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PRACE to Present Summer of HPC Awards

On 2 December 2013, Dr. Sergi Girona, chair of the PRACE Board of Directors, will present awards to two exceptional students in recognition of their outstanding performance on the PRACE Summer of HPC.

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Molex to Showcase Interconnect Technologies at SC13

(11/08/2013) - Molex Incorporated will present leading edge technologies for high-speed, high-density applications at the 25th annual Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) international conference, November 18-21, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.
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HPC Clouds and the Energy-Performance Tradeoff

(11/07/2013) - For HPC cloud providers, maintaining high performance comes at a cost, i.e., higher energy consumption. In a recently published paper, computer scientists from HCMC University of Technology in Vietnam describe a way to minimize energy consumption while still meeting quality of service guarantees...
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HPCMP Announces Frontier Awards

(11/07/2013) - The Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural class of fiscal year 2014 Frontier projects.
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Teradici Announces New PCoIP Hardware Accelerator

(11/07/2013) - Teradici, the developer of the PCoIP protocol, today announced general availability of the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator for HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) Blade Servers. Tested and certified for ProLiant BL460c Gen8 and WS460c Gen8 Blade Servers, the hardware accelerator is available now through Teradici’s worldwide network of reseller partners.
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Bright Pattern and HPC Experiment Forge Technology Partnership

(11/07/2013) - Through HPC Experiment, UberCloud aims to ultimately enable the wide scale delivery of High Performance Computing as a Service through an ongoing series of experimentation rounds that explore and discover pertinent issues in the realms of security, privacy, delivery models and more.
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CAE Heads for Extreme Scaling

(11/06/2013) - Cray's Manufacturing Segment Manager Greg Clifford comments on the evolution and current state of CAE applications. One major development that has occurred is an increased reliance on parallel processing to boost the performance of CAE workloads.
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Cray Packages HSM in Advance of Lustre 2.5

(11/06/2013) - According to Cray’s Barry Bolding, whom we spoke with in advance of the news of a new transparent storage solution that bundles together some unique software elements to make HSM more seamless...
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Harvard Researchers Design Synaptic Transistor

(11/06/2013) - Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are looking to biology for inspiration, specifically to the human brain, to develop a new class of transistor.
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CSP Takes Over Myricom Assets

(11/06/2013) - CSP Inc., a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Myricom, a pioneer in high-performance computing interconnect technology. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive, and Myricom will become a part of CSP, Inc.'s MultiComputer Division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Active Archive Alliance Announces Growth

(11/06/2013) - The Active Archive Alliance announced today that it has grown by 70 percent, adding seven new members within the last year and bringing the total number of members to 15 data storage companies. This growth in membership underscores the demand for active archives for long-term data storage and the maturing of the active archive market overall.
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SDSC HPC Systems to Benefit San Diego Businesses

(11/06/2013) - The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has recently stepped up efforts to provide its expertise in high-performance computing (HPC) and data storage to small-and medium-sized companies, particularly across San Diego’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy.
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Lustre Gets Business Class Upgrade with HSM

(11/06/2013) - During a conversation about this update with Galen Shipman, Chairman at OpenSFS, we discussed how the 2.5 release of the Lustre file system is taking the requests and requirements of a growing set of potential enterprise Lustre users to heart with the addition of HSM and more...
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Mellanox Introduces Online InfiniBand and Ethernet Program

(11/06/2013) - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the Mellanox Online Academy, an online learning and certification platform designed to meet the growing worldwide need for IT managers trained on high-performance interconnect technologies.
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Innodisk to Debut FlexiRemap Technology at SC13

(11/06/2013) - Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of SSDs for industrial applications, is pleased to announce the debut of the FlexiArray SE108 at Supercomputing Conference 2013.
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Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Storage Models Available

(11/06/2013) - Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, announced the availability of its new AssuredSAN 4004 storage models, based on the company's ninth-generation RAID architecture.
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Adaptive Computing Announces Presence at SC13

(11/06/2013) - Adaptive Computing, the company that powers many of world’s largest private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with its Moab optimization and scheduling software, today announced its widespread involvement at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13).
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SysFera to Showcase HPC Management and Remote Visualization at SC13

(11/06/2013) - SysFera, a software innovator that simplifies management of high performance computing (HPC) environments, will showcase the release of SysFera-DS version 4.0 at the Supercomputing Conference 2013 (SC13) held Nov. 18-21 in Denver, Colo.
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Puppet Enterprise Achieves Red Hat Linux OpenStack Platform Certification

(11/06/2013) - Today at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong, Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, announced that its flagship commercial product, Puppet Enterprise, is tested and certified to interoperate with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The Certification ensures consistent performance and compatibility between the two solutions.
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New AWS Instance Type Supports High Performance Streaming Graphics

(11/05/2013) - In partnership with graphics processing specialist NVIDIA, Amazon Web Services has launched the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, a GPU-accelerated instance designed for graphically-intensive cloud-based services.
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Optimizing Performance in Parallel Programming

(11/05/2013) - HPCers Michael McCool, Arch Robison and James Reinders explore the basic concepts of performance theory in parallel programming, guided by two essential laws of parallel performance, Amdahl's Law and Gustafson-Barsis' Law.
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OpenSFS Announces Availability of Lustre 2.5

(11/05/2013) - Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre file system community, is pleased to announce the availability of the Lustre 2.5 software release.
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University of Concepcion Installs IBM PureSystems

(11/05/2013) - IBM today announced that the University of Concepcion has installed IBM PureSystems to modernize its IT infrastructure and increase the availability and storage of its e-mail accounts for students and teachers.
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Ethernet Alliance Gives Details for SC13 Demo

(11/05/2013) - The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced details of its upcoming multi-vendor demo at the 25th annual 2013 Supercomputing Conference (SC13), November 17 – 22, in Denver, Colo.
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Coraid Announces Support for SanDisk SSDs

(11/05/2013) - Coraid, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs) on the EtherDrive scale-out storage platform.
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Terascala Closes Additional Funding

