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Archives for January 2012

SeaMicro Packs 64 Quad-Core Xeons into 10U

Today SeaMicro got a lot of media attention with the launch of the “first fabric-based Intel Xeon micro server,” the SeaMicro SM10000-XE. While the company has been shipping Intel Atom-based servers for a while now, this unexpected move to puts Sandy Bridge Xeons into the same highly dense form factor. Today we have announced the […]

PRACE Research Initiative Welcomes Denmark, Israel, and Slovenia

The European PRACE Research Infrastructure has announced three new members: Denmark, Israel and Slovenia. Now 24 member countries strong, PRACE is a non-profit organization with a mission to: “enable high impact European scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines to enhance European competitiveness for the benefit of society.” This clearly shows the […]

Slidecast: Nimbus E-Class Storage Launch Briefing

In this slidecast, Tom Isakovich from Nimbus Data Systems describes the company’s new high-availability E-Class Storage devices based on high performance, high density EMLC flash memory. The Nimbus E-Class sets a new standard for solid state storage scalability and operating cost economics,” stated Benjamin S. Woo, program vice president, worldwide storage systems at IDC. “Large […]

Podcast: Deb Goldfarb on The Everyday Impact of HPC

In this Intel Chip Chat from SC11, Intel’s Debra Goldfarb describes how high performance computing touches our daily lives–everything from food production to car designs, weather modeling, and materials sciences. Download the MP3.

Beyond Binary: Phase-change Materials Could Fix Memory Crunch

Duncan Graham-Rowe from New Scientist writes that new Phase Change Memory (PCM) materials that can hold multiple states at once could take digital information beyond just 1s and 0s. The technology, which is still in the laboratory at places like IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory in Switzerland, would enable multiple bits to be stored in a […]

Podcast: Opscode Users to Gather for First-Ever #ChefConf Event

In this podcast, Jesse Robbins from OpsCode talks about the new #ChefConf event coming up May 15-17, 2012 in San Francisco. The event will bring together hundreds of users of Chef, an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. Tens of thousands of people and thousands of companies use Opscode Chef to […]

DARPA Shoots for Power Efficiency Revolution with PERFECT Workshop

Clipped from: (share this clip)   One of the toughest hurdles on the road to Exascale is processing power efficiency. This week DARPA announced a new initiative called the Power Efficiency Revolution for Embedded Computing Technologies, or PERFECT. The initiative will kick off with a Proposer’s Day Workshop in Arlington, Virginia on February 15. […]

Intel Brings Bigger Guns to AMD Server Chip War

By Timothy Prickett Morgan • Get more from this author Analysis If you want to get into the server processor racket, here’s some advice: Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight. And when you whip out your guns, you better have a piece stashed in each of your boots, maybe another high-caliber rifle on your back, […]

ISC Launches Weekly Blog with Top 3 Insights from HPC User Survey

Clipped from: (share this clip)   The International Supercomputing Conference folks have revamped their ISC’12 website with some nice functional changes and the addition of a new weekly blog by HPC thought leaders. This week, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research kicks things off with his Top 3 insights for ISC: The new challenge for […]

Video: HPC is Mission Critical For French CEA

In this video, Jean Goddard, Head of the Computer Simulation and IT project at the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) explains the agency’s focus on HPC. Designed by Bull, the 1.25 Petaflop Tera-100 cluster at CEA is the most powerful supercomputer in Europe.