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Cycle Computing Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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Today Cycle Computing announced its participation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Through its membership, Cycle Computing will enable enterprise users with big compute problems to fully leverage the advantages of cloud by running their workloads on cloud native software. Finance, research and manufacturing organizations are increasingly moving their high performance and high throughput workloads to the cloud; Cycle and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation will bridge the gap from internal infrastructure to cloud to ease and accelerate their transition.

EXTOLL Rolls Out TOURMALET Network Chip at ISC 2015

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Last week at ISC 2015, EXTOLL from Germany introduced its TOURMALET 100G network chip and PCIe Board.

High Performance Computing in Defense Intelligence

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Technological advancements in hardware and software products allow analysts to process larger amounts of data rapidly, allowing them time to apply human judgment and experience to intelligence problems. This article examines a couple of the hardware advancements in HPC.

HPC Gives Oil & Gas Companies a Competitive Edge

Bert Beals is the Global Head of Energy at Cray Inc.

As worldwide demand for energy continues to rise, the oil industry is working to satisfy demand for the hydrocarbon part of that equation. High performance computing is becoming critical to companies that are seeking new sources of hydrocarbons and trying to maximize existing reserves.

Russians Enhance RSC Tornado Cluster Solution

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At ISC 2015 last week, Russian supercomputing vendor RSC Group showcased its next generation RSC Tornado cluster solution. Enhanced with higher computing density, energy efficiency, and operational stability “hot water” mode, the RSC Tornado reduces infrastructure while making it easier to upgrade system components.

Mellanox Looks to Icetope for Liquid-cooled Switches

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Today Iceotope announced that it has developed the first fan-less Mellanox-based InfiniBand and Ethernet high-performance network and interconnect switch for HPC. Combined with Iceotope’s technology, Mellanox’s high-performance, low latency switches can now be cooled with hot water (of up to 45C), enabling chiller-less operation in all climates, with absolutely no airflow, and significant efficiency benefits.

Pleiades Supercomputer Moves Up the Ranks with Haswell

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NASA reports that it’s newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer ranks number 11 on the July 2015 TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers. And while the LINPACK computing power of Pleiades jumped nearly 21 percent, its ranking at number 5 on the new HPCG benchmark list reflects its ability to tackle real world applications.

IBM Improves Solar Forecasts with Machine Learning

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Today IBM Research announced that solar and wind forecasts produced using machine learning and other cognitive computing technologies are proving to be as much as 30 percent more accurate than ones created using conventional approaches.

Argonne Names Distinguished Fellows for 2015

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Argonne National Laboratory has named Barry Smith, Charles Macal and Branko Ruscic as its 2015 Distinguished Fellows.

Altair Renews OEM Agreement with SGI

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Today Altair announced that SGI has renewed its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement naming PBS Professional as SGI’s workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair.