Greenest supercomputer in Europe is a high-performance behemoth MareNostrum 4 Power9 is Europe’s greenest supercomputer but it has nothing to do with being situated in a 19th-century church. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) could soon acquire US supercomputer maker Cray, potentially giving HPE a lead position in the world supercomputer market. Supercomputers Build your own supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi boards IBM taps Watson for commerce push Japan’s next supercomputer to be 100 times faster Citing sources familiar with the talks, Bloomberg on Friday reported the discussions were at an “advanced” stage and that a deal could be announced this week. Cray supercomputers make up three of the world’s top 10 supercomputers, along with supercomputers from IBM, and China’s Sunway TaihuLight. SEE: Cloud v. data center decision (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic) HPE reported in its Q1 2019 results that its high-margin value compute portfolio grew 20 percent off the strength of its high-performance compute offerings. The last major acquisition HPE made was flash storage maker Nimble Storage in 2017 for about $1 billion. Acquiring Cray could be an even bigger deal with its market valuation of about $1.2 billion. The world’s fastest supercomputer today is the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory IBM-powered Summit, whose performance is measured in the hundreds of petaflops. But by 2021 it will be eclipsed by Frontier, a mammoth $600 million supercomputer to be built by Cray and AMD for DOE Oak Ridge. Cray and Intel are also… [Read full story]
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