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Archives for October 2009

What to read at insideHPC this week

Wondering what to read this week at insideHPC? Some of the most popular posts this week are: Moving beyond Pax MPI into the Exascale: our feature interview with Tom Sterling, Asustek’s new personal supercomputer, Cray announces Q3 results and posts a loss, NVIDIA announces new CUDA Centers of Excellence in China, […]

A quick reference for sustainability events at SC09

If you’ve been following the pre-conference coverage, you’re probably at least dimly aware that one of the main thrusts at SC09 is sustainability  — and it goes all the way from the paper you won’t find pre-stuffed into your conference bag, to the technical sessions and speakers you’ll be hearing from during the show. In […]

ANSYS Named to Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List

ANSYS, yesterday, announced that it was named on the Forbes Magazine 200 Best Small Companies in America list.  They were ranked 85th overall and the seventh time in nine years to hold a spot on the list. It is an honor to once again be named to the Forbes list, a ranking that reflects our […]

OSU Releases MVAPICH 1.4

What better than some new software to obfuscate your Friday morning?  Dhabaleswar Panda and his crack team of MPI nuts have announced the latest release of their MPICH for Infiniband MPI distribution, MVAPICH.  Anyone who does MPI work on Infiniband machines has probably come to toy with MVAPICH at some point in time.  Version 1.4 […]

SC09 Student Cluster Competition: Go Green!

Those of you that have been faithful readers of insideHPC for at least a year might remember our coverage of last year’s SC08 Cluster Challenge. Well, we’re at it again! This year’s challenge has a new name, new theme and a few new twists to the rules. You’ll have to hit the read link for the full skinny, but here’s a peek: teams are not allowed to include members who have already been granted a degree by a four-year institution.

Cray announces Q3, posts loss

Cray Inc. just posted news of its third quarter financial performance Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009. Revenue for the quarter was $58.6 million compared to $54.6 million in the prior year period, an increase of 7 percent. The company reported a net loss for […]

Lumerical donates software to speed nanophotonic design in Australia

This just in via email from Lumerical, a Canadian software company specializing in numerical simulation of optical phenomena, Lumerical Solutions, Inc. (, a leading provider of high performance nanophotonic design software, today announced a donation of FDTD Solutions Engine licenses to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) National Facility based at the Australian National University Supercomputer […]

Bull reports Q3, probably posts loss

Bull, the French HPC company, has reported results for its third fiscal quarter ended Sep 30. It ended the first six months of fiscal 2009 with a profit, but the third quarter results seem to indicate a loss Bull (Euronext Paris: BULL) – expert in open, flexible and secure information systems and one of Europe’s […]

RoadRunner aids in genetic mapping, search for HIV vaccine

We love HPC applications that directly touch everyday life, and you can’t get much closer than using a super to improve the lives of the tens of millions of HIV-infected people around the world (estimates vary, but are somewhere in the 30 million range). is reporting that scientists are using LANL’s RoadRunner super (currently […]

RENCI leading new North Carolina data initiative

Over the email this week I got news of a new two year data initiative in North Carolina that will look at management and storage of large digital data sets The two-year TUCASI (Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc.) data-Infrastructure Project (TIP) will deploy a federated data cyberinfrastructure—or data cloud—that will manage and store […]