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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.

IDC Breakfast Briefing Returns to SC15

IDC will host a complimentary Analyst Briefing and Breakfast at SC15. The popular annual event is great way to catch up with the latest trends in the HPC Market and High Performance Data Analytics.

10 Reasons HPC Marketing Differs from B2B

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon from McMahon Consulting writes that, for High Performance Computing vendors, HPC Marketing is a completely different animal than B2B.

Chinese HPC Vendors Look to Expand Overseas

Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports on how China’s HPC vendors are seeking export markets with the support of their Government. With exhibits and various talks at ISC 2015, Inspur and Sugon were busy showcasing their technologies for the European market.

Video: Worldwide HPC Market & 2015-2019 Market Forecast

“Intersect360 Research’s annual HPC market model and forecast shows modest growth in 2014. Despite ongoing weakness in the public sector, commercial usage of HPC drove the market to $29.4 billion in 2014, a year-over-year growth of 2.8%. As applications for high-performance technologies expand, the market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.2% through 2019.”

HPC Market Update from IDC

In this video from ISC 2015, Earl Joseph and Bob Sorensen from IDC provide an HPC Market Update. Additional topics include: the HPC Market in Europe, the upcoming HPC User Forum, and an HPDA Update: Where Big Data Meets HPC.

Tsinghua in China Makes $23 billion Bid for Micron

In what could be one of the biggest acquisitions of a US company by a Chinese firm, China’s state owned Tsinghua Unigroup has made an bid to acquire US semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology for $23 billion.

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at ISC 2015

In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 2 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program begins with short interview with IDC’s Earl Joseph, who presented an HPC market update at the conference.