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Latest HPCG Performance List Complements TOP500

The latest High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list will be announced in a special session this week at ISC 2015. This is the third list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the Top 500 systems.

Numascale Sets New World Record on STREAM Benchmark

Today Numascale announced record-breaking results from a shared memory system running the McCalpin STREAM Benchmark, a synthetic benchmark program that measures sustainable memory bandwidth and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels.

Penguin Computing Boosts Tundra Open Compute Servers with ThunderX Processors

Today Penguin Computing announced the availability of their Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant Tundra server family based on Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors.

Slidecast: HPC & Big Data Update from HP

“As data explodes in volume, velocity and variety, and the processing requirements to address business challenges become more sophisticated, the line between traditional and high performance computing is blurring,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC and Big Data, HP Servers. “With this alliance, we are giving customers access to the technologies and solutions as well as the intellectual property, portfolio services and engineering support needed to evolve their compute infrastructure to capitalize on a data driven environment.”

10 Fastest Machines Look Familiar on New TOP500 List

The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released this morning at the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany. And while there was little change in the upper ranks of the list, the TOP500 continues to offer insight into the latest HPC trends.

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling at ISC 2015

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its RackCDU warm water liquid cooling solutions at the ISC 2015 conference July 12–16 in Frankfurt.

Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18 Scale-out NAS Appliance

Today Panasas announced ActiveStor 18, its latest generation hybrid scale-out NAS appliance. By adopting 8 terabyte drive technology, ActiveStor 18 increases scalability to more than 20 petabytes and 200 gigabytes per second. According to Panasas, ActiveStor 18 also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity to further accelerate mixed workload performance.

ISC 2015 to Draw 2600 HPC Enthusiasts Next Week

Today ISC 2015 forecasted that a record 2600 HPC enthusiasts from 53 countries and 153 exhibitors will make their way to Frankfurt for the ISC High Performance conference and exhibition. Registration is still open for the event, which takes place July 12-16 at the Frankfurt Messe in Hall 3.

Bright Computing Enhances Partner Program

Today Bright Computing announced that the company will roll out an enhanced partner program next week at ISC 2015 in Frankfurt.

ScaleMP Teams with Lenovo on Big Memory Systems

Today ScaleMP announced it is teaming with leading vendors at the ISC 2015 in Frankfurt to showcase the ability of very large memory systems to handle the most demanding memory-intensive applications.