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Lenovo and Juniper Networks Partner for Next-gen Datacenter Infrastructure

“Lenovo is on a mission to become the market leader in datacenter solutions,” said Gerry Smith, Lenovo executive vice president and chief operating officer, PC and Enterprise Business Group. “We will continue to invest in the development and delivery of disruptive IT solutions to shape next-generation data centers. Our partnership with Juniper Networks provides Lenovo access to an industry leading portfolio of products that include Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions – essential for state-of-the-art data center offerings.”

Agenda Posted for OpenFabrics Workshop in Monterey

The 2016 OpenFabrics Workshop has posted their speaker agenda with session abstracts. The event takes place April 4-8, 2016 in Monterey, California. “The Workshop is the premier event for collaboration between OpenFabrics Software (OFS) producers and those whose systems and applications depend on the technology. Every year, the workshop generates lively exchanges among Alliance members, developers and users who all share a vested interest in high performance networks.”

Mellanox Introduces Open Composable Networks for OCP Platforms

Today Mellanox unveiled its next-generation Open Composable Networks (OCN) platform at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit. OCN delivers ground-breaking open network platforms for enterprises and service providers to unlock performance and unleash innovation with predictable application performance and the efficiency of Web-Scale IT.

Interview: Why Co-design is the Path Forward for Exascale Computing

“Co-Design is a collaborative effort among industry thought leaders, academia, and manufacturers to reach Exascale performance by taking a holistic system-level approach to fundamental performance improvements. Co-Design architecture enables all active system devices to become acceleration devices by orchestrating a more effective mapping of communication between devices in the system. This produces a well-balanced architecture across the various compute elements, networking, and data storage infrastructures that exploits system efficiency and even reduces power consumption.”

HPC Finally Climbing to the Cloud

“Although commerce and consumers have been computing in the cloud for years, the high-performance computing sector has been more hesitant. But all that may now be changing. The cost of cloud computing for HPC is falling, while new programming models that will allow HPC workloads to run more efficiently in the cloud are becoming available. Public cloud providers are installing hardware configurations that are more suited to HPC, while private clouds are giving users experience of how to run their jobs in a cloud environment.”

EXTOLL Deploys Immersion Cooled Compute Booster at Jülich

Today Extoll, the German HPC innovation company, announced that is has it has successfully implemented its new GreenICE immersion cooling system at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre. As part of the DEEP Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform project, GreenICE was developed to meet the need for increased compute power, density, and energy efficiency.

Video: Multi-Host Containerized Clusters – Using Docker Networking To Spin-Up SLURM

“With Docker v1.9 a new networking system was introduced, which allows multi-host networking to work out-of-the-box in any Docker environment. This talk provides an introduction on what Docker networking provides, followed by a demo that spins up a full SLURM cluster across multiple machines. The demo is based on QNIBTerminal, a Consul backed set of Docker Images to spin up a broad set of software stacks.”

A Look at HPC and Hyperscale Trends for 2016

“In this talk, Intersect360 Research returns with an annual deep dive into the trends, technologies and usage models that will be propelling the HPC community through 2016 and beyond. Emerging areas of focus and opportunities to expand will be explored along with insightful observations needed to support measurably positive decision making within your operations.”

Brocade Launches Industry-First Gen 6 Fibre Channel Switch

Today Brocade announced the industry’s first Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch for storage networking. The Brocade G620 is a high-density SAN switch that delivers breakthrough performance and scalability designed to support data growth and demanding workloads from mission-critical applications.

Job of the Week: Supercomputing Systems Administrator at Lockheed Martin

“This Lockheed Martin Enterprise Business Services (EBS) position performs as a Systems Administrator supporting Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Information Technology. The position is a High Performance Computing/Super Computing Systems Administrator who will be required to maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with Network Services, Storage Administrators, Security, Vendors, and Research Scientists.”