(11/05/2013) - Terascala, the fast data company, today announced the closing of additional funding from existing venture capitalists and several new investors. Ascent Venture Partners, Harborlight Capital Partners, and Thomas Weisel Partners co-led the equity investment.
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NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through AWS

(11/05/2013) - NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.
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AMD Server Supports Features in OpenStack

(11/05/2013) - AMD announced that the SeaMicro SM15000 server supports bare metal features in OpenStack Compute. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server is ideally suited for massive OpenStack deployments by integrating compute, storage and networking into a 10 rack unit system. The system is built around the Freedom fabric, the industry's premier supercomputing fabric for scale out data center applications.
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Wave Partners with Intel

(11/05/2013) - Wave Systems Corp. announced today it is offering complete management of self-encrypting solid-state drives (SSDs) to deliver stronger security and data protection to the enterprise.
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NetApp Announces New Contributions to OpenStack

(11/05/2013) - Reaffirming its commitment to help accelerate the deployment of cloud services, NetApp today announced new contributions to OpenStack, and deeper integration with its storage and data management systems.
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RAID Introduces Ethernet Drive Solution

(11/05/2013) - RAID Incorporated has created a revolutionary chassis to efficiently and effectively host a new storage solution made up of independent ethernet-connected drives. This 4U, 60-bay framework with integral 10 GbE Ethernet switching will house drives based on the new Kinetic Open Storage platform internally developed by Seagate.
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Coho Raises $25M for Cloud-Scale SDN Integrated Storage

(11/05/2013) - Coho Data, the first provider of software-defined networking integrated storage appliances for high performance at cloud-scale, today announced it has closed a $25 million Series B funding.
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Reining in Restarts Through Selective Recovery

(11/04/2013) - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Sriram Krishnamoorthy is developing load balancing techniques to keep calculations running even in the wake of unforeseen mishaps.
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SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

(11/04/2013) - In celebration of 25 years of the SC conference series, we reprise this speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray.
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IU Center Partners on $4 Million Grant to Advance Cancer Research

(11/04/2013) - The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) at Indiana University has received a joint five-year, $4 million resource improvement grant from the National Cancer Institute.
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NETYS Issues Call for Papers

(11/04/2013) - NETYS aims to bring together researchers and engineers from both the theory and practice of networked systems. These systems are viewed in their general sense including multi-core architectures, middleware environments, storage clusters, as well as social, peer-to-peer, sensor, wireless and mobile networks.
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NCSA and XSEDE Sign Collaborative Agreement

(11/04/2013) - The Blue Waters petascale computing project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) have signed a collaborative agreement, bringing together the National Science Foundation’s two largest cyberinfrastructure projects.
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UNH Deploys Cray Supercomputer

(11/04/2013) - A new supercomputer at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) will enable leading-edge research in multiple facets of modern physics. The Cray supercomputer, the only one in New Hampshire, was made possible by a $534,977 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) award from the National Science Foundation, including $196,995 from NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR.
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Silicon Mechanics to Showcase HPC for Higher Education at SC13

(11/04/2013) - Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will be highlighting its ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art computing in higher education and research at SC13 Conference & Exhibition, which takes place November 17-22, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, Booth # 3126. The company will be launching its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant Program, exhibiting the research successes achieved by prior awardee Saint Louis University, and sponsoring a team in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.
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LLNL Seeks Big Data System Balance with Catalyst

(11/04/2013) - This morning Lawrence Livermore National Lab announced a new, purpose-built system designed to tackle specific data-intensive problems using some unique approaches to bursting pesky I/O barriers, leading to some significant IOPS numbers and an approach to NVRAM that could set the stage for new...
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Cloudian Joins Forces with Intel and Penguin Computing

(11/04/2013) - Object storage leader Cloudian today announced a coordinated effort with partners Penguin Computing and Intel to bring their production hardened object storage product to market as a bundled turnkey solution for OpenStack users.
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Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research

(11/04/2013) - With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile.
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The Franklin Institute Honors Two Carnegie Mellon Professors

(11/04/2013) - The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has named two Carnegie Mellon University professors recipients of its annual awards honoring leaders in science, engineering, technology and business.
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Kemal Ebcioglu Named Recipient of IEEE Computer Society Award

(11/04/2013) - Kemal Ebcioğlu, president of Global Supercomputing Corp., has been recognized as the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for his work in Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) architecture.
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Affordable Big Data Computing

(11/04/2013) - IBM reports that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Traditional clusters cannot adequately handle this crush of data. Shared memory approaches are required. The NumaConnect technology provides an affordable solution. It delivers all the advantages of shared memory computing – streamlined application development, the ability to compute on large datasets, the ability to run more rigorous algorithms, enhanced scalability, etc.
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Why We Remember Some Visualizations and Forget Others

(11/01/2013) - Researchers from Harvard and MIT have teamed up to address an important question: what makes a data visualization memorable?
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Simulations Shed Light on Star Formation

(11/01/2013) - Astrophysics researchers at UC San Diego have advanced their understanding of star formation with the help of some major computational resources.
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Podcast: Cray Picks Up the Pieces at Gnodal; BP Gases Up Petaflop Super

(11/01/2013) - This week's podcast discusses developments at Gnodal involving Cray and the new research facility opened in Houston by BP.
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SC13 to Offer HPC Interconnections Program

(11/01/2013) - To encourage more students to enter the field and support those who are embarking on careers in computing, the SC13 conference to be held Nov. 17-22 in Denver is offering a range of activities as part of a program known as HPC Interconnections.
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UT Receives Funding From Intel for Supercomputing

(11/01/2013) - UT has received funding from computer chip maker Intel to develop computer codes to make personalized medicine like this and other transformative scientific discoveries possible.
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Parallel Universe Computing Challenge Comes To SC13

(11/01/2013) - In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the SC conference, Intel Corporation will produce a game show-style competition in which teams will face off live at SC13 to compete for a $25,000 prize which will be donated the winning team’s charity.
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Cray Expands Research and Development in Europe

