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Video: How to Build a Cheap Supercomputer

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In this video, Rasim Muratovic shows you how to to build a cheap super computer using Raspberry Pi devices. In related news, the $35 Raspberry Pi 2 is out with a faster processor and twice the memory.

Power, Cooling and Hardware Considerations for Next-Gen Datacenter & HPC

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Hardware designs should utilize energy efficient components, airflow optimization techniques, and new cooling techniques to address these challenges. Supermicro provides the largest selection of next geneation x86 based Server solutions to achieve the right balance between design, efficiency, performance, and cost.

Optalysys to Spark Optical Processing with Series A Funding

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Today UK based startup Optalysys Ltd announced that the company has launched a Series A funding round to support product commercialization activities up to the first product launches in 2017.

SGI Delivers HPC Productivity to Manufacturers

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SGI is delivering HPC productivity to manufacturers, both large and small, and, in the process, contributing to the resurgence of the manufacturing sector in the U.S. and around the world. Here is an overview of SGI products geared for manufactures.

Interview: D-Wave Systems Steps Up With Quantum Computing

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“We’ve grown substantially and matured as a company. We’ve expanded our customer base. We’ve hired many talented people who have strengthened our core technical, administrative, legal, and management teams. We’re in the final stages of perfecting the design of our next generation, “Washington”, quantum processor. We’ve cemented new business relationships with companies, including 1QBit, DNA-SEQ, and QxBranch, aiming to develop software for our platform. And we have gained a deeper understanding of the best ways to harness quantum computing resources.”

Video: Scientific Computing with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors

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“This talk includes an overview of the present and future of the Intel Many Integrated Core architecture. I will illustrate the value proposition of Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors for scientific applications with case studies done at Colfax. Original training program will be featured, designed to help developers to get started with the MIC architecture.”

Henry Newman on Why Backblaze is Still Wrong About Disk Reliability

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Over at Enterprise Storage Forum, Henry Newman comes out of the shortest retirement period since Brett Favre in order to take Backblaze to task on their recent disk reliability study. “With a known lower hard error rate, why would Backblaze use consumer drives for an enterprise application? Maybe they do not think their users’ backup data is that important and believe that all that is needed is consumer drives. Nothing has changed from last year; there is no comparison of consumer and enterprise drives.”

Deploying Collaborative Multilevel Security at Big Data and HPC Scale

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This article series is the first to explore the Seagate ClusterStor™ Secure Data Appliance, which is designed to address government and business enterprise need for collaborative and secure information sharing within a Multilevel Security (MLS) framework at Big Data and HPC Scale. Compared to prior methods, this provides vast cost savings in reduced capital equipment and networks as well as reduced operational complexity, floor space, weight, power, and cooling while satisfying today’s requirements for performance, collaborative secure data sharing, and availability.

The Register to Launch “The Platform” with News on Hyperscale

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This week The Register announced a new spin-off publication called The Platform. Headed up by former editors of HPCwire and EnterpriseTech, The Platform aims to provide in-depth coverage of the hyperscale side of datacenters.

High-Performance Programming Models for Exascale Systems

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“This talk will focus on programming models and their designs for upcoming exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. Current status and future trends of MPI and PGAS (UPC and OpenSHMEM) programming models will be presented.”