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2008-12-08 08:30:00

ANGLETON, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading contract manufacturing provider, announced today that, through a strategic alliance with Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (Nasdaq: SGIC), it helped create the computer system for which NASA achieved the ranking of third fastest supercomputer in the world. NASA's new Pleiades system is a 51,200-core SGI(R) Altix(R) ICE 8200EX system from SGI and is capable of generating a theoretical peak...

2008-12-08 08:05:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) (Nasdaq: SGIC) global shared memory architecture enables industrial, government and university researchers to gain insight into larger data sets than ever thought possible. With 8TB of global shared memory, SGI(R) Altix(R) systems are able to hold entire data sets in memory and eliminate many types of application and system I/O -- accelerating scientific research and I/O bound business computing problems....

2008-12-02 08:00:00

VIENNA, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Criterion HPS, a leading provider of high performance solutions and services to U.S. federal government and commercial clients, and Cray, the global leader in supercomputing, announce today that Criterion HPS is an authorized Cray CX1 reseller supporting critical U.S. federal government customers. The Cray CX1 desk-side high performance personal computing platform, unveiled on September 16, 2008, will dramatically extend access to high performance...

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2008-11-18 07:50:00

The Department of Energy boosts the world's fastest supercomputer for science, according to an annual ranking that will be released Tuesday at an international supercomputing conference in Austin. The Cray XT high-performance computing system, called Jaguar, was developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It has a peak performance of 1.64 petaflops per second, incorporating a 1.382 petaflops XT5 and a 266 teraflops XT4 systems. "This accomplishment is the culmination of our vision to...

2008-11-14 12:00:06

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) global shared memory architecture delivers large shared memory systems, larger than any other vendor. With the SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 system, SGI provides a unique large shared memory advantage per core: for example, 2 terabytes (TB) of main system memory can run on only 8 processor cores. SGI customers, many with up to 4 terabytes (TB) of global shared memory, experience world-class performance and a...

2008-11-12 18:00:06

Obsidian Strategics(TM), Inc., the developer of Longbow, a series of InfiniBand(R) products featuring range-extension, routing and encryption, today announced that it is collaborating with QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, to cross-certify InfiniBand products and deliver seamless networking solutions. Obsidian joined the QLogic(R) NETtrack(TM) partner program to provide solutions and deliver products and support to joint InfiniBand...

2008-11-12 15:00:11

Obsidian Strategics(TM), Inc. and Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX) jointly announced today that Obsidian has contributed product into the Mellanox HPC Advisory Council Cluster Center in Santa Clara, California, a facility available to end-users wishing to evaluate InfiniBand systems for performance and interoperability. InfiniBand started as a short-range network technology, but Obsidian's Longbow devices extend InfiniBand traffic over global wide area networks - seamlessly...

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2008-11-11 11:10:53

If everyone in the world performed one mathematical calculation per second, it would take 650 years to do what the new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could do in one day. Nicknamed "Jaguar" by scientist, this $100 million computer is the world's fastest computer for unclassified scientific research.  This computer performs 1 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second, making it 55,000 times faster than your typical PC. The only supercomputer faster is devoted to...

2008-11-11 09:00:20

Mellanox(R) Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) (TASE:MLNX), a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, server and storage interconnect products, today announced that as part of the HPC Advisory Council, Dell, AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) and Mellanox will provide open access to a jointly developed high-performance computing cluster in an effort to support the creation of new applications and workload best practices. To create application and workload best practices, Mellanox, Dell, and AMD have...

2008-11-11 09:00:11

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Microsystems, Inc., an innovative leader and expert in the design and development of high performance communications solutions, will be showcasing its ABEx(R) Family of Multiservice Transport Gateways next week at SC08 in Austin, Texas. Bay will be demonstrating the ABEx 2020 and its ability to extend InfiniBand fabrics over an IP network through the use of Pseudowires. Pseudowires provide a point-to-point "transparent wire" in which the native...


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