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2015 Site Budget Map Reflects HPC Spending

Today Intersect360 Research released its eighth 2015 Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC sites divide and spend their budgets.

NCSA Private Sector Program

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has a private sector program (PSP) which works with the smaller companies to help them adopt HPC technologies based on the expertise acquired over the past quarter century. By working with these organizations, NCSA can help them to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) of using more computing power to solve real world problems than is possible on smaller, less capable systems.

China’s HPC Vendors Look to US and European Markets

Who are the world’s most important vendors of supercomputers, at least as measured by the number of systems they have in the Top500? HP is the leader with a 31 per cent share; Cray is number two with just under 14 per cent. So far, so unsurprising. But what has been little remarked upon is that in third place – with 49 systems, or 9.8 per cent of the Top500 list – is the Chinese vendor, Sugon. And both Sugon and Inspur, the other main Chinese vendor, have their sights set on expanding still further, with trade missions to Europe and setting up partnerships and subsidiaries in both Europe and the USA.

Interview: New DiscoverHPC Directory Puts All-Things-HPC in One Place

As the reach of high performance computing continues to expand, so does the worldwide HPC community. In such a fast-growing ecosystem, how do you find the right HPC resources to match your needs? Enter DiscoverHPC.com, a new directory that takes on the daunting task of trying to put all-things-HPC in one place. To learn more, we caught up with the site curator, Ron Denny.

The Hyper-Converged Approach to Storage – a Natural Next Step

In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Laura Shepard, Sr. Director Vertical and Product Marketing at DDN looks at trends in commodity hardware, specifically a converged approach to storage and the many benefits it offers to supercomputing professionals.

Slidecast: How to Buy a Supercomputer – Lessons Learned from NAG

In this slidecast, Andrew Jones from NAG discusses the lessons learned from over 40 supercomputing procurements. NAG has announced plans to launch an impartial HPC technology intelligence and analysis subscription service at SC15. “Developed in partnership with Red Oak Consulting, the NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service will deliver technology insight and risk-reduction to help HPC buyers and users make better decisions and optimize their HPC investments.”

New NAG Service Helps Supercomputer Buyers Make Smarter Decisions

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced plans to launch an impartial HPC technology intelligence and analysis subscription service at SC15. Developed in partnership with Red Oak Consulting, the NAG HPC Technology Intelligence Service will deliver technology insight and risk-reduction to help HPC buyers and users make better decisions and optimize their HPC investments.

Why HPC in a Cloud Environment

A recent IDC survey indicated that about 25 percent of sites that ran HPC workloads are using some sort of cloud computing, and that just over 30 percent of the HPC workloads were being performed at cloud sites. There are a number of reasons to consider HPC in the cloud. Here are 5 good ones.

DDN Reports Growing Momentum Leading into SC15

Today DDN announced the highest bookings quarter in the company’s history with double-digit year-over-year growth.

StartupHPC Summit to Inspire Entrepreneurs at SC15

Today StartupHPC announced its second annual summit will be held in Austin on Nov 16 at the Capital Factory. Held in conjunction with SC15, the conference features prominent speakers from TechStars and Inside-Startups.com, among others, who have in-depth experience with entrepreneurship and the startup culture. The StartupHPC community caters to students and young entrepreneurs, corporations, venture capital firms, academia, government agencies, and support organizations.