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HP Doubles Down on HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

Scott Misage, HP

In this video from ISC 2015, Scott Misage from HP describes the company’s new strategy for High Performance Computing. With a new business unit centered around HPC and Big Data, the company is poised to grow its market leadership with purpose-built systems like the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 system.

Slidecast: IBM High Performance Services for Technical Computing in the Cloud

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In this slidecast, Chris Porter and Jeff Kamiol from IBM describe how IBM High Performance Services deliver versatile, application-ready clusters in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity for high performance application workloads.

Smaller Companies Shun HPC in Europe

Jürgen Kohler, senior manager, NVH CAE & vehicle concepts at Mercedes-Benz

In the ISC opening keynote, the conference was told that Europe is failing to persuade enough small and medium companies to take advantage of high performance computing and engineering simulation, even though HPC and CAE are essential tools in modern industry.

Video: Data Storage Infrastructure at Cyfronet

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“Cyfronet recently celebrated the launch of Poland’s fastest supercomputer. As the world’s largest deployment of the HP Apollo 8000 platform, the 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus system is powered by 41,472 Intel Haswell cores, 216 Terabytes of memory, and 10 Petabytes of storage.”

Numascale Powers Big Data Analytics with Transtec

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“At ISC 2015, Numascale announced record-breaking results from a shared memory system running the McCalpin STREAM Benchmark, a synthetic benchmark program that measures sustainable memory bandwidth and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels. Numascale’s cache coherent shared memory system, which was targeted for big data analytics, reached 10.06 TBytes/second for the Scale function.”

Tsinghua in China Makes $23 billion Bid for Micron

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In what could be one of the biggest acquisitions of a US company by a Chinese firm, China’s state owned Tsinghua Unigroup has made an bid to acquire US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology for $23 billion.

Allinea Training Coming to XSEDE15 Conference

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Training on Allinea Software will be a featured segment at the XSEDE15 conference in St. Louis next week. The event is designed to help scientists and developers make more efficient use of their time and system allocations.

Inova Powers Genomics with SGI

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Today SGI announced that Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) has selected the company’s supercomputing solutions to enable researchers to obtain insights from its premier genomic databases. With the ability to diagnose patients with more accuracy and speed, ITMI will enable a higher level of treatment and care for the diverse population it serves.

HPC Gets Boost in Milwaukee with $750,000 WEDC Grant

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In case you didn’t know, insideHPC President Rich Brueckner has his roots in Wisconsin, and it was great to see this news today that the Milwaukee Institute has received $750K grant to greatly expand its HPC offerings for use by area tech enterprises.

Fujitsu Launches HPC Gateway Web Software

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Today Fujitsu announced plans to make HPC more accessible to a wider customer base with the FUJITSU Software HPC Gateway. The company said it wants to simplify High Performance Computing with this new approach to web-enabling access to HPC clusters and servers.