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IDC Top 10 HPC Market Predictions for 2014

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IDC has posted a replay of their recent webinar featuring their Top 10 HPC Market Predictions for 2014. Topics include the recent IBM/Lenovo deal, the growth of Private Cloud utilization, and emerging use cases for HPC.

HPCMP Awards More Than $40 Million in Contracts to Cray

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Today Cray announced two supercomputing contract awards totaling more than $40 million to provide the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) with three Cray XC30 supercomputers and two Cray Sonexion storage systems.

Dassault to Acquire Accelrys for $750 Million

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Dassault Systèmes has announced plans to acquire Accelrys, which produces software for chemistry, biology, and materials science. With a price-tag of $750 million, the valuation of the company has surprised some industry observers.

HPC Trends for 2014

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Based on the latest survey data, Addison Snell discusses the top trends that emerged in 2013, with a look ahead to how the market will continue to evolve in the year ahead. Topics include HPC in the Cloud, Big Data, evolutions in processor architectures, and the race to Exascale.

Cray Wins $43 Million in DoD Contracts

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Cray was a big winner in a set of DoD contract modifications awarded this week.

New Mellanox Capital to Boost Technology Startups

Today Mellanox Technologies announced the formation of Mellanox Capital, a global investment arm, to provide equity investments in leading technology start-ups and companies worldwide.

Podcast: This Week in HPC Looks at IBM’s High Performance Plans and AMD’s ARM Debut

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman look at IBM’s plans for high performance computing now that the company has exited the x86 server business. It was also a milestone week for AMD, who rolled out their first ARM chip.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the IBM/Lenovo Deal

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“Lenovo looks to have gotten a great price, but what will this mean to the Cloud and HPC market? Rich Brueckner sees a big opportunity here for competitors like Cray and SGI. As for what this means to Platform and GPFS, Henry Newman and Dan Olds are in complete disagreement.”

User Site Census Report Offers New Perspectives on HPC Storage Market

This report, part of our Site Census research, provides an examination of the storage characteristics and capacities found in a sample of HPC user sites.

Podcast: This Week in HPC Looks at IBM’s Exit from the x86 Server Biz

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman of Intersect360 Research look at IBM’s exit from the x86 server business. After that, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC joins to discuss the legacy of Hans Meuer, a veritable legend in HPC who passed away this week at the age of 77.