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Whamcloud Announces First National Lab Customer

For those of you interested in the current and future status of the Lustre file system, you’re probably keeping a keen eye on the new Whamcloud startup.  Well, today they announced their first national laboratory customer.  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has contracted Whamcloud to assist them in furthering the development of the Lustre Monitoring Tool.  […]

Rocky Mountain Super Center Welcomes New Board Member

The Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Center announced a new member to their Board of Directors.  Susan L. Baldwin, Executive Director of Compute Canada, was named to the board. Susan is an excellent addition to the RMSC Board because she shares our vision of bringing High Performance Computing technology to small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Earl J. […]

Tech-X Releases GPULib Version 1.4

Tech-X announced the latest release of the GPULib today.  GPULib provides a library of mathematical functions that facilitate the use of high performance computing resources available on modern GPUs.  Version 1.4 supports CUDA streams, enabling users to concurrently execute multiple kernels.  It also supports asynchronous data transfers between host and GPU memory. The folks at […]

AccelerEyes Revs Jacket to Version 1.5

AccelerEyes, today, announced the latest revision of their Jacket GPU programming platform for Matlab.  Version 1.5 includes an expanded image processing library, additional core functionality [thanks to requests from the user community], enhancements to Jackets’ GFOR capability, performance enhancements across the platform, new digs for profiling apps and the ability to compile full M-code functions […]

SGI Announces Financial Results

SGI announced their financial results today.  Normally, this would be followed by analyst speculation, CFO pontification and lots of yawning.  Well, this is a special quarter for SGI.  It marks the end of the first full fiscal year after Rackable purchased the company in the spring of 2009.  So, how’d they do? The SGI sales […]

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology to Upgrade XT to XE6

Cray announced details today surrounding their latest order from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH: Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan).  Earlier this year, KTH purchased  a new Cray XT6 supercomputer.  This procurement will upgrade the brand new machine to an XE6 platform.  The upgrade will bump performance to around 300TF and swap SeaStar networking gear for Cray’s […]

ALICE at U of Leicester Billed as Green Machine

The University of Leicester has deployed a new supercomputing system, deemed ALICE, that is being billed as a performance and green upgrade from previous systems.  The new system and facility cost an estimated £2.2 million in order to make it an efficient operational environment. Mary Visser, Director of IT services at the university, said: “It’s […]

RPI Appoints Lead For Computational Nanotechnology Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that it has appointed an individual to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI).  James Myers, currently the associate director for cyberenvironments at NCSA, was announced as the new appointee. Today’s information technologies drive new discovery and scientific breakthroughs. Jim Myers brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision in […]

University of Minnesota Goes Purple with UV 1000

SGI announced today that the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research (MSI) will soon deploy a new HPC system based around the Altix UV 1000.  The new system will be made possible by a grant by the National Institutes of Health [NIH] awarded to the University of Minnesota in June of this […]

TACC Lands Another Super

The Texas Advanced Computing Center and the University of Texas announced details on the latest in computing gear to enter their Austin campus.  The $9 million machine, named “Lonestar”, will land on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus early next year.  Wait, don’t they already have a “Lonestar” machine?  Indeed they do, but this version is […]