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Archives for July 2008

SC08: make a date!

There are a couple big dates for SC coming up right quick now… Today Education Program Applications due July 31 Entries for Challenges due July 31. Demonstrate your expertise in the Analytics, Bandwidth, Cluster or Storage Challenge. Poster submissions due July 31, for both student posters and regular posters. Birds of a Feather (BoF) submissions […]

NVIDIA names Utah new center of excellence

Today NVIDIA recognized the University of Utah as a CUDA Center of Excellence Distinguished members of the University of Utah’s faculty and alumni have been behind a remarkable fraction of the graphics innovations made in the last 40 years, as well as pioneering companies such as Adobe, Evans & Sutherland, Pixar and Silicon Graphics. Together, […] looks at the long history of acceleration featured an article some time ago (I’m digging through my backlog) on the convergence of the lessons in accelerated computing learned by the embedded processing community and the needs of the HPC community. A little known fact in the HPC community is that the embedded computing market has always solved their problems with a […]

Dan Reed's testimony before Congress

On Wednesday Dan Reed testified before Congress (again) before the House Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology (the committee that funds NITRD). I could do a summary of Dan’s testimony, but as a citizen of the HPC community you should read it all yourself at his blog. All of the points that Dan makes resonate […]

Rumored Windows replacement all about concurrency

This is mostly non-HPC, but I thought it might be of interest. Gizmodo is reporting on article in the SD Times speculating on the future of operating systems from Redmond. The SD Times article is reportedly …based on “internal Microsoft documents” that give more details on the skunk-works research project currently brewing in Redmond. ..Midori’s […]

Microsoft's cloud efforts

Dan Ciruli’s blog points us to an article by Sarah Perez on Microsoft’s cloud efforts. The article comes from comments Ray Ozzie made at Microsoft’s July 24 Financial Analysts Meeting. According to Dan While it’s not terribly in-depth, it does highlight the breadth of Microsoft’s efforts in cloud computing: the Connected OS, the Software Stack, […]

Bull reports results for 1H 2008, posts profit

From Bull’s release yesterday: Thanks to a 4.3% increase in consolidated revenues in the second quarter and an strong growth of 19.9% in Services and Solutions, revenues for the first six months of 2008 were €550.6 million, representing an increase of 0.1% compared with the published figure of €550.2 million for the same period in […]

Cray announces Q2, posts loss

Cray just posted its Q2 results; from their release Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. Revenue for the quarter was $46.7 million compared to $26.6 million in the prior year period. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of ($5.0 […]

Concurrent Thinking gains one million pounds

From UK web site Real Business comes news that Concurrent Thinking — a company that develops and markets pre-configured clusters — has gotten a fresh infusion of capital Concurrent Thinking, a provider of high-performance computing (HPC) systems and software, has secured £1m from Oxford Capital Partners in second round funding to help drive international sales […]

Bull gets PFLOPS order

This week Bull announced that it’s partnering with CEA to provide a PFLOPS system in France The Military Applications Department (DAM) at the French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA) and Bull have signed a collaboration contract to design and build Tera 100, the future supercomputer to support the French nuclear weapons Simulation Program. The build out […]