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Archives for June 2011

LLNL opens HPC Innovation Center for Collaboration with Industry

Today Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the HPC Innovation Center (HPCIC), an initiative that aims to boost the nation’s economic competitiveness. “The high performance computing innovation center opens a new era in Lawrence Livermore’s collaboration with universities and industry,” said LLNL Director George Miller. “We have a long history of mutually […]

Video: An Overview of CINECA – Italy's Largest Supercomputer Center

In this video, Sanzio Bassini presents on the CINECA Consortium. CINECA the largest computer center in Italy. Recorded at the DDN User Group at ISC in Hamburg on June 20. 2011. Last week DDN announced that CINECA has selected the company’s Storage Fusion Architecture 10000 and IBM’s General Parallel File System (GPFS) to power academic […]

LANL Shuts Down Supers in Wake of Wildfires

Datacenter Knowledge is reporting that Los Alamos National Laboratory has shut down it’s supercomputers over concerns that smoke from the Las Conchas Fire could cause problems for ventilation and cooling systems. “A Los Alamos spokeswoman said the laboratory conducted an ‘orderly shutdown’ of two of its largest supercomputers,” writes Patrick Thibodeau at ComputerWorld. “IBM’s Roadrunner, […]

IBM Boffins Claim Phase Change Memory Breakthrough

By Timothy Prickett Morgan • Get more from this author Fast and reliable non-volatile memory of some sort that will replace flash memory is the dream of more than a few semiconductor researchers and chip makers. And boffins at IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland, think they have come up with a new encoding technique that […]

Video: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on The State of the Cloud

Watch live streaming video from gigaomstructure at In this video, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels presents The State of the Cloud address at the recent Structure Conference in San Francisco. “The Amazon public cloud accounts for an estimated 40% of the total public cloud market. Werner Vogels helped to elevate the cloud computing industry into […]

Video: GPFS File System for Deep Computing

In this video, Dr. Luigi Brochard, Distinguished Engineer and Deep Computing Solution Architect, IBM presents GPFS at the DDN User Group Meeting in Hamburg on June 20, 2011. More videos from the meeting are posted here.

Job of the Week: Principal Software Engineer at Xyratex International

Xyratex is seeking a Principal Software Engineer at their Fremont, California location. “The engineer will work with the internal Xyratex team, its customers, and the Lustre community to develop a resilient, high performing storage platform. The candidate requires Linux kernel development experience and will ideally have experience with Lustre although experience with other clustered file […]

Mellanox Accelerates Half of the World's Petaflop Supers

This week Mellanox announced continued momentum as the leading global interconnect provider for the TOP500. As reported in June 2011, InfiniBand-connected systems grew at a CAGR of 20 percent from 2008-2011, powering 206 supercomputers on the current TOP500 list. Mellanox’s scalable interconnect solutions accelerate all five of the InfiniBand-based Petascale systems on the TOP10 and […]

Off the Wire: insideHPC Launches

This week insideHPC, the Web’s premier short-format HPC news site, announced the launch of, a sub-site of insideHPC that will extend the site’s coverage to include news on startup companies and profiles of the innovators and entrepreneurs behind them. With more than 850,000 unique page views per month, insideHPC has become a trusted destination […]

Video: Current and Future Lustre Developments at CEA

In this video, Jacques-Charles Lafoucriere presents Current and Future Lustre Developments at CEA. Recorded at the DDN User Group at ISC in Hamburg on June 20. 2011. More videos from the meeting are posted here.