LANL Selects Panasas for Cielo Project

Panasas announced today that Los Alamos National Laboratory  [LANL] selected their NAS storage solutions for the newly awarded Cielo supercomputer project. We are looking forward to working with Panasas to provide the data storage capability for Cielo essential for its success in support of national security,” said John Morrison, high performance computing division leader at […]

Cray awarded $45M from DOE for new super

Cray just announced that the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency has awarded it a $45M contract for a new super to be installed at Los Alamos National Lab. Cray today announced that it has signed a sub-contract with Los Alamos National Security, LLC to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with […]

Violin Memory brings in $20M as Toshiba buys stake

The Register and Dow Jones are both reporting today that flash memory maker Violin Memory, with whom I talked from the show floor during SC08, has raised additional cash and an investment from Toshiba In January Violin announced a new round of funding and said it had raised $16.63m of a $26.91 equity offering. It […]

IBM POWER7 first 4p systems to make Energy Star happy

IBM announced today that their POWER7-based 750 Express and Power 755 are the first four-processor systems to get the Energy Star seal of approval To qualify for ENERGY STAR status, a computer system must meet specific standards for power supply and energy efficiency and provide users with data on power use, thermal output, and processor […]

Greenpeace attacks the cloud

Enterprise IT Planet’s Green blog reported yesterday on a move by Greenpeace to take advantage of that new product Apple is launching to criticize the move to hosted computing services (aka, the cloud) as bad for Mother Nature. The report [Make IT Green: Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change] claims that the iPad […]

More on Acer's plans to sell into HPC: it will use the Gateway brand

Holstein-patterned shipping crates on your loading dock? In our feature earlier this week on the Opteron 6100 launch I mentioned that John Fruehe listed an HPC partner I hadn’t heard of before: Acer. During our conversation Fruehe mentioned that Acer is building an HPC business of all things in Europe and Asia, and is beefing […]

Deadline extensions at SC10

SC10, scheduled this year for November 13-19 in New Orleans, announced this week that it has extended the deadlines for technical papers, Gordon Bell prize submissions and Tutorials. According to the a spokesperson for the conference, tech paper and Gordon Bell abstracts are still due tomorrow, April 2, but full submissions now aren’t due until […]