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Open-source Telemetry Platform Gives Staples Near-Real-Time eCommerce Analytics

Intel’s Open-Source Snap platform can automate management, security and lifecycle management of cloud assets Intel corp. has announced the shipment of release 1.0 of Snap, the datacenter telemetry framework announced in December that Intel predicted would be a key step toward the automated management, security and lifecycle management of cloud-based …

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Army Corps of Engineers gain Two New Xeon, Xeon Phi Supercomputers

Corps of Engineers plans to use the Crays to model floods, recover from environmental and chemical disasters, and learn how to keep sand out of helicopter engines. The Dept. of Defense has announced $26 million contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer system to increase the compute power behind the U.S. …

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NASA Uses Supercomputer Simulations to Improve Spacecraft Landings

Models, simulations geared to easing future Mars landings NASA researchers are using supercomputer models and simulations in their effort to ensure that the agency’s next-generation spacecraft can safely land on Mars. A spacecraft’s entry, descent and landing (EDL) is the most dangerous part of a vehicle’s journey, according to a …

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SC16: Intel Announces New Chips, HPC, and AI Technology

Intel announced several new high-performance computing (HPC) products mid-November at the Supercomputing 2016 (SC16) conference in Salt Lake City. According to Intel’s news release, here are some highlights of the announcements: • Broadwell processor. Intel introduced the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 processor, which is the chipmaker’s fastest two-socket processor. • …

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Supercomputer Top500: China Still Tops, Intel Still Dominates

Sunway TaihuLight Supercomputer once again tops the list Xeon Phi cracks the top 10 for the first time, US and China tied at 171 each on the list China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer retained its No. 1 ranking as the world’s fastest supercomputer, while two new Intel Xeon Phi-based supercomputers cracked …

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US Army Research Lab Upgrades Two Supercomputers

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) is beefing up two supercomputers with the latest Intel Xeon processors. ARL will deploy SGI ICE XA systems for the $27 million in upgrades. The first supercomputer will take advantage of the 22-core Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor and reach …

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Supercomputer Helps Discover New Underground Bacteria

Scientists using a supercomputer have discovered 47 new bacterial groups in sediment and groundwater samples, which add dozens of new branches to the tree of life. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley researchers made the findings by reconstructing the genomes of more than 2,500 microbes that were collected …

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Oil and Gas Exploration Gets Second Supercomputer Boost

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), a Norwegian oil and gas company, has purchased a second Intel Xeon-based Cray supercomputer to bolster its efforts to find oil and gas deposits under the ocean floor. The new Cray XC 2.8-petaflop supercomputer, named “Galois,” will analyze seismic data to produce more accurate images and multi-dimensional …

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Intel and HPE Launch HPC “Centre of Excellence” in India

  Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Intel have teamed up to build a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru, India to demonstrate a high-performance computing (HPC)-as-a-service environment for customers. The center will allow researchers from research institutions and academia to test their applications on the latest HPC technology from HPE …

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Brookhaven Labs Strengthens Supercomputing Capabilities

Energy Department’s showcase Lab gains two new powerful clusters The Energy Department’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York is beefing up its supercomputing prowess with two new Intel Xeon-based systems. The two new supercomputer clusters will serve researchers who have data-intensive computing needs at three Brookhaven facilities: the Relativistic …

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