Daily Video: SGI Unveils 2 New Supercomputers, Management Software

SGI officials unveiled new products including two new supercomputers and high-performance computing (HPC) management software at the SC14 supercomputing show in New Orleans.

SGI officials said the company will continue innovating with the goal of reaching exascale computing through such efforts as bringing storage and processors closer together, managing power consumption at the job level and reducing cooling costs.

The goal of SGI's federal government and HPC customers is to achieve exascale computing within the next six to eight years, reaching a point where systems are 20 to 40 times faster than current supercomputers.

Steve Wozniak and David Flynn are onto their next adventure together. Wozniak has joined startup Primary Data and its co-founder, Flynn, as its first chief scientist.

Wozniak will become the fledgling company's front man on technology vision and architecture and will evangelize the Primary Data story as he meets technology innovators and potential customers around the globe.

Primary Data is developing data virtualization packages that transform data center architectures by matching data demands with storage supply across a single global data space.

IBM has announced Verse, its new enterprise email application that brings together Big Blue's cloud, analytics, social media and security technologies in a slick collaborative environment.

IBM Verse takes a different approach to enterprise email by integrating the many ways employees connect each day–via email, meetings, calendars, file sharing, instant messaging, social updates, video chats and more–through a single collaboration environment.

Pindrop Security reports that cyber-criminals are reserving phone numbers that are similar to the contact numbers of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions in their efforts to gather financial information from customers.

In a study of phone numbers for some 600 institutions, the company found close variants used in fraud against 103 organizations, suggesting that attackers had targeted at least 17 percent of financial firms by selecting phone numbers designed to fool customers.

Customers should call the phone number listed on their bank's Website, or at least double check any phone numbers, to see if they are connected to fraud complaints.

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