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Podcast: Dell Plans Exciting Panels for SC14

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In this podcast, Dell Fellow Jimmy Pike describes coming attractions at the Dell booth #1739 at SC14. “Are you ready for what promises to be another successful SC? Join us at the Dell Beignet Theater for two fascinating panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC.”

Just What Exactly is Big Compute in Azure, anyway?

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While many of us old guard HPC codgers may remember a time when Microsoft was making a big push into HPC some years ago, the company’s current HPC strategy is pretty much non-existent from what I can tell. They do have a solid “Big Comput”e strategy, however, and when I came across their Azure site today, I learned a thing or two.

NICE DCV Enhances Visualization in the Cloud

Today NICE announced plans to demonstrate their upcoming Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) 2014 technology at the AWS re:Invent conference as well as SC14.

Toshiba SC3000 Storage Platform Powered by Mellanox

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Toshiba’s SC3000 storage controllers utilize Mellanox’s ConnectX-3 40 Gigabit Ethernet NICs to provide fast access to storage.

An HPC Virtualization Update from VMware

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Over at the VMware CTO Office, Josh Simons writes that HPC efforts are stepping at the company with new staffing and some exciting InfiniBand performance improvements that could help make virtualization a widespread technology for high performance computing.

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.