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Job of the Week: Software Development Engineer at Intel

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Intel is seeking a Software Development Engineer for Libraries and System Software in our Job of the Week.

Fujitsu Targets 100 Petaflop Supercomputers with SPARC64XIfx

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Over at Computerworld, Agam Shah writes that Fujitsu is targeting 100-petaflop supercomputers with its next-generation SPARC64 XIfx chip. In combination with the company’s 12.5 Gbyte/sec Tofu 2 interconnect, the new chip will also feature fabric integration for CPU-to-CPU communications.

Intel True Scale Boosts Vienna Scientific Cluster

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The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC-3) is using Intel’s true scale fabric to support scientific research at a consortium of multiple institutions in Austria. “While vendors were free to choose network technology as well as topology, the stringent performance requirements, in particular concerning the message rate (2.5 million messages per second and processor core) led the winning bidder, ClusterVision, to select Intel True Scale Fabric QDR80 for VSC-3.”

This Week in HPC: Intel Maps Omni Scale Future and IBM Moves InfiniBand to the Cloud

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Intel Omni Scale Fabric as well as IBM’s plans plans to add an InfiniBand high-speed data transfer option to its SoftLayer cloud before the end of the third quarter of 2014.

Video: Scalable HPC Communication Capabilities

In this video from the 2014 HPC Advisory Council Europe Conference, Rich Graham from Mellanox presents: Scalable HPC Communication Capabilities.

Mellanox Demonstrates World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch

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Today Mellanox announced Switch-IB, the next generation of its InfiniBand switch and the first-ever switch IC capable of 100Gb/s per port speeds.

Job of the Week: HPC Fabric Management Software Engineer at Intel

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Intel is seeking an HPC Fabric Management Software Engineer in our Job of the Week.

Looking Forward: The Intel Parallel Universe at ISC’14

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Mike Bernhardt from Intel writes that the company will continue to demonstrate an “unswerving commitment to HPC” at next week’s International Supercomputing Conference. “If you want to keep up with where HPC is going, be sure to catch as many of the Intel presentations as you can fit into your calendar. They’ll be pretty hard to miss.”

RapidIO Trade Association to Exhibit at ISC’14

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The RapidIO.org organization will exhibit several low latency, energy efficient multiprocessor systems at the upcoming ISC’14 conference

Podcast: Fabric Integration is Coming to Intel True Scale

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“With Fabric Integration, you pick up five value vectors. One is an in increase in performance; so the closer you can drive the fabric to the CPU, the more things you can do to increase the overall performance of both the CPU, and the fabric together. Number two, you pick up density. Because now you’re not taking up any board space or PCIe slots and things like that. Number three, you pick up also the options for improved value, in terms of price per performance. Number four, you reduce power. And number five, by getting rid of things like the PCIe bus, you reduce componentry – which again reduces power – as well as improves reliability.”