The last time the IEEE 802.3 Working Group addressed the “Next Rate” of Ethernet was when 10 GbE was Ethernet’s fastest rate. That effort resulted in the development of two new rates — 40 GbE and 100 GbE. The justification for two rates was that 40 GbE was intended to provide the upgrade path for servers, while 100 GbE would target network aggregation applications.
The European Parliament adopted a "net neutrality" bill on April 3, 2014, barring Internet...
The HPC Advisory Council, an organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and...
The HPC Advisory Council will hold the 2014 European Conference on June 22, 2014, in conjunction with the ISC’14 conference in Leipzig, Germany. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.
Mellanox Technologies a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced a collaboration with the University of Cambridge for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. The University of Cambridge selected the company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) solution to provide it with interconnect performance and protocol flexibility for SKA test-bed clusters. The University of Cambridge and Mellanox will use the compute clusters for various development projects for the SKA project, an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope.
CloudX is a reference architecture for building efficient cloud platforms. It is based on the OpenCloud architecture, which leverages off-the-shelf components of servers, storage, interconnect and software to form flexible and cost-effective public, private and hybrid clouds.
The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible. The processor family has triple the memory capacity of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis.
China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets and smartphones. Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said January 23, 2014, it expects to offer jobs to 7,500 IBM employees as part of its acquisition of the x86 server business.
Silicon Mechanics has launched its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant program, in which the company will donate a complete high-performance computer cluster as part of a highly competitive research grant. The competition is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations.
GE Intelligent Platforms announced that it has received an order from the High Performance Systems Branch (RITB) of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate (RI) for a HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) system that will enable the development and deployment of advanced neuromorphic architectures and algorithms for adaptive learning, large-scale dynamic data analytics and reasoning.
2U TwinPro and TwinPro2 2U servers are available in 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations optimized for high-end, high-density data center, cloud computing, enterprise, HPC and big data applications.
Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) says, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft. Robots crawling across spacecraft surfaces are a common sight in science fiction films from Silent Running to Wall-E. But, in reality, how might they stick in place while still remaining mobile?
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Observing the Sparks of Life: Researchers isolate photosynthetic complex in its complete functioning stateDecember 30, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Department Of Energy Office of Science | News | Comments
EFRC researchers isolate a photosynthetic complex — arguably the most important bit of organic chemistry on the planet — in its complete functioning state. When sunlight strikes a photosynthesizing organism, energy flashes between proteins just beneath its surface until it is trapped as separated electric charges. Improbable as it may seem, these tiny hits of energy eventually power the growth and movement of all plants and animals.
Do you have a forgettable face? Now your face could be instantly transformed into a more memorable one without the need for an expensive makeover, thanks to an algorithm developed by researchers at MIT.
The 2014 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, to be held January 28-30, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, will focus on the existing threat landscape and provide presentations and keynotes on current and emerging practices, technologies and standards to protect the nation’s infrastructure, citizens and economic interests from cyberattack.
Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its dual port ConnectX-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) are now fully compatible with qualified Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell networking solutions, providing improved performance at higher efficiency and lower latency with reduced application costs.
During particularly intense solar storms the magnetosphere can “crack,” allowing charged particles to seep in and wreak havoc on the Earth’s technological infrastructure — an event called space weather. Scientists currently do not have the ability to accurately predict the severity of a space weather event or where it will have the most impact. But researchers are hoping to change that.
After unexpectedly missing the opportunity to exhibit their expertise at SC12, the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories will return to the conference exhibition at the SC13 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, to be held November 17 to 22 at the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) in Denver.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Notre Dame are working with Internet2 and Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, to build an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud environment for the research and education community. The new Internet2 NET+ services are expected to be available to other institutions in spring 2014.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the addition of Rodeo, the center's new cloud computing offering that will provide a variety of cloud services to its comprehensive set of advanced computing systems. The system is available for researchers that need large-scale resources, but prefer a virtualized, on-demand environment.
Everything leading up to the actual coding, figuring out how to make it work, is what Samak enjoys most. One of the problems she is working on with the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is a data mining method to automatically identify errors in genome assembly, replacing the current approach of manually inspecting the assembly.
Cray Inc. now offers a Big Data framework that gives customers the ability to more easily implement and run Apache Hadoop on their Cray XC30 supercomputers.
The Tundra Open HPC clustered architecture can support up to 108 high performance compute servers in a single rack with improved serviceability and investment protection. It is based on the Open Compute Project’s Open Rack form factor that re-engineers the conventional data center rack for maximum power efficiency
nCore HPC, a global provider of high performance, low latency HPC systems, services and solutions, announced that Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has become the first customer of nCore’s BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer. BrownDwarf is a heterogeneous ARM- + DSP-based system that delivers supercomputer-class performance at significantly reduced power levels.
Some of the world’s top universities and researchers showcased their innovations to meet the challenges of Big Data and global team science at SC13, the 25th annual supercomputing conference, held November 17 to 21, 2013, at the Colorado Convention Center. SC is the largest international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Global supercomputer company Cray announced the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers and the Cray XC30 supercomputers are now available with the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. Designed to solve the most demanding supercomputing challenges, the NVIDIA Tesla K40 provides 40 percent higher peak performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU.
SC13, the 25th anniversary conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers, from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts, in a special awards session on Thursday, November 21.
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