Brisbane, QLD, Australia (Scicasts) – An Australian-American team has shone light ― literally ― onto the question of whether quantum computers are actually more powerful than conventional counterparts.
Ann Arbor, MI (Scicasts) – According to a report from the University of Michigan, Engineering researchers at the Institute have found a way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials, which have the potential to make memory devices with more storage capacity than magnetic hard drives and faster write speed and longer lifetimes than flash memory.
Raleigh, NC (Scicasts) – According to a report from North Carolina State University, researchers fat the Institute have developed a new device that represents a significant advance for computer memory, making large-scale “server farms” more energy efficient and allowing computers to start more quickly.
Reading, UK (Scicasts) - SGI a provider of technical computing, has announced that the CESCA (Catalonia Supercomputing Centre) has selected SGI Altix UV 1000 for its high performance computing (HPC) system to enable advanced scientific research in the areas of medical and environmental research, and astronomy.
Maxiwill.com -- Cisco today announced the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System (CRS), a major advancement in Internet networking designed to serve as the foundation of the next-generation Internet and set the pace for the astonishing growth of video transmission, mobile devices and new online servicesfor the coming decades.
With over 12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system, the company says that Cisco CRS-3 is designed to transform the broadband communication and entertainment industry by accelerating the delivery of compelling new experiences for consumers, new revenue opportunities for service providers, and new ways to collaborate in the workplace.
Fremont, CA (Scicasts) - SGI, a provider of HPC and data centre solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Cyclone, a large-scale, on-demand cloud computing service specifically dedicated to technical applications.
Fremont, CA and Reading, UK (Scicasts) - SGI, a global provider of HPC and data centre solutions, has announced that Imperial College London has selected the SGI Altix ICE 8200 EX, a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) solution, to add to its central high performance computing (HPC) service.
Portland, Oregon (Scicasts) - Convey Computer Corporation, a hybrid-core computing company, has announced that three prominent scientific organizations – the Stanford Center of Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – have selected the company’s Convey HC-1 computers to power a fresh wave of scientific discovery.
Seattle, WA (OBBeC) - Global supercomputer provider Cray has announced that customers who purchase a Cray CX1 deskside supercomputer can now personalize their systems with new storage features. Available immediately, Cray CX1 customers now have two more options in configuring their deskside supercomputers -- solid-state drives (SSDs) and large capacity, fixed-drive storage blades.
Private companies, universities and government agencies are joining forces to bring scientific research into the era of "cloud computing," the name for massive clusters of computers connected through the Internet.
Star-P is an application development platform that allows scientists, engineers and analysts to code algorithms and models on their Windows desktops using familiar mathematical software packages such as The MathWorks' MATLAB or Python, and run them instantly and interactively on parallel clusters and servers running Windows HPC Server 2008. It eliminates the need to re-program in complex languages like C or FORTRAN, or use MPI (message passing interface) to run in parallel, which squelches user productivity and time-to-discovery.
"Products like Star-P are critical to bringing high performance computing to the mainstream," said Vince Mendillo, director of HPC marketing at Microsoft Corp. "Star-P's support of Windows HPC Server 2008 helps ensure that our customers will be able to tap the power of parallel processing from their desktops with a familiar Windows platform and easy-to-use tools."
Windows HPC Server 2008 can scale to thousands of processing cores and provides a comprehensive set of deployment, administration, and monitoring tools that are easy to deploy, manage, and integrate into existing infrastructures.
"Most of our customers use Windows on their desktops, for many server based functions, and are already skilled in management and administration of Windows operating systems," said David Rich, ISC vice president of marketing. "Star-P running on Windows HPC Server 2008 will make it seamless and easy for them to harness the power for parallel computing through a familiar Windows environment without requiring specialized training or skills."