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Scaling Commercial CFD Code at 3 Supercomputing Centers

November 14th, 2017 Comments Off on Scaling Commercial CFD Code at 3 Supercomputing Centers
The year isn’t over yet and already we've seen new records posted for proprietary physics-based simulations on two Cray machines – at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) ...

Memory-driven HPE Launches ARM-based System for HPC, AI

November 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Memory-driven HPE Launches ARM-based System for HPC, AI
HPE doubled down on its memory-driven computing vision while expanding its processor portfolio with the announcement today of the company’s first ARM-based high performance computing system, along with other purpose-built solutions designed to help enterprises adopt HPC and AI ...

Cybersecurity: Defending the Defenseless OS

November 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Cybersecurity: Defending the Defenseless OS
In what could be a significant data security advance, Bracket Computing has launched a new capability  designed to defend against the most insidious of “persistent” attackers, those that gain privileged access to a server and then burrow into the ...

Ahead of SC17, Mellanox Launches Scalable 200G Switch Platforms

November 9th, 2017 Comments Off on Ahead of SC17, Mellanox Launches Scalable 200G Switch Platforms
In the run-up to the annual supercomputing conference (SC17) next week in Denver, Mellanox made a series of announcements today, including a scalable switch platform based on its HDR 200G InfiniBand technology and the first deployment of a 100Gb/second ...

130,000 frames, 90M core hours: Exascale’s Potential for Animation

November 9th, 2017 Comments Off on 130,000 frames, 90M core hours: Exascale’s Potential for Animation
The following contribution from a writer at Argonne National Labs is another compelling example of advanced scale computing’s impact on industry – in this case, the movie industry. Animated film production has a voracious appetitie for compute power, and ...

Why Cloud Wireless Is the Fastest Growing Network IT Segment

November 6th, 2017 Comments Off on Why Cloud Wireless Is the Fastest Growing Network IT Segment
Many companies are moving key applications (CRM, HR, finance) to the cloud to maximize IT efficiency, minimize IT costs and improve business agility. For the same reasons, key infrastructure elements (security, storage) are also going to the cloud. However, ...

DoD Picks C3 IoT’s Predictive Platform for U.S. Air Force

November 2nd, 2017 Comments Off on DoD Picks C3 IoT’s Predictive Platform for U.S. Air Force
 C3 IoT's indisputably impressive track record in IoT, comprised of major corporate implementations in the U.S. (including Con Edison) and EMEA, now extends to the Department of Defense. The Tom Siebel-led company, founded in 2009 and reformulated two years ...

Democratized Analytics: Norton Healthcare’s Visualization ‘Cool Tool’

October 31st, 2017 Comments Off on Democratized Analytics: Norton Healthcare’s Visualization ‘Cool Tool’
Norton Healthcare, the regional healthcare provider based in Louisville, found itself grappling with a situation confronted by many data-intensive companies: ungoverned, siloed, inconsistently formatted data that remains stubbornly resistant to analytics and, thus, to providing much value. Michelle Kannapel ...

Software-Defined Storage: Freedom Wrapped in Sheet Metal

October 31st, 2017 (1)
A few months after we started Qumulo in 2012, VMware bought Nicira, a hot software- defined networking company, for $1.25 billion. As always, whenever a company without products in general availability fetches that kind of money, it attracts attention. ...

Futureworld: The Indoor ‘Vertical Farm’ Driven by IoT and Machine Learning

October 26th, 2017 Comments Off on Futureworld: The Indoor ‘Vertical Farm’ Driven by IoT and Machine Learning
Imagine a farm without herbicides, insecticides or pesticides; a farm that cuts water consumption by 95 percent; that uses no fertilizer and thus generates no polluting run-off; that has a dozen crop cycles per year instead of the usual ...
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