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Feds Probe IBM-Lenovo Deal Over Servers at Pentagon


“Whether or not the government blocks the deal may be a moot point. Sources tell insideHPC that a number of government agencies are already putting plans in place to oust IBM equipment from their datacenters. This represents a huge opportunity for the competition, and companies such as Cray, HP, and Dell are waiting in the wings.”

It’s Official: Seagate Acquires Xyratex


Today Seagate Technology announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Xyratex, a leading provider of data storage technology.

Arista Networks Files for IPO

Andy Bechotolsheim

Arista Networks filed for an initial public offering today. Founded by Andy Bechtolsheim, Arista builds switches that handle traffic at large internet data centers for companies including Facebook Inc, Yahoo Inc, Comcast Corp and Citigroup Inc. The company said it would raise $200 million from the offering, but the final size of the IPO could vary.

This Week in HPC: Cray Scales Up Manufacturing Capacity and NetApp Sheds 600 Employees


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss Cray’s newly opened plant that will effectively double the company’s supercomputing manufacturing capacity. Times may not be so good at NetApp, where the company is in the midst of layoffs.

Cray Expands Manufacturing in Chippewa Falls


Today Cray today announced that the company has doubled its manufacturing capacity with the opening of a new plant in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

In Search of the next What’s App – HPC Startup Panel at ISC’14


ISC’14 will feature a Startup panel discussion in the Exhibit Hall Monday, June 23 at 3:15pm. To learn more, I caught up with panel moderator Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research.

Interview: Steve Conway on the Upcoming HPC User Forum–April 7-9


“The main topics for our April 7-9 meeting in Santa Fe are industrial partnerships with large HPC centers and how they’re working, with perspectives from the U.S., France and the UK. We’ll also take another hard look at what’s happening with processors, coprocessors and accelerators and at potential disruptive technologies, as well as zeroing in on the HPC storage market and trends and the CORAL procurement that involves Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore.”

This Week in HPC: CORAL’s 200 Petaflop Supercomputers and Maxeler HPC Debut at Daresbury


In this podcast, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell discuss the CORAL collaboration to procure a trio of 200 Petaflop supercomputers. In other news, our intrepid hosts look at the new energy efficient Maxeler supercomputer that will soon be deployed at the STFC Daresbury Laboratory.

insideHPC Media Acquires The Exascale Report™


We are pleased to announce that insideHPC Media has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Exascale Report™, a subscription-based newsletter covering the topic of exascale-level computation and the race to achieve the next big milestone in scientific and technical computing.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Cray Financials for 2013


In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at Cray’s 2013 earnings report. By all accounts, the company had a banner year with a total revenue of $525.7 million. What does this mean for the overall HPC Market? Who will be the winners and losers as the Tier 1 vendors shift around?