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Slidecast: New IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release

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In this slidecast, Bill Lee and Rupert Dance from the InfiniBand Trade Association describe the new IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release. “The new release defines new capabilities that will enable computer systems to keep up with the requirements for increased scalability and bandwidth, along with high computing efficiency and high availability for both high performance computing and commercial enterprise data centers.”

Geoff Lyon Elected Chair of Green Grid Liquid Cooling Work Group

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The Green Grid Liquid Cooling Work Group has elected Geoff Lyon as Chairman. Lyon is CEO/CTO at CoolIT Systems, the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling.

Podcast: Supermicro Tunes up with New Intel Xeon D-1500

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In this Chip Chat podcast, John Nguyen from Supermicro discusses the new “System on a Chip” Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 and how Supermicro is integrating this new solution into their products.

Mellanox Releases OpenOptics MSA Specifications for Open Compute Project

Today Mellanox and RANOVUS, today announced that the OpenOptics MSA is contributing the developed wavelength specifications to the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Izmir Institute of Technology Manages HPC with Bright Computing

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Today Bright Computing announced that Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE) is using the company’s software to manage its HPC infrastructure.

Housing Registration Opens for SC15 in Austin

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The SC15 housing site is now open through October. “Get your reservations in early! Hotels are looking to be a bit more expensive than we’ve seen at past conferences and the places with reasonable rates will go fast.”

NSF Grant to Expand Indiana University GlobalNOC in Asia-Pacific

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Today the Indiana University Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) today announced the award of a major new five-year, $4.8 million grant from the NSF.

Cray XC40 Hornet Supercomputer Scales to 96K Cores on Scientific Applications

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Today GCS in Germany announced that their new Hornet supercomputer at HLRS is ready for extreme-scale computing challenges. “To test its mettle, Hornet successfully completed six “XXL-projects” from computationally demanding scientific fields such as planetary research, climatology, environmental chemistry, and aerospace. All six XXL Projects utilized all of Hornet’s available 94,646 compute cores–results that more than satisfied the HLRS HPC experts and scientific users.”

NICE DCV 2014 Does Remote 3D Applications in the Cloud

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Today NICE in Italy released the latest version of their DCV remote visualization technology.

HPC People on the Move: March Edition

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Adaptive Computing has a new CEO. Get the scoop on who else is jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.