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Unlocking Cosmological Secrets at Durham University

Drawing on the power of a supercomputer from Dell Technologies and AMD, Durham University and DiRAC scientists are expanding our understanding of the universe and its origins. In scientific circles, everyone knows that more computing power can lead to bigger discoveries in less time. This is the case at Durham University in the U.K., where researchers are unlocking insights into our universe with powerful high performance computing clusters from Dell Technologies.

ThinkParQ Names Advanced Clustering Technologies Platinum Partner

Kaiserslautern Germany, May 11, 2021 – ThinkParQ, the company behind the parallel file system BeeGFS, announced today the advancement of its partner in the United States, Advanced Clustering Technologies to Platinum Level status. Advanced Clustering Technologies originally signed on as a Gold partner to ThinkParQ in May 2018, and shortly following at SC18 was awarded the BeeGFS […]

What’s Needed for High-Fidelity, Low-Latency HPC Network Monitoring at 100Gbps

Enterprise migration to 100Gbps network speeds continues to accelerate, with high-performance computing (HPC) data centers leading the charge. According to data from Crehan Research, 100 and 25 Gbps Ethernet speeds rose 40 percent year-over-year in 2020, with more growth expected over the next several years. HPC use cases, like financial trading, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, 3D rendering and modeling, meteorology, and other types of research benefit significantly from the increased speed of 100Gbps, but are also highly sensitive to issues like jitter and latency.

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 […]

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 […]

2 Seconds of Hair Growth: IBM Claims 1st 2 Nanometer Chip Technology

IBM today unveiled what it said is the first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Though still more than two years away from going into production, the company said the 2nm chip will be used to power devices ranging from cell phones to HPC-class data center servers and will deliver nearly 50 percent higher […]

DOE’s HPC4EI Program, HPC for Manufacturing and Materials Development Companies, Opens to Applicants

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) program, consisting of two subprograms — for manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and for materials (HPC4Mtls) — is now open to companies seeking access to HPC resources. DOE said companies can apply for dedicated supercomputing time and help from Argonne scientists to address their manufacturing and materials […]

Caterpillar and Argonne Use HPC to Simulate Better Efficiency, Reduced Emissions in Diesel Engines

Heavy-duty diesel engines power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States. To tackle problems of fuel efficiency and pollution, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory joined forces with Caterpillar Inc., manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, using Argonne’s HPC resources, to develop designs […]