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IDC Breakfast Briefing Coming to ISC 2015

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The annual IDC Breakfast Briefing is returning to the ISC 2015 conference next month. The meeting takes place at 8:30am on July 14 in the Panorama 3 room at the Frankfurt Messe.

Cray Opens EMEA Headquarters in Bristol

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Today Cray announced the establishment of its European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters at the Company’s new office in Bristol, United Kingdom. The office will serve as a regional base for Cray EMEA sales, service, training and operations, and as an important development site for worldwide R&D initiatives.

Feds Restrict Intel Processors in China

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Intel has been banned by the US Government from selling any more Xeon processors for use in the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tiahane-2 ‘Milky Way’ machine at the Guangzhou Supercomputer Centre in China.

RSC Leads Russian Supercomputer Market

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According to the latest edition of the local Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers in Russia and CIS region, RSC has increased its share by 80%.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Trends of Chipmaker Consolidation

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at some interesting industry developments from the past week. Samsung is reportedly looking at buying AMD, Intel may acquire Altera, and Micron has snapped up Convey Computer.

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.

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.”

Predictions for HPC in 2015 from Intersect360 Research

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Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.

DDN Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

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This week DDN announced that the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. DataDirect Networks Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation. Formed last year, the OpenPOWER Foundation seeks to create an open ecosystem using the IBM POWER architecture to serve the evolving needs of customers.

2015 High Performance Computing Trends

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In this video from the 2015 Stanford HPC Conference, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents: High Performance Computing Trends. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in actionable intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business.”