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New UCX Network Communication Framework for Next-Gen Programming Models

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UCX is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for HPC applications. “The path to Exascale, in addition to many other challenges, requires programming models where communications and computations unfold together, collaborating instead of competing for the underlying resources. In such an environment, providing holistic access to the hardware is a major component of any programming model or communication library. With UCX, we have the opportunity to provide not only a vehicle for production quality software, but also a low-level research infrastructure for more flexible and portable support for the Exascale-ready programming models.”

Video: Seagate Teams with HP for ClusterStor

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“At ISC 2015, Seagate announced that the company has extended its alliance agreement with computing leader HP to equip its high performance computing solutions with ClusterStor scale-out storage capabilities. Building on a proven partnership, HP will resell Seagate’s ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 appliances along with its HPC solutions. This partnership will support HP’s Apollo portfolio of products and services, which manage HPC workloads in complex computing environments.”

DDN Rolls Out World’s Fastest Entry-Level Lustre Appliance

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Today DDN rolled out a new entry-level, turnkey Lustre storage appliance at ISC 2015. “As a founding member of OpenSFS, DDN was the first storage vendor to support Lustre and sells and supports more Lustre environments than any other storage vendor in the world. Expanding on this experience, the DDN EXAScaler 7000 (ES7K) leverages Lustre 2.5 pre-installed and fully optimized for DDN’s high-density storage appliances. ES7K delivers enterprise-level features including simple management and monitoring interfaces, and HPC-level performance that optimizes both mixed and parallel I/O performance.”

Announcing Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 for HPC

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Today Bright Computing rolled out Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC at ISC 2015. The event will be held July 12-16, 2015, in Frankfurt, Germany. Drop by Booth #920 to see how the new Version 7.1 features help Bright Cluster Manager for HPC fulfill its mission – advanced cluster management made easy.

Energy Efficient Supercomputing

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While large scale supercomputing centers continue to push the boundaries of the ability to process numerical information, either HPC like or Big Data like, a concern is the ability for the datacenter to power and cool such large installations. The new Cray XC Supercomputer is an energy efficient advancement to the traditional cluster.

Seagate Adopts IBM Spectrum Scale, based on GPFS

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Today Seagate announced it is integrating IBM Spectrum Scale software, based upon GPFS technology, with its ClusterStor HPC storage to deliver a new software defined storage appliance. The new appliance will help users manage the demands of data-intensive workloads, such as genomic research, computer aided design, digital media, data analytics, financial model analysis and electronic design simulations.

Latest HPCG Performance List Complements TOP500

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The latest High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list will be announced in a special session this week at ISC 2015. This is the third list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the Top 500 systems.

Numascale Sets New World Record on STREAM Benchmark

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Today 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.

IBM and NVIDIA Launch Centers of Excellence at ORNL and LLNL

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Today IBM along with Nvidia and two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories today announced a pair of Centers of Excellence for supercomputing – one at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the other at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The collaborations are in support of IBM’s supercomputing contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. They will enable advanced, large-scale scientific and engineering applications both for supporting DOE missions, and for the Summit and Sierra supercomputer systems to be delivered respectively to Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore in 2017 and to be operational in 2018.

NICE Releases EnginFrame 2015

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Today Nice Software in Italy announced the release of EnginFrame 2015, the most powerful and easy-to-use web-based front end for accessing technical and scientific applications in the cloud.