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Archives for April 2014

True Scale Fabric Powers HPC Efficiency for VSC-3 Project in Austria

With an emphasis on energy efficiency, VSC-3 has a mission to put Austria’s most powerful supercomputer at the forefront of the Green500 with help from ClusterVision, Green Revolution Cooling, and Intel True Scale InfiniBand.

DreamHost Congratulates Inktank on Acquisition by Red Hat

Today DreamHost announced its “heartfelt congratulations and virtual high-fives all around” to the Inktank team on their acquisition by Red Hat for $190M.

Stodgy MPI Shows its Age

Over at the GentryX Blog, Andreas Schäfer writes that while MPI is the most widely used programming model in HPC, its inflexibility is giving away its age and contenders are flexing their muscles. “MPI is not becoming easier to use, but harder.”

NPL in the UK Demonstrates Quantum Key Distribution

NPL has announced the first successful trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology over a live ‘lit’ fiber network.

Xyratex Enters into Reseller Agreement with MEGWARE

Today Xyratex announced a formal reseller agreement with MEGWARE, a leading European manufacturer of HPC and information solutions headquartered in Germany.

Podcast: NERSC to Build $70 Million Cray Supercomputer based on Knights Landing

“Cori will provide a significant increase in capability for our users and will provide a platform for transitioning our very broad user community to many core architectures. We will collaborate with Cray to ensure that Cori meets the computational and data needs of DOE’s science community.”

SSD Provisioning for Exascale Storage Systems: When, Where and How Much?

In this video from LUG 2014, Devesh Tiwari from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: SSD Provisioning for Exascale Storage Systems: When, Where and How Much?

HPC People on the Move, April Edition

Our intrepid investigative reporter, Dr. Lewey reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing. Familiar names with new gigs include Tim Carroll, Mark Fernandez, Irene Qualters, and Karl Schulz.

X-ISS Updates DecisionHPC Cluster Analytics

Today X-ISS released Version 14.1 of its DecisionHPC business analytics software for complete HPC cluster management.

Video: Exploring NFS/RDMA

In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Shirley Ma and Chuck Lever from Oracle present: Exploring NFS/RDMA.