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Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Trends of Chipmaker Consolidation

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at some interesting industry developments from the past week. Samsung is reportedly looking at buying AMD, Intel may acquire Altera, and Micron has snapped up Convey Computer.

Video: Addressing Challenges of Data-Intensive Research

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“Building on 20+ years of experience in High Performance Computing, as well as more than a decade of involvement in open science developments (open data and e-infrastructures), ICM views Data Sciences as strategic direction for the ICM Centre’s future.”

Removing Bottlenecks in Next Generation Sequencing

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This is the 4th installment of a 6 article series on the trends and technologies impacting the application of HPC in Life Sciences. Here we explore how companies like SGI and Intel address computational and storage problems inherent in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications.

Registration Opens for ISC High Performance

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Registration is now open for the ISC High Performance Conference. Formerly known as ISC’15, the conference takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

April 1 Video: Si Tortoise Data Security Appliance

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In this April 1 video, Scalable Informatics announces the Si Tortoise Data Security Appliance.

Micron Swallows up Convey Computer

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The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. This is not an April Fools, guys. There just may be a hybrid-core server with an Automata processor available soon from a vendor near you.

Video: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale

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In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Tor Skeie from Simula Laboratory presents: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale.

SGI to Boost Pangea Supercomputer to 6.7 Petaflops

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“When we began our relationship with Total more than 15 years ago, our goal was to continually provide the capacity and power required for the company to pursue its oil and gas research throughout the world. We are proud to be part of what has become a continuing legacy of technological research at Total and with this system upgrade, SGI’s innovative solutions will continue to help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future.”

Europe Seeks Routes to Saving Energy in HPC

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In the second in this series of articles on ways to save energy in computing, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World reports on how Europe is looking to both hardware and software solutions.

Video: NVM Express Introduction and Tutorial

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NVM Express is a specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. “NVM” stands as an acronym for non-volatile memory, which is used in SSDs. As a logical device interface, NVM Express has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and mirroring the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications. By allowing parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully utilized by host’s hardware and software, NVM Express brings various performance improvements.