(11/01/2013) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced a significant expansion to its research and development (R&D) team in Europe with the addition of key individuals from Gnodal Limited.
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DDN Named a Leader in Object-Based Storage Market

(11/01/2013) - DataDirect Networks (DDN) has been named a leader in the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2013 Vendor Assessment, doc #244081, November 2013.
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AMD to Webcast "APU13" Keynotes

(11/01/2013) - AMD announced that it will webcast Keynote presentations taking place at the 2013 AMD Developer Summit, "APU13," being held in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2013 through Nov. 13, 2013.
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Reel FX Utilized Dell Technology to Create “Free Birds”

(11/01/2013) - Dell announced today that award-winning animation studio, Reel FX, utilized Dell technology to develop, produce and animate its first full-length feature film, “Free Birds,” an animated feature about two turkeys who travel back in time to try to take themselves off the Thanksgiving menu.
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Addressing the Threat of Silent Data Corruption

(10/31/2013) - As core counts proliferate, HPC researchers have stepped up efforts to understand the phenomenon of soft errors and silent data corruption, which threaten the integrity of computational findings. Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory report early findings from a five-year field testing study, designed to measure the prevalence of incorrect results observed on six HPC platforms ...
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LLNL CTO Emphasizes Value of SC13

(10/31/2013) - By now, you’ve probably already made a final decision about whether or not to attend the Denver event in mid-November. Or more accurately, those holding the pursestrings at your institution have “pushed” your decision along in a particular direction. However, today we wanted to feature the thoughts of Bronis de Supinski, Chief Technology Officer at Lawrence Livermore...
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GPUs and the Mystery of Flying Snakes

(10/31/2013) - Scientists are using a GPU-accelerated computer model to study the aerodynamic factors that allow snakes to soar through the jungle canopy.
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N8 Supercomputer Tracks First Dinosaur Steps in Over 90 Million Years

(10/31/2013) - Scientists at The University of Manchester have used Polaris, the N8 Research Partnership High Performance Computing (N8 HPC) facility, to simulate for the first time ever how one of the world’s largest dinosaurs would have walked.
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PRACE Event Rallies Support for "Supercomputers for All"

(10/31/2013) - On 15 October 2013 the Council of PRACE organized a networking reception at the Palais des Academies in Brussels under the motto “HPC @ Horizon2020.” The event also highlighted the publication of the special report “Supercomputers for all” supported by Science|Business. High-level personalities from European politics, national HPC players, science and industry contributed to the presentations and panel discussion.
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Cloud Computing 2.0 Flexibility Discussed at Cloud Expo

(10/31/2013) - ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of Cloud Computing, is speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, the thirteenth annual international Cloud Expo conference.
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Oracle Virtual Networking Enhanced

(10/31/2013) - Oracle today announced new enhancements to Oracle Virtual Networking to help customers further improve infrastructure performance, reduce cost and complexity, and simplify storage and server connectivity.
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ABC Capital Selects IBM PureSystems

(10/31/2013) - IBM today announced that ABC Capital, one of the largest financial companies in Mexico, has deployed a solution based on PureSystems technology. The new solution will help the company simplify and integrate their existing platforms allowing them to provide new products and offers for consumers.
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Intel RAID SSD Caching Solutions Brief Now Available

(10/31/2013) - The Solutions Brief provides details regarding the performance enhancement made possible by using the Intel RCS25ZB040 rather than a standard RAID card. Details are provided for specific applications as well as the benefits and technical specifications essential to general server use.
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Swiss Supercomputer Solves Core Mystery

(10/30/2013) - A team of scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about the nature of the Earth's rotation using the Cray XE6 supercomputer, Monte Rosa, installed at CSCS.
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Directing Mira

(10/30/2013) - Susan Coghlan, Deputy Division Director at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, opens up about her role working with Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world.
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Cegeka to Utilize IBM Technologies

(10/30/2013) - To provide both to its growing client base across Europe, managed services provider, Cegeka, turned to IBM storage virtualization and Flash technologies.
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Emulex Delivers Connectivity Solutions for HP Servers

(10/30/2013) - Emulex Corporation today announced the availability of a broad range of I/O connectivity solutions for the new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family.
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Speakers Set for Invited Talks Program at SC13

(10/30/2013) - Fifteen speakers from across HPC and the world of science - including a Nobel Laureate and a US National Medal of Science Winner - are set to share their unique perspectives with the international supercomputing community as part of the invited talks program at SC13 this November.
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Back to the Future of Serial Speed?

(10/30/2013) - For the last few decades we have had great increases in performance. Since going to “off-the-shelf components” and riding on the tails of increasing processor improvements along with ever greater number of chips and cores some have come to realize that this can’t go on forever. Based on his friendship with Seymour Cray, Bill Sembrat takes us through...
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Mellanox Delivers OpenStack Interconnect Cloud Solution

(10/30/2013) - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that several key InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter and switch components for Nova, Cinder and Neutron have been accepted into OpenStack’s newly released Havana distribution.
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QuadraNet Offering Intel SSD Series

(10/30/2013) - QuadraNet, who recently launched a newly designed website found at http://www.quadranet.com, provides a range of different services as one of the leading data center providers in Los Angeles, California—from dedicated servers to colocation solutions. Usage of Intel’s latest Solid State Drive technology – the DC S3500 series, better known as the S3500 SSD, helps to increase storage performance, provide enhanced end-to-end data protection, and offers the latest 20nm MLC NAND Flash Memory Technology.
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Netlist HyperCloud Selected for IBM Solutions

(10/30/2013) - Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance and hybrid memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced that its 16GB and 32GB HyperCloud memory modules have been selected as the default memory option on IBM System x3650 M4 Featured Virtualization Solutions.
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Rackspace Using Perle Servers

