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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.

Invest in Supercomputers, Not Chillers

Mississippi State

By using Direct-to-Chip liquid cooling, Mississippi State University was able to purchase more servers by minimizing the capital spent to cool the data center. The success of the initial cluster at MSU led to the installation of second cluster.

Energy Efficient Supercomputing


While large scale supercomputing centers continue to push the boundaries of the ability to process numerical information, either HPC like or Big Data like, a concern is the ability for the datacenter to power and cool such large installations. The new Cray XC Supercomputer is an energy efficient advancement to the traditional cluster.

Allinea Releases ARM 64-bit Development Tool Suite


Today Allinea Software announced that their Allinea Forge development tool suite is now available for ARM platforms. The tool suite, renowned for its ability to master multi-process and multi-threaded Linux applications, includes the powerful performance profiler Allinea MAP and debugger Allinea DDT.

E4 Computer Engineering Accelerates ARM with GPUs


Today E4 Computer Engineering announced their first orders for Cavium ThunderX-based ARKA servers.