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Slidecast: New IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release

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In this slidecast, Bill Lee and Rupert Dance from the InfiniBand Trade Association describe the new IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release. “The new release defines new capabilities that will enable computer systems to keep up with the requirements for increased scalability and bandwidth, along with high computing efficiency and high availability for both high performance computing and commercial enterprise data centers.”

Mellanox Releases OpenOptics MSA Specifications for Open Compute Project

Today Mellanox and RANOVUS, today announced that the OpenOptics MSA is contributing the developed wavelength specifications to the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Agenda Posted for Open Fabrics Workshop, March 15-18 in Monterey

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Services Department Head, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The OpenFabrics Alliance has published the agenda for their Developers’ Workshop in Monterey, CA. Beginning with a March March 15 keynote by Katie Antipas from NERSC, the agenda will center around three major themes: Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs).

Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects 2015

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The Hot Interconnects 2015 Conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place Aug. 26-28 in Santa Clara.

NSF Grant to Expand Indiana University GlobalNOC in Asia-Pacific

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Today the Indiana University Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) today announced the award of a major new five-year, $4.8 million grant from the NSF.

Mellanox Shows Record Performance with ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Interconnect Adapters

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Today Mellanox announced world-record performance on its ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters.

Open Fabrics Workshop to Focus on Application Performance, NVM, and SoCs

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Today the Open Fabrics Alliance announced that their upcoming International OFS Developers’ Workshop will center around three major themes: Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs).

Video: Inside the Raijin Supercomputer Down Under

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In this video, Questacon visits NCI to take a look at Raijin, the southern hemisphere’s first petaflop super computer. “Raijin, named after the Shinto God of thunder, lightning and storms, is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory cluster, procured with funding from the Australian Government.”

Katie Antypas to Keynote OFA Developer’s Workshop

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The OpenFabrics Alliance has announced the keynote talk for their Developers’ Workshop on Sunday, March 15 at 7.30 PM at the Marriott in Monterey CA.

iPlant Collaborative Bridges the Atlantic with Big Data

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“Scientists from all over the world use iPlant to share data and computational methods,” said Matt Vaughn, Co-Principal Investigator of the iPlant Collaborative and site lead at TACC. “iPlant UK is a natural extension of our platform to support plant scientists in the U.K.”