(10/30/2013) - Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions, today revealed that Rackspace Hosting uses IOLAN Console Servers to facilitate fulfilment of Uptime Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
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HGST to Deliver Keynote, Exhibit at Cloud Expo

(10/30/2013) - HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its chief technology officer, Steven Campbell, will deliver a keynote speech on new developments in enterprise storage for the cloud (#cloud) at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013 (@CloudExpo).
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EGI Community Forum 2014 to Take Place in Finland

(10/30/2013) - The EGI Community Forum 2014 will take place from 19–23 May, in Helsinki, Finland.
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Gener8 Deploys Aspera's Fasp Software

(10/30/2013) - Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Gener8, an industry leader in 3D conversion services for the entertainment industry, has integrated Aspera’s Emmy award-winning fasp high-speed transport technology into their state-of-the-art Cumul8 management and analytics system.
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Met Office Maps Storm Days in Advance

(10/29/2013) - Thanks to an advanced forecasting system powered by a £30 million IBM supercomputer, Met Office climate scientists were able to predict the size and path of Monday's St. Jude's Day storm four days before it formed.
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RAID Announces Latest Addition to SSD Line

(10/29/2013) - RAID Incorporated, a leader in technical computing and Big Data environments, announces the latest addition to the Ability SSD EBOD line with a 24-Bay PCIe SSD EBOD in a 2U form factor.
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NERSC Upgrades Storage with DataDirect Networks

(10/29/2013) - To better address the variety, variability and velocity of Big Data generated by science research, experiments, simulations and analyses, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has upgraded its "scratch" storage for temporary scientific data to a single site-wide system with four petabytes of storage built on DataDirect Networks (DDN) Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) high-performance storage engine.
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Discovery Science Center Selects GE Energy Storage System

(10/29/2013) - GE Energy Storage today announced that it will participate in a load-shifting project at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, Calif., a non-profit education organization.
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Eni Launches Green Datacenter

(10/29/2013) - A little more than two years after laying the foundation stone, Eni has opened its new Green Data Center in Ferrera Erbognone (Pavia). The building will host Eni’s central computer processing systems, both for information management and seismic simulation processing (High Performance Computing).
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OCZ Technology Introduces SSD Management Application

(10/29/2013) - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today introduced an SSD management application that centrally monitors and manages OCZ enterprise drives connected to network servers, storage arrays or appliances.
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Red Hat Launches New Initiative

(10/29/2013) - Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new initiative called On-Ramp to Enterprise OpenStack to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack, the popular framework for building and managing private, public, and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.
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A Path To Energy Efficient HPC Datacenters

(10/29/2013) - A new energy measuring and evaluation toolset is being developed at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences – capable of monitoring and analyzing the energy consumption of a supercomputing site in a holistic way...
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IIT Madras Students Utilize Allinea Tools

(10/29/2013) - Parallel computing students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India (IIT Madras) have cut their debugging and profiling time by almost a third, and improved the scalability of their code, thanks to the use of Allinea Software’s tools.
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Mellanox to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

(10/29/2013) - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it will present at investor conferences during the fourth quarter of 2013.
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Emulex Introduces Gen 5 FC Flash Services

(10/29/2013) - Emulex Corporation today announced new Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) Flash Services technology, which is designed to enhance the quality of service (QoS), optimize I/O performance and increase return on investment (ROI) in IT environments using fabric-based flash arrays and server-based cache.
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Software Pinpoints Disease-Causing Genes

(10/28/2013) - New software suite helps scientists identify disease-causing mutations, offering the promise of quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments for the millions of people affected by hereditary diseases.
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IEEE to Host Workshop on Cloud Analytics

(10/28/2013) - The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers in the related fields to exchange ideas, and share their experiences in developing analytics to better deploy, operate and use the cloud. Specifically, we seek and wish to foster research contributions that draw on statistical analysis, analytical modeling, and machine learning to develop novel solutions in this problem area.
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Nobel Laureate Launches Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series

(10/28/2013) - Four Nobel Laureates are among nine lecturers who will be participating in the new Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Shell Utilizing Analytics from SAS

(10/28/2013) - Analytics transform big data at Shell Exploration and Production into sound exploration decisions, high-quality wells, reduced costs and lower environmental impact. The company uses SAS Predictive Asset Maintenance software to extend equipment lifespan and run times which can account for tens of millions of dollars in increased gas and oil production.
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The Coming Age of Browser-based Research

(10/28/2013) - Will Web-based solutions comprise the future of academia? The benefits of a unified, scalable, sharable dataset make for a compelling case.
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Mellanox Expands MetroX Long-Haul Solutions

(10/28/2013) - Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the expansion of its MetroX long-haul interconnect product family with the new MetroX TX6240 and TX6280 systems to enable full coverage for longer distances.
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PRACE Announces Winter School 2014

(10/28/2013) - The PRACE 2014 Winter School will take place on 10 – 13 February 2014 in Tel Aviv. The PRACE Seasonal School event is being hosted by Israel’s Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) and PRACE, with the support and cooperation of LinkSCEEM.
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Convergence: HPC, Big Data & Enterprise Computing

(10/28/2013) - Many HPC aficionados probably think of Enterprise Computing as something static and boring: a solved problem; something to be maintained and occasionally updated; or maybe moved to a Cloud – but not a fruitful area for novel approaches or exotic hardware. Big Data may change those views.
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Why Does Scalability Matter for Industrial CAE Applications?

(10/28/2013) - Why is more computing power a strategic asset for CAE users? The answer is pretty simple – HPC gives users insight into product performance that you can’t get quicker any other way – and that is extremely valuable to the product design process. It’s all about getting better insight into product behavior quicker!
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Scientists Prepare Weather Model for GPU-based Systems

(10/25/2013) - An in-depth look at recent developments with the COSMO weather prediction application, including how it is being modified to take advantage of hardware accelerators, like GPGPUs.
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Largest Ever Cloud-based Genomic Analysis

(10/25/2013) - As part of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Project, Baylor College of Medicine, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and DNAnexus have teamed up to run the largest ever cloud-based analysis of genomic data.
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Podcast: Intel Opens Parallel Computing Program; NSF's Newest Big Data Darling

(10/25/2013) - This week's podcast discusses Intel's Parallel Computing Program and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center announcing a new system funded by the NSF.
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PRACE to Present Summer of HPC Awards
On 2 December 2013, Dr. Sergi Girona, chair of the PRACE Board of Directors, will present awards to two exceptional students in recognition of their outstanding performance on the PRACE Summer of HPC.Read more...


