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Video: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale

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In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Tor Skeie from Simula Laboratory presents: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale.

InsideHPC Guide to Genomics

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Processing complex genomic data sets requires massive compute power, storage and network capabilities. Getting the balance right is critical to success. The insideHPC Guide to Genomics looks at the benefits, challenges of applying HPC to Genomics as well as many success stories.

SGI to Boost Pangea Supercomputer to 6.7 Petaflops

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“When we began our relationship with Total more than 15 years ago, our goal was to continually provide the capacity and power required for the company to pursue its oil and gas research throughout the world. We are proud to be part of what has become a continuing legacy of technological research at Total and with this system upgrade, SGI’s innovative solutions will continue to help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future.”

Europe Seeks Routes to Saving Energy in HPC

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In the second in this series of articles on ways to save energy in computing, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World reports on how Europe is looking to both hardware and software solutions.

Video: NVM Express Introduction and Tutorial

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NVM Express is a specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. “NVM” stands as an acronym for non-volatile memory, which is used in SSDs. As a logical device interface, NVM Express has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and mirroring the parallelism of contemporary CPUs, platforms and applications. By allowing parallelism levels offered by SSDs to be fully utilized by host’s hardware and software, NVM Express brings various performance improvements.

Open Computing Drives Innovation and Efficiency

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The Open Compute Project Foundation was created to design the most efficient server, storage and related designs for the next generation of data centers in an open and collaborative development model. By sharing designs that maximize density, minimize power consumption and deliver expected performance, completely new computing environments can be developed, free from the limitations of legacy thinking.

OCF Builds CFD-ready Lenovo HPC Appliance

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Lenovo is now offering the UK’s first ANSYS CFD-ready HPC appliance designed to ease cluster deployment while boosting engineering productivity.

X-ISS Makes Top 20 Most-Promising HPC Solution Providers

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Today X-ISS announced that the company has been named among the 20 Most Promising HPC Technology Solution Providers by CIOReview magazine.

Video: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached

DK Panda, Ohio State University

“Using the publicly available software packages in the High-Performance Big Data (HiBD) project, we will provide case studies of the new designs for several Hadoop/Spark/Memcached components and their associated benefits. Through these case studies, we will also examine the interplay between high performance interconnects, storage systems (HDD and SSD), and multi-core platforms to achieve the best solutions for these components.”

EPFL Unleashes Deneb, a Scalable HPC Architecture for Researchers and Students

Vittoria Rezzonico
Executive Director - EPFL

EPFL launches Denab: a scalable HPC architecture for researchers and students. “Working with ClusterVision and Intel has proved to be a wise and productive decision for EPFL as we continue to grow our computational capabilities to support our many researchers and students.”