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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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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…

Bull Charges Ahead in Supercomputing Despite Big Data Refocus

In many ways, Bull has been a mirror, reflecting companies like Cray from across the Atlantic. One on the one hand, both companies have deep roots in supercomputing, with particularly strong continental bases. Conversely, the arrival of the big data phenomenon has marked a chance for both companies to wrench free from strict supercomputing Read more…

A Slice of Green with Accelerators On Top

On the heels of a successful ISC14 in Leipzig, Germany, last week, the latest Green500 list was just published, and once again the TSUBAME-KFC is the world's greenest supercomputer with an energy efficiency of 4.4 gigaflops per watt. This system from Tokyo Institute of Technology broke the 4.0 gigaflops per watt mark last November, and it's Read more…

Short Takes

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…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/3/14 |  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…

IBM Bets on Nanotubes to Succeed Silicon in 2020

7/2/14 |  The effect of five decades of exponential progress with silicon chips doubling in speed every couple years as observed by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore in 1965 cannot be overstated. As Read more…

The Case for a Parallel Programming Alternative

7/2/14 |  Cray engineers have been working on a new parallel computing language, called Chapel. Aimed at large-scale parallel computing environments, Chapel was designed with a focus on productivity and 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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