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REX Computing Raises $1.25M to Develop Neo Chip


Today REX Computing announced that it has raised $1.25 million in seed funding led by FF Science, a vehicle of Founders Fund that invests in companies pushing the boundaries of difficult scientific and engineering challenges. The new capital will support continued development and deployment of REX’s new, hyper-efficient and general purpose processor aiming to deliver a 10 to 25x increase in energy efficiency compared to the current state-of-the-art.

Fujitsu Teams with Asetek for Cool-Central Primergy Systems


Last week at ISC 2015, Fujitsu rolled out new Primergy systems using the company’s Cool-Central Liquid Cooling Solution. Based on Asetek technology, Cool-Central reduces cooling costs by up to 50 percent.

Video: Pathscale Compilers Power Cavium ThunderX Processor


The EKOPath compiler for High Performance Computing supports advanced loop optimizations, SIMD vectorization and many-core support. This release of EKOPath includes optimizations specifically for the ThunderX microarchitecture as well as tuning tailored to typical HPC workloads, including computationally complex and data intensive applications as well as OpenMP.

JMI Breaks LINPACK Record with CoolIT Systems

Team JMI, supported by Boston, CoolIT Systems and Nvidia

Today CoolIT Systems announced that the Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) of New Dehli has been awarded first place in the LINPACK test at the ISC Student Cluster Competition 2015 in Frankfurt using a liquid cooled configuration. This is the second consecutive year that CoolIT and Boston Limited have partnered to sponsor the winning student team.

Russians Enhance RSC Tornado Cluster Solution


At ISC 2015 last week, Russian supercomputing vendor RSC Group showcased its next generation RSC Tornado cluster solution. Enhanced with higher computing density, energy efficiency, and operational stability “hot water” mode, the RSC Tornado reduces infrastructure while making it easier to upgrade system components.

Video: Asetek Showcases Liquid Cooling at ISC 2015


In this video from ISC 2015, Steve Branton from Asetek describes a series of high profile supercomputing upgrades that show the growing momentum of Asetek liquid cooling in the HPC market. “Asetek customers are using the company’s RackCDU Liquid Cooling for increased datacenter efficiency. See for yourself how Asetek successfully addresses datacenter demands at the University of Tromso, Mississippi State University, NREL, and elsewhere, while working with Cray, Fujitsu and other OEMs.”

Mellanox Looks to Icetope for Liquid-cooled Switches


Today Iceotope announced that it has developed the first fan-less Mellanox-based InfiniBand and Ethernet high-performance network and interconnect switch for HPC. Combined with Iceotope’s technology, Mellanox’s high-performance, low latency switches can now be cooled with hot water (of up to 45C), enabling chiller-less operation in all climates, with absolutely no airflow, and significant efficiency benefits.

Mont-Blanc Tests HPC Software Stack on E4 ThunderX Server

Piero Altoe and Filippo Mantovani at ISC 2015

Researchers from the Mont-Blanc report they have successfully tested an E4 Computer Engineering server platform based on the 64bit Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 chip. The aim of the test was to prove the portability of the Mont-Blanc system software stack on new high-performance ARM based server platforms.

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at ISC 2015

Earl Joseph, IDC

In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 2 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program begins with short interview with IDC’s Earl Joseph, who presented an HPC market update at the conference.

Eurotech Delivers Booster to DEEP Project


Today Eurotech announced the installation of the DEEP “Booster”, a tightly coupled cluster of manycore coprocessors, at Jülich Supercomputing Centre.