Molex to Showcase Interconnect Technologies at SC13
Molex Incorporated will present leading edge technologies for high-speed, high-density applications at the 25th annual Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) international conference, November 18-21, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO. Read more...

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HPC Clouds and the Energy-Performance Tradeoff
For HPC cloud providers, maintaining high performance comes at a cost, i.e., higher energy consumption. In a recently published paper, computer scientists from HCMC University of Technology in Vietnam describe a way to minimize energy consumption while still meeting quality of service guarantees...Read more...


HPCMP Announces Frontier Awards
The Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural class of fiscal year 2014 Frontier projects. Read more...


Teradici Announces New PCoIP Hardware Accelerator
Teradici, the developer of the PCoIP protocol, today announced general availability of the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator for HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) Blade Servers. Tested and certified for ProLiant BL460c Gen8 and WS460c Gen8 Blade Servers, the hardware accelerator is available now through Teradici’s worldwide network of reseller partners.Read more...


Bright Pattern and HPC Experiment Forge Technology Partnership
Through HPC Experiment, UberCloud aims to ultimately enable the wide scale delivery of High Performance Computing as a Service through an ongoing series of experimentation rounds that explore and discover pertinent issues in the realms of security, privacy, delivery models and more.Read more...

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CAE Heads for Extreme Scaling
Cray's Manufacturing Segment Manager Greg Clifford comments on the evolution and current state of CAE applications. One major development that has occurred is an increased reliance on parallel processing to boost the performance of CAE workloads.Read more...

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Cray Packages HSM in Advance of Lustre 2.5
According to Cray’s Barry Bolding, whom we spoke with in advance of the news of a new transparent storage solution that bundles together some unique software elements to make HSM more seamless...Read more...

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Harvard Researchers Design Synaptic Transistor
Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are looking to biology for inspiration, specifically to the human brain, to develop a new class of transistor.Read more...


CSP Takes Over Myricom Assets
CSP Inc., a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Myricom, a pioneer in high-performance computing interconnect technology. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive, and Myricom will become a part of CSP, Inc.'s MultiComputer Division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Read more...


Active Archive Alliance Announces Growth
The Active Archive Alliance announced today that it has grown by 70 percent, adding seven new members within the last year and bringing the total number of members to 15 data storage companies. This growth in membership underscores the demand for active archives for long-term data storage and the maturing of the active archive market overall.Read more...


SDSC HPC Systems to Benefit San Diego Businesses
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has recently stepped up efforts to provide its expertise in high-performance computing (HPC) and data storage to small-and medium-sized companies, particularly across San Diego’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy.Read more...

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Lustre Gets Business Class Upgrade with HSM
During a conversation about this update with Galen Shipman, Chairman at OpenSFS, we discussed how the 2.5 release of the Lustre file system is taking the requests and requirements of a growing set of potential enterprise Lustre users to heart with the addition of HSM and more...Read more...


Mellanox Introduces Online InfiniBand and Ethernet Program
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the Mellanox Online Academy, an online learning and certification platform designed to meet the growing worldwide need for IT managers trained on high-performance interconnect technologies.Read more...


Innodisk to Debut FlexiRemap Technology at SC13
Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of SSDs for industrial applications, is pleased to announce the debut of the FlexiArray SE108 at Supercomputing Conference 2013.Read more...


Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4004 Storage Models Available
Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, announced the availability of its new AssuredSAN 4004 storage models, based on the company's ninth-generation RAID architecture. Read more...


Adaptive Computing Announces Presence at SC13
Adaptive Computing, the company that powers many of world’s largest private/hybrid cloud and technical computing environments with its Moab optimization and scheduling software, today announced its widespread involvement at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13).Read more...


SysFera to Showcase HPC Management and Remote Visualization at SC13
SysFera, a software innovator that simplifies management of high performance computing (HPC) environments, will showcase the release of SysFera-DS version 4.0 at the Supercomputing Conference 2013 (SC13) held Nov. 18-21 in Denver, Colo.Read more...


Puppet Enterprise Achieves Red Hat Linux OpenStack Platform Certification
Today at OpenStack Summit Hong Kong, Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software, announced that its flagship commercial product, Puppet Enterprise, is tested and certified to interoperate with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The Certification ensures consistent performance and compatibility between the two solutions.Read more...

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New AWS Instance Type Supports High Performance Streaming Graphics
In partnership with graphics processing specialist NVIDIA, Amazon Web Services has launched the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, a GPU-accelerated instance designed for graphically-intensive cloud-based services.Read more...

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Optimizing Performance in Parallel Programming
HPCers Michael McCool, Arch Robison and James Reinders explore the basic concepts of performance theory in parallel programming, guided by two essential laws of parallel performance, Amdahl's Law and Gustafson-Barsis' Law.Read more...


OpenSFS Announces Availability of Lustre 2.5
Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the premier non-profit organization advancing and coordinating the Lustre file system community, is pleased to announce the availability of the Lustre 2.5 software release.Read more...


University of Concepcion Installs IBM PureSystems
IBM today announced that the University of Concepcion has installed IBM PureSystems to modernize its IT infrastructure and increase the availability and storage of its e-mail accounts for students and teachers.Read more...


Ethernet Alliance Gives Details for SC13 Demo
The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced details of its upcoming multi-vendor demo at the 25th annual 2013 Supercomputing Conference (SC13), November 17 – 22, in Denver, Colo.Read more...


