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BSC and CEA to Collaborate on HPC Innovation

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Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) announced plans to collaborate on HPC research and technology innovation. Both organizations have signed an agreement to help promoting “a globally competitive HPC value chain and flagship industry”, echoing the European Union strategy in the domain.

Video: Argonne Presents HPC Plans at ISC 2015

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“In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million supercomputing investment coming to Argonne National Laboratory. As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop “Theta” system based on Knights Landing in 2016 and a much larger 180 Petaflop “Aurora” supercomputer in 2018. Intel will be the prime contractor on the deal, with sub-contractor Cray building the actual supercomputers.”

Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative

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Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.

Intel’s Raj Hazra on the Convergence of HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Intel’s Raj Hazra explores how new innovations and Intel’s Scalable System Framework approach can maximize the potential in the new HPC era. Raj also shares details of upcoming Intel technologies, products and ecosystem collaborations that are powering these breakthroughs and ensuring technical computing continues to fulfill its potential as a scientific and industrial tool for discovery and innovation.

Radio Free HPC Looks at 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory

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In this video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the newly announced 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. “3D XPoint ushers in a new class of non-volatile memory that significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more data to be stored close to the processor and accessed at speeds previously impossible for non-volatile storage.”

SGI UV 300H 20-Socket Appliance Now SAP HANA Certified

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Today SGI announced that its SGI UV 300H is now SAP-certified to run the SAP HANA platform in controlled availability at 20-sockets— delivering up to 15 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node.

HPC Market Update from IDC

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In this video from ISC 2015, Earl Joseph and Bob Sorensen from IDC provide an HPC Market Update. Additional topics include: the HPC Market in Europe, the upcoming HPC User Forum, and an HPDA Update: Where Big Data Meets HPC.

Intel and Micron Announce 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory

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Today Intel Corporation and Micron Technology unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

HP Doubles Down on HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

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In this video from ISC 2015, Scott Misage from HP describes the company’s new strategy for High Performance Computing. With a new business unit centered around HPC and Big Data, the company is poised to grow its market leadership with purpose-built systems like the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 system.

Slidecast: IBM High Performance Services for Technical Computing in the Cloud

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In this slidecast, Chris Porter and Jeff Kamiol from IBM describe how IBM High Performance Services deliver versatile, application-ready clusters in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity for high performance application workloads.