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HP Acquires Eucalyptus to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Marten Mickos, CEP of Eucalyptus

Today HP announced a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open source software for building private and hybrid enterprise clouds.

Interview: Behind the Scenes at the DEEP Project

Estela Suarez, Project Manager of DEEP & DEEP-ER at Jülich

“In terms of the hardware, one of the biggest successes surely was to make the Intel Xeon Phi boot via the Extoll network. This might not sound so special, but for the DEEP project it is – because this basically is the essential milestone for proving our architectural concept: The Cluster-Booster approach. In traditional heterogeneous architectures the accelerators cannot boot without a host CPU. Our aim was to develop a cluster – made up of usual CPUs – and a booster – made up of accelerators – that can both act autonomously while being interconnected via two networks.”

Six Myths of HPC for Engineering Simulation

Wim Slagter, Lead Product Manager for HPC at ANSYS

“A decade ago, HPC may have indeed been primarily associated with big supercomputers. However, the computer industry has delivered enormous increases in computing speed and power at consistently lower costs. Think about more compute cores per CPU, integrated I/O on processor die (yielding higher memory bandwidth), more and faster memory (channels), larger L3 cache size, faster disk storage (like solid-state drives for ANSYS Mechanical), faster interconnects, AVX support, etc. Through these advances made I can counter this myth #1 by stating that HPC is today available throughout the entire computer spectrum.”

Paul Messina Named Argonne Distinguished Fellow

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

HPC pioneer Paul Messina has been named an Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow, the laboratory’s highest scientific and engineering rank.

Enterprise Catches the HPC Tools Bug


Recent announcements, analyst reports, conferences and anecdotal evidence point to a certain upswing for high performance computing in industry. Many industries have reaped the benefit of HPC for considerable time and are now stepping up a gear with their systems – some even on a par with national facilities, in order to maintain or extend their advantage. Whether in upstream exploration, engine design or aerodynamics – if you can scale up or scale out, you can derive advantage.

Mellanox IB and Ethernet Optimized for Xeon E5-2600 v3 Platforms


Today Mellanox announced that its end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions have been optimized for the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors.

XSEDE Powers Research into Dark Matter


Researchers are using XSEDE supercomputer resources to advance a new model for explaining dark matter in the universe.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock to Acquire New Supercomputer

Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Arkansas at Little Rock a $291,908 grant for the purchase of a high-performance data storage system.

Asetek RackCDU Liquid Cooling Wins Frost & Sullivan Award


Today Asetek announced that the company’s RackCDU has been recognized with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership.

SUSE Powers 2.5 Petaflop Pangea Supercomputer at Total

Pangea supercomputer

SuSe reports that Energy giant Total relies increasingly on HPC to find opportunities in an ocean of seismic data.