Here’s a collection of highlights, selected totally subjectively, from the recent enterprise HPC news stream as reported at insideHPC.com.
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Mercury launches new visualization subsidiary
The new subsidiary will be called Visage Imaging
As an independent operating entity, Visage Imaging will be more effectively positioned to deliver Mercury’s distinct expertise in advanced visualization, and its expanding portfolio of imaging and visualization products and services, to a growing roster of international OEM and clinical partners. As an example, Visage TM , Mercury’s end-to-end image management and distribution line, will be offered along with amira®, its multifaceted software framework that enables users to visualize, manipulate, and analyze complex data sets for biomedical imaging research.
Intel’s new Xeons and Penryn ship date
Intel’s been busy this week. They launched two new quad-core Xeon processors the continue the drive to just bury AMD in a flurry of technology releases. The new Xeons are the X5365 and L5335.The X is a performance processor running at 3 GHz and 120 watts with a fronside bus speed of 1333MHz. The L is an eco-friendly processor running at 2 GHz at 50 watts and the same FSB.
HP, IBM, SGI, Rackable, Verari, Fujitsu, and others have signed on to hawk the chip. You can pick them up in quantity now. (More on this HPC news item)
And the DailyTech is reporting that Intel has set a launch date for Penryn, the next of the Core 2 line that currently includes Woodcrest and Conroe. Penryn is a process shrink, this time down to 45nm and those hi-k gates all the kids are talking about (we’ve talked about Penryn before; for example, here and here) .
Intel has set the launch date for its Penryn based quad-core Xeon processor family. The company intends to launch seven new Harpertown based models ranging from 2.0-to-3.16 GHz on November 11, according to a posting on Intel’s reseller webpage. Standard “E” bin and performance “X” bin processors launch on November 11.
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