4 January

TPC Kicks Off New Year with Big Data, Virtualization Benchmarks

In December – just as reporters were starting to break for the holidays – the Transaction Processing Performance Council asked for help publicizing two new benchmarks. The timing certainly wasn’t ideal… but it also wasn’t negotiable. So we rolled up our sleeves and got to work drafting the announcement, preparing spokespeople and connecting with every […]

18 November

The Fight for the Fastest Supercomputer

Photo by Bryan Edwards China now hosts 109 of the top HPC systems on the Top500, a widely watched list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The country had just 37 machines six months ago. China is experiencing a supercomputing boom, and is on its way to building the world’s first exascale computer. The U.S. […]

16 November

Biggest Names in Supercomputing Come Together on New Open Source Framework

Virtually all supercomputers run on Linux. Today our client Cray, the Linux Foundation and other leaders in HPC, announced a new open source software framework. You can read more via the following links: December 3, 2015 / Scientific Computing: OpenHPC Community Aims to Reduce Replicated Efforts across TOP500, Enhance Scientists’ Productivity November 13, 2015 / […]

29 October

Machine Learning and… Garbage Collection?

Our current waste collection system is fraught with inefficiency. Garbage trucks drive pre-determined routes and utility companies spend a ton of labor hours, fuel and resources to hit every receptacle within a particular “zone,” whether it’s overflowing or completely empty. Compology aims to change that through automation. They’ve created a network of smart dumpsters. Each dumpster monitors how full it […]

21 October

Cray CS-Storm Sets Performance Benchmark in Oil & Gas

At the 2015 Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 85th Annual Meeting (SEG) in New Orleans, our client Cray announced a new performance benchmark for reservoir simulations using Stone Ridge Technology’s ECHELON reservoir simulation software and the Cray CS-Storm cluster. Which is a big deal in the world of oil & gas. You can […]

13 October

Supercomputer Maker Cray Launches EMEA Research Lab in Bristol, UK

Today Cray announced that the company opened a new research lab in Bristol, and will focus on creating partnerships with supercomputing centers across the EMEA region. It will become Cray’s main interface into European development programs, and the lab aims to help foster relationships with customers on an assortment of R&D initiatives. Cray is working […]

6 October

Dato Announces New Machine Learning Toolkits and Coursera Training

“Over the next five years, every disruptive business will be differentiated by the intelligence of their applications. Machine learning is the core technology to make such intelligence happen.” Carlos Guestrin, CEO, Dato Last week, Dato announced new products and certifications through Coursera (which partners with over 120 top schools including Stanford, Yale, Princeton and more). […]

5 October

Cray: Awarded Liquid-Cooled Supercomputer Contract by Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics

Our client Cray was just awarded a contract to provide an XC40 supercomputer to the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Kyoto University. It’s a two-cabinet, liquid-cooled system that will power a wide range of theoretical physics research (astrophysics, nuclear physics and particle physics). And it will serve as a shared supercomputing resource, supporting […]

5 October

NYT Reaches 1M Digital Subscribers

The New York Times announced today that it reached 1 million digital only subscribers. Combined with it’s 1.2 million traditional subscribers it now has the highest circulation it has ever had. This helps it support a $200 million newsroom payroll and lets the paper continue to grow while very other outlet is shrinking. NYT is profitable, […]

30 September

She’s Just a Dog

Sarah, our beloved Fox Terrier, died yesterday. She was 6. She was chasing a squirrel and was hit by a car. A close friend said life goes on. But it doesn’t. I feel foolish when I tear up explaining Sarah’s death to another friend. I’m 49 years old. She’s just a dog. But she’s not. […]