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Micron Swallows up Convey Computer

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The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. This is not an April Fools, guys. There just may be a hybrid-core server with an Automata processor available soon from a vendor near you.

SGI to Boost Pangea Supercomputer to 6.7 Petaflops

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“When we began our relationship with Total more than 15 years ago, our goal was to continually provide the capacity and power required for the company to pursue its oil and gas research throughout the world. We are proud to be part of what has become a continuing legacy of technological research at Total and with this system upgrade, SGI’s innovative solutions will continue to help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future.”

OCF Builds CFD-ready Lenovo HPC Appliance

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Lenovo is now offering the UK’s first ANSYS CFD-ready HPC appliance designed to ease cluster deployment while boosting engineering productivity.

X-ISS Makes Top 20 Most-Promising HPC Solution Providers

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Today X-ISS announced that the company has been named among the 20 Most Promising HPC Technology Solution Providers by CIOReview magazine.

EPFL Unleashes Deneb, a Scalable HPC Architecture for Researchers and Students

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EPFL launches Denab: a scalable HPC architecture for researchers and students. “Working with ClusterVision and Intel has proved to be a wise and productive decision for EPFL as we continue to grow our computational capabilities to support our many researchers and students.”

Diablo Technologies to Resume Shipments of Memory Channel Storage after Court Ruling

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This week Diablo Technologies announced that the company will resume shipments of its MCS based chipsets. The news comes on the heels of ruling by a federal jury in favor of Diablo in a lawsuit brought by Netlist, Inc.

Lenovo Steps Up to HPC

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In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports how the launch of its HPC innovation centre in Stuttgart yesterday shows the company’s commitment to HPC.

HPC News Roundup for March 27, 2015

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I’m on my way home from a series of Springtime HPC conferences with boatload of new videos and interviews on the latest in high performance computing. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.

HPC Market Update from Intersect360 Research

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“The drive toward exascale computing, a renewed emphasis on data-centric processing, energy efficiency concerns, and the limitations of memory and I/O performance are all working to reshape High Performance Computing platforms. Many-core accelerators, flash storage, 3D memory, integrated networking, and optical interconnects are just some of the technologies propelling these future architectures. In concert with those developments, the HPC vendor landscape has been churning in response to broader market forces, and these events are going to drive some interesting changes in the coming year.”

Lenovo Opens HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Readies SuperMUC Phase 2

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Today Lenovo announced the opening of the company’s first global HPC innovation center, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a broader spectrum of clients and workloads.