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Still Time to Register for Stanford HPC Conference, Feb 2-3

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As a reminder, the Stanford HPC Conference takes place next week, February 2-3, at Stanford, California. Hosted by the HPC Advisory Council, the conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. In addition, there will be a strong focus on […]

Registration Opens for OFS Developer Workshop and User Group

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Registration is now open for 11th annual International OFS Developers’ Workshop and the 2015 OFS User Group (formerly known as IBUG) Workshop. Both events are being held the week of March 15, 2015, at the Marriott Hotel in Monterey, California.

HPCAC Swiss Conference Issues Call for Participation

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The HPC Advisory Council Swiss Conference has issued its Call for Participation. The event will take place March 23-25 in Lugano, Switzerland.

HPC News with Snark for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

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The news has started to pile up this post-Holiday Season, so here is the HPC News with Snark for Friday, January 16, 2014. We’ve got podcasts on everything form self-driving cars to Data Breaches resulting from North Korean satire films. There’s even some big financial surprises from Intel.

Monash University Selects Mellanox CloudX for Research Initiative

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Today Mellanox announced that Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has selected the company’s CloudX platform to provide the fabric for its new cloud data center.

Video: Scalable Informatics Steps Up IO at SC14

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“By working with ThinkParQ, we have been able to leverage one of the best and highest performance storage systems for scale-out deployment,” said Dr. Joseph Landman, CEO of Scalable Informatics. “When testing a write-dominated workload using fio, IOR, and io-bm,a single rack of FastPath Unison with BeeGFS running on spinning disks sustained in excess of 40GB/s for multi-terabyte sized writes,far outside of cache. This level of performance comes from the combination of FastPath Unison hardware design, the Scalable Informatics Operating System (SIOS), and the excellent BeeGFS filesystem.”

Cray Lands Two Christmas Deals

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In a final seasonal burst of good cheer, Cray has announced two big new orders for its computers following immediately on from the start-up of a newly installed machine at the University of Hawaii, just ahead of Christmas.

Video: Bull Atos Announces Exascale Program at SC14

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“With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing – now able to leverage the international strength of Atos, with its 86,000 employees worldwide – Bull is experiencing a paradigm shift that will give it the critical mass to address vertical market sectors across the entire world. Exascale will increase the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of industries and address the industrial, scientific and societal challenges of the 2020s, from nanoscience and genomics to climatology, aeronautics and energy.”

Job of the Week: HPC Network Architect at Northrop Grumman

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Northrop Grumman in Maryland is seeking an HPC Network Architect in our Job of the Week.

Europe Gets Why Big Data Needs Networks

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie writes that the way Europe has joined up its networks not only supports supercomputing on the continent, but also offers a model for international cooperation that might have lessons for the development of next-generation technology.