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Cray KNL-Based XC40 Shines on STAC–A2 Benchmark

Oct 10, 2016 |

Ever faster financial analysis is a much-sought competitive edge throughout financial services. Last week a new STAC report showed a Cray XC40 Knights Landing solution outperforming a host of alternatives on the STAC-A2 benchmark intended to test technology stacks used for compute-intensive analytic workloads involved in pricing and risk management. According to the report, the Read more…

SDSC Resources Used to Help Researchers Create New Drug Candidate That May Reduce Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease

Oct 7, 2016 |

Oct. 7 — An international team led by University of California San Diego researchers has employed a novel computational approach to design and create a new compound that in laboratory studies has reduced deficits and neurodegenerative symptoms that underlie Parkinson’s disease. In a study published in the September 27 Advance Access issue of Brain, the researchers describe Read more…

WIN Enterprises Unveils Storage Server with Dual Cavium ThunderX Processors

Oct 7, 2016 |

Oct. 7 — WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers, network platforms for solution providers, announces the PL-81060, a high-performance server with dual Cavium ThunderX processors optimized as a Cloud and Data Center server. ThunderX is the Cavium 64-bit ARMv8 server processor family for next generation high-performance computing and hyperscale datacenter workloads. The Read more…

Power8 with NVLink Coming to the Nimbix Cloud

Oct 6, 2016 |

Starting later this month, HPC professionals and data scientists wishing to try out NVLink’d Nvidia Pascal P100 GPUs won’t have to spend upwards of $100,000 on NVIDIA’s DGX-1 server or fork over about half that for IBM’s Power8 server with NVLink and four Pascal GPUs. Soon they’ll be able to get the power of Pascal Read more…

RENCI/Dell Supercomputer Charts Hurricane Matthew’s Storm Surge

Oct 6, 2016 |

Hurricane Matthew, now headed into Florida having already hammered Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean, is a stark reminder of the importance of computer modeling not only in predicting the storm strength and path but also in predicting and plotting the storm surge which is often its most destructive component. Right now, the Hatteras supercomputer Read more…

RSC Group and M Computers Collaborate to Expand HPC Solutions in Europe

Oct 6, 2016 |

Oct. 6 — RSC Group, the leading developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centers in Russia and CIS, concluded a business cooperation agreement with M Computers Ltd., the only company in the Czech Republic with the title of Intel HPC Data Center Specialist. The common objective of the Read more…

BSC Presents Plan to Energize Europe’s Big Data Efforts

Oct 5, 2016 |

Researchers from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center today presented the big data roadmap commissioned by the EU as part of the RETHINK big project intended to identify technology goals, obstacles and actions for developing a more effective big data infrastructure and competitive position for the Europe over the next ten years. Not surprisingly, the leading position Read more…

Cirrus Supercomputer to Help Businesses Tackle Research and Design Challenges

Oct 5, 2016 |

Oct. 5 — Businesses could dramatically cut the time taken to bring new products and services to market with help from a new supercomputer. Its applications could include helping to create efficient engineering devices, solving complex genetic calculations, or optimising the design of buildings. The high performance computing (HPC) facility could also help businesses from a range Read more…

Supermicro to Introduce New SuperServer Solutions at GTC Japan 2016

Oct 5, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, Oct. 5 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing today is introducing several new SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Japan 2016, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba in booth #6. Supermicro’s SuperServer 1028GQ-TXR(T) is Read more…

SGI Introduces Scale-Out Solution for SAP HANA

Oct 4, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 4 — Today, SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that enterprises can now leverage the Intel-based SGI UV 300H server in a multi-node cluster (scale out) to run SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) on SAP HANA or new SAP BW/4HANA. Unique to SGI, the Read more…

CSIRO Deploys APAC’s First NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputers

Oct 4, 2016 |

MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 4 — NVIDIA today announced Asia-Pacific’s first deployment of two NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning supercomputers at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. Installed in CSIRO’s Canberra data centre, the supercomputers will expand the capability of Australian scientists and broaden the science impact possibilities Read more…

CU Aerospace Uses iForge Supercomputer to Improve Lasers, Manufacturing

Oct 4, 2016 |

Oct. 4 — The physics of the world around us are often too complex to fully model in a virtual environment. The complexity can bottleneck improvements in manufacturing, scientific research and development, and high-power lasers used for defeating ballistic missiles. A relatively new software package called BLAZE Multiphysics from CU Aerospace is making what used to be too complex—simulating Read more…

CSRA Expands Supercomputing Cluster for NIH Research

Sep 30, 2016 |

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 30 — CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA), a leading provider of next-generation IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, announced it completed the installation of the latest increment of computing power to the Biowulf supercomputing cluster at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Information Technology. Biowulf is designed to process a Read more…

Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC

Sep 29, 2016 |

The freshly minted Dell EMC division of Dell Technologies is on a mission to take HPC mainstream with a strategy that hinges on engineered solutions, beginning with a focus on three industry verticals: manufacturing, research and life sciences. “Unlike traditional HPC where everybody bought parts, assembled parts and ran the workloads and did iterative engineering, we want folks to focus on time to innovation and let us worry about the infrastructure,” said Jim Ganthier, senior vice president, validated solutions organization at Dell EMC Converged Platforms Solution Division.

IBM Advances Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning

Sep 29, 2016 |

Deep learning efforts today are run on standard computer hardware using convolutional neural networks. Indeed the approach has proven powerful by pioneers such as Google and Microsoft. In contrast neuromorphic computing, whose spiking neuron architecture more closely mimics human brain function, has generated less enthusiasm in the deep learning community.

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 29, 2016)

Sep 29, 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 @jamesdotcuff for Read more…

NCSSM Awarded Access to Bridges Supercomputer

Sep 29, 2016 |

Sept. 29 — The National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program, through partner institution Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, approved a proposal from NCSSM to allocate 30,000 core-hours of supercomputing time on the Bridges Regular Memory supercomputer in Pittsburgh. The machine, funded with a $9.65M NSF grant, contains a large number of research-grade software packages for Read more…

Supermicro Unveils Several New SuperServer Solutions at GTC Europe 2016

Sep 29, 2016 |

Sept. 29 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing today is introducing several new SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Europe 2016, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, September 28-29 in booth #G1. Supermicro’s SuperServer 1028GQ-TXR(T) Read more…

E4 Computer Engineering Announces Availability of E4 OP206

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — E4 Computer Engineering announced today product availability of E4 OP206, a system designed to propel deep learning, artificial intelligence, high performance data analytics and other data intensive workloads. The announcement was made in conjunction with opening of the first European GPU Technology conference of which E4 is Silver Sponsor. E4’s OP206 is a 2U, 2-socket Read more…

Fortissimo 2 Consortium Launches Second Open Call for Proposals

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — The Fortissimo 2 consortium announced the launch of its Second Open Call for proposals. The Fortissimo 2 project (Horizon 2020 contract 6804811) is funding a set of experiments (sub-projects) to extend and demonstrate the business potential of an ecosystem for HPC-Cloud services, specifically for applications involving simulation of coupled physical processes or Read more…