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Slidecast: Cycle Computing Powers 70,000-core AWS Cluster for HGST

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Has Cloud HPC finally made it’s way to the Missing Middle? In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later. “One of HGST’s engineering workloads seeks to find an optimal advanced drive head design, taking 30 days to complete on an in-house cluster. In layman terms, this workload runs 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 drive media Running these simulations using an in-house, specially built simulator, the workload takes approximately 30 days to complete on an internal cluster.”

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that the organization will host the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in Lugano, from March 23rd to 25th, 2015.

PGI Steps up with Support for Jetson TK1 and Power8

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At SC14, Nvidia announced that it is developing an enhanced version of the widely used PGI optimizing compilers which will allow developers to quickly develop new applications or run Linux x86-based GPU-accelerated applications on IBM POWER CPU systems with minimal effort.

Interview: Gilad Shainer on the Latest and Greatest from Mellanox

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At the recent SC14 conference in New Orleans, Rich Brueckner of insideHPC met up with Gilad Shainer to learn more about the latest InfiniBand technology advancements from Mellanox Technologies and the next generation of GPUDirect.

Remarkable NASA Simulations Show C02 Migration

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NASA Goddard has posted some remarkable simulations that offer a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

DDN and Dot Hill Update Storage Tech at SC14

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Storage has been a hot topic once again at SC14 with a number of announcements concerning new technology.

Quanta Showcases Monster 6 Terabyte Memory Server for Big Data at SC14

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In this video from SC14, Alan Chang from Quanta describes the company’s new QuantaGrid Q71L-4U four-socket system with 96 DIMM sockets for a capacity of 6 Terabytes of memory. The big-memory system is tallor-made for large analytic and HPC workloads.

Hornet Supercomputer Installed at HLRS in Germany

Cray XC40 system “Hornet” of HLRS (High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart/Germany), Peak Performance: 3.8 PetaFlops

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced on 13 November 2014 that its member centre High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) successfully completed the installation of HPC system “Hornet”. The new HLRS supercomputer, a CRAY XC40 system which delivers a peak performance of 3.8 PetaFlops, has been declared fully operational and will be available […]

Introducing the SGI UV 300 Big Memory Supercomputer

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“SGI has been delivering scaleable shared memory systems for over 2 decades. The 7th generation SGI NUMAlink7 technology is being delivered in the SGI UV 300, launched at SC14. A single UV 300 chassis (5U) provides 4 Xeon E7 processors, up to 96 DIMMs, and 12 PCIe slots. Connecting 8 of these units together in a single rack, using NUMAlink7 interconnect, then creates a huge pool of resources, up to 480 cores, 24TB DRAM, which can be extended with additional PCIe devices for highest performance FLASH in the industry, as well as compute acceleration with Intel Xeon Phi and visualization capabilities – all in a single system!”

Video: Brad McCreedy Shares What’s New in HPC at IBM

Rina Santoro and Rich Brueckner at SC14

In this video from SC14, my lovely competitor Rina Santoro from Trilogy Tech Talk discusses what’s new at IBM with VP Brad McCreedy.