NSF Awards Nearly $16 million in MRI Grants for HPC in 2018
posted on October 15, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies tracks awards made by the National Science Foundation every year because some of the Major Research Instrumentation grants are awarded to customers for the acquisition of high performance computing hardware. This year, the company noted, has been an unusual year for MRI grants for HPC. “We have seen an increase in allocations […]

Exhibiting Our Turn-Key HPC Solutions at SC18
posted on October 10, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies is exhibiting in booth 3741 at SC18, which takes place Nov. 11-16 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Visit our booth to learn about our clusters, servers, storage solutions and workstations. We will also be highlighting our on-demand HPC cloud solution, ACTnowHPC. If you are planning to acquire HPC […]

Volatility in HPC Pricing Expected to Continue
posted on September 25, 2018

A number of factors are contributing to what is expected to be a volatile pricing environment for high performance computing’s immediate future. Topping the list of determining factors is the latest round of tariffs on products manufactured in China including computer components, which are expected to bring a 10% increase in price. More than 5,745 products […]

Help for those applying for NSF MRI grants
posted on September 13, 2018

For those seeking funding for high performance computing equipment, the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves as an opportunity to gain access to scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training. As the current round of funding is currently being announced, we set our eyes on the next opportunity. Applications for […]

Tech Support Advisory: Read Before Updating Kernel to 7.5
posted on August 27, 2018

When updating the kernel to 3.10.0-862.11.1.el7 through 3.10.0-8.62.11.6.el7, there’s a bug where InfiniBand or Omni-Path cards do not come back up after a kernel update (i.e. they cannot communicate with the rest of the IB/OPA network). This will be accompanied by the message “failed to modify QP to RTR: -22” in either dmesg or /var/log/messages. Diagnostic Steps Run […]

RMACC Panel Highlights Best Practices for RFP Writing
posted on August 8, 2018

Advanced Clustering joined a panel of HPC experts for a discussion called “Best practices for writing an RFP for HPC Hardware Purchases” today at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium symposium at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The session took place at 10:30 a.m. and was moderated by Thomas Hauser, Director of Research Computing University of […]

What Kind of Storage is Best for Your Needs?
posted on August 7, 2018

When was the last time you evaluated your current storage and made plans for future growth? Contact us to let our experts configure the perfect system for you, whether it’s our direct-attach storage boxes or one of our high-performance scalable parallel file systems. Contact us for a storage discussion. You can also view and configure and […]

Still time to order before FY19 ends Sept. 30
posted on August 2, 2018

If your fiscal year ends Sept. 30, there is still time to order hardware. Advanced Clustering will be closing the books on the fiscal year for our government customers in early September for smaller single system orders and early to mid-August for HPC clusters. Do you still have money to spend? If so, we should talk […]

Intel Discontinues Knights Landing Xeon Phi
posted on July 30, 2018

Intel has just announced that it is discontinuing the Knights Landing or KNL Intel® Xeon Phi™, which was Intel’s first processor to deliver the performance of an accelerator with the benefits of a standard host CPU. The product change notification includes the discontinuation of the following Knights Landing socketed 7200-series Xeon line, including the following part numbers: 7210, […]

Advanced Clustering to exhibit and present at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium Symposium
posted on July 16, 2018

Advanced Clustering Technologies will be exhibiting at the eighth annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium symposium Aug. 7-9 on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. RMACC is a collaborative event among academic and research institutions located throughout the Rocky Mountain region that use high performance computing. Dr. Rick Stevens, a director of Argonne National […]

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