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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…

Newly Funded Project Sets Stage for Next Generation of Supercomputers

Sep 13, 2016 |

Sept. 13 — Georgia Tech is leading a $2.4 million project to develop new computer algorithms for solving linear and nonlinear equations that will ultimately help pave the way for the next generation of supercomputers. School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Associate Professor Edmond Chow leads the project, funded by the U. S. Department of Energy Read more…

Bright Computing Announces Reseller Agreement With SGI

Sep 13, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 13 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced a reseller agreement with SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management. Bright’s cluster management software is compatible with SGI ICE X and XA systems, and SGI Rackable systems. Deploying Bright Cluster Manager on SGI supercomputers Read more…

SDSC Supercomputer Modeling Reveals Acrobatics of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

Sep 13, 2016 |

Sept. 13 — A team led by researchers at the University of California San Diego has captured in step-by-step atomic detail the surgical editing of DNA strands by CRISPR-Cas9, the innovative gene-splicing technology that in recent years has transformed the field of genetic engineering. Simulations performed by the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Read more…

NEC Releases New Series of Enterprise Servers

Sep 13, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, Sept. 13 — NEC Corporation today announced the global release of a new Express5800/A2000 Series of enterprise servers for Windows and Linux operating systems with the latest Intel Xeon Processor E7 v4 Family (up to 24 CPU cores), suitable for mission critical systems and processing Big Data. “Armed with the latest CPU technology, the new Read more…

PRACE 13th Call for Proposals Includes New Marconi System

Sep 12, 2016 |

Sept. 12 — The 13th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals yielded 85 eligible proposals of which 30 were awarded a total of 787.7 million core hours. This brings the total awarded projects to 465 and the total awarded core hours to 12.2 thousand million. The 30 awarded projects are led by principal investigators from 9 different Read more…

Dell EMC Combines DSSD and PowerEdge Servers for SAS Analytics

Sep 12, 2016 |

Sept. 12 — Dell EMC today announced the new Dell EMC DSSD D5 Rack-Scale Flash solution leveraging Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 servers. This optimal solution for SAS applications delivers game-changing performance for SAS 9 analytics, enabling customers to take full advantage of new innovative offerings from the SAS portfolio. Customers can leverage DSSD D5 solutions Read more…

Supermicro Unveils NVIDIA Pascal GPU-Enabled Server Offerings

Sep 9, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing, has announced the general availability of its SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture. Supermicro’s density optimized 4U SuperServer 4028GR-TR(T)2 supports up to 10 PCI-E Tesla P100 accelerators Read more…