer maker to expand its seismic processing capability by a full 50 percent. And it’s not like PGS didn’t already have a big supercomputer.

PGS Enhances Supercomputing Capabilities With New Cray XC Supercomputer

Oct 17, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 17 — At the 2016 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition in Dallas, Texas, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that PGS has significantly enhanced its supercomputing capabilities with the purchase of a new 12-cabinet Cray XC supercomputer. PGS, a worldwide oil-and-gas company and a leader in marine seismology, also added an Read more…

Supermicro to Exhibit Latest Server and Storage Solutions at GITEX 2016

Oct 17, 2016 |

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 17 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green IT is exhibiting its latest NVMe optimized server and storage solutions this week at GITEX 2016 in booth SR-M9, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE. Supermicro’s all-NVMe flash 1U Ultra SuperServer 1028U-TN10RT+ supports ten NVMe SSDs with the Read more…

OpenCAPI Takes on PCIe, Vows 10X Improvement

Oct 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

Tech Leaders Launch OpenCAPI Consortium and Release New Specification

Oct 14, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14 — Technology leaders AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx today announced a new, open specification that can increase datacenter server performance by up to 10x, enabling corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads. Read more…

ORNL’s Future Technologies Group Tackles Memory and More

Oct 13, 2016 |

“Imagine if you’ve got a Titan-size computer (27 PFlops) and it has main memory that’s partially non-volatile memory and you could just leave your data in that memory between executions then just come back and start computing on that data as it sits in memory,” says Jeffrey Vetter, group leader of the Future Technologies Group at Oak Ridge National Labs.

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Oct. 13, 2016)

Oct 13, 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 @NERSC for Read more…

DDN and Lenovo Expand Collaboration at HPC Innovation Center in Germany

Oct 12, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 12 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced a new collaboration with Lenovo at its Global HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany, which offers a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site for customers. DDN EXAScaler storage incorporating the Lustre file system is installed at the center, and allows users to benchmark the storage and file system elements Read more…

NYU Using NVIDIA DGX-1 Supercomputer to Push Boundaries of AI

Oct 12, 2016 |

Oct. 12 — New York University’s Center for Data Science is at the cutting edge of fields with revolutionary implications such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision and intelligent machines. Because computing speed is critical to accelerating experimentation and advancing research, the center’s Computational Intelligence, Learning, Vision and Robotics (CILVR) lab recently acquired Read more…

PRACE Call 14 is Now Open

Oct 12, 2016 |

Oct. 12 — PRACE Call 14 is open under the new framework of the PRACE 2 programme. PRACE welcomes CSCS (Switzerland) as the 5th PRACE hosting partner making available their system Piz Daint, and the new MareNostrum4 system provided by BSC (Spain). These two Tier-0 systems contributes compute core hours to Call 14 as well Read more…

Oldenburg University Selects Bright Infrastructure Management Technology for New HPC Environment

Oct 11, 2016 |

Oct. 11 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced that Oldenburg University in Germany has once again chosen to renew its license agreement with Bright Computing. Oldenburg first became a Bright Computing customer in 2011, choosing Bright Cluster Manager to administer its small HPC environment. In recent years Read more…

Nor-Tech Introduces Portable HPC Clusters for the Oil & Gas Industry

Oct 11, 2016 |

Oct. 11 — Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies), the leading provider of HPC clusters and high performance workstations, just introduced the first portable HPC cluster for the oil and gas industry with a price point starting at $20,000. Nor-Tech designed the cluster with the understanding that the oil and gas industry is looking for providers: With Read more…