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LLNL Dedicates New Supercomputer Facility

Jul 1, 2016 |

July 1 — Officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and government representatives have dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory flexibility to accommodate future advances in computer technology and meet a rapidly growing demand for unclassified high-performance computing (HPC). The facility Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 30, 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. Get your first look at Summit racks being configured. They will arrive on site soon! #CU_RC #Summit Read more…

University of Melbourne Launches Spartan HPC Service

Jun 30, 2016 |

June 30 — A new age in High-performance computing (HPC) is about to begin at the University of Melbourne. The University has launched a new HPC service called Spartan. It combines traditional HPC with a flexible cloud computing component. No other university has put a system like this into production. Mr. Bernard Meade, Head of Read more…

SGI Signs Cisco as Reseller of SGI UV 300H SAP HANA Line

Jun 29, 2016 |

SGI continued its drive into the enterprise by signing Cisco Systems as a reseller of its shared-memory, single node UV 300H server line. The new deal, announced yesterday in a company blog, mirrors a similar reseller arrangement struck with Dell roughly one year ago. Back in February, SGI signed an OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Read more…

Keeping Big Data Cool at SDSC

Jun 29, 2016 |

June 29 — When most people think of a supercomputer center, they may think of one massive computer performing a single task. Inside the data center at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, however, there are several large supercomputer systems, each performing multiple tasks simultaneously across a wide Read more…

Nine UW Projects Awarded Summer Use of Supercomputer in Cheyenne

Jun 29, 2016 |

June 29 — Nine projects, a number of which have applications to atmospheric science issues, were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne. University of Wyoming faculty members and, in one case, a graduate student, will head projects that will use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Each project Read more…

Exxact Announces Planned Production of HPC Solutions Using NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU

Jun 29, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., June 29 — Exxact Corporation, a leading provider of high performance computing solutions, today announced its planned production of HPC solutions using the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerator for PCIe. Exxact will be integrating the Tesla P100 into their Quantum family of servers, which are currently offered with either NVIDIA Tesla M40 or K80 GPUs. The Read more…

Profile of a Data Science Pioneer

Jun 28, 2016 |

As he approaches retirement, Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production computing systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a job that entailed running and maintaining huge Cray computing systems as well as networking, archival storage, security, job scheduling, and visualization systems. At the time, research was evolving from analyses done by individuals on single computers into a collaborative activity using distributed, interconnected and heterogeneous resources.

IDT RapidIO Technology Speeds Data Movement in Sugon’s New Super Server

Jun 27, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 27 — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced today that Sugon, a leader in China’s high-performance computing sector, selected IDT RapidIO semiconductors for its new Galaxias SDC1000 server. With ultra-low latency and high level of scalability, the IDT devices help speed the movement and processing of data in the Sugon system, which brings together processors, networks, Read more…

MANGO Project Tackles Power, Performance and Predictability for Future HPC

Jun 27, 2016 |

Under the H2020 High Performance Computing call (Towards exascale high performance computing) MANGO project was awarded funding of 5.8 million euro for three years of research till October 2018. Coordinated by prof. Jose Flich from University of Valencia, consortium includes École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Politecnico di Milano, University of Zagreb, Centro Regionale Information Communication Read more…

Thomas Sterling’s ISC 2016 Closing Keynote

Jun 23, 2016 |

Capturing the sparkle, wit, and selective skewering in Thomas Sterling’s annual closing ISC keynote is challenging. This year was his 13th, which perhaps conveys the engaging manner and substantive content he delivers. Like many in the room, Sterling is an HPC pioneer as well as the director of CREST, the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies, Indiana University. In his ISC talk, Sterling holds up a mirror to the HPC world, shares what he sees, and invites all to look in as well and see what they may.

South Africa Team Claims Third ISC Student Cluster Championship

Jun 23, 2016 |

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, a roar of applause filled the auditorium as Team South Africa took to the stage to collect their third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition championship prize from HPC luminary Thomas Sterling. “I have to say that this is extraordinary,” said Sterling, who was helping to officiate along with Gilad Shainer (of Mellanox).

Asetek Receives RackCDU Order From OEM Partner

Jun 23, 2016 |

June 23 — Asetek announced that it has received an order from one of its existing OEM partners. The order for RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) is to satisfy an undisclosed HPC customer installation in Europe. The order will result in revenue to Asetek in the range of $100,000 with installation expected to occur in Q3 2016. Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 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. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe Read more…

Penguin Computing Announces Production Systems Based on Intel Xeon Phi Processors

Jun 22, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 22 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, announced its transition from pre-production deployments last year of systems based on the Intel Xeon Phi processor to full production for Penguin’s Tundra product family. Penguin Computing’s Tundra Extreme Scale Series provides the market with density, serviceability, Read more…

Boston Limited Introduces New Deep Learning Platform at ISC 2016

Jun 22, 2016 |

June 22 — Boston Limited have introduced the latest weapon to their machine learning armoury in the guise of the Boston ANNA Pascal, a new NVIDIA Tesla GPU-based solution at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. The revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal architecture is purpose-built to act as the engine of computers that learn, see, and simulate our Read more…

New Irish Supercomputer List is Now Available

Jun 22, 2016 |

June 22 — The new list represents a dramatic shake-up of the Irish High Performance Computing (HPC) landscape, with aggregate Irish HPC power exceeding 1 Petaflop/s for the first time. There are six new machines at positions 1, 2, 3, 8, 20 and 28. All top three machines are Top500-class, currently featuring at positions 357, 453, Read more…

Bright Computing and BOSTON Germany Collaborate

Jun 22, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 22 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced a partnership with BOSTON Germany. BOSTON Server & Storage Solutions GmbH is the Germany-based division of the international BOSTON group. The BOSTON Group has been providing first-to-market technology to a diverse client base since 1992, and its high Read more…

Around the HPC World in 81 Slides with IDC

Jun 21, 2016 |

IDC presented its annual HPC Update at ISC yesterday. As usual it was a whirlwind tour encompassing HPC market data, technology trends, new IDC initiatives, announcement of the ISC16 Innovation Award recipients, and an update on IDC’s DOE-funded study to demonstrate HPC’s ROI.

Intel Launches ‘Knights Landing’ Phi Family for HPC, Machine Learning

Jun 21, 2016 |

From ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, Intel Corp. announced that its new Xeon Phi product family, formerly code-named Knights Landing, is now shipping for high-performance computing and machine learning workloads. The company had been shipping to early customers for the last six months and was waiting to ramp up production before making the product generally available. The window also gave OEMs time to complete their readiness, said Intel’s Charlie Wuischpard.