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Archives for January 2009

NPS Supercomputer Dedication

From the desk of Richard Hickey: I had the pleasure of attending the dedication for the new HPC at the Naval Postgraduate school today. NPS High Performance Computing Center Sun Microsystems Blade Supercomputer “Hamming” Dedication January 30, 2009 2:00 PM The Naval Postgraduate School is located just down the road from us here at Fleet […]

Download Rocks for Solaris10 Alpha

InsideHPC broke the news last October that the Rocks Cluster Toolkit guys were working on a port to the Solaris10 platform.  We’ve now uncovered a short blog post from the Sun 4HPCISV blog mentioning that the Rocks on Solaris10 [x86_64] is now available for download.  All you Solaris junkies can now download an alpha copy […]

Intel to discuss eight core Xeon at ISSCC

Multicoreinfo.com points us to the folks at Macworld, who did a little digging in the International Solid-State Circuits Conference program, and finds news thatIntel will be talking about its 8 core chips Intel plans to detail an eight-core Xeon processor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next month, offering an early look […]

Cooling CPUs with "nano-fridges"

Multicoreinfo.com points us to a Computerworld piece on nano-fridges for cooling your chips With heat sinks and fans not up to the task of cooling the 100-degree-Celsius and greater chips, makers stopped trying to raise processor speeds several years ago and moved to building multicore CPUs instead. …Now, a more elegant solution is on the […]

Sun CEO says Rock on track for this year

Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Register reports this week on news that Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz is (publicly) confident that the company’s new Rock processor will finally appear this year. Sun confirmed in February of last year that the chip was being pushed to the second half of 2009, a delay of a year. The […]

QLogic announces Q3, posts profit

And speaking of vendors and quarterly announcements, QLogic announced this week. Highlights from their release Third Quarter Highlights Net revenue increased 4% from the comparable quarter last year to $163.7 million. Net income: $30.8 million GAAP, $42.5 million non-GAAP. Net income per diluted share: $0.24 GAAP, $0.34 non-GAAP. Cash generated from operations was $49.9 million.

Mellanox announces Q4 and FY2008, posts profit

InfiniBand vendor Mellanox announced its Q4 and 2008 annual results this week. Their press release provides a handy list so that yours truly doesn’t have to do any, you know, thinking Revenues were $25.2 million for Q4’08 and $107.7 million in 2008 4th quarter gross margins were 77.5 percent and 78.3 percent in 2008 4th […]

Looking inside Sun's results

I do not own any significant Sun gear at all, other than in my archive storage system, so I think I’m pretty unbiased when I say that one thing I really appreciate about them is the fact that so much of the company blogs. It’s handy. You might like their stuff, you might not, but […]

QLogic builds support for IB channel partners in HPC

Earlier this month QLogic announced a new program targeted at capitalizing on the increasing adoption of InfiniBand in HPC installations: The new SignatureHPC program is an extension of the company’s enterprise-class and award-winning Signature Partner channel program for storage networking. The goals of the first enterprise-class channel program for HPC are to meet end-user demand […]

BOXXTech Releases Monster Workstation

BOXX Technologies, proprietors of high-end graphics workstations and servers, have announced the release of their latest high end workstation series, the 4850 Extreme.  What’s so Extreme about it?  They’ve taken the latest Intel Core i7 technology and pushed the clock up to 4GHz [from 3.2].  They’ve also committed to sell the new box, er boxx, […]