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Archives for October 2007

The 411: Supermicro

Super Micro Computer, Inc. is a motherboard manufacturer that’s expanded into systems and support infrastructure for servers. Here’s the 4-1-1. Who: Established in 1993, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) emphasizes motherboards based on Intel’s x86 architecture, plus complete server systems utilizing Intel’s Itanium, Pentium, and Xeon microprocessors, as well as AMD’s Opteron processors. What: […]

9th Annual Beowulf Bash at SC07

The details for the 9th annual Beowulf Bash were recently released on [you guessed it], the Beowulf mailing list. The event will take place in Reno, Nevada alongside the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference. The event is intended to be a very casual, social atmosphere between community attendees. The event details are as follows: When?: 6-8PM Tuesday […]

SGI: getting the "G" to stand for "graphics" again

Remember when I reported from the HPC User Forum last month that CEO Bo Ewald had just told the audience that SGI was getting back into the visual supercomputing business? My favorite quote: It was really stupid for the company to stop doing visualization types of things. Well, I know a little birdy who’s at […]

ClearSpeed grows presence in TSUBAME [UPDATED]

ClearSpeed announced today that they’ve been awarded an order to supply X620 accelerators Tokyo Tech for use in its Molecular Dynamics Simulation Acceleration System known as TSUBAME. “As a next stage in the increased quality of service to our HPC users at our GSIC center at Tokyo Tech., we are procuring additional ClearSpeed acceleration cards […]

Platform buys Scali Manage

Platform announced today that it has scooped up Scali Manage from Scali. While the use of clusters and grid infrastructure is on the rise, the integration and management of these systems remains complex. Products such as Platform Open Cluster Stack (OCS)* and Scali Manage have been developed specifically to improve performance, simplicity, and lower the […]

Intel out early with new Penryn

The Daily Tech reported yesterday that Intel bumped the release of its new high end 3.0 GHz 45nm quad-core Penryn processor. TheQX9650 is a process shrink of the Core 2 Duo architecture, width additional L2 cache and SSE4 instructions added for good measure. According to the Daily Tech The QX6950 features 12MB of L2 cache, […]

NERSC Names New Director

The Department of Energy National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center has named a new director. Dr. Kathy Yelick, a professor of computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, will succeed Horst Simon as director of NERSC. Dr. Yelick earned her PhD in computer science from MIT and has served as a professor of […]

SDSC returning to service

My latest contact with SDSC’ers indicates that the facility was unharmed during the recent fires, and the center is beginning to resume operations. As of 10/26 the center had returned its Blue Gene to service. More here.

Bull Acquires French HPC Integrator Serviware

Back in July it was rumored that HP was to acquire Bull, it’s fall now and the rumors are no longer in bloom. With the French government bailing out Bull in 2004 it appears that Bull is on the mend, their recent acquisition of Serviware, Bull is in a healthy state and is investing significantly […]

DICE Program Award Selects Obsidian Research

Obsidian Research has announced that its Longbow XR product line has been selected for a Data Intensive Compute Project [DICE] in researching long-haul Infiniband technologies. Professor DK Panda from Ohio State University [of MVAPICH fame] in conjunction with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will perform the study. This DICE project is an […]