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STFC to Develop Hybrid Supercomputer Applications

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury in the U.K. has entered an agreement with Nvidia to help develop software for next-generation hybrid supercomputers. This agreement combines NVIDIA’s leading-edge GPU accelerator technologies and HPC expertise with STFC’s software development expertise,” said David Corney, acting director of STFC’s Department of Scientific Computing. “This unique combination...

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Cray Rolls Out Hadoop Cluster Solution

Today Cray announced a new Hadoop solution that combines supercomputing technologies with an “enterprise-strength” approach to Big Data analytics. Available later this month, Cray cluster supercomputers for Hadoop will pair Cray CS300 systems with the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop. More and more organizations are expanding their usage of Hadoop software beyond just basic storage and reporting. But while they’re developing increasingly complex algorithms and becoming more dependent on getting value out of Hadoop systems, they are also pushing...

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Slidecast: Rogue Wave Software for Developing Parallel, Data-intensive Applications

In this slidecast, Scott Lasica from Rogue Wave Software describes how the company helps its customers meet the challenges of programming at extreme scale. Developing parallel, data-intensive applications is hard. We make it easier. Rogue Wave works with many scientists performing cutting-edge research and solving Grand Challenge class problems at...

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Pedraforca Cluster to be First to combine ARM CPUs, GPUs, and InfiniBand

Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) announced plans to deploy its next-gen ARM prototype cluster for HPC in July. Powered by ARM Cortex-A9, Nvidia Tesla K20 GPUs, and Mellanox QDR InfiniBand, the hybrid supercomputer will be named Pedraforca. By using InfiniBand, Pedraforca enables direct GPU-to-GPU communication through RDMA on ARM. It features a low-power Nvidia Tegra® 3 (4-core Cortex-A9) to run the operating system and drive both the Tesla K20 accelerator and the QDR InfiniBand at the minimum power consumption.

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IBM Packs 128TB of Flash Into Brain-Simulating Supercomputer

To accommodate all the data needed to model the 70 million neurons that make up a mouse brain, Big Blue is using scads of the same type of memory used for PC solid-state drives. [Read more]    ...

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