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Manufacturing Exascale

Exascale will be a formidable achievement for the entire HPC community. To get there, research and industry must join forces: this is how an European HPC systems manufacturer prepare for the challenge. Read more...

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First Details Emerge from Cray on Trinity Supercomputer

Note - 7:32 p.m. Eastern: We have full details from Los Alamos about the system in a detailed update article. Cray has been granted one of the largest awards in its history for the long-awaited “Trinity” supercomputer. This morning the Read more…

TSUBAME Prototype System Balances Benchmark Leadership

When it comes to large-scale supercomputing installations, Asia is the continent to watch carefully over the next few years. Already host to the top system in the world, China’s Tianhe-2, Japan and others have ambitions to take over the top ten list of systems. In the most recent rankings, Japan is home to 30 systems out of the Top 500 Read more…

Cray Looks Ahead to Next Generation of Growth

It’s difficult to tell what kind of year lies ahead on the supercomputing systems sales side with so much riding on the upcoming release of key Intel products, particularly the new Knight’s Landing chips, among others in the future Xeon line. While the ecosystem might have been a bit more diverse a few years ago, when it comes to the downtime Read more…

The Week in HPC News

Happy Fourth of July holiday to all of our American readers….it’s a short week on this side of the pond and for the HPC community, a slightly quieter one following the influx of news from the International Supercomputing Conference, which just rounded out in Germany. On that note, we look forward to returning next year at the new site in Read more…

TACC’s New Director Shares Strategy, System Futures

Each of the national labs and supercomputing sites have defining characteristics or “personalities” that are most often driven by the user communities that exploit their computational resources. Certain centers are affiliated with particular missions or needs. Some tend to prefer architectures that maximize overall performance and size in a Read more…

Short Takes

SDSC Launches Workflows for Data Science Center

7/10/14 |  The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has created a new "center of excellence" focused on helping researchers more effectively manage research Read more…

Advancing Drug Discovery with HPC Cloud

7/10/14 |  In order to develop a new drug the average pharmaceutical company spends about one billion dollars over ten years. This is an untenable situation for those with serious illnesses who don't have Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/10/14 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…

Airbus Rides Modular Computing Approach to Petascale

7/9/14 |  Airbus is set to increase its high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities by building on the partnership started with HP in 2011. The aircraft manufacturer will receive a new generation of HP Read more…

Greece to Deploy Supercomputer by Year End

7/8/14 |  The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) has signed a contract for the development of a high-performance computing system (HPC) to support large-scale scientific applications. The new Read more…

Modernizing the Energy Grid with HPC

7/8/14 |  HPC and its twin big data are playing an increasing role in transforming the energy industry and the nation's electrical grid and nowhere is this more apparent than at the Energy Department's Read more…

Human Brain Project Draws Sharp Criticism

7/7/14 |  More than 250 neuroscientists have issued an open letter calling for the European Union to reconsider the direction of the Human Brain Project (HBP), the ambitious brain-mapping project that Read more…

Jet Engine Noise Research Takes Off

7/7/14 |  For people living near large international airports, loud aircraft noise is a never-ending nuisance. The noise pollution has even been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Some Read more…

Team EPCC Reveals Secret Weapon Behind Winning Linpack Score

7/3/14 |  When Team EPCC first announced that they had earned “Highest Linpack” at ISC'14 Student Cluster Competition with a score of 10.14 teraflops, they said to stay tuned for details on their strategy. Read more…

3D Simulations Raise Bar for Astrophysics

7/3/14 |  For those outside the HPC/science realm who question why there need to be ever-more powerful supercomputers, one need only look at the amazing breakthroughs that the petascale age has Read more…

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6/26/14 |  Digipede |  Distribute and accelerate: How running compute-intensive applications in a distributed computing environment can significantly shorten the time to results without the need for expensive and Read more…

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6/19/14 |  Adaptive Computing |  Despite the bleeding edge HPC, big data, and cloud-based technologies backing the world’s largest oil and gas companies,  there is still a great deal of outdated manual work required to Read more…

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Learn how real end-users are utilizing HPC cloud as a cost-effective way to manage limited resources. From building a faster bicycle to the detection of critical disease, HPC cloud is Read more…

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Watch this webinar and learn how to develop “future-proof”  advanced computing/storage technology solutions to easily manage large, shared compute resources and very large volumes of data. Focus Read more…

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