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Seagate Announces Plans to Buy Dot Hill Systems

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Today Seagate announced plans to buy data storage system maker Dot Hill Systems for approximately $645 million.

Video: Panel Discussion on Supercomputing for Aerospace

Panelists (left to right): Jeff Dawson, Bill Gropp, Mark Seager

In this video from the AIAA Aviation Conference 2015, panelists discuss Supercomputing: Roadmap and its Future Role in Aerospace Engineering. “Supercomputing has made significant contributions in aerospace engineering in recent decades, including advances in computational fluid dynamics that has fundamentally altered the way aircraft are designed. And the relentless growth in high-performance computing power holds promise of huge leaps in engine performance and other aerospace technology.”

ORNL Hosts Meetings on OpenACC & OpenMP

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Staff from the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE)Office of Science User Facility, held prominent roles in two recent committee meetings—one focused on OpenACC and one devoted to OpenMP.

Call for Submissions: Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance Reconfigurable Computing

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The First International Workshop on Heterogeneous High-performance Reconfigurable Computing (H2RC’15) has issued its Call for Submissions. Held in conjunction with SC15, the event will take place Nov. 15 in Austin, Texas.

FORMAT in Poland to Deploy RackCDU Liquid Cooling Systems

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Today Asetek announced an order for its RackCDU data center liquid cooling system placed by FORMAT Sp. Ltd, an IT solutions provider located in Poland. Building on the success of previous smaller orders, FORMAT has ordered 6 RackCDU with cooling loops for a total of 471 compute nodes that will be delivered in Q3. The order will result in revenue to Asetek in the range of $100k.

Danish Meteorological to Install First Cray in Iceland

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Today Cray announced that the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) has purchased a Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. Through an arrangement with the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), the system will be installed at the IMO datacenter in Reykjavik, Iceland for year-round power and cooling efficiency.

CIARA Announces World-record SPEC Performance

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Today CIARA announced that its ORION HF servers have achieved record performance on 18 SPEC CPU 2006 benchmarks. According to the company, CIARA’s complete ORION HF server line achieved top ranks in every CPU category when compared to manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Supermicro.

Training the Next Generation of Code Developers for HPC – Part 2

Rob Farber gives a tutorial at SC14

This is the second article in a two-part series about the challenges facing the HPC community in training people to write code and develop algorithms for current and future, massively-parallel, massive-scale HPC systems.

Rambus Collaborates with Intel on R+ DDR4 Server Memory

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After a long absence, Rambus is back in the news with their announcement of the RB26 DDR4 server memory chipset. Developed in cooperation with Intel, the RB26 is an enhanced, JEDEC-compliant memory module chipset designed to accelerate data-intensive applications, including real-time analytics, virtualization and in-memory computing, with increased speed, reliability and power-efficiency.

ZFS Powers Spectra Verde DPE for 9 Cents per Gigabyte

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Today Spectra Logic announced Spectra Verde DPE, a new Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)-based NAS disk platform designed to provide high-density bulk storage for reliable, high-capacity digital preservation, at costs as low as 9 cents per gigabyte raw.