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SERC Installs India’s First Petaflop Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the SERC Research Center in Bangalore has installed India’s first Petaflop supercomputer. Called “SahasraT,” the 1.4 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer is a hybrid system with Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and Nvidia GPUs.

Supermicro Rolls Out X10 3U MicroCloud

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Today Super Micro Computer announced a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments.

JSC and IBM Win the Inaugural Hans Meuer Award

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Today ISC announced that a research paper in the area of in-memory architecture, jointly submitted by a team of seven researchers representing the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), IBM Germany, and the IBM Watson Research Center in the US, has been selected to receive the inaugural Hans Meuer Award.

HPC News Roundup for Friday, May 8

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It can be tough to keep up with all that’s happening in HPC these days. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.

Lenovo Integrates Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage

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Today Diablo Technologies announced that its Memory Channel Storage (MCS) architecture has been integrated into the latest edition of Lenovo’s X6 server solutions. The news comes on the heels of Diablo winning a series of legal battles against Netlist that have stalled deployment of the MCS technology.

Video: The Future of Interconnect with OpenPOWER

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“ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s with CAPI support tightly integrates with the POWER CPU at the local bus level and provides faster access between the POWER CPU and the network device. We will discuss the latest interconnect advancements that maximize application performance and scalability on OpenPOWER architecture, including enhanced flexible connectivity with the latest Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro Programmable Network Adapter.”

Gartner Recognizes CoolIT Systems in New Datacenter Report

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Today CoolIT Systems announced that it has been named as one of four “Cool Vendors in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling” in a new analyst report by Gartner. As part of an annual series, the report offers insight on a variety of innovative and impactful IT solutions and evaluate “Cool Vendors” in key areas of technology.

Video: OpenACC for Fortran Programmers

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“Learn how to program NVIDIA GPUs using Fortran with OpenACC directives. The first half of this presentation will introduce OpenACC to new GPU and OpenACC programmers, providing the basic material necessary to start successfully using GPUs for your Fortran programs. The second half will be intermediate material, with more advanced hints and tips for Fortran programmers with larger applications that they want to accelerate with a GPU. Among the topics to be covered will be dynamic device data lifetimes, global data, procedure calls, derived type support, and much more.”

Video: Soft RoCE Drivers

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Soft-RoCE is the software implementation of the RoCE standard and compatible with any standard Ethernet networks.

Video: NVM Burst Buffers

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“The Cray XC series DataWarp applications I/O accelerator technology delivers a balanced and cohesive system architecture from compute to storage. It allocates storage dynamically in either private (dedicated) or shared modes. Storage performance quality of service can be provided to individual applications, based on the user’s policies. While leveraging Cray’s proven domain expertise in storage, the DataWarp accelerator can be used as a global storage cache for parallel file systems (PFS) such as Lustre, General Parallel File System (GPFS) and PanFS.”