Coraid Announces Support for SanDisk SSDs
Coraid, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs) on the EtherDrive scale-out storage platform.Read more...


Terascala Closes Additional Funding
Terascala, the fast data company, today announced the closing of additional funding from existing venture capitalists and several new investors. Ascent Venture Partners, Harborlight Capital Partners, and Thomas Weisel Partners co-led the equity investment. Read more...


NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through AWS
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.Read more...


AMD Server Supports Features in OpenStack
AMD announced that the SeaMicro SM15000 server supports bare metal features in OpenStack Compute. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server is ideally suited for massive OpenStack deployments by integrating compute, storage and networking into a 10 rack unit system. The system is built around the Freedom fabric, the industry's premier supercomputing fabric for scale out data center applications.Read more...


Wave Partners with Intel
Wave Systems Corp. announced today it is offering complete management of self-encrypting solid-state drives (SSDs) to deliver stronger security and data protection to the enterprise.Read more...


NetApp Announces New Contributions to OpenStack
Reaffirming its commitment to help accelerate the deployment of cloud services, NetApp today announced new contributions to OpenStack, and deeper integration with its storage and data management systems.Read more...


RAID Introduces Ethernet Drive Solution
RAID Incorporated has created a revolutionary chassis to efficiently and effectively host a new storage solution made up of independent ethernet-connected drives. This 4U, 60-bay framework with integral 10 GbE Ethernet switching will house drives based on the new Kinetic Open Storage platform internally developed by Seagate.Read more...


Coho Raises $25M for Cloud-Scale SDN Integrated Storage
Coho Data, the first provider of software-defined networking integrated storage appliances for high performance at cloud-scale, today announced it has closed a $25 million Series B funding. Read more...

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Reining in Restarts Through Selective Recovery
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Sriram Krishnamoorthy is developing load balancing techniques to keep calculations running even in the wake of unforeseen mishaps.Read more...


SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide
In celebration of 25 years of the SC conference series, we reprise this speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray.Read more...


IU Center Partners on $4 Million Grant to Advance Cancer Research
The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) at Indiana University has received a joint five-year, $4 million resource improvement grant from the National Cancer Institute. Read more...


NETYS Issues Call for Papers
NETYS aims to bring together researchers and engineers from both the theory and practice of networked systems. These systems are viewed in their general sense including multi-core architectures, middleware environments, storage clusters, as well as social, peer-to-peer, sensor, wireless and mobile networks.Read more...


NCSA and XSEDE Sign Collaborative Agreement
The Blue Waters petascale computing project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) have signed a collaborative agreement, bringing together the National Science Foundation’s two largest cyberinfrastructure projects.Read more...


UNH Deploys Cray Supercomputer
A new supercomputer at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) will enable leading-edge research in multiple facets of modern physics. The Cray supercomputer, the only one in New Hampshire, was made possible by a $534,977 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) award from the National Science Foundation, including $196,995 from NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR.Read more...


Silicon Mechanics to Showcase HPC for Higher Education at SC13
Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will be highlighting its ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art computing in higher education and research at SC13 Conference & Exhibition, which takes place November 17-22, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, Booth # 3126. The company will be launching its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant Program, exhibiting the research successes achieved by prior awardee Saint Louis University, and sponsoring a team in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.Read more...

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LLNL Seeks Big Data System Balance with Catalyst
This morning Lawrence Livermore National Lab announced a new, purpose-built system designed to tackle specific data-intensive problems using some unique approaches to bursting pesky I/O barriers, leading to some significant IOPS numbers and an approach to NVRAM that could set the stage for new...Read more...


Cloudian Joins Forces with Intel and Penguin Computing
Object storage leader Cloudian today announced a coordinated effort with partners Penguin Computing and Intel to bring their production hardened object storage product to market as a bundled turnkey solution for OpenStack users.Read more...


Computing Model Could Lead to Quicker Advancements in Medical Research
With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile.Read more...


The Franklin Institute Honors Two Carnegie Mellon Professors
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has named two Carnegie Mellon University professors recipients of its annual awards honoring leaders in science, engineering, technology and business.Read more...


Kemal Ebcioglu Named Recipient of IEEE Computer Society Award
Kemal Ebcioğlu, president of Global Supercomputing Corp., has been recognized as the 2013 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society B. Ramakrishna Rau Award for his work in Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) architecture.Read more...


Affordable Big Data Computing
IBM reports that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Traditional clusters cannot adequately handle this crush of data. Shared memory approaches are required. The NumaConnect technology provides an affordable solution. It delivers all the advantages of shared memory computing – streamlined application development, the ability to compute on large datasets, the ability to run more rigorous algorithms, enhanced scalability, etc.Read more...

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Why We Remember Some Visualizations and Forget Others
Researchers from Harvard and MIT have teamed up to address an important question: what makes a data visualization memorable?Read more...


Simulations Shed Light on Star Formation
Astrophysics researchers at UC San Diego have advanced their understanding of star formation with the help of some major computational resources.Read more...


Podcast: Cray Picks Up the Pieces at Gnodal; BP Gases Up Petaflop Super
This week's podcast discusses developments at Gnodal involving Cray and the new research facility opened in Houston by BP.Read more...


SC13 to Offer HPC Interconnections Program
To encourage more students to enter the field and support those who are embarking on careers in computing, the SC13 conference to be held Nov. 17-22 in Denver is offering a range of activities as part of a program known as HPC Interconnections.Read more...


UT Receives Funding From Intel for Supercomputing
UT has received funding from computer chip maker Intel to develop computer codes to make personalized medicine like this and other transformative scientific discoveries possible. Read more...


Parallel Universe Computing Challenge Comes To SC13
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the SC conference, Intel Corporation will produce a game show-style competition in which teams will face off live at SC13 to compete for a $25,000 prize which will be donated the winning team’s charity.Read more...


Cray Expands Research and Development in Europe
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced a significant expansion to its research and development (R&D) team in Europe with the addition of key individuals from Gnodal Limited.Read more...


