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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.

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?