IBM, Harrow Council ink 10-year Watson Care Manager deal

IBM Watson Health and the Harrow Council, a local authority for 100,000 households in North-West London, have inked a 10-year agreement to use cognitive technologies to help people with personalized social care needs choose...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to acquire SGI for $275 million

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SGI for $7.75 per share in cash, a transaction valued at approximately $275 million.  SGI products and services are used for high-performance...

Army Research Laboratory , University of Maryland sign HPC agreement

The University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), have inked a strategic partnership to provide high performance computing (HPC) resources for use in higher education and research communities. The partnership...

Supercomputer company Cray announces new customer contracts

Supercomputer company Cray announced new contract awards for its XC40 supercomputer, two CS400 clusters, a Urika-GX agile analytics platform, and its DataWarp applications I/O accelerator. Here are the recent Cray deals: The Academic Center for Computing and Media...

Intel HPC Orchestrator will now include SUSE Linux; companies offering joint support

Intel will distribute SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for High Performance Computing as an option for the recently introduced Intel HPC Orchestrator, an Intel-supported HPC system software stack. The companies will also offer...

Dell launches HPC systems for life sciences, manufacturing, research; working on HPC as a...

Dell is launching new high performance computing (HPC) systems. The company announced the global availability of the Dell HPC Systems portfolio, a family of HPC and data analytics solutions, for life sciences, manufacturing,...

OpenHPC 1.1 available for download; new members joining the project, says Linux Foundation

OpenHPC, a Linux Foundation project to develop an open source framework for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, is now available. The Linux Foundation also released the names of the organizations joining...

Cloud HPC simulation company Rescale raises $14 million

Rescale, a cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions, has secured $14 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by TransLink Capital, with participation from Microsoft Ventures, Jump...

Supercomputing Company Cray Launches Agile Analytics Platform

Cray has launched an agile analytics platform, the Urika-GX system, that combines supercomputing technologies with a software framework for big data analytics. The Urika-GX system is pre-tested and pre-integrated with the Hortonworks Data Platform providing Hadoop...

Cray Awarded $36M Contract By ECMWF To Upgrade Supercomputers

Cray has signed a $36 million contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XC supercomputers and Sonexion storage system at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).  ECMWF will also...

Quantum computing 12 years away says Intel; invests $50 million in R&D

Intel has inked a ten-year quantum computing partnership with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research. The chipmaker says it will invest $50 million towards quantum computing research. Mike Mayberry (Vice...

Intel, Cray Working On World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer With DoE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) has awarded Intel Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, a contract to deliver two next-generation supercomputers to Argonne National...

SGI Awarded $30 Million DoD HPC Contract

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a second $30 million contract as part of its High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The contract is for an SGI ICE X...

IBM, Nvidia Partner On Research Applications On OpenPOWER Systems

IBM, in collaboration with Nvidia, and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, in Germany, has unveiled plans for a new competency center working on research applications on GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER compatible systems. The Power Acceleration and Design Center...

UK Met Supercomputer Weighs Same As 11 Double Decker Buses, Costs $128M

Supercomputer company Cray has been awarded a contract to provide the Met Office in the United Kingdom with multiple XC supercomputers and Sonexion storage systems. The contract consists of three phases spanning...