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Archives for September 2007

The 411: Digipede Technologies

Digipede Technologies is one of the companies making supercomputing on Windows a reality for enterprise customers with big requirements but without all the specialize knowledge and resources HPC has historically demanded. Here’s the 4-1-1. Who: Digipede launched its flagship product at DEMO@15 in 2005. Digipede Technologies delivers grid computing software that enables enterprise applications to […]

PNNL signs on the line for an 18,000 core Opteron machine from HP

HP announced today that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is installing a 163 TFLOPS system focused on research in the environmental molecular sciences. At that size it likely would have earned the number two slot on the June Top500 list. From the release The new system will provide the high-performance engine to enhance research in […]

SGI: "We will be back in the visual supercomputing business" [UPDATED]

I’m at the second day of IDC’s HPC User Forum today. Bo Ewald, SGI’s president, just said something I think is interesting We will be back in the visual supercomputing business. He bookended that by saying he wasn’t going to say anything else today, but that there would be more in the future. UPDATE Later […]

Solid State SAN!?

SanDisk, manufacturer of your favorite USB sticks, has announced that it will sell its solid-state 32GB SATA disks through select distribution parnters.  These disks were previously only available to PC manufacturers as a replacement for their standard, 2.5″ SATA laptop drives. [Read the full article here] Now, I understand this has very little direct correlation […]

Register enthusiastic about Sun's x86 plans

You might be interested in reading Ashlee Vance’s take on Sun’s x86 offerings. He’s enthusiastic. The fresh Xeon-based servers from Sun mark the company’s most muscular play to date in the x86 realm. The four-socket 2U X4450, in particular, has Sun pushing the equivalent of a midrange SMP down into the heart of the so-called […]

ClearSpeed moving into China, Taiwan, and So. Korea

From the “HPC needs a robust ecosystem of vendors” department, ClearSpeed also announced this week that they’re expanding into Asian markets. First we’ve got a reseller agreement with Super Sonic Technologies With offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, and expertise selling in to the automotive and financial markets, Super Sonic Technology and its network […]

Warwick adopts ClearSpeed tech for rendering in virtual environments

ClearSpeed announced this week that Warwick University’s Digital Laboratory is using its gear in a Sun cluster for rendering “Our team at Warwick Digital Lab is collaborating with ClearSpeed to enable interactive frame rates for high-fidelity, multi-sensory, ‘there-reality’ virtual environments for applications in healthcare, digital manufacturing, archaeology, and building design. To achieve this ‘realism in […]

Tech Data and Clustercorp

HPCwire reported this week that Tech Data is teaming up with Clustercorp to deliver turnkey HPC systems aimed at the enterprise and departmental market. Since you likely haven’t heard of these companies, Tech Data is a Fortune 500 company that sells IT gear to SMB. It had $21B in sales its last full fiscal year. […]

Qubits on a Chip

The first demonstration of a Quantum computing chip has been reported by two U.S. groups. Separate studies reported by two groups in this week’s Nature journal suggest that could be possible. One is at the US National Institute of Standards (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, and the other at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, both […]

UFABC Purchases SGI Altix

Latin America’s largest shared memory supercomputer was recently purchased by Brazil’s Universidade Federal do ABC. UFABC was only founded in 2005 and opened last year. They have already purchased an Atlix 4700 system with 136 cores and 272GB of memory. They have also invested in 30TB of SGI InfiniteStorage. We have some applications, mainly for […]