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HPC botherer DDN breaks file system benchmark record

Runs SPEC SFS 2014 software builds 25% faster than E8 Optane system

Heads up: Fujitsu tips its hand to reveal exascale Arm supercomputer processor – the A64FX

Hot Chips AKA how it learned to stop loving SPARC64

Fix for July's Spectre-like bug is breaking some supers

RDMA-Lustre combo swatted, HPC admins scramble

HPE flies low-energy Eagle into National Renewable Energy Lab's data centre

Uncle Sam's renewable boffins will triple their power in 2019

'Prodigy' chip moonshot gets hand from Arm CPU guru Prof Steve Furber

Perfect for the EU's domestic supercomputer... ready by 2020. No really

Spectre/Meltdown fixes in HPC: Want the bad news or the bad news? It's slower, say boffins

MIT Lincoln metalheads broke big iron so you don't have to… oh, you still have to, don't you?

HPE supercomputer is still crunching numbers in space after 340 days

No rad hardening so even HPE is 'pleasantly surprised'

EU plans for domestic exascale supercomputer chips: A RISC-y business

Analysis Consortium possibly looking to flex Arm muscle, too

An $18m supercomputer to simulate brains of mice in the land of Swiss cheese. How apt, HPE

Wow, the SGI brand. What a blast from the past, sorry, future

Europe's scheme to build exascale capability on homegrown hardware is ludicrous fantasy

Analysis Um, which hardware would that be, then?

Big Blue's Summit super sits, aptly, at the peak of official Top500 beast list

IBM's Power9, Nvidia 122.3 HPL petaflops monster overwhelms competitors

Lazy parent Intel dumps Lustre assets on HPC storage bods DDN

Chipzilla offloads devs, support teams and contracts

Fujitsu kicks off field trials for post-K exascale computing processor

Prototyping wrapped up with delivery around 2021

Cray slaps an all-flash makeover on its L300 array to do HPC stuff

ClusterStor node uses slower SAS SSDs

HPE pulls sheets off largest Arm-based supercomputer Astra

Will run national security, energy workloads

Linux literally loses its Lustre – HPC filesystem ditched in new kernel

Version 4.18 rc1 also swats Spectre, cuddles Chromebooks

Waiting to exascale: Now that IBM has Summit-ed, who's to node what comes next?

Comment Big Blue's rig with Nvidia grunt looks to be first truly exascale system

US regains supercomputer crown from Chinese, for now

America! FLOP yeah!

HPE: Exafloppers need to be 'memory-centric' as world cannot afford internode data slinging

Analysis Got to keep purse-strings tight on that power budget, innit?

Alibaba and pals: We all SQream for GPU-powered databases – here, take $26.4m

Startup has powerful backer to help it crack China

HPE donates 3 mini-supercomputers to UK universities boning up on Arm

Muscling in Arm supers message on road to exascale

Microsoft reinvents Massive Arrays of Idle Disks for Azure, 'cos IBM tape ain't enough

Redmond claims to be world’s biggest tape user, but wants a faster alternative for AI data

Wow, machine learning, what a snoozefest... less so if you strap a bunch of GPUs to your storage

Analysis GPU-boosted system market is, like, literally so hot right now

If you've got $1m+ to blow on AI, meet Pure, Nvidia's AIRI fairy: A hyperconverged beast

0.5 PFLOPS FP32, 0.5 PB of effective flash storage

Mellanox says it ships enough ports not to need Starboard

Spat with activist investor continues as companies feud over voting procedures

China looks set to pip Uncle Sam at the post in exascale computer race

Analysis Tianhe-3 rig a year in front of stateside supers

Future supers pop up on $636m cash wishlist to get exascale beasts prowling on US soil

Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore labs slated for beastmode kit in 2021-2023

Alibaba fires up a cloudy quantum computer

Five-qubit creation is behind the great firewall and outside it at the same time!

Executing the DIMM sidestep: Movements in High Bandwidth Memory

Analysis Get the data out of memory faster

Wanna gobble Google's custom chips? Now you can – its Cloud TPUs at $6.50 an hour

TensorFlow math accelerators available to rent

Ruskie boffins blasted for using nuke bomb lab's supercomputer to mine crypto-rubles

Kremlin goes nuclear on sly digi-cash-crafting eggheads

Europe to spend €1bn on supercomputers and big data infrastructure

Four machines on the slate, at almost-exascale and beyond, to nourish local industry

Oz's biggest iron slated for 2018 replacement

NCI gets AU$70 million to replace Raijin

Top supercomputing biz boss cuffed amid allegations of fraud

Pezy CEO accused of $3.8m subsidy theft

Call of Duty: Hierachical storage management biz runs its last campaign

Campaign Storage shuts doors

Stephen Hawking's boffin buds buy HPE HPC to ogle universe

But can COSMOS find a way to improve HPE profits? Hmmm

Activist investor rages at Mellanox for dismissing Marvell's advances

Analysis Why won't you let us create value for shareholders?

Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard

Updated Chipzilla goes back to the drawing board on many-core math accelerator line

Huawei's 4-socket HPC blade server gruntbox gets Skylake mills

Beefier grunts from Chipzilla's latest and greatest

Los Alamos National Lab fires up 750-node RPi cluster

It's an exercise in learning to cluster, and could soon scale to 10,000 nodes

HPE gets carried array with HPC: Partners up with DDN

+Comment High-performance servers get data-pumping storage arrays

Google hooks up with Scale for cloud collab?! What does it all mean?

And what will it become?

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