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HPE Launches Preintegrated Software Stack for High Performance Computing

HPE's rollout for HPC deployments is designed to popularize the hardware within more enterprises. According to HPE, its approach to HPC is designed to simplify deployments with a software defined approach. The lead announcement for HPE is its Core HPC Software Stack that includes cluster management...
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93 Petaflop Chinese Supercomputer is World’s Fastest on Latest TOP500 List

A new machine called Sunway TaihuLight in China is the fastest supercomputer on the planet. Announced today with the release of the latest TOP500 list, the 93 Petaflop machine sports over 10.6 Million compute cores. China maintained its Number 1 ranking on the 47th edition of the TOP500 list of the...
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OpenHPC Establishes Leadership & Releases Initial Software Stack

Today the Linux Foundation announced a set of technical, leadership and member investment milestones for OpenHPC, a Linux Foundation project to develop an open source framework for High Performance Computing environments. While HPC is often thought of as a hardware-dominant industry, the software...
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Google's Quantum Computer Inches Nearer After Landmark Performance Breakthrough

Google has come up with a new quantum computing technique that could remove key limits on scalability today.  Google engineers have found a way to make the company's D-Wave quantum computer more scalable and capable of solving problems in multiple fields. According to Nature, Google has created a...
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MapR Shows Off Enterprise-Grade Spark Distribution

At Spark Summit in San Francisco, Calif., this week, Hadoop distribution vendor MapR Technologies announced a new enterprise-grade Apache Spark distribution. The new distribution, available now in both MapR Converged Community Edition and MapR Converged Enterprise Edition, includes the complete...
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X.Org's Indirect GLX State Is Frightening Researchers

Researchers and scientists appear up in arms this week over the state of Indirect GLX (IGLX) in the X.Org Server and the potential they'd lose the remote OpenGL rendering support they've been accustomed to using for seeing visualizations from clusters / super-computers on their workstations.IGLX...
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Cray’s Latest Supercomputer Runs OpenStack and Open Source Big Data Tools

Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it runs on OpenStack, the open source cloud platform and supports open source big data processing tools like Hadoop...
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Why Parallelism?

"As clock speeds for CPUs have not been increasing as compared to a decade ago, chip designers have been enhancing the performance of both CPUs, such as the Intel Xeon and the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor by adding more cores. New designs allow for applications to perform more work in parallel,...
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Hortonworks Announces New Alliances and Releases; Hadoop Comes to Fork in Road

As Hortonworks' Hadoop Summit event kicks off in Dublin today, the Hadoop distribution vendor has a full slate of announcements. The announcements themselves are substantial and impressive, and I'll cover each of them here. As you read through them, however, keep in mind that they at once highlight...
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