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Open Computing: Vendor Landscape

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The Open Compute Project, initiated by Facebook as a way to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing, has gained a significant industry following. Several vendors have released, or will soon release, servers based on Open Compute specifications.

Video: Fabrics – Why We Love Them and Why We Hate Them

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Dave Dunning from Intel presents: Fabrics – Why We Love Them and Why We Hate Them.

Internet of Things & What it Means to Fabrics

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Guy Ailee from Intel presents: Internet of Things & What it Means to Fabrics.

Slidecast: New IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release

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In this slidecast, Bill Lee and Rupert Dance from the InfiniBand Trade Association describe the new IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release. “The new release defines new capabilities that will enable computer systems to keep up with the requirements for increased scalability and bandwidth, along with high computing efficiency and high availability for both high performance computing and commercial enterprise data centers.”

Mellanox Releases OpenOptics MSA Specifications for Open Compute Project

Today Mellanox and RANOVUS, today announced that the OpenOptics MSA is contributing the developed wavelength specifications to the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Katie Antypas to Keynote OFA Developer’s Workshop

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The OpenFabrics Alliance has announced the keynote talk for their Developers’ Workshop on Sunday, March 15 at 7.30 PM at the Marriott in Monterey CA.

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.