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Numascale Powers Big Data Analytics with Transtec

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“At ISC 2015, 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. Numascale’s cache coherent shared memory system, which was targeted for big data analytics, reached 10.06 TBytes/second for the Scale function.”

Tsinghua in China Makes $23 billion Bid for Micron

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In what could be one of the biggest acquisitions of a US company by a Chinese firm, China’s state owned Tsinghua Unigroup has made an bid to acquire US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology for $23 billion.

Inova Powers Genomics with SGI

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Today SGI announced that Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) has selected the company’s supercomputing solutions to enable researchers to obtain insights from its premier genomic databases. With the ability to diagnose patients with more accuracy and speed, ITMI will enable a higher level of treatment and care for the diverse population it serves.

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Important HPC Trends at ISC 2015

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Dr. Eng Lim Goh from SGI discusses important trends in HPC including pending changes coming to processors/accelerators, memory hierarchy, and interconnects. “SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability.”

IBM Improves Solar Forecasts with Machine Learning

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Today IBM Research announced that solar and wind forecasts produced using machine learning and other cognitive computing technologies are proving to be as much as 30 percent more accurate than ones created using conventional approaches.

Slidecast: HPC & Big Data Update from HP

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“As data explodes in volume, velocity and variety, and the processing requirements to address business challenges become more sophisticated, the line between traditional and high performance computing is blurring,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC and Big Data, HP Servers. “With this alliance, we are giving customers access to the technologies and solutions as well as the intellectual property, portfolio services and engineering support needed to evolve their compute infrastructure to capitalize on a data driven environment.”

Latest Xeon Processors come to SGI UV In-Memory Supercomputers

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Today SGI announced a 30 percent increase in TOP500 systems and new additions to their SGI UV family of large-memory supercomputers.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Supercomputing Global Flood Maps

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at how the KatRisk startup is using GPUs on the Titan supercomputer to calculate global flood maps. “KatRisk develops event-based probabilistic models to quantify portfolio aggregate losses and exceeding probability curves. Their goal is to develop models that fully correlate all sources of flood loss including explicit consideration of tropical cyclone rainfall and storm surge.”

Nvidia Speeds Up Deep Learning Software

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Today Nvidia updated its GPU-accelerated deep learning software to accelerate deep learning training performance. With new releases of DIGITS and cuDNN, the new software provides significant performance enhancements to help data scientists create more accurate neural networks through faster model training and more sophisticated model design.

New OpenPOWER Acceleration Center Opens in France

Europe’s second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France where developers can get hands-on, technical assistance for creating OpenPOWER-based high performance computing apps.

Today IBM announced the establishment of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France. Launched in collaboration with Nvidia and Mellanox, the new center will advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications.