This is the 4th installment of a 6 article series on the trends and technologies impacting the application of HPC in Life Sciences. Here we explore how companies like SGI and Intel address computational and storage problems inherent in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications.
We are sad to report that Bill Blake passed away on March 31 after suffering from a heart attack. While many of you will remember Bill from his work as CTO of Cray, Mr. Blake was most recently head of R&D at D-Wave Systems.
The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. This is not an April Fools, guys. There just may be a hybrid-core server with an Automata processor available soon from a vendor near you.
Industry PerspectivesScalable Informatics has worked worked for years to develop the FastPath Unison storage appliance, a device that hits the sweet spot for HPC. "Tremendous density is meaningless if you can't move data in or out at a reasonable data rate. And as you scale up your storage, the definition of a reasonable data rate should scale up as well." [Read More...]
Over at The Register, Dan Olds writes that the notion that IBM is getting out of the systems business is completely wrong. Sure, they've sold off their x86 server business and handed off their fab to Global Foundaries, but in Dan's estimation, it's more about doubling-down on Power8. [Read More...]
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