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Tiffany Trader

With over a decade’s experience covering the HPC space, Tiffany Trader is one of the preeminent voices reporting on advanced scale computing today.

Transforming Datacenters With 800 Gbps MXC Fiber Cables

March 15th, 2014 Comments Off on Transforming Datacenters With 800 Gbps MXC Fiber Cables
Intel and several key partners are gearing up to release 800 Gbps optical cables, designed with new MXC connector technology, to support 21st century communications. The networking cables could be headed to a supercomputer or datacenter near you this ...

GPUs Take Monte Carlo Options Pricing Real-Time

March 12th, 2014 Comments Off on GPUs Take Monte Carlo Options Pricing Real-Time
In finance, an option or derivative is a contract that gives a firm the right, under certain conditions, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument. Financial firms use options to reduce the risks associated with investing. While ...

SGI LiveArc Data Management Advances Cancer Research

March 11th, 2014 Comments Off on SGI LiveArc Data Management Advances Cancer Research
Established in 2000, the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) in Brisbane, Australia has become leading center for molecular bioscience research. The Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics (QCMG), which is part of the Institute, uses SGI's LiveArc ...

GE Bets On Cloud To Transform Manufacturing

March 7th, 2014 Comments Off on GE Bets On Cloud To Transform Manufacturing
The central theme of the most recent AWS Summit was how different industries are transforming the way they do business with cloud computing. During the keynote address of Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, a number of Amazon Web Services customers ...

New CEO Nadella Reshuffles Microsoft’s Exec Deck

March 6th, 2014 Comments Off on New CEO Nadella Reshuffles Microsoft’s Exec Deck
Microsoft's new chief Satya Nadella finished up his first month as the head of the software giant with some internal restructuring. Two of the company's top executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, will be leaving the company while former ...

IBM Puffs Up Platform Symphony, LSF On SoftLayer Cloud

March 4th, 2014 Comments Off on IBM Puffs Up Platform Symphony, LSF On SoftLayer Cloud
IBM entered 2014 hitting the cloud drum hard. Taking a page from tech titans like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services, Big Blue wants to make it as simple as possible for enterprises to develop and deploy applications. For ...

New Hybrid Memory Cube Spec Doubles Data Rates

March 1st, 2014 Comments Off on New Hybrid Memory Cube Spec Doubles Data Rates
When it comes to Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), the innovative 3D technology that Micron Technology is counting on to replace standard DDR3 memory modules, all signs point to go. The memory maker began shipping the first samples of the ...

IBM Gives ‘Cheap’ Fiber Cables New Lease on Life

February 27th, 2014 Comments Off on IBM Gives ‘Cheap’ Fiber Cables New Lease on Life
As computers get faster and data gets bigger, it is essential that data transfer speeds keep up so networks don't become the bottleneck. This is true whether the transfer is over long-haul or short-haul links. For the latter use ...

Foundation Positions Cloud Foundry PaaS As Enterprise Standard

February 25th, 2014 Comments Off on Foundation Positions Cloud Foundry PaaS As Enterprise Standard
Cloud Foundry, the platform cloud framework long associated with VMware and then its Pivotal spinoff, is going the way of OpenStack now that Pivotal intends to establish a formal open governance model and associated non-profit foundation for the open ...

Microsoft Installs Direct Line To Azure Cloud

February 25th, 2014 Comments Off on Microsoft Installs Direct Line To Azure Cloud
A public cloud is only as good as the networks it links into, and so Microsoft has begun to offer dedicated connections to the Windows Azure public cloud. The links, called ExpressRoute, are akin to the Direct Connect service ...
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