DDN Named a Leader in Object-Based Storage Market
DataDirect Networks (DDN) has been named a leader in the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2013 Vendor Assessment, doc #244081, November 2013.Read more...


AMD to Webcast "APU13" Keynotes
AMD announced that it will webcast Keynote presentations taking place at the 2013 AMD Developer Summit, "APU13," being held in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 11, 2013 through Nov. 13, 2013.Read more...


Reel FX Utilized Dell Technology to Create “Free Birds”
Dell announced today that award-winning animation studio, Reel FX, utilized Dell technology to develop, produce and animate its first full-length feature film, “Free Birds,” an animated feature about two turkeys who travel back in time to try to take themselves off the Thanksgiving menu.Read more...

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Addressing the Threat of Silent Data Corruption
As core counts proliferate, HPC researchers have stepped up efforts to understand the phenomenon of soft errors and silent data corruption, which threaten the integrity of computational findings. Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory report early findings from a five-year field testing study, designed to measure the prevalence of incorrect results observed on six HPC platforms ...Read more...

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LLNL CTO Emphasizes Value of SC13
By now, you’ve probably already made a final decision about whether or not to attend the Denver event in mid-November. Or more accurately, those holding the pursestrings at your institution have “pushed” your decision along in a particular direction. However, today we wanted to feature the thoughts of Bronis de Supinski, Chief Technology Officer at Lawrence Livermore...Read more...

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GPUs and the Mystery of Flying Snakes
Scientists are using a GPU-accelerated computer model to study the aerodynamic factors that allow snakes to soar through the jungle canopy.Read more...


N8 Supercomputer Tracks First Dinosaur Steps in Over 90 Million Years
Scientists at The University of Manchester have used Polaris, the N8 Research Partnership High Performance Computing (N8 HPC) facility, to simulate for the first time ever how one of the world’s largest dinosaurs would have walked.Read more...


PRACE Event Rallies Support for "Supercomputers for All"
On 15 October 2013 the Council of PRACE organized a networking reception at the Palais des Academies in Brussels under the motto “HPC @ Horizon2020.” The event also highlighted the publication of the special report “Supercomputers for all” supported by Science|Business. High-level personalities from European politics, national HPC players, science and industry contributed to the presentations and panel discussion.Read more...


Cloud Computing 2.0 Flexibility Discussed at Cloud Expo
ProfitBricks, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of Cloud Computing, is speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, the thirteenth annual international Cloud Expo conference.Read more...


Oracle Virtual Networking Enhanced
Oracle today announced new enhancements to Oracle Virtual Networking to help customers further improve infrastructure performance, reduce cost and complexity, and simplify storage and server connectivity.Read more...


ABC Capital Selects IBM PureSystems
IBM today announced that ABC Capital, one of the largest financial companies in Mexico, has deployed a solution based on PureSystems technology. The new solution will help the company simplify and integrate their existing platforms allowing them to provide new products and offers for consumers.Read more...


Intel RAID SSD Caching Solutions Brief Now Available
The Solutions Brief provides details regarding the performance enhancement made possible by using the Intel RCS25ZB040 rather than a standard RAID card. Details are provided for specific applications as well as the benefits and technical specifications essential to general server use.Read more...

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Swiss Supercomputer Solves Core Mystery
A team of scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about the nature of the Earth's rotation using the Cray XE6 supercomputer, Monte Rosa, installed at CSCS.Read more...


Directing Mira
Susan Coghlan, Deputy Division Director at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, opens up about her role working with Mira, the fifth-fastest supercomputer in the world.Read more...


Cegeka to Utilize IBM Technologies
To provide both to its growing client base across Europe, managed services provider, Cegeka, turned to IBM storage virtualization and Flash technologies.Read more...


Emulex Delivers Connectivity Solutions for HP Servers
Emulex Corporation today announced the availability of a broad range of I/O connectivity solutions for the new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family.Read more...


Speakers Set for Invited Talks Program at SC13
Fifteen speakers from across HPC and the world of science - including a Nobel Laureate and a US National Medal of Science Winner - are set to share their unique perspectives with the international supercomputing community as part of the invited talks program at SC13 this November. Read more...


Back to the Future of Serial Speed?
For the last few decades we have had great increases in performance. Since going to “off-the-shelf components” and riding on the tails of increasing processor improvements along with ever greater number of chips and cores some have come to realize that this can’t go on forever. Based on his friendship with Seymour Cray, Bill Sembrat takes us through...Read more...


Mellanox Delivers OpenStack Interconnect Cloud Solution
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that several key InfiniBand and Ethernet adapter and switch components for Nova, Cinder and Neutron have been accepted into OpenStack’s newly released Havana distribution.Read more...


QuadraNet Offering Intel SSD Series
QuadraNet, who recently launched a newly designed website found at http://www.quadranet.com, provides a range of different services as one of the leading data center providers in Los Angeles, California—from dedicated servers to colocation solutions. Usage of Intel’s latest Solid State Drive technology – the DC S3500 series, better known as the S3500 SSD, helps to increase storage performance, provide enhanced end-to-end data protection, and offers the latest 20nm MLC NAND Flash Memory Technology.Read more...


Netlist HyperCloud Selected for IBM Solutions
Netlist, Inc., a leading provider of high performance and hybrid memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced that its 16GB and 32GB HyperCloud memory modules have been selected as the default memory option on IBM System x3650 M4 Featured Virtualization Solutions.Read more...


Rackspace Using Perle Servers
Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced serial to Ethernet and secure device networking solutions, today revealed that Rackspace Hosting uses IOLAN Console Servers to facilitate fulfilment of Uptime Service Level Agreements (SLAs).Read more...


HGST to Deliver Keynote, Exhibit at Cloud Expo
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its chief technology officer, Steven Campbell, will deliver a keynote speech on new developments in enterprise storage for the cloud (#cloud) at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013 (@CloudExpo).Read more...


