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5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster (HPC)

IBM HPC Clusters

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.

Radio Free HPC Takes a Hard Look at the Two 2017 Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, the Radio Free HPC team meets at SC14 in New Orleans to discuss the recent news that Nvidia & IBM will build two Coral 150+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017 for Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia’s future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

Slidecast: Nvidia/IBM to Build Two Coral 100+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017

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In this slidecast, Sumit Gupta from Nvidia describes the company’s big win with IBM for two DOE supercomputers for deployment in 2017. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia’s future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

Ancillary Events & Special Booth Sessions at SC14

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SC14 is world’s largest gathering of HPC professionals, and the smart money is on the organizations that leverage the show for their own gatherings, meetups, special booth sessions, and user groups.

This Week in HPC: Cray and SGI Land Big HPC Contracts and IBM Teams Up with Twitter

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss big wins for Cray and SGI. After the break they look at IBM’s big collaboration with Twitter.

Why IBM is Not Backing Away from Hardware

Dan Olds from the Student Cluster Competition Blog

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.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the IBM Global Foundries Deal

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at IBM’s plans to hand off its microelectronics unit to Global Foundries. “Is Big Blue on the right track? While Dan believes they’re doing what they need to do, Henry thinks they need to completely retool the company like they did back in 1993.”

This Week in HPC: IBM Hands Off Fabs to Global Foundries and Poland Gets its First Petaflop Super

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss recent news that IBM is handing off the company’s chip fabs to Global Foundries. After the break, they look at the new Petaflop Apollo 8000 supercomputer coming to Cyfronet in Poland.

Cray, Dell, Extoll, IBM & Nvidia to Develop Pilots for Human Brain Project

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This week the Jülich Supercomputing Centre announced it is leading the creation of the Human Brain Project’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Platform.

Making the Hybrid Cloud Work for HPC

IBM Cloud Service

As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Even in today’s IT environment, cloud consumers want to avoid vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers.