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Archives for September 2010

Send Us Your SC10 News Early!

Attention SC10 exhibitors: Got big plans for the show? Email your news items to news@insideHPC.com ahead of time and we’ll make it part of our special SC10 feature coverage that starts in just a few weeks. We know that not everything rates a press release, so be sure to let us know about your booth […]

SC10 Wants to Showcase Your Videos

The SC conference has a tradition of showcasing HPC work samples before plenary sessions. Now is your chance to submit your great work for display at SC10 in New Orleans! This is your platform to showcase your current projects in videos and pictures. We would especially like to encourage submissions related to the thrust areas […]

SC10 Plenary Speakers "Best and Brightest in the World"

Every year, the SC conference sessions features “Technology Thrusts” that showcase how HPC impacts new and emerging fields. For SC10, the Thrust areas are Climate Simulation, Heterogeneous Computing, and Data Intensive Computing. So to bring these Thrusts in focus, SC10 Plenary talks come straight from the people involved in this forward-thinking research. We chose these […]

Video: Interview with Gene Amdahl

The launch of Massively Parallel Technologies’ new Blue Cheetah cloud environment came with a pleasant surprise this week: a video interview with Gene Amdahl, the man who came up with Amdahl’s Law. Mr. Amdahl, now in his nineties, had this to say about Amdahl’s Law: “It’s an interesting guidepost. From it you can determine what […]

Dell Goes with Mellanox VPI Combo Cards for IB and 10 GigE

Mellanox announced this week that Dell blade systems are now available with their single adapter cards that do both 40Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet for cost-effective connectivity. Designed for data center servers and storage systems, the Mellanox ConnectX-2 I/O mezzanine adapter cards use the company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology, which provides the flexibility […]

Posters From GPU Technology Conference Online

One of the things I found so amazing at the GPU Technology Conference last week was the array of scientific content and posters. They had many more submissions than last year, and now you can peruse the posters at your leisure. Here are just some of the topic areas of interest for the HPC crowd: […]

Snecma Aerospace Standardizes on ANSYS for Simulations

French aerospace manufacturer Snecma announced that it is deploying ANSYS Workbench corporate-wide to develop aircraft and rocket engine designs. Snecma is relying on the Workbench technology for all its computer-aided engineering solver interfaces. To help optimize Snecma products in terms of performance, cost, and robustness, ANSYS Workbench offers “close integration with CAD systems, providing Snecma with […]

Video: Preview of Green Data Center Event in NYC, Oct 19-21

Datacenter Knowledge points us to this preview video of the Green Data Center Event, Oct 19-21 in New York City. This event is described as an executive forum for the financial sectors, which makes great sense as the power envelope is a key factor that determines where you can build a modern data center in the […]

Japan's 10 Petaflop SPARC Super Starts Shipping for 2012 Deployment

This week Fujitsu began shipping computing units for a 10-Petaflop “K” Supercomputer based on SPARC 64 VIIIfx processors. Jointly developed with RIKEN, an independent research institution funded by the Japanese government, the system is being delivered to RIKEN’s Kobe-based computational science research facility and is expected to begin operations in autumn 2012. The K supercomputer will […]

Video: Mini-Doc on Seymour Cray

It’s Seymour Cray’s birthday, so today I decided to share of one of my proudest achievements in my time at Cray Research–this video tribute to Seymour that I helped produce shortly after his tragic death in 1996. Before we shot the interviews, I went through hours and hours of archival footage, and then I found […]