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HPE Shows Momentum in HPC


Today at SC15, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that more than a third of the HPC market is leveraging HPE Compute platforms. Among the organizations using HPE solutions are The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Ghent University and the Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet. They use HPE solutions based on the HPE Apollo server line to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems in science and engineering. HPE also announced the first solution deployments resulting from the HPC alliance with Intel.

E4 Ships ARM HPC Servers with Cavium ThunderX


Today Italy’s E4 Computer Engineering announced public availability and deployment of Cavium ThunderX-based ARKA servers. Customers can place orders today for one-socket and two-socket ARKA platforms in multiple chassis configurations based on Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 workload-optimized CPUs.

PICA8 Drives High-Speed SDN AT SC15


Today Pica8 announced that the California Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and SURFnet will be demonstrating Pica8-powered Inventec 100G Ethernet solutions at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas.

Penguin Computing Looks to Cavium ThunderX for ARM HPC Servers


Today Penguin Computing announced first customer shipments of its Tundra Extreme Scale (ES) server based on Cavium’s 48 core ARMv8 based ThunderX workload optimized processors. Tundra ES Valkre servers are now available for public order and a standard 19” rack mount version will ship in early 2016.

AppliedMicro and E4 Collaborate on X-Gene Platforms


Today Applied Micro Circuits Corporation announced a collaboration with E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, on X-Gene platforms based on ARMv8-A architecture.

Deep Learning Systems Analyze Periscope Streams on a Supercomputer


Today Dextro, developer of advanced computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics technologies, announced that Orange Silicon Valley, an innovation subsidiary of global telecommunications operator Orange, will use Dextro’s Stream application in its prototype to demonstrate the power and performance capabilities of its {Orange Silicone Valley’s} Exascale supercomputing platform, in collaboration with Echostreams and CocoLink. The Exascale one-unit system can do what previously took dozens of servers while making the learning speed of Dextro’s algorithms more than 5x faster.

Video: Convergence of Extreme Computing and Big Data

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, University of Tokyo

In this video, Satoshi Matsuoka, professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, examines GPU’s role in the rapidly increasing data volume and processing requirements of so-called big data. Conventional cloud infrastructures will no longer be efficient. Will GPUs play a central role, or will they be peripheral?

Earthquake Prediction Using the Blue Waters Supercomputer

blue waters

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), using the power of the petascale Blue Waters Supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has developed a physics-based model called CyberShake that simulates how an earthquake works rather than approximating the tremors based on observations.

Gigamon Enables SCinet Threat Detection at 100Gb Rates During SC14


Last week at SC14, Gigamon announced that it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world.

Data Vortex Technologies Introduces Scalable Fine-Grained Gather-Scatter Parallel Computer at SC14


Data Vortex, introduced its first commercially available HPC system, the DV206, consisting of 32 commodity dual processor servers.