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Supermicro Rolls Out X10 3U MicroCloud

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Today Super Micro Computer announced a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments.

HPC News Roundup for Friday, May 8

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It can be tough to keep up with all that’s happening in HPC these days. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.

Gartner Recognizes CoolIT Systems in New Datacenter Report

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Today CoolIT Systems announced that it has been named as one of four “Cool Vendors in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling” in a new analyst report by Gartner. As part of an annual series, the report offers insight on a variety of innovative and impactful IT solutions and evaluate “Cool Vendors” in key areas of technology.

Interview with Dr. David Rohr on AMD FirePro for High Energy Physics

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Dr. David Rohr from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) describes how he is using AMD FirePro to accelerate high energy physics.

Europe Seeks Routes to Saving Energy in HPC

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In the second in this series of articles on ways to save energy in computing, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World reports on how Europe is looking to both hardware and software solutions.

Is Europe Leading the Energy Efficiency Race?

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Europe is notorious for its high energy costs. In the first of three articles on energy efficiency in high-performance computing, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World asks if that’s why so much of the initiative appears to be coming from Europe.

Cavium Adds GPU Support to 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX Processor Family

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Today Cavium announced support for Nvidia Teslas GPUs in its ThunderX ARM processor family.

E4 Rolls Out ARM-based ARKA Servers for HPC and Big Data

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Today E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line.

World’s Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer Powered by AMD FirePro™

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AMD powers the L-CSC cluster at the GSI research facility which achieved the number one position for most energy efficient supercomputers on the latest Green500™ List. The L-CSC cluster is installed at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH research facility in Darmstadt, Germany, and is powered by AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPUs.

LANL Reduces Water Consumption for Supercomputer Cooling

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Today Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool its supercomputing center.