Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Cisco To Acquire Composite Software

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With yet another software purchase, Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Composite Software, a market leader in data virtualization software and services for $180 million. Read More

ISC13: NVIDIA Technology Powers Brain Simulator

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SGI and DoD launch the #14 supercomputer, NVIDIA uses its GPUs to build an artificial neural network, Cray launches a x86 storage solution, and Intel, Mellanox and Xyratex all tout their impact on the Top500 supercomputers. Read More

Intel Advances Technical Computing With New Xeon Phi Products

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Intel continued to fuel its growth in technical computing Monday, with big announcements of new Xeon Phi products, and that its E5-2600 v2 processor product family and Phi coprocessors have helped catapult China’s Tianhe-2 into the new number one position in the world for supercomputers. Read More

China’s Milky Way-2 Is World’s Top Supercomputer

Tianhe-2, also known as Milky Way 2, at  Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, is officially the world's fastest supercomputer.

Milkyway-2, a new supercomputer from China has blown the lid off of the semi-annual Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Clocking in at 33.86 petaflop/s the Chinese Milkyway-2 (also known as Tianhe-2) has almost doubled the performance of Titan. Read More