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Penguin Computing’s Cluster Collaboration with AMD Makes Heterogeneous System Architecture Clustering a Reality

Today at SC14,  Penguin Computing announced the first application optimized accelerated processing unit (APU) clusters, making seamless GPU and CPU memory sharing on clusters a reality based on heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) from Advanced Micro Devices. The shared memory capability involves very lightweight context switches that switch instantaneously between the GPU and CPU, whichever code […]

Lawrence Livermore Advances in Graph500 Rankings

Lawrence Livermore announced at SC14 that its Sequoia supercomputer, a 20-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system, achieved the world’s best performance on the Graph500 data analytics benchmark The Graph500 offers performance metrics for data intensive computing. LLNL and IBM computer scientists attained the No. 1 ranking by completing the largest problem scale ever attempted  (scale 41) with […]

Final Hours for the 2014 Parallel Universe Computing Challenge at SC14

This morning at 11:00AM  the second semi-final match of the 2014 Parallel Universe Computing Challenge took place at the Intel Parallel Theater (Booth 1315) at SC14 as the Coding Illini team from NCSA and UIUC, faced off against the EXAMEN from Europe.  Coding Illini earned its spot in is semi-final match by beating the team from Latin […]

BSC Releases COMPSs Version 1.2 at SC14

The Grid Computing and Clusters team at Barcelona Supercomputing Center announced a new release, Version 1.2, of the programming environment COMPSs, already available in three main programming languages: Java, C/C++ and Python. This version of COMPSs provides a set of tools that helps developers program and execute their applications efficiently on distributed computational infrastructures such as clusters, grids and […]

Huawei Introduces New FusionServer Products at SC14

Huawei announced US availability of its FusionServer X6800 Data Center Server and a liquid cooled version of its FusionServer E9000 blade server at SC14. Historically, the main challenges of HPC have been computational performance, memory and storage improvement, simplified installation and deployment,” said Jun Xu, Vice President of Marketing for Huawei Enterprise USA. “At SC14 we […]

MetaFlows Deploys Network Defenses for the Entire Internet Community at SC14

MetaFlows announced the deployment of its 10 Gbps solution in support of  SC14. The SCinet Network Operation Center will use the MetaFlows security system (MSS) as one of the key operational components in securing the conference’s  network infrastructure. MetaFlows’ innovative network antivirus, sandboxing and real-time behavioral analysis is deployed as a 64-core 10 Gbps appliance capable of […]

Panasas Strengthens Executive Leadership With New Hires

Panasas announced today the addition of two new executives to the C-level leadership team. Joining the company are Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tom Shea, who leads all technical organizations at Panasas including engineering, operations, service and IT, and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Jim Donovan, who leads the global marketing organization with responsibility for product management, brand strategy, demand creation and sales enablement. I am thrilled that Tom and […]

Spirent Federal Used to Test SCinet’s SC14 Multi-Technology Network

Spirent Federal Systems, a leader in network, services and devices testing for federal agencies and critical infrastructure providers, announced today that SCinet is using its high-speed Ethernet solutions to test the performance of its WAN infrastructure. SCinet, the powerful network that is providing nearly 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) of capacity for SC14, is provisioning […]

Gigamon Enables Threat Detection and Analysis at 100Gb Rates at SCinet

 Gigamon announced that for the fifth straight year it will support visibility into SCinet during SC14. Scinet is one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world . Gigamon is providing multiple Visibility Fabric nodes and GigaSMART applications that provide traffic intelligence for the monitoring and security tools […]

Penguin Computing’s Scyld Cloud Workstation Enables Graphics Accelerated, Remote 3D Visualization for Efficient, Client-less Supercomputing

Penguin Computing announced its new Scyld Cloud Workstation with a unique remote 3D visualization capability featuring graphics accelerated and client-less remote supercomputing through a standard Wi-Fi connection and browser, essentially giving customers universal access to high performance computing in the cloud. Scyld Cloud Workstation, powered by NVIDIA GRID™ technology, ensures a more efficient workflow. It saves valuable time by […]