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No-wait Data Centers: System could reduce Transmission Delays by 99.6 Percent

July 18, 2014 3:59 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

Big Web sites usually maintain their own “data centers,” banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users’ requests. Like any big, decentralized network, data centers are prone to congestion: Packets of data arriving at the same router at the same time are put in a queue, and if the queues get too long, packets can be delayed.

Cray Awarded Contract to Install India's First Cray XC30 Supercomputer

July 16, 2014 3:33 am | by Cray | News | Comments

The Cray XC30 system will be used by a nation-wide consortium of scientists called the Indian...

A-Class Supercomputer System

July 7, 2014 3:23 pm | by T-Platforms | Product Releases | Comments

The A-Class Supercomputer System is a highly integrated platform designed to simplify the...

EPCC Student Team Wins Top Spot in ISC'14 HPC Student Cluster Challenge

July 2, 2014 10:22 am | by CoolIT Systems | News | Comments

Boston Limited and CoolIT Systems, Inc., congratulates the student team from EPCC at The...

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Multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).

NVIDIA GPUs Open the Door to ARM64 Entry into High Performance Computing

June 26, 2014 9:48 am | Nvidia Corporation | News | Comments

NVIDIA has announced that multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).             

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The Evolving HPC Cluster: Big Compute meets Big Data

May 28, 2014 4:16 pm | by Gord Sissons, IBM | Blogs | Comments

HPC systems have evolved significantly over the last two decades. While once the dominion of purpose-built supercomputers, today, clustered systems rule the roost. Horizontal scaling has proven to be the most cost-efficient way to increase capacity. What supercomputers all have in common today is their reliance on distributed computing.

SuperStorage Server SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L

SuperStorage Server SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L

May 28, 2014 12:51 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L SuperStorage Server is a compact specialized storage server designed to minimize power consumption and reduce cooling requirements by spinning down or powering off idle drives and managing data streams via Supermicro’s compact, low-power Intel Atom C2750-based serverboard for cold storage.

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Icebreaker HPC High-capacity Storage

Icebreaker HPC High-capacity Storage

May 16, 2014 11:27 am | Penguin Computing | Product Releases | Comments

Icebreaker HPC is a family of highly scalable, high performance file-system solutions based on EMC VNX and EMC Isilon storage. Currently available with either Lustre or NFS file-systems, the family integrates EMC VNX and Isilon platforms with Penguin standard rack infrastructure in a form factor that allows the easy addition of other HPC solutions.

The new system will be named “Cori” in honor of American biochemist Gerty Theresa Cori, who was the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

NERSC, Cray, Intel Partner on Next-gen Extreme-Scale Computing System

April 30, 2014 9:46 am | by NERSC | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced that they have signed a contract for a next generation of supercomputer to enable scientific discovery at the DOE’s Office of Science (DOE SC).

In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor.

IBM Tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

April 24, 2014 8:43 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform

Silicon Mechanics Offers Nexenta Software Defined Storage Solutions

April 15, 2014 2:39 pm | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

Silicon Mechanics announces their adoption of NexentaStor 4.0, the next generation of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution from partner Nexenta.  Nexenta's SDS solution is a key building block of the Software Defined Data Center and one that is helping companies' transition away from massively expensive storage systems.

CoolIT Partners with Penguin on Liquid-Cooled Relion 2808GT

March 31, 2014 4:45 pm | by CoolIT Systems | Penguin Computing | News | Comments

CoolIT Systems partners with Penguin Computing to deliver the Relion 2808GT Rack Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) solution.                                   

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Microway Octoputer Servers

March 25, 2014 4:40 pm | Microway, Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Microway NumberSmasher servers are designed for GPU and storage density, plus expanded support for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators throughout its product line. 

Rackform iServ R456 Server

March 7, 2014 12:46 pm | Silicon Mechanics | Product Releases | Comments

Rackform iServ R456 is a server equipped with Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors, formerly named Ivy Bridge-EX. The server features four Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors and up to 96 DDR3 DIMMs, triple the memory of previous products based on Intel Xeon E7-4800 processors.

