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Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14

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In this video, Bill Harrod from the Department of Energy accepts the HPC Vanguard Award from Rich Brueckner and Thomas Sterling at SC14. “Launched by The Exascale Report in 2013, the HPC Vanguard Award recognizes critical leaders in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance.”

Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130

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This week Dell unveiled the PowerEdge C4130. As an incredibly GPU dense and flexible HPC-focused rack server, the PowerEdge C4130 is the only Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 1U server to offer up to four GPUs/accelerators.

Lenovo Showcases High-Performance Computing Innovations at SC14

Lenovo has announced several new initiatives that bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a more clients and workloads.

DOE Awards $425MM for Next-Gen Supercomputing Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that puts the nation on a fast-track to next-generation exascale computing,helping to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

SGI Unveils 2 New Supercomputers, Management Software

SGI unveiled two new supercomputers and high-performance computing (HPC) management software at SC14.

Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance

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Designed specifically for remote and small office environments, the Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance, which is also based on Intel Xeon processors, integrates servers, storage, networking and management in a single compact chassis with office-optimized dimensions, acoustics and security.

Video: DDN Ships IME Inflinite Memory Engine

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In this video, Molly Rector from DDN describes the company’s new IME Infinite Memory Engine. Recorded right after the DDN User Group Meeting at SC14, celebrations were indeed in order as Molly and Rich enjoy a Hurricane punch during the interview. “IME is a highly-transactional, resilient & reliable “burst buffer cache” for High Performance Computing & Big Data. IME extracts the best performance efficiency across the I/O hierarchy, increasing system reliability multifold, while reducing Exascale I/O TCO by $100Ms.”

Seagate Updates ClusterStor Engineered Solutions for Lustre and Hadoop

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Seagate announced at SC14 a new version of its ClusterStor Engineered Solution for Lustre that adds new features to the Lustre parallel data storage file system used in HPC environments and the ClusterStor Hadoop Workflow Accelerator, a set of Hadoop tools, services and support for HPC environments.

EOFS and OpenSFS Obtain Lustre Assets from Seagate

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Today Seagate announced an agreement to transfer assets relating to the Lustre.org to Open Scalable File Systems, Inc. (OpenSFS) and European Open Filesystem SCE (EOFS).

Nov. 2014 TOP500 List Offers Few Surprises

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Today TOP500.org announced that, for the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.