Announcing the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM 64b


In this video from ISC’14, Steve Conway from IDC introduces the Exhibitor Innovation Forum and it’s first speaker, Gaurav Singh from Applied Micro.

This Week in HPC: Big Deals Cascade in for Cray and IBM Commits $3 Billion in Chip Research


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss new big deal announcements from Cray and IBM’s new $3 Billion investment in Chip Research.

Video: Numascale Big Memory Solutions from Transtec


In this video from ISC’14, Einar Rustad from Numascale describes the company’s innovative solution for combining multiple servers into an aggregated compute resource with extremely large memory capacity. As an HPC solution provider, Transtec delivers innovative technologies like this to customers seeking supported solutions.

Choosing the Right Intel Platform for Your HPC Workload

Nishanth Dandapanthula

Over at the Dell HPC Blog, Nishanth Dandapanthula writes that choosing the right Intel Ivy Bridge platform depends on your workload.

Calyos 2-Phase Cooling for Electronic Components in HPC


“Calyos is a provider of advanced 2-phase cooling solutions for electronic applications. Two platform products have been developed, one is already commercialized for power modules cooling and another one has been prototyped for electronic components cooling aimed mainly at the High Performance Computing market.”

Panasas Showcases ActiveStor 16 with PanFS 6.0 at ISC’14


“The hybrid ActiveStor 16 system blends cost efficient disk-based storage with additional flash capacity and metadata performance, making the platform an optimal choice for PanFS 6.0 with RAID 6+ data protection. Depending on configuration, ActiveStor 16 ships with up to 122.4 TB of capacity per 4U enclosure, providing more than 1.2 PB per rack. In production, ActiveStor 16 will achieve up to 150 GB per second data throughput with capacity that scales beyond 12 PB in a single file system. Manageability is simple and initial systems can be deployed in less than 10 minutes.”

Cray Wins $174 Million Contract For Trinity Supercomputer Based on Knights Landing


Today Cray announced a $174 million deal to provide the NNSA with a next generation Cray XC supercomputer. As part of the Trinity procurement, the 15 Megawatt supercomputer will be based on Intel Knights Landing.

The Coral Project: How History will Guide us to Exascale

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

“As discussed in previous articles in this series, there are (at least) three ways in which Governments are forcing the pace of technological development. One is by international research cooperation – usually on projects that do not have an immediate commercial product as their end-goal. A second is by funding commercial companies to conduct technological research – and thus subsidising, at taxpayers’ expense, the creation or strengthening of technical expertise within commercial companies. The third is subsidy by the back door, through military and civil procurement contracts.”

IBM Announces $3 Billion Research Initiative to Create Post-silicon Future


Today IBM announced a new $3 billion dollar R&D investment to create the next generation of chip technologies for the post-silicon era.

Inside the Liquid-cooled HP Apollo 8000 at ISC’14


In this video from ISC’14, Nicolas Dube from HP describes the innovative cooling in the HP Apollo 8000 system for HPC. “Tailor-made for the HPC market, the Apollo Series combines a modular design with innovative power distribution and air- and liquid-cooling techniques for extreme performance at rack scale, providing up to four times more performance per square foot than standard rack servers.”