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Harvard Names New Lenovo HPC Cluster after Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon

Harvard has deployed a liquid-cooled supercomputer from Lenovo at it’s FASRC computing center. The system, named “Cannon” in honor of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, is a large-scale HPC cluster supporting scientific modeling and simulation for thousands of Harvard researchers. “This new cluster will have 30,000 cores of Intel 8268 “Cascade Lake” processors. Each node will have 48 cores and 192 GB of RAM.”

Chevron Technology Ventures Selects MemComputing for Prestigious Catalyst Program

Today MemComputing announced it has been selected for participation in the Chevron Technology Ventures Catalyst Program. CTV’s Catalyst Program supports early-stage companies who are advancing cutting-edge technologies that can directly benefit the oil and gas industry. “While the compute problems we will explore together are quite complex, we are currently achieving results with academic and industrial problem sets that suggest our technology is very applicable to oil and gas in areas such as demand forecasting and resource planning.”

Raid Inc. Partners with Whamcloud for Turnkey Lustre on ZFS Appliance

Today RAID Incorporated announced the launch of Pangea, the first turnkey Lustre on ZFS appliance in the market. “RAID Inc. has partnered with Whamcloud to provide this preconfigured, highly available software stack for Lustre. Easy to manage, this stack ensures systems won’t breakdown. Pangea is also fully supported by RAID Inc. and Whamcloud for deployments of all sizes.”

Xilinx Adopts Micron Xccela Flash to Accelerate AI

Today Micron Technology announced that it is working with Xilinx to boost the boot and dynamic configuration performance of Xilinx’s Versal platform, the industry’s first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP). ACAP, a new category of heterogeneous compute devices, will use Micron Xccela flash and other Micron memory solutions to reduce system startup times and increase system responsiveness in automotive, industrial, networking and consumer applications that use artificial intelligence (AI).

OSC Doubles Down on IBM HPC Storage

The Ohio Supercomputer Center is working with IBM to expand the center’s HPC storage capacity by 8.6 petabytes. Slated for completion in December, the new storage system will expand capacity for scratch and project storage, but also allow OSC to offer data encryption and full file-system audit capabilities that can support secure storage of sensitive data, such as medical data or other personally identifiable information.

HPE Completes Acquisition of Cray

Today HPE today announced it has completed the acquisition of supercomputing leader Cray Inc., earlier than the original target date. “Cray and HPE have a shared vision for the new exascale era, and by joining forces, we’re offering the promise of Cray’s technology to an expanded market with the opportunity to leverage HPE’s breadth, scale and innovation to bring supercomputing to the enterprise.”

DDN to acquire IntelliFlash Business Unit from Western Digital

Today DDN announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Western Digital Corp. that includes an agreement to acquire Western Digital’s IntelliFlash business. Additionally, the companies will expand their existing relationship through a mutual global strategic sourcing agreement. DDN and Western Digital are committed to executing a smooth transition for customers and key stakeholders.

Liqid Partners With ScaleMP to Introduce Liqid Memory

Today ScaleMP announced that it has partnered with Liqid Inc. to enable users of in-memory workloads to break beyond the server memory limitations and expand total system memory by order of magnitude over the DRAM installed, without any operating system or application modifications. “All types of businesses for which data performance translates directly to operational success can now leverage non-volatile memory at scale backed by strong economics.”

Aiden Lab Chooses WEKA to Accelerate Genomics Research

Today WekaIO announced that Aiden Lab at the Baylor College of Medicine, a leading genome research facility, has selected the Weka File System (WekaFS) to accelerate its genomics research. “WekaFS has delivered a 3x improvement in performance at Aiden Lab and is enabling it to use its cloud infrastructure more effectively. WekaFS will improve overall productivity and empower researchers to become more efficient at analyzing results.”

Exxact looks to BeeGFS Parallel Storage for HPC, AI, and Life Science Workloads

Today Exxact Corporation announced that it has become a North America Gold Partner of ThinkParQ, the company behind the BeeGFS parallel file system. “BeeGFS offers the usability, flexibility, and performance that our HPC and deep learning customers expect and depend on in a storage solution from us,” said Andrew Nelson, VP of Technology at Exxact Corporation. “Exxact HPC and deep learning clusters with BeeGFS will realize dramatic improvements in managing storage workloads and will handle I/O bandwidth issues with ease.”