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Cray Bets Big on Lustre with Sonexion 2000 Storage

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Today Cray announced the launch of the Cray Sonexion 2000 system — the latest addition to its line of scale-out Lustre-powered storage solutions.

Interview: Adrian Cockcroft on What Matters for Startups

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“Broadly speaking, Battery invests globally in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including enterprise IT, software and services, e-commerce, digital media and industrial technologies. And we invest at every stage of a company’s lifecycle from seed to buyout. From there, we are looking for big markets. Entrepreneurs who are building a great team and attacking a huge market opportunity are always of interest to us. We are also watching the tectonic shifts brought on by trends like cloud computing, big data and mobile, and working to identify the companies that are taking advantage of those trends to help define, or in many cases re-define, industries.”

ScaleMP Continues Momentum With New Release and Innovative Customers

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Today ScaleMP announced the release of its vSMP Foundation software, Version 6.0.

SC14 #HPCMatters – Celebrating the Applications

David Lecomber, CEO, Allinea

The doors will soon open, the curtains will rise – and what really #HPCMatters will shine in the floodlights of New Orleans. It will be the applications of HPC that define this SC conference – where the life/business/world-impacting results are found. Applications are the sharp end of the mission. But who or what lies behind application successes?

SGI Japan Delivers Large Scale Visualization System to Nagoya University

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Today SGI Japan announced Nagoya University has deployed a major visualization system based on the SGI UV 2000 in-memory computing system.

Podcast: Dell Plans Exciting Panels for SC14

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In this podcast, Dell Fellow Jimmy Pike describes coming attractions at the Dell booth #1739 at SC14. “Are you ready for what promises to be another successful SC? Join us at the Dell Beignet Theater for two fascinating panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC.”

Seismic Code Modernization Yields Petascale Performance and Gordon Bell Award Nomination

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The Gordon Bell Prize is one of the highest honors in high performance computing. For 2014, a collaborative research project co-led by Michael Bader from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Christian Pelties from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), both from Germany, and Alexander Heinecke of Intel, has been nominated for their groundbreaking code modernization work with SeisSol, a scientific software package that provides numerical simulation of seismic wave phenomena.

How Should Monitoring for HPC Clusters be Modernized?

Ian Lumb, Bright Evangelist

In an 1883 lecture on “The Practical Applications of Electricity”, Scottish physicist Lord Kelvin stated: “… when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it …” High Performance Computing (HPC), therefore, inherited a healthy predisposition towards monitoring. Fast forwarding in time to the present, monitoring HPC clusters remains topical. And while I expect we can all agree upon the ongoing relevance, it is clear that there are very different perspectives as to how monitoring should be modernized. Whereas passive monitoring using meta-toolkits may address needs temporarily, unified solutions that combine monitoring with provisioning and management deliver value on an ongoing, sustainable basis.

It’s Here: The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans

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At insideHPC, are very pleased to publish The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 in New Orleans. We designed this 25-page Guide to be an in-flight magazine custom tailored for your journey to the Big Easy at SC14.

Mellanox Achieves World-Record ANSYS Performance

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Today Mellanox announced world-record performance for ANSYS Fluent 15.0.7, exceeding previous results submitted by more than 25 percent.