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Nallatech Rolls Out 510T FPGA Accelerator

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Today Nallatech announced the 510T FPGA co-processor. Designed to deliver ultimate performance per watt for compute-intensive datacenter applications, the 510T is a GPU-sized 16-lane PCIe 3.0 card featuring two of Altera’s new floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGAs delivering up to sixteen times the performance of the previous generation. According to Nallatech, applications can achieve a total sustained performance of up to 3 TFlops.

Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 Release Coming to ISC 2015

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Today Bright Computing announced it will be releasing Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC at the ISC 2015 conference. The event takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

ALCC Challenge Awards 1.7 Billion Core Hours to Science Projects

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s ALCC challenge has awarded 24 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

CoolIT Systems Lands New Patents for Liquid Cooling

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Today CoolIT Systems announced that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company three new patents in the space of liquid cooling.

SuperMUC Upgraded to 6.8 Petaflops

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On Monday, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) celebrated the expansion of their SuperMUC cluster. Now in production mode, the 6.8 Petaflop “Phase 2″ supercomputer is powered by over 241,000 Intel processor cores.

Slidecast: DDN Strategic Vision for High Performance Storage

Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN

“For more than a decade, DDN’s innovative, proven technology has been at the forefront of solving big data storage challenges in the world’s largest and most demanding environments,” said Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN. “Today, our vision and roadmap is being increasingly influenced by our enterprise and commercial HPC customers who are demanding new features in addition to the highest availability, reliability, scalability and best price/performance.”

DDN Boosts Object Storage with WOS 360 2.0

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Today DataDirect Networks announced the latest release of its advanced WOS object storage platform. WOS 360 2.0 includes a new, low-cost capacity node, increased efficiency and an OpenStack Swift API.

Solar Superstorms Documentary Powered by Blue Waters

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A new high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the Sun will feature data-driven supercomputer visualizations produced by NCSA. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbach, Solar Superstorms debuts June 30 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge before heading out to more than a dozen planetariums and science centers around the world.

Addressing Climate Change Uncertainties with Petascale Computing

Donald J. Wuebbles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“This collaborative research between the University of Illinois, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Maryland is aimed at using the Blue Waters petascale resources to address key uncertainties associated with the numerical modeling of the Earth’s climate system and the ability to accurately analyze past and projected future changes in climate.”

Trends in HPC Leading to Exascale

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Over at the Altair Blog, Bill Nitzberg has started a series of posts looking at the road to Exascale. He starts by looking back at the trends that have lead us to this point, concluding that Exascale infrastructure will require advances in four areas: scale, speed, resilience, and power management.