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PSC Receives NSF Award for Bridges Supercomputer

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This week the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center announced that it has received a National Science Foundation award to create a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to empower new research communities, bring desktop convenience to supercomputing, expand campus access and help researchers needing to tackle vast data to work more intuitively. Called Bridges, the new supercomputer will consist of three tiered, memory-intensive resources to serve a wide variety of scientists, including those new to supercomputing and without specialized programming skills.

Largest European Bioinformatics Center Selects Mellanox InfiniBand

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Today Mellanox announced that the Center for Biological and Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Risø Campus of Denmark Technical University (DTU) has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution for the center’s new supercomputer, making Denmark a global leader in bioinformatics.

Gigamon Enables SCinet Threat Detection at 100Gb Rates During SC14

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Last week at SC14, Gigamon announced that it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world.

5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster (HPC)

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Engineers are being asked to do more in less time to meet ever-tightening time-to-market schedules. To do so, they need to accelerate design by making use of advanced engineering software. However, such software requires computing processing power not available in a typical engineering workstation. Learn how a cluster can deliver aggregated computing power from its many processors with many cores to meet the processing demands of more complex engineering software, and therefore deliver results faster than individual workstations.

Slidecast: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand – Containerized MPI Workloads

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In this slidecast, Christian Kniep presents: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand – Containerized MPI Workloads. “QNIB Solutions (early on called ‘QNIB Inc’) derives from the first project Christian did during his B.Sc. report, a InfiniBand monitoring suite. For the sake of the report is was named ‘OpenIBPM: Open Source InfiniBand Performance Monitoring’. Afterwards Christian renamed it to match his last name (Kniep): ‘QNIB: Qualified Networking with InfiniBand’. Since then QNIB becomes a pet project’s theme.”

Data Vortex Technologies Introduces Scalable Fine-Grained Gather-Scatter Parallel Computer at SC14

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Data Vortex, introduced its first commercially available HPC system, the DV206, consisting of 32 commodity dual processor servers.

STEM and HPC Innovators Foster HPC Entrepreneurship at SC14

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At SC14 last week, the first community effort focused on STEM and HPC Entrepreneurship was launched at a conference that brought together prospective entrepreneurs with some of the industry’s most celebrated experts and practitioners.

Henry Newman on Why Tape is Dead

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In this video from the Nov. 17 Seagate User Group at SC14, Henry Newman from Instrumental presents: Tape vs. Disk 2015-2020. Transcript: So, I’m the last speaker between you and the opening gala event so I will talk quickly. Ken heard about a study we did for a government agency looking at long term archival issues […]

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Why HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh discusses why HPC Matters with Rich Brueckner from insideHPC. They then move on to the topic of Exascale and how SGI plans to get there.

SC14 Awards Ceremony Celebrates the Stars of the HPC Community

This week SC14 hosted an awards session to celebrate the contributions of researchers, from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts.