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Tencent Cloud Breaks World Record for Data Sorting with IBM & Mellanox

“Real-time-analytics and Big Data environments are extremely demanding and the network is critical in linking together the extra high performance IBM POWER based servers and Tencent Cloud’s massive amounts of data,”said Amir Prescher, Sr. Vice President, Business Development, at Mellanox Technologies. “Tencent Cloud developed an optimized hardware/software platform to achieve new computing records, showing that Mellanox’s 100Gb/s Ethernet technology can deliver total infrastructure efficiency and improves application performance, making them ideal for Big Data applications.”

Cray Joins iEnergy Oil & Gas Community

“By joining iEnergy, Cray can offer Landmark processing customers access to its high-performance hardware platform to help software users maximize their benefits from the SeisSpace processing system,” said Steve Angelovich, SeisSpace product manager, at Halliburton Landmark. iEnergy members have this opportunity because this online technical community enables its members to work, learn, contribute, and collaborate together. Rekha Patel, ecosystem evangelist at Halliburton Landmark, said, “We welcome Cray as a new iEnergy member and look forward to the synergy between SeisSpace and Cray’s cluster systems.”

ExaFLOW Funds CFD Research for Exascale

The ExaFLOW project has announced 3.3 Million Euros of funding for a group of eight organizations to take Europe’s CFD community one step closer to performing simulations in exascale environments.

OpenACC Gains Momentum in 2016

The OpenACC standards group today announced several major milestones including the addition of new member, the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, the adoption of OpenACC by several major HPC applications, the addition of support for new target platforms and expanded implementation

iRODS Consortium Plans Busy Week at SC16

Attendees of SC16 who are interested in open source data management will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) and the new iRODS 4.2, which will be released just in time for the conference.

The 2016 Beowulf Bash Interview: The Story Behind “Beosnark”

The Beowulf Bash returns to Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov 14. As the one party you don’t want to miss, the Bash starts at 9pm, right after the SC16 opening gala. “Since its inception the Bash has been consistent about two things: 1) it is held on Monday night after the SC Opening Gala, and 2) most attendees have a darn good time. For almost a decade now the Beowulf Bash invites have come to us with a bit of an edge. We caught up with the two people who create the Beowulf Bash invitations, Lara Kisielewska of Xand McMahon and Doug Eadline of Cluster Monkey, to find out more about these unique invites.”

Ethernet Alliance Maps Out Ethernet’s Future In HPC at SC16

Today the Ethernet Alliance previewed their upcoming SC16 multi-vendor interoperability demo. A premier international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, SC16 is an ideal backdrop for emphasizing Ethernet’s vital role in enabling supercomputing’s continued advancement and successful future.

OpenPOWER Gains Momentum in Europe

Growing momentum was the watchword at the inaugural OpenPOWER European Summit this week, where the OpenPOWER Foundation made a series of announcements today detailing the rapid growth, adoption and support of OpenPOWER across the continent. ” With today’s announcements by our European members, the OpenPOWER Foundation expands its reach, bringing open source, high performing, flexible and scalable solutions to organizations worldwide.”

BSC Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. The news will be part of a keynote address by BSC Director, Mateo Valero at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe, which takes place this week in Barcelona.

Driving Collaborative Research Partnerships at IBM

Martina Naughton presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “IBM has a strong tradition of research collaboration with academia. We go beyond the boundaries of our IBM labs to work with colleagues in universities around the world to address global grand challenge problems. We also foster collaborative research related to transformation and innovation of businesses and governments, relationships through fellowships, grants, and funding for programs of shared interest.”