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Archives for April 2009

Official Release: Rackable Systems Receives Court Approval to Purchase Silicon Graphics Assets

Silicon Graphics has released an official statement regarding the recent filing and subsequent purchase by Rackable. Rather than paraphrasing we’ve got the entire release here.

InsideTrack: deposits, stalking horses, Bull(s), and parachutes in the SGI Rackable deal

One of the legal documents from the proceeding today in bankruptcy court is making its way out to employees. Rackable CEO Mark Barrenchea filed an affidavit in conjunction with the ruling affirming that Rackable is a “good faith purchaser”. Among the interesting parts of this statement, use of the term “stalking horse” As more fully […]

Rackable Featured on CNBC Tech Effect

Rackable Systems was featured on yesterday’s CNBC Tech Effect news spot.  The overview and subsequent inteview features Rackable’s container data-center designs.  Given the recent series of events surrounding Rackable and Silicon Graphics, the anchors threw in some additional tidbits on the matter. You can watch the video here.

InsideTrack: SGI notifying customers that the Rackable acquisition has been confirmed

SGI has begun notifying customers that the judge in its bankruptcy case approved the sale of SGI to Rackable during the hearing today in district court. The deal and the remaining paperwork are set to complete on May 11. Some terms have been disclosed in an affidavit provided to employees earlier today, which I excerpt […]

Bull reports Q1, growth in HPC

Bull is not listed on any of the American stock exchanges, which means that they have different rules about what news they have to share with investors. In particular I could not find the words “profit” or “loss” in their earnings release, and the company does not appear to be making available the kinds of […]

PSC Debuts Dynamic Science Tool

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center has debuted a new dynamic science teaching tool geared towards high school and undergraduate students.  The new tool, Big Numbers, is the latest instructional product from the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing [NRBSC] Computational Modules in Science Teaching [CMIST] project.  The new movie will be introduced by Joel Stiles, NRBSC director […]

Court docket for SGI today [UPDATED]

SGI is in Judge Martin Glenn’s courtroom this morning. Here is the relevant part of Judge Glenn’s docket today (note that I’ve updated this with more information about the individual items). All actions at 10 am: Docket #14, Sale Hearing to Approve Auction. Docket #115, Objection of Spectra Logic Corporation to Proposed Cure Amount (Private […]

IBM's Power6+ Confusion

The Register’s Timothy Prickett Morgan has written up a detailed account  of the last 18 months of IBM Power6 silicon goodness.  IBM went through a major processor roadmap upgrade to the Power series back in 2007.  Early roadmap slides showed the release of a Power6 processor base, then a significant upgrade to the platform in […]

Intel tops EPA green power rankings, IBM, HP, Sun MIA

Timothy Prickett Morgan has an article at The Register today about the EPA’s latest quarterly ranking of organizations who report their renewable power consumption The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with an organization called the Green Power Partnership, puts out a quarterly report that tracks companies; local, state, and federal governments; and educational institutions in […]

More free computational science courses, deadline May 18

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (one of the Blue Waters partners) is announcing a May 18 deadline for application to two free computational science courses to be offered this summer by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering: The Scaling to Petascale course will be Aug. 3-7, 2009. High-definition streaming video of […]