Since 1986 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Language Flags

Feature Articles

China’s Supercomputing Strategy Called Out

Since China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has successfully held on to its number one position for three iterations of the TOP500 list, there has been a lot of attention focused on just how useful this nearly 34-petaflops (LINPACK) beast actually is. In fact for many years the consensus on supercomputing in China has centered on a dearth of Read more…

Compilers and More: MPI+X

At ISC'14, there was intense and continuing interest in the choice of a standard approach for programming the next generation HPC systems. While not guaranteed, many of these systems are likely to be large clusters of nodes with multicore CPUs

Read more…

Solving Simulation Complexity

Although HPC has helped solve important problems in nuclear physics, earth sciences, meteorology, etc. since the 1960s, HPC has traditionally existed only for specialists. But, with the democratization of x86 servers, large storage systems, and high-end networking technologies, companies and research facilities can now buy clusters at Read more…

HPC2014: From Clouds and Big Data to Exascale and Beyond

The International Advanced Research Workshop has become leading reference after being celebrated for more than 20 years. You can blame Lucio Grandinetti (Full Professor at University of Calabria) and his team, who started all of this and managed to put together, year after year, the best in the computing think tank. This edition’s motto was Read more…

The Week in HPC News

This was anything but the quiet post-International Supercomputing Conference and Top 500 announcement week we were expecting with a slew of interesting news announcements, topped of course, by the much-awaited details of what we can expect with one of the United States’ largest upcoming systems (that we know about, anyway), the Trinity Read more…

Short Takes

New Photoresist Could Add Years to Moore’s Law

7/17/14 |  Over the last five decades, microprocessors have gotten cheaper and more powerful as predicted by Gordon Moore's famous observation, which states that the number of transistors on an integrated Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/17/14 |  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…

BAE Systems Hones HPC Strategy

7/16/14 |  High-performance computing is vitally important to the mission of BAE Systems, one of the largest defense, aerospace, and security contractors in the world. As a high-tech manufacturer, BAE Read more…

Scientists Devise Photon-based Router

7/16/14 |  Scientists at the Weizmann Institute say they have developed the world's first photonic router, an important advance towards building a full-on quantum computer. The router is a quantum device Read more…

NSF Petaflopper Skips Retirement for New Life in Africa

7/15/14 |  Quick obsolescence goes hand-in-hand with cutting-edge technology. Supercomputing is no exception, and it's not unusual for these great machines to have lifespans of only a few years. While some Read more…

Austrian Unis Stand Up Paraffin-Cooled Supercomputer

7/15/14 |  Despite stagnation at the upper echelon of supercomputing, countries around the world are continuing to invest in supercomputing as a tool for science and innovation. In Austria, several Read more…

Supercomputing Adds Depth to Animal Conservation Efforts

7/14/14 |  A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research holds new promise for wildlife conservation efforts. The new approach developed Read more…

IBM Invests $3 Billion in Next-Gen Chip Design

7/14/14 |  The slow-down of Moore's law has chip makers expanding their efforts beyond the scaling of silicon-based transistors to include the development of alternative materials and computing approaches. Read more…

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…

Sponsored Whitepapers

Moving your HPC Applications into Overdrive with Acceleware

7/17/14 |  Acceleware |  Learn about advanced software engineering techniques that leverage the power of today’s parallel hardware to optimize applications for maximum performance.

Distributed Computing Using the Digipede Network

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…

Sponsored Multimedia

Webinar: Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud

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…

Powering Research with Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD)

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…