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UAEU Deploys Microsoft HPC Server 2008

Microsoft, yesterday, announced that the United Arab Emirates University [UAEU] has deployed the Microsoft HPC Server 2008 platform.  This marks the first academic institution in the Gulf to deploy it for HPC.  The major goal of the deployment is for undergraduate teaching activities in a dedicated lab within the College of Information Technology [CIT]. Our […]

HPC in the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill

On Saturday Congress gave final approval to the Defense spending bill for fiscal year 2010 — only 3 months late, but whatever. The DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program comes out with $237,406,000, which includes a $3,120,000 earmark for High Performance Computational Design of Novel Materials (see table below). This is apparently an increase over […]

Feldman's Hits and Misses of 2009

Michael over at HPCwire has an interesting blog post with the HPC hits and misses of 2009. Here’s a hit to whet your appetite Hit: InfiniBand Rising Despite the commercial debut of many 10GbE offerings this year, InfiniBand adoption in HPC continued to grow in 2009. InfiniBand is deployed in 182 of the TOP500 supercomputers, […]

Red Hat drops Itanium support with RHEL 6

Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Register is reporting that Red Hat is out of the Itanium business on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Here’s what Red Hat had to say, officially: Red Hat is committed to protecting Itanium customers’ investments and to providing these customers with enterprise class support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 […]

Report on the Cross-layer Reliability Visioning Study Group meeting

The CCC blog has a short report on the third meeting of the Cross-layer Reliability Visioning Study Group A major goal of the Cross-layer Reliability Visioning process is to reach some consensus on how to achieve reliable computing using unpredictable components across different layers that dictate system reliability (i.e., device technology, design, architecture, software). More […]

Spectra Logic Announces Move to New HQ in Boulder

Spectra Logic, today, announced that it would be expanding to a new worldwide headquarters facility in Boulder, CO.  The move to the new facility will take place in the spring of 2010 will allow Spectra’s employees to be located under a single roof, rather than being sprinkled between multiple buildings.  It will also give customers […]

Tata's CRL Partners with Force India Racing Team

Computational Research Laboratories [CRL], a subsidiary of Tata Son’s, and the Force India Formula 1 Racing Team have announced a partnership to collaborate on computational fluid dynamics work.  The three-year, multi-million dollar contract will serve to provide Force India with fully automated CFD workflow services for aerodynamic design work.  This, coupled with traditional empirical wind-tunnel […]

NASA Ames Hits 70 Year Mark

According to an article in the Mountain View Voice [online edition], NASA Ames Research Center will pass 70 years of existence this Sunday.  In 1939, a small group of aeronautical engineers took over part of Moffett Field in order to perform cutting edge research in aeronautics.  70 years later, they’re still at it! NASA Ames […]

UT-Battelle Earns High Ratings from DOE

UT-Battelle, the organization that operates Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has announced that the Department of Energy has graded their operational service with high marks again this year.  The annual DOE report card scored UT-Battelle with an ‘A-‘ in all eight categories.  This is a slight improvement from last year’s seven ‘A-‘ scores and one ‘B+’. […]

rPath's 8 IT predictions for 2010

rPath (a company that builds software that helps to manage complexity in deploying and managing servers, and is aiming for penetration in the HPC market) sent me a link to an 8 IT Predictions video they made for 2010. Let’s be clear: this is a marketing piece. But it’s subtle, and it is very well […]