After a long absence, Rambus is back in the news with their announcement of the RB26 DDR4 server memory chipset. Developed in cooperation with Intel, the RB26 is an enhanced, JEDEC-compliant memory module chipset designed to accelerate data-intensive applications, including real-time analytics, virtualization and in-memory computing, with increased speed, reliability and power-efficiency.
The big memory “Blacklight” system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center will be retired on Aug 15 to make way for the new “Bridges” supercomputer. “Built by HP, Bridges will feature multiple nodes with as much as 12 terabytes each of shared memory, equivalent to unifying the RAM in 1,536 high-end notebook computers. This will enable it to handle the largest memory-intensive problems in important research areas such as genome sequence assembly, machine learning and cybersecurity.”
Today Fraunhofer ITWM and ThinkParQ announced a new major release of the BeeGFS parallel file system. Now available as a free download, BeeGFS version 2015.03-r1 comes with enterprise features including built-in storage server high-availability based on replication with self-healing, support for access control lists (ACLs), and adds a number of performance and usability improvements.
Today Colfax International announced free online workshops on parallel programming and optimization for Intel architecture, including Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. “The Hands-on Workshop (HOW) series will introduce best practices to researchers and developers to efficiently extract maximum performance out of modern parallel processors, achieving shorter time to solution, higher research productivity, and future-proof design.”
This video summarizes the recent Summer of HPC training week in Barcelona. Summer of HPC is a PRACE program that offers summer placements at HPC centers across Europe to late stage undergraduates and early stage postgraduate students. Participants worked on projects related to PRACE scientific or industrial work and ideally produce a visualization or video of their results.