Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest big data news and analysis.
Daily
Weekly

Winter Classic Student HPC Cluster Competition Closes with Awards and Rich Brueckner Scholarships

By Dan Olds The first annual Winter Classic Cluster came to a thrilling conclusion Friday afternoon with the Gala Awards Ceremony, hosted on Zoom. This was the culmination of a several months work by the students to learn how to use vendor-supplied clusters, run real world HPC benchmarks and applications, and then optimize those workloads […]

Supermicro’s New Line of AMD EPYC-based Systems: Addressing HPC Needs across the Spectrum

Supermicro recently launched its A+ line of systems based on AMD’s new EPYC 7nm microprocessors – products that include servers, storage, GPU-optimized, SuperBlade, and Multi-Node Twin Solutions designed, according to Vik Malyala, Supermicro’s Senior Vice President, FAE & Business Development, to exactly match system requirements for challenging enterprise workloads. In this interview, Malyala discusses the […]

Altair One Cloud Platform Built for Collaborative Design & Development

Modeling-simulation software vendor Altair today announced GA of new features in Altair One, an integrated platform combining the company’s entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Designed to lower barriers between computer-aided engineering (CAE) and data analytics, according to the company, Altair One is built to be a unified development environment and offers multi-disciplinary teams “the on-demand […]

Kao Data Hosts Civo’s OCP-Ready Kubernetes Cloud Platform

London, May 10, 2021 — Kao Data, operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, today announced a new customer in Civo, a flexible, developer-first cloud platform based on K3s Kubernetes technology. The agreement will see Kao Data deploy the UK Innovation Corridor’s first fully operational OCP-ready system, and enable Civo to […]

Lustre User Group Virtual Event Hosted by OpenSFS and the Univ. of Florida May 19-20

BEAVERTON, Ore., — Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the non-profit advancing the Lustre file system community, has announced plans for the virtual 2021 Lustre User Group (LUG) conference, May 19-20, 2021, hosted by OpenSFS and the University of Florida. The conference is intended to share the latest Lustre features and roadmaps, as well as establish […]

Winter Classic Student Cluster Invitational – Winners of Rich Brueckner Scholarships to Be Named Today

By Dan Olds Today, Friday May 7, is the 2021 Winter Classic gala awards ceremony, from 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time on a Zoom webinar. Here’s the link. We reveal the winning teams and bestow six $1,000 Rich Brueckner Award Scholarships, named for the late editor-in-chief of insideHPC. The $6,000 comes from contributions from […]

SoftIron Announces HyperDrive Performance+ NVMe-based Software-Defined Storage for the Edge

London – SoftIron Ltd., a data center solutions company, has announced their newest Ceph-optimized, software-defined storage appliance family, HyperDrive Performance+. Leveraging the AMD EPYC 3000 processor, the new Performance+ family debuts the company’s first x86 CPU and NVMe SSD-based designs to be introduced in its HyperDrive series of storage appliances. With the initial appliances in […]

VAST Data: $83M in Series D Funding

New York – VAST Data, the storage software company, today announced $83 million in Series D funding, led by Tiger Global Management, at a post-money valuation of $3.7 billion – a tripling of the company’s valuation since April 2020. The round features strong participation from NVIDIA and several other existing investors, and is driven by […]

DOE: $10M for Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics Research

May 6, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics. The aim of this funding is to draw on the expertise and capabilities of the nuclear physics community to advance areas of interest such as quantum computing and quantum sensors, and […]

Brytlyt’s Accelerated Analytics – Powered by GPU

This featured whitepaper, “Brytlyt’s Accelerated Analytics – powered by GPU – Why today’s data-driven businesses need GPU acceleration,” discusses the analytics challenges businesses are facing today, and how the Brytlyt platform can transform how people uncover insight from their data.