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Oracle in
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Oracle in

News out today that IBM is out and Oracle is in at Sun. From a story at CNNMoney.com Business software maker Oracle Corp. said Monday it has entered into a definitive...

Computerworld wonders what the heck the DoD was
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Computerworld wonders what the heck the DoD was

Although they put it more politely, in this article which ran on Friday at Computerworld.com. By February, Silicon Graphics Inc. was in deep trouble. It was shedding...

NSF awards support science with cloud
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NSF awards support science with cloud

Found at HPCwire, news that NSF has awarded a series of grants to UW to support the cause of scientists using clouds for research The University of Washington has...

Wild guess that noisy chips won
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Wild guess that noisy chips won

Here’s an interesting idea from the NewScientist While researchers are striving to make the models more realistic, they are limited by the processing power of the...

Real scale, and the week in
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Real scale, and the week in

Latest features are up at HPCwire. In “Real scale, real problems” I discuss last Yahoo!’s most recent announcement that three new universities are joining Carnegie...

Debugging whitepaper from
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Debugging whitepaper from

Chris Gottbrath from TotalView Technologies has just posted a new whitepaper [PDF] up at the TotalView site, “Deterministically Troubleshooting Network Distributed...

Sun to IBM,
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Sun to IBM,

Various people are pointing to this, but I found it courtesy of Joe Landman. Evidently Bloomberg has people on the inside. From their most recent update Sun Microsystems...

Compete for access to the world
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Compete for access to the world

The DOE has recently announced its call for proposals for those seeking time on select supercomputers through the INCITE program. From the DOE HPC page For the...

MATLAB acceleration for GPUs with
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MATLAB acceleration for GPUs with

NVIDIA is offering a seminar today at 1 eastern (US) time that covers MATLAB acceleration for GPUs with Jacket from AccelerEyes: Get 10x-50x speed-ups in MATLAB...

Sun tries to move past questions left by abandoned IBM
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Sun tries to move past questions left by abandoned IBM

An article in NetworkWorld Middle East features comments by Sun’s hardware chief John Fowler aimed at getting in front of questions that potential buyers have about...

New VP, new business for
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New VP, new business for

Cray has been in the process of formalizing a new line of business for at least a couple of months. Its “custom engineering” business will help customers with specialized...

Platform opens cloud innovation center in
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Platform opens cloud innovation center in

This week Platform Computing announced a new innovation center around its cloud software and services in Singapore Platform Computing, the leader in grid and cloud...

Argonne takes more steps to manage energy
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Argonne takes more steps to manage energy

I talked to Pete Beckman of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility back in December about a really simple, but interesting, idea that he had implemented to save...

Cooling your datacenter with outside air, and what
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Cooling your datacenter with outside air, and what

Found at Enterprise IT Planet’s Green IT news weekly roundup, two items of interest to us HPC types According to a survey by IDC, 68 percent of IT executives rated...

Intel announces Q1, reports
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Intel announces Q1, reports

A quickie from Intel, announcing Q1 results: Intel Corporation today reported first-quarter revenue of $7.1 billion, operating income of $670 million, net income...

Sun launches new HPC
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Sun launches new HPC

At Sun’s Partner Summit on Tuesday the company announced a slew of new products for HPC. The head of Sun’s HPC sales organization, Marc Hamilton, hits some performance...

Leak in supercomputer building forces replacement of $4M in
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Leak in supercomputer building forces replacement of $4M in

Late last week Indystar.com reported that a steam leak in a building being built to house Indiana University’s supercomputers forced the replacement of $4.2M in...

German Windows-HPC user group
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German Windows-HPC user group

I love posts like these. Christian Terboven recaps the second meeting of the German Windows-HPC user group at his blog. The Second Meeting of the German Windows...

Software simplifies proteomics research on Amazon
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Software simplifies proteomics research on Amazon

News posted at HPCwire late last week of a new software package that simplifies the task of using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud for proteomics research Researchers...

Cisco buys scheduling, application performance management software
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Cisco buys scheduling, application performance management software

Timothy Prickett Morgan reported at The Register late last week that Cisco has announced plans to purchase Tidal Software for $105M. Tidal Software, a privately...
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