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Mellanox Looks to Icetope for Liquid-cooled Switches

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Today Iceotope announced that it has developed the first fan-less Mellanox-based InfiniBand and Ethernet high-performance network and interconnect switch for HPC. Combined with Iceotope’s technology, Mellanox’s high-performance, low latency switches can now be cooled with hot water (of up to 45C), enabling chiller-less operation in all climates, with absolutely no airflow, and significant efficiency benefits.

Mont-Blanc Tests HPC Software Stack on E4 ThunderX Server

Piero Altoe and Filippo Mantovani at ISC 2015

Researchers from the Mont-Blanc report they have successfully tested an E4 Computer Engineering server platform based on the 64bit Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 chip. The aim of the test was to prove the portability of the Mont-Blanc system software stack on new high-performance ARM based server platforms.

Pleiades Supercomputer Moves Up the Ranks with Haswell

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NASA reports that it’s newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer ranks number 11 on the July 2015 TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers. And while the LINPACK computing power of Pleiades jumped nearly 21 percent, its ranking at number 5 on the new HPCG benchmark list reflects its ability to tackle real world applications.

IBM Improves Solar Forecasts with Machine Learning

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Today IBM Research announced that solar and wind forecasts produced using machine learning and other cognitive computing technologies are proving to be as much as 30 percent more accurate than ones created using conventional approaches.

Argonne Names Distinguished Fellows for 2015

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Argonne National Laboratory has named Barry Smith, Charles Macal and Branko Ruscic as its 2015 Distinguished Fellows.

CEA Taps Bull Atos for Next Step Towards Exascale

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Atos, the multinational digital services company, has signed a contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, the CEA, to supply Tera1000, a 25 Petaflop Bull supercomputer intended as a forerunner to Exaflop supercomputing by the end of 2020.

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at ISC 2015

Earl Joseph, IDC

In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 2 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program begins with short interview with IDC’s Earl Joseph, who presented an HPC market update at the conference.

Altair Renews OEM Agreement with SGI

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Today Altair announced that SGI has renewed its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement naming PBS Professional as SGI’s workload manager and job scheduler with global support provided by Altair.

Eurotech Delivers Booster to DEEP Project

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Today Eurotech announced the installation of the DEEP “Booster”, a tightly coupled cluster of manycore coprocessors, at Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

Altair Announces HPC Cloud Challenge

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Today Altair announced a new High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel technologies to demonstrate the benefits of leveraging the cloud for large-scale design exploration in the area of computer-aided engineering (CAE).