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NCI Powers Research in the Cloud with Mellanox, RDMA, and OpenStack

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Today Mellanox announced that the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australia National University has selected the company’s interconnect technologies to support the nation’s researchers.

Fujitsu and Tohoku University Develop 3D Tsunami Simulator

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Fujitsu and Tohoku University have developed a 3D Tsunami Simulator that will enable highly-precise tsunami forecasting. The goal of the research is to lead to the drawing up of a disaster mitigation plan modeled for western Japan.

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

Fujitsu FX10 Follow-on System at JAXA to Leverage Hybrid Memory Cube Technology

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This week Fujitsu announced that that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has ordered a 3.4 Petaflop supercomputer.

Ocean Modeling and the Hunt for Flight 370

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As part of the search effort, AMSA has been employing CSIRO ocean modeling capabilities to help define the area covered by search and rescue teams.

Interview: OpenSFS Welcomes Lustre.org Back into User Community

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In this video from LUG 2014, Galen Shipmen from OpenSFS, Ken Claffey from Xyratex, and Hugo Falter from EOFS discuss the recent announcement that Seagate has donated Lustre.org back to the user community. “From my perspective, this move is a great indication that Seagate intends to be an active, contributing member of the Lustre community. After years of upheaval, Lustre users can now leave the politics behind and focus the world’s toughest computing challenges.”

OpenSFS Publishes First Lustre Annual Report

Meghan McClelland from Xyratex presents the new Lustre Annual Report to LUG 2014.

“The annual Lustre report is segmented into three sections: Market Dynamics; The State of Lustre in 2014; and Intersect360 Research Analysis. The report also looks at market trends around file systems, exploring the past, present and future of Lustre in Big Data.”

HLRN Orders up Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage Solution

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Today Cray announced a contract to deliver a Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) solution to the North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN).

Seagate Donates Lustre.org Back to the User Community

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Today at LUG 2014, Ken Claffey from Xyratex/Seagate announced that the company is donating the Lustre.org domain back the user community. “From my perspective, this move is a great indication that Seagate intends to be an active, contributing member of the Lustre community. After years of upheaval, Lustre users can now leave the politics behind and focus the world’s toughest computing challenges.”

OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group Releases I/O Characterization Report

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“The OpenSFS Benchmarking Working Group (BWG) was created with the intent of defining an I/O benchmark suite to satisfy the requirements of the scalable parallel file system users and facilities. The first step toward this end was identified as characterization of I/O workloads, from small- to very large-scale parallel file systems, deployed at various high-performance and parallel computing (HPC) facilities and institutions. The characterization will then drive the design of the I/O benchmarks that emulate these workloads.”