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This Week in HPC: Startup Unveils Storage-Centric Architecture and PayPal Meets Moonshot

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Fortissimo Foundation from A3Cube, a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system. For more details, check out our A3Cube Slidecast over at insideBIGDATA. After that, they look at Paypal’s use of TI Keystone DSP processors for systems intelligence. By analyzing their chaotic real-time server data, Paypal is getting real-time, organized, intelligent results with extreme energy efficiency using HP’s Moonshot servers.

StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 Beefs Up Agenda

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AMD’s Karl Freund and UberCloud’s Wolfgang Gentzsch will be featured speakers at the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 in New Orleans.

The NFL, Big Data, and HPC

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David Beer writes that the NFL plans to equip players on the field with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that will provide a flood of data for tracking and simulation. “HPC is also well suited to handle the different use cases that will arise from the different kinds of data analysis that people will want to run. For example, some people may well want to develop a simulation complete with graphics to represent what happened and to show different wrinkles on how the play might be run.”

Hartree Centre to Host HPC in Industry Event Dec. 4

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The Hartree Centre in the U.K. will host the first annual HPC in Industry event Dec. 4 in Coventry.

Using Genomic Sequencing & HPC to Help Save the Lives of Critically Ill Children

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“The Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy was the first genome center in the world inside a children’s hospital. It is also one of the first to focus on genome sequencing and analysis for inherited children’s diseases. While most genome centers focus on research, the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine develops new clinical tests as a starting point for next-generation medical treatments to improve outcomes in patients at Children’s Mercy and around the world.”

2014 Sydney Fernbach Award Goes to Satoshi Matsuoka

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Today IEEE announced that Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology is the recipient of the 2014 Sydney Fernbach Award.

ZIH in Dresden is the Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

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The Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) in Dresden has been established as an Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC).

IBM Powers Cancer Treatment Molecular Profiling for Caris Life Sciences

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Caris Life Sciences is using IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate molecular profiling services for cancer patients.

Protecting the Future of Data Archives

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“A complete examination requires looking at everything from interfaces to archive formats. No matter what anyone tells you, there is data that does not need to be on primary storage, and with the exponential growth of data, some of which might not be used for years, there is a need for archiving data—and for making sure that you’ll be able to access it and use it long after formats and interfaces have changed.”

Video: IDC Market Update on HPC including Growth Areas

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In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Earl Joseph from IDC presents an Update on the High Performance Computing Market. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. The organization has grown to 150 members. It is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and operated for the users by market analyst firm IDC.”