Nadella to Head Microsoft; Gates Leaves Chair Role

February 4, 2014 10:16 am | by AP | News | Comments

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is also leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.

Lenovo buys IBM x86 Server Business for $2.3B

January 23, 2014 2:30 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

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.

Enterprise X-Architecture for x86-based Servers

January 16, 2014 2:30 pm | Ibm Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The sixth generation of enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers, provides improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and cloud. As users adopt analytics for greater business insight and move critical workloads like ERP, analytics and database to the cloud for increased efficiency and lower costs, x86-based systems are a popular choice.

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2U TwinPro/TwinPro2 Servers

January 10, 2014 1:20 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Mellanox and Dell to Deliver 10/40GbE for Mainstream Servers and Networking Solutions

December 17, 2013 9:25 am | by Mellanox Technologies | News | Comments

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.

Two-node 4U FatTwin Server Platform

November 27, 2013 11:35 am | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The 4U two-node FatTwin platform features two ultra-high-performance compute nodes, each supporting dual Intel XeonE5-2600 v2 “Ivy Bridge” processors (up to 130W TDP) and up to six Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) based Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors.

Hybrid-Core Memcached Appliance

October 18, 2013 9:58 am | Convey Computer | Product Releases | Comments

The Hybrid-Core (HC) Memcached appliance provides an order of magnitude higher throughput than commodity servers, while maintaining sub-millisecond response time. Additionally, the server is designed to dramatically reduce cost of ownership by slashing power, cooling and maintenance costs.

PowerLinux 7R4 Server for Analytics and Cloud Computing

July 30, 2013 2:17 pm | Ibm Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

PowerLinux is a high-performance system geared for users who are embracing big data, analytics and next-generation Java applications in an open cloud environment. The server, built on the same Power Systems platform running IBM's Watson cognitive computing solution ...

Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand Delivers Application Performance, Scalability

June 25, 2013 9:15 pm | by Mellanox Technologies | News | Comments

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced that its FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions deliver unmatched application performance over competing interconnect solutions.

Mellanox Demonstrates InfiniBand Connectivity with NVIDIA Tegra ARM Processor

June 21, 2013 3:18 am | News | Comments

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, showcased the world’s first technology demonstration of ConnectX-3 FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions running on the SECO ARM development platform featuring NVIDIA Tegra processors.

HPC Server Market Delivers Record Revenues and 7.7% Growth in 2012, IDC Reports

March 25, 2013 3:01 pm | News | Comments

Worldwide factory revenue for the high performance computing (HPC) technical server market increased by 7.7% year over year in 2012 to a record $11.1 billion, up from $10.3 billion in 2011, according to the newly released International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView.

EMC Brings the Vatican Apostolic Library into the Digital Age

March 7, 2013 2:18 pm | News | Comments

EMC has announced that it is providing 2.8 petabytes of storage to help the Vatican Apostolic Library digitize its entire catalogue of historic manuscripts and incunabula (a book or pamphlet printed before 1501). One of the oldest libraries in the world, the Vatican Apostolic Library holds many of the rarest and most valuable documents in existence including the 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg

Penguin Computing’s public HPC Cloud is now Powered by Moab Cluster Suite

June 30, 2011 4:31 am | News | Comments

Penguin Computing announced that they chose Adaptive Computing’s Moab ClusterSuite to manage the workload on its HPC Cloud offering Penguin on Demand (POD). POD is currently the only on-demand HPC offering that supports ‘bare metal’ execution of compute jobs, effectively providing public access to a supercomputer to users that require compute capacity that is unavailable in-house

NASA Supercomputer World's Largest Single x86 System, Achieves Petaflop Scale

June 28, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

SGI announced that NASA's Pleiades supercomputer system, built with SGI Altix ICE technology, has achieved more than one petaflop/second in sustained compute performance based on the LINPACK performance benchmark, and has now moved into the #7 spot on the June 2011 Top500 list of supercomputer sites in the world

108NL

June 28, 2011 4:29 am | Emc | Product Releases | Comments

108NL is a scale-out NAS system which reaches more than 15 petabytes in a single file system and volume, providing scalability in building the storage foundation for big data. It is designed for online archiving for access to reference data to meet business and legal requirements

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