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Tower International Using Altair’s Compute Manager to Streamline Compute Access


Today Altair announced that automotive manufacturer Tower International is using Compute Manager software to simplify and streamline access to distributed resources.

Nvidia to Offer Full CUDA Support for OpenPOWER in 4Q2014


“Nvidia is adding CUDA software support for GPUs with IBM POWER CPUs. IBM and Nvidia are demonstrating the first GPU accelerator framework for Java, showing an order of magnitude performance improvement on Hadoop Analytics applications compared to a CPU-only implementation.”

Jim Ryan Recaps the OpenFabrics Workshop 2014

Jim Ryan, OFA Chair

Over at the OpenFabrics Blog, OFA Chairman Jim Ryan writes that the recent OpenFabrics Workshop reflected a year of work identifying and engaging with interest groups.

400 GbE and HPC

John D’Ambrosia

“The need for 400 GbE goes beyond its actual use in the development of systems for the TOP500.” As noted by the TOP500 itself, as justification for the list, “These people wish to know not only the number of systems installed, but also the location of the various supercomputers within the high performance computing community and the applications for which a computer system is being used. Such statistics can facilitate the establishment of collaborations, the exchange of data and software, and provide a better understanding of the high performance computer market.”

Spectra Logic Teams with CommVault to Lower the Cost of Data Management


This week Spectra Logic announced a collaboration with CommVault to significantly lower the cost of data protection, management and access. To remove the complexities of tiered storage, the combined solution provides data management and movement by CommVault Simpana software coupled with exceptionally affordable disk and tape tiers from Spectra Logic.

Video: Dynamic LNET Config


In this video from LUG 2014, Amir Shehata from Intel presents: Dynamic LNET Config.

Newest Intel Parallel Computing Centers: NCAR & CU Boulder


Today the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado Boulder announced that they will join the Intel Parallel Computing Centers program.

Interview: ISC’14 Exhibitors Innovation Forum to Share Stories of Product Development


ISC’14 has announced the first-ever Exhibitors Innovation Forum, an exciting opportunity to help first-time exhibitors share the stories behind their product development. Their goal is to bring the successful candidates face to face with users, collaborators and the media. To learn more, we caught up with Nages Sieslack from ISC and Steve Conway from the Exhibitors Innovation Forum Steering Committee. […]

Windows RDMA File Storage


“Utilizing Mellanox’s RDMA-based interconnect solutions and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, end-users can increase their application performance, improve their data center system efficiency, as well as consolidate their server and storage network infrastructure over a single-wire network for optimal CAPEX and OPEX savings.”

Video: Performance Analysis and Optimizations of CAE Applications

Fisnik Kraja

In this video from the HPCAC Swiss Conference 2014, Fisnik Kraja from science + computing ag presents: Performance Analysis and Optimizations of CAE Applications.