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An HPC Perspective on IBM’s Sale of its x86 Business

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Update: Lenovo announced plans today to acquire IBM’s x86 server business for $2.3 billion. With the deal, the company would acquire IBM’s System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers. IBM will keep its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData appliances. Note that this […]

Podcast: Intersect360 Research Presents This Week in HPC

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In this pilot episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman introduce their new podcast and predict newsworthy HPC trends in 2014. That’s right–Intersect360 Research has moved on to greener pastures and are now media partners with insideHPC!

US Lifts Trade Ban on Russian Supercomputer Vendor T-Platforms

Russian supercomputer vendor T-Platforms has been removed from the U.S. Export Restrictions Entity List and has been cleared to resume commerce.

Charles Wuischpard Moves to Intel: HPC People on the Move

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New Updates! In this special feature, Dr. Lewey reports on who’s moving on up in High Performance Computing. Surprise moves and departures keep rolling into our news desk, so check back often.

Rogue Wave Acquires Klocwork for Secure Coding

Today Rogue Wave Software announced that it has acquired Klocwork, a global leader in software development tools for creating quality and secure code.

Ansys to Acquire Reaction Design

Ansys has announced plans to acquire Reaction Design, which develops chemistry simulation software.

With 5 Petaflop Installations in Europe, Allinea DDT Speeds Cray Systems

Today Allinea Software announced that five of Europe’s newest multi-petaflop Cray XC30 supercomputers are using the Allinea DDT parallel debugging tool.

Nvidia Teams with IBM for Power Supercomputing and Big Data

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“This partnership will bring supercomputer performance to the corporate data center, expanding the use of GPU accelerators well beyond the traditional supercomputing and technical computing markets,” said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at Nvidia. “It will also provide existing supercomputing and high performance computing customers with new choices and technologies to build powerful, energy-efficient systems that drive innovation and scientific discovery.”

OSC AweSim Program Developing App Store for HPC

The new AweSim project at OSC is developing an “App Store for HPC” to help manufacturers move towards virtual design and testing.

Slidecast: Univa Acquires Grid Engine Software Assets

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Univa has acquired Oracle Grid Engine assets and intellectual property, making it the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine. This is great news for the user community, as Univa Grid Engine is now moving forward with rapid growth in both technical and enterprise markets.