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Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

New computer techniques speed up drug research

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

24 Apr 2012 Seattle - Cray Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interconnect hardware development programme and related intellectual property to Intel Corporation for $140 million in cash.

"This agreement is evidence of the leadership position we've established in high performance computing, and is an exciting win for our customers, our company and our shareholders", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "By broadening our relationship with Intel, we are positioned to further penetrate the HPC market and expand on our industry-leading technologies in support of our Adaptive Supercomputing vision. Our product roadmap remains intact as we continue to build the highly differentiated, tightly integrated supercomputers that our customers have come to expect from Cray. This agreement also dramatically strengthens our balance sheet and increases our options for further growth, profitability and creating shareholder value."

Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Cray to receive $140 million in cash at closing;
  • Cray will continue to develop, sell and support current product lines, as well as the company's next-generation supercomputer code-named "Cascade";
  • Cray has opportunities to leverage important differentiating features of certain future Intel products;
  • Cray to retain certain rights to use the transferred assets and intellectual property in Cray products;
  • Up to 74 Cray employees will join Intel;
  • The transaction is expected to close relatively quickly, but in any event before the end of the current quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.

Cray anticipates that the lower headcount resulting from this transaction will yield cost savings in future periods from what they would have been, with a relatively modest amount of the benefit expected in 2012.

Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-04-30

Desktop Grids

SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research

The Cloud

Customers worldwide choose Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management in the Cloud

AMD selects HP for Cloud data centre

GREE selects Oracle's Sun ZFS storage appliance, Oracle Solaris 11 on Sun x86 server for data analysis

Chico's FAS chooses HP Converged Infrastructure to increase employee productivity, and cut costs

Fujitsu releases software supporting the utilization of big data

World's largest genomics institute announces affordable, Cloud-based DNA sequencing service accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs

LA Net adopts Emerge.MD's Cloud based telehealth solution to enable clinical collaboration

EC OPTIMIS Project to release first open source toolkit for Cloud providers

EuroFlash

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

PRACE to issue Call for Participation in PRACE Scientific Conference 2012 on June 17, 2012 at ISC'12 in Hamburg

CGW'12 to issue Call for Papers

Russia's largest state-owned bank, Vnesheconombank, acquires equity stake in supercomputer manufacturer, T-Platforms

Strong business growth in first quarter for Bull

New computer techniques speed up drug research

New NLeSC Open Call for Converging Sciences

USFlash

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center

Terascala announces $14 million Series B funding round led by strategic partner consortium

Cray agrees to sell interconnect hardware sssets to Intel

Cray reports strong first quarter 2012 results

DataDirect Networks selected to support NCSA's Blue Waters supercomputer

Valence Health heals growing pains with high-performance analytics from SAS and HP

AMD and Adobe Creative Suite 6 innovate with OpenCL and GPU acceleration

Canada's St. John Ambulance chooses HP to revive ailing storage network

IBM launches PowerLinux solutions to help customers increase efficiency and insights

NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 690 - Dual graphics card combines world's fastest gaming performance with sleek, sexy design

iBridge selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom 600 storage system as the foundation for its new secure data centre

Emerson Network Power rugged processing blade now verified by Cisco for secure unified communications in federal and defense applications

Physicists benchmark quantum simulator with hundreds of qubits

HP unveils enhancements to HP-UX for HP Integrity Systems

IBM advances Big Data analytics with acquisition of Vivisimo

Oracle beats NetApp results on SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark at less than half the price and sets two-node world record