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SGI, Rackable, and the stalking
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SGI, Rackable, and the stalking

SGI sent out a letter to its support customers, which you can read here, that supplies a little more detail and a magic phrase that led to some interesting insight...

A note about the Rackable/SGI
From insideHPC

A note about the Rackable/SGI

Something to note about the Rackable/SGI deal announced this morning. Note that the title of SGI release is Rackable Systems Announces Agreement to Acquire Silicon...

Wolfgang Gentzsch: when it comes to HPC conferences, smaller can be
From insideHPC

Wolfgang Gentzsch: when it comes to HPC conferences, smaller can be

Wolfgang Gentzsch and I were at HPCC in Newport, RI together last week. We exchanged email about his experience at this small annual gathering, and they really...

Sun confirms additional 1,500 jobs
From insideHPC

Sun confirms additional 1,500 jobs

MercuryNews.com reported yesterday that Sun has confirmed additional job cuts this week Sun Microsystems, amid persistent reports of a possible acquisition by IBM...

InsideTrack: stimulus money headed into HPC on the back of other
From insideHPC

InsideTrack: stimulus money headed into HPC on the back of other

I was on the phone with Charlie Wuischpard, the CEO of Penguin Computing, today and got some interesting insight into possible HPC impact from President Obama’s...

But will it play in
From insideHPC

But will it play in

If you didn’t grow up in the US on reruns of 1960s television, you might want the Wikipedia entry for that title. Anyway, I just got off the air recording an episode...

Power efficient servers, virtualization, and green
From insideHPC

Power efficient servers, virtualization, and green

We’ve been talking a bit here lately about the uses of virtualization in HPC, and there are strong advocates on both sides of the question. The general roar of...

STFC Daresbury Laboratory
From insideHPC

STFC Daresbury Laboratory

More news from the UK’s Streamline Computing, this time about a new system to be installed at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council

SiCortex says Nehalem is too little, too
From insideHPC

SiCortex says Nehalem is too little, too

SiCortex is one of the few HPC vendors who doesn’t have at least one product line in the Nehalem refresh fest that marked today’s chip launch. Of course their gear...

Nehalem-EP, world. World, meet
From insideHPC

Nehalem-EP, world. World, meet

It wasn’t out when I looked before work this morning, but by the time I got home and got the laptop back out, the news was fully distributed. Intel’s Xeon 5500...

Monsters vs. Aliens: 100 Terabytes, 1,000 years of rendering, and
From insideHPC

Monsters vs. Aliens: 100 Terabytes, 1,000 years of rendering, and

The boys and I saw Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend. They loved it, I enjoyed it, and I was astonished at the visual quality of what used to be the hard stuff in...

Work with NCSA in the Google Summer of
From insideHPC

Work with NCSA in the Google Summer of

The optics on this are great: marry an HPTC research organization with the cool hip chic-ness of Google. From the release NCSA has been selected as a mentor organization...

Macedonia
From insideHPC

Macedonia

There was sketchy news on the computerwebs on Friday that Macedonia has just installed its very first supercomputer (no, I didn’t where Macedonia was either: it’s...

Cray option buy back
From insideHPC

Cray option buy back

Remember back at the end of February when insideHPC broke the news that Cray was offering to buy back drowning options from employees as a gesture of goodwill?...

Today
From insideHPC

Today

I wrote a feature last week for HPCwire on solid state drives. I had two goals: first, to provide a little background for those wondering exactly what an SSD is...

The week in
From insideHPC

The week in

My regular weekly feature at HPCwire was up late last week; from that article’s introduction Sun sells supers down under for weather prediction; new Rackable solution...

Oxford installs supercomputer from Streamline
From insideHPC

Oxford installs supercomputer from Streamline

In mid-March I had an email show up in the insideHPC news hopper with a pointer to news that the University of Oxford had just installed a new cluster from Streamline...

Academic HPC
From insideHPC

Academic HPC

A couple weeks ago I invited vendors with academic discounts to send me info and I’d do a round up here in response to what looked like a growing trend. I only...

CERN and Argonne use science clouds for
From insideHPC

CERN and Argonne use science clouds for

Their phrase, not mine…here, I’ll prove it. From the release A novel system is enabling high energy physicists at CERN in Switzerland, to make production runs that...

9 operating systems that time
From insideHPC

9 operating systems that time

Matt Lake, waxes nostalgic at Computerworld and remembers 10 operating systems from the halcyon days of yore (that’s right, I said “yore”). You’re not really supposed...
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