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Micron Swallows up Convey Computer


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


“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

Chris Willard, Intersect360 Research

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

DDN Joins OpenPOWER Foundation


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


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.”

Interview: D-Wave Systems Steps Up With Quantum Computing


“We’ve grown substantially and matured as a company. We’ve expanded our customer base. We’ve hired many talented people who have strengthened our core technical, administrative, legal, and management teams. We’re in the final stages of perfecting the design of our next generation, “Washington”, quantum processor. We’ve cemented new business relationships with companies, including 1QBit, DNA-SEQ, and QxBranch, aiming to develop software for our platform. And we have gained a deeper understanding of the best ways to harness quantum computing resources.”

D-Wave Systems Raises $29M for Quantum Computing


Today D-Wave Systems announced that it has closed $29 million in funding to accelerate development of the company’s quantum hardware and software.

Megware in Germany Celebrates 25 Years of Computing

Today MEGWARE in Germany announced that the company will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Februray. And while the company is now known for its HPC know-how, it’s humble beginnings actually go back to a garage-based business that got it’s start a few months after the fall of the Berlin wall.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage


Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

Amax Expands Manufacturing to Ireland


Today AMAX announced the grand opening of its European manufacturing facility at Western Business Park in Shannon, Ireland.