EGI Community Forum 2014 to Take Place in Finland
The EGI Community Forum 2014 will take place from 19–23 May, in Helsinki, Finland.Read more...


Gener8 Deploys Aspera's Fasp Software
Aspera, Inc., creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that Gener8, an industry leader in 3D conversion services for the entertainment industry, has integrated Aspera’s Emmy award-winning fasp high-speed transport technology into their state-of-the-art Cumul8 management and analytics system.Read more...

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Met Office Maps Storm Days in Advance
Thanks to an advanced forecasting system powered by a £30 million IBM supercomputer, Met Office climate scientists were able to predict the size and path of Monday's St. Jude's Day storm four days before it formed.Read more...


RAID Announces Latest Addition to SSD Line
RAID Incorporated, a leader in technical computing and Big Data environments, announces the latest addition to the Ability SSD EBOD line with a 24-Bay PCIe SSD EBOD in a 2U form factor.Read more...


NERSC Upgrades Storage with DataDirect Networks
To better address the variety, variability and velocity of Big Data generated by science research, experiments, simulations and analyses, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) has upgraded its "scratch" storage for temporary scientific data to a single site-wide system with four petabytes of storage built on DataDirect Networks (DDN) Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) high-performance storage engine.Read more...


Discovery Science Center Selects GE Energy Storage System
GE Energy Storage today announced that it will participate in a load-shifting project at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, Calif., a non-profit education organization. Read more...


Eni Launches Green Datacenter
A little more than two years after laying the foundation stone, Eni has opened its new Green Data Center in Ferrera Erbognone (Pavia). The building will host Eni’s central computer processing systems, both for information management and seismic simulation processing (High Performance Computing).Read more...


OCZ Technology Introduces SSD Management Application
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today introduced an SSD management application that centrally monitors and manages OCZ enterprise drives connected to network servers, storage arrays or appliances.Read more...


Red Hat Launches New Initiative
Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new initiative called On-Ramp to Enterprise OpenStack to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack, the popular framework for building and managing private, public, and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.Read more...


A Path To Energy Efficient HPC Datacenters
A new energy measuring and evaluation toolset is being developed at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences – capable of monitoring and analyzing the energy consumption of a supercomputing site in a holistic way...Read more...


IIT Madras Students Utilize Allinea Tools
Parallel computing students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India (IIT Madras) have cut their debugging and profiling time by almost a third, and improved the scalability of their code, thanks to the use of Allinea Software’s tools.Read more...


Mellanox to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it will present at investor conferences during the fourth quarter of 2013.Read more...


Emulex Introduces Gen 5 FC Flash Services
Emulex Corporation today announced new Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) Flash Services technology, which is designed to enhance the quality of service (QoS), optimize I/O performance and increase return on investment (ROI) in IT environments using fabric-based flash arrays and server-based cache.Read more...

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Software Pinpoints Disease-Causing Genes
New software suite helps scientists identify disease-causing mutations, offering the promise of quicker diagnoses and more effective treatments for the millions of people affected by hereditary diseases.Read more...


IEEE to Host Workshop on Cloud Analytics
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers in the related fields to exchange ideas, and share their experiences in developing analytics to better deploy, operate and use the cloud. Specifically, we seek and wish to foster research contributions that draw on statistical analysis, analytical modeling, and machine learning to develop novel solutions in this problem area.Read more...


Nobel Laureate Launches Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series
Four Nobel Laureates are among nine lecturers who will be participating in the new Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Read more...


Shell Utilizing Analytics from SAS
Analytics transform big data at Shell Exploration and Production into sound exploration decisions, high-quality wells, reduced costs and lower environmental impact. The company uses SAS Predictive Asset Maintenance software to extend equipment lifespan and run times which can account for tens of millions of dollars in increased gas and oil production.Read more...

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The Coming Age of Browser-based Research
Will Web-based solutions comprise the future of academia? The benefits of a unified, scalable, sharable dataset make for a compelling case.Read more...


Mellanox Expands MetroX Long-Haul Solutions
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the expansion of its MetroX long-haul interconnect product family with the new MetroX TX6240 and TX6280 systems to enable full coverage for longer distances.Read more...


PRACE Announces Winter School 2014
The PRACE 2014 Winter School will take place on 10 – 13 February 2014 in Tel Aviv. The PRACE Seasonal School event is being hosted by Israel’s Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) and PRACE, with the support and cooperation of LinkSCEEM.Read more...


Convergence: HPC, Big Data & Enterprise Computing
Many HPC aficionados probably think of Enterprise Computing as something static and boring: a solved problem; something to be maintained and occasionally updated; or maybe moved to a Cloud – but not a fruitful area for novel approaches or exotic hardware. Big Data may change those views.Read more...


Why Does Scalability Matter for Industrial CAE Applications?
Why is more computing power a strategic asset for CAE users? The answer is pretty simple – HPC gives users insight into product performance that you can’t get quicker any other way – and that is extremely valuable to the product design process. It’s all about getting better insight into product behavior quicker! Read more...

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Scientists Prepare Weather Model for GPU-based Systems
An in-depth look at recent developments with the COSMO weather prediction application, including how it is being modified to take advantage of hardware accelerators, like GPGPUs.Read more...

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Largest Ever Cloud-based Genomic Analysis
As part of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Project, Baylor College of Medicine, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and DNAnexus have teamed up to run the largest ever cloud-based analysis of genomic data.Read more...


Podcast: Intel Opens Parallel Computing Program; NSF's Newest Big Data Darling
This week's podcast discusses Intel's Parallel Computing Program and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center announcing a new system funded by the NSF.Read more...

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James Reinders is a senior engineer for Intel and has helped develop supercomputers, microprocessors and software tools for 25 years. James focuses on parallel programming models and is the author of a number of books on the topic.More > >


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Gary M. Johnson is the founder of Computational Science Solutions, LLC, and a specialist in HPC management as well as the development of national science and technology policy. He is also involved in the creation of education and research programs in computational engineering and science.More > >


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