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This Week in HPC: Cray and SGI Land Big HPC Contracts and IBM Teams Up with Twitter

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss big wins for Cray and SGI. After the break they look at IBM’s big collaboration with Twitter.

Video: Large Scale Debugging on Titan and Mira with Allinea DDT

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In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, David Lecomber presents: Large Scale Debugging on Titan and Mira with Allinea DDT.

SGI Wins Big at HPCMP

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Today SGI announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

NASA Boosts Pleiades to 4.49 Petaflops

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Today NASA announced a 1 Petaflop upgrade to Pleiades, the agency’s flagship supercomputer.

E4 Computer Engineering to Resell Bright Computing Manager

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Today Bright Computing announced that E4 Computer Engineering is joining the company’s reseller network.

Why IBM is Not Backing Away from Hardware

Dan Olds from the Student Cluster Competition Blog

Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that the notion that IBM is getting out of the systems business is completely wrong. Sure, they’ve sold off their x86 server business and handed off their fab to Global Foundaries, but in Dan’s estimation, it’s more about doubling-down on Power8.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the IBM Global Foundries Deal

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at IBM’s plans to hand off its microelectronics unit to Global Foundries. “Is Big Blue on the right track? While Dan believes they’re doing what they need to do, Henry thinks they need to completely retool the company like they did back in 1993.”

This Week in HPC: IBM Hands Off Fabs to Global Foundries and Poland Gets its First Petaflop Super

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss recent news that IBM is handing off the company’s chip fabs to Global Foundries. After the break, they look at the new Petaflop Apollo 8000 supercomputer coming to Cyfronet in Poland.

Silicon Mechanics Sponsors Massachusetts Green Team

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Today Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announced that that the company is sponsoring the Massachusetts Green Team in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC14.

Simulations show why Bacteria Cheat and Cooperate

kos Dobay, Postdoc, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
University of Zurich

More robust treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacteria could result from research at the University of Zurich that simulated interactions among bacterial colonies, using an SGI supercomputer there. The research investigated the cooperation between colonies of bacteria, and could have other applications, including the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis. Dr Akos Dobay, a post-doctoral researcher for the Institute […]