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Archives for November 2010

Russians to Build First Petascale Super with T-Platforms

Russian supercomputer vendor T-Platforms has won an open tender to deliver and install the second phase of expansion of the Lomonosov supercomputer at  M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. The contract is worth roughly $25 million dollars (USD) and provides for increasing the overall supercomputer performance up to 1.3 petaFLOPS. Currently, T-Platforms is working on the […]

Podcast: AMAX Showcases GPU Solutions & Personal Supercomputers at SC10

In this podcast, I discuss the latest HPC developments at AMAX with Matt Thauberger, the company’s Corporate Technology Advisor, and Julia Shih, Strategic Alliance Manager. Download the MP3 or Subscribe on iTunes. AMAX made a number of announcements around SC10 including: ServMax Xn-5801G High-Density GPGPU Cluster Solution is a 1792-GPU core server with 8 x86 sockets in […]

Sponsored Post: Get extreme performance and reliability: Intel® Parallel Studio XE

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2011 offers the best optimizing compilers in the industry along with highly tuned performance libraries for math, crypto, imaging, and compression. Get latest processor performance improvements by a simple re-link of your code. Innovations being introduced include new parallel programming paradigms for C++ like the Intel® Parallel Building Blocks and enhancements […]

QLogic Delivers Record Performance on ANSYS FLUENT

This week QLogic announced record performance on the ANSYS FLUENT 12.1 benchmark. Using IBM iDataPlex servers running QLogic 7300 Series InfiniBand host adapters and Intel 5670 processors, the benchmark demonstrates that QLogic TrueScale InfiniBand fabrics outperform other platforms on ANSYS FLUENT applications. Processor speed and network performance are critical for top performance of ANSYS CFD […]

NASA to Hold News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery

According to this press release, NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be broadcast live […]

GPUs Could Speed Scientific Discovery

Scientific Computing reports that the advent of GPU parallel processing and heterogeneous systems like Tianhe-1A could speed the advance of science. Such hybrids will probably take over in the future. “If we want bigger or faster machines, this is what the future looks like: undoubtedly multicore and almost undoubtedly heterogeneous multicore,” says Bronson Messer, acting […]

Mellanox to Acquire Voltaire

Today Mellanox announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Voltaire’s outstanding ordinary shares. The combined businesses currently have approximately 700 employees and achieved revenues of $217 million for the twelve months ended Sept. 30, 2010. The combination of Mellanox and Voltaire will create a leading provider of connectivity solutions […]

Video: NextIO Sets World Record IOPs Performance at SC10

In this video from SC10, NextIO CEO K.C. Murphy describes the company’s latest virtualized IO product offerings including the vCORE Express 2070, the world’s first Nvidia 2070 GPU-based consolidation solution. Just for kicks, I got to climb into the NextIO formula 1 race car that they had in their exhibit. The vehicle was custom-built for […]

Special Feature: So You Wanna’ Start an HPC Business?

Whether you’re a startup or an industry giant, one day you may catch the HPC bug. You may ask yourself “why not start an HPC business?” After all you’re visionary, a risk-taker, smarter than the average bear. Besides, success at the apex of technology – worthwhile in its own right – can also translate into […]

Video: Nexsan Unleashes DATABeast at SC10

In this video from SC10, Nexsan’s Adrian Wojnowski describes the company’s storage innovations for the HPC market including the DATABeast. Organizations do not purchase storage according to some generic market categorization, but according to their specific IT and business needs. Understanding this, Nexsan has an intriguing proposition with its new DATABeast offering. Although priced at […]