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Diablo Technologies to Resume Shipments of Memory Channel Storage after Court Ruling

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This week Diablo Technologies announced that the company will resume shipments of its MCS based chipsets. The news comes on the heels of ruling by a federal jury in favor of Diablo in a lawsuit brought by Netlist, Inc.

Lenovo Steps Up to HPC

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In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports how the launch of its HPC innovation centre in Stuttgart yesterday shows the company’s commitment to HPC.

HPC News Roundup for March 27, 2015

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I’m on my way home from a series of Springtime HPC conferences with boatload of new videos and interviews on the latest in high performance computing. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.

HPC Market Update from Intersect360 Research

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“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.”

Lenovo Opens HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Readies SuperMUC Phase 2

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Today Lenovo announced the opening of the company’s first global HPC innovation center, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a broader spectrum of clients and workloads.

How Supercomputers Give Universities a Competitive Edge

As one of the fastest supercomputers in Academia, Clemson's Palmetto2 cluster is an HP system with 12,080 compute cores and a peak performance of 739 Teraflops.

In an NSF-funded study, a Clemson University team found that universities with locally available supercomputers were more efficient in producing research in critical fields than universities that lacked supercomputers.

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Signs up for SGI ICE XA Supercomputer

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Today SGI announced that the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will be one of the first customers to install SGI’s record-breaking SGI ICE XA supercomputers.

Petroleum Geo-Services to Acquire 5 Petaflop Cray XC40

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Today Cray announced a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a 5 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer. The system will be one of the largest supercomputers ever deployed in the commercial sector.

Mellanox Demonstrates Next-Gen 100Gb/s LinkX Cables & Silicon Photonics Transceivers

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Today Mellanox introduced three new LinkX 100Gb/s solutions with a live demonstration at the OFC 2015 Conference (Booth 2419).

Nvidia Pascal GPU is Just One Year Away

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According to comments made at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) last week, the Pascal, next generation GPU is now just a year away.