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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Dow Seeks Chemistry Between Clusters And Cloud

December 1st, 2014 (0)
Like many organizations, Dow Chemical Company has to provide local compute and storage for running modeling and simulation applications at multiple facilities. But it wants to be able to run applications across those facilities in such a way that ...

Steel Mill Transformed Into Juiced Datacenter

November 25th, 2014 (0)
A former steel mill outside of Philadelphia that is connected to more than 2 gigawatts of electricity has been converted into a datacenter and is opening up its doors to accept servers, storage, and switches in early 2015. The ...

Intel’s Super Elastic Datacenter Bubble

November 25th, 2014 (0)
IT spending is growing at a few measly points a year, at best, and guess what? Diane Bryant, general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, is not even breaking a sweat. And the reason why is simple: revenues from ...

Qualcomm To Storm The Datacenter With ARM Chips

November 21st, 2014 (0)
The coming battle over compute in the datacenter pitting myriad ARM server chip makers against X86 processors is starting to shape up, with smartphone and tablet chip provider Qualcomm entering the ring after months of rumors. The chip company, ...

Early NVLink Tests Show GPU Speed Burst

November 18th, 2014 (0)
Crunching data is not as big of a problem as moving it around so it can be crunched. The PCI-Express bus that links CPU processors to peripheral accelerators has run out of gas, and that is why Nvidia has ...

Facebook Gives Lessons In Network-Datacenter Design

November 18th, 2014 (0)
Every now and again, the hyperscale datacenter operators tell the world about some new tricks they have come up with to solve a particular set of pesky problems, and then the IT industry takes notice and eventually, if the ...

Nvidia Doubles Up Tesla GPU Accelerators

November 17th, 2014 (2)
Those who have an insatiable appetite for floating point performance – and who doesn’t, really? – prepare for a new crunchy course of Tesla iron from Nvidia. As the SC14 supercomputer conference is opening in New Orleans, and Nvidia ...

Enterprises Get On The Xeon Phi Roadmap

November 17th, 2014 (0)
The Xeon family of processors have been around so long and are so vital to the fortunes of Intel that no one questions that there is a long-term roadmap for the devices. But thus far, Intel has only delivered ...

Taking The Omni-Path To Cluster Scaling

November 17th, 2014 (0)
Intel has some impressive networking assets that it has acquired in the past several years, and the company has made no secret that it wants its chips to be used in switches and network adapters and the silicon photonics ...

A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of AWS

November 14th, 2014 (14)
The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility compute and storage products eight years ago, is to abstract away the underlying hardware and provide raw resources to programmers for applications ...
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