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Mellanox NICs to Support Microsoft Open CloudServer for Hyperscale

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Today Mellanox announced its 10 and 40GbE NIC will support the new Microsoft Open CloudServer (OCS) specification “version 2”.

DDN Launches New S3 Gateway to WOS Object Storage

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Today DDN introduced WOS S3, which adds support for the industry standard Amazon S3 API. With this latest release, DDN offers the broadest range of supported interfaces to an object storage platform in the industry, enabling users from Enterprise to Academia and Research to Government, Private and Public Cloud the optimal connectivity choices for their existing datacenters.

ESnet to Channel Big Data Under the Atlantic

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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has boosted its high-speed research communications network by extending 100G connectivity across the Atlantic.

SURF Light-path Data Networks and HPC Cloud in Medical Research

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“SURF allows you to set up a light path: a direct, secure, and fast connection between 2 points, for example between a researcher in the Netherlands and a telescope in China. This offers unique, worldwide possibilities, for example for more efficient research, for sharing facilities or large datasets, or for creating backups.”

HPC Wales and Fujitsu Launch Northern Ireland’s First Supercomputing Service

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HPC Wales has partnered with global technology firm Fujitsu to launch Northern Ireland’s first high performance computing service.

World Community Grid Powers Big Genomics

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IBM has teamed with UNSW Australia and Brazilian health institute to examine big genomic data using IBM’s World Community Grid. The project seeks to make about 20 quadrillion comparisons of 200 million proteins underlying a wide variety of organisms.

Making the Cloud Easier to Use

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“The cloud is ready for high-performance computing (HPC). Enthusiasm is large, but progress is slow,” Karsten Gaier from the software vendor Nice told the ISC Cloud conference in Heidelberg at the end of September. Why should this be so since, as Thomas Goepel from HP pointed out, the cloud ought to be attractive to small and medium sized enterprises that cannot afford their own supercomputing clusters?

New Report: Scaling Ansys in the Cloud

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A newly published report by Techila Technologies and Cargotec‘s MacGregor looks at reducing the cost of ANSYS HPC system ownership with cloud services integrated to the enterprise IT.

CPU24/7 Joins UberCloud Marketplace with OpenFOAM Solution

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Today the CPU 24/7 group announced that the company’s Cloud-enabled HPC solutions are now available on the UberCloud Marketplace.

Conducting 264 Years of Research in Just 18 Hours

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“Stowe shares an example of a 156,000-core workload run in eight regions of the globe that produced 2.3 million hours of computational chemistry research (264 years’ worth) in just 18 hours. He says this capability will transform both access patterns and the kinds of research that pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare companies are able to tackle when it comes to analyzing genomes.”