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NASA Debuts Stunning CO2 Visualization

In keeping with the SC spirit of HPC matters, we wanted to share another amazing example of supercomputing in action. Last week, NASA officials released the first ever ultra-high-resolution computer model of global atmospheric carbon dioxide. The simulation, which can be seen below, depicts the puffs and swirls of carbon dioxide as it Read more…

Intel Etches Future Process for HPC Progress

“This market, this industry, is poised for a fairly fundamental transformation,” Raj Hazra, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing division, told a group at the company’s SC14 briefing on their future investments in HPC. The comment came as a counterpoint to the lack of news around stunning changes in the Read more…

Supercomputing Wrap: Top Stories from SC14

As we noted in a few different pieces throughout the week, there has been little change in the Top 500 supercomputer rankings with Tianhe-2 still maintaining its dramatic edge over other systems. While we expect some new systems to enter the list in Read more…

Eurotech Hive Takes The Sting Out Of Density

Back at the International Supercomputing Conference in June, supercomputer maker Eurotech dropped some hints about its future water-cooled Aurora systems that would employ a mix of ARM processors and Nvidia Tesla GPU accelerators in a dense form. At the SC14 conference Read more…

UT Austin Nabs Third Consecutive Student Cluster Win

Huge cheers broke out in the New Orleans Theater inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today when Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner of the SC Student Cluster Competition for the third year in a row. Making the remarkable string of victories even more impressive, it was the first Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

11/26/14 |  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…

UChicago Life Science Cluster Gets $2M Makeover

11/26/14 |  Beagle, the Cray XE6 supercomputer that has served University of Chicago biology and medical researchers for the last three years, is about to get an overhaul thanks to a $2 million grant from Read more…

New Intelligence Test Asks What It Means to Be Human

11/24/14 |  The primary definition of artificial intelligence (AI), specifically strong AI, is the power of a machine to exhibit intelligence indistinguishable from that of a human. But researchers have long Read more…

SC14 Hits a High Note in New Orleans

11/24/14 |  The 26th annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14) was a show to remember. The six day event brought together more than 10,000 attendees to the expansive Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

11/13/14 |  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…

Big Data Compels HPC Adoption in Life Sciences

11/13/14 |  Expect a lot of the talk at SC14 this year to revolve around big data. Ari E. Berman, Ph.D., Director of Government Services and Principal Investigator at BioTeam, Inc., attempts to cut through Read more…

UK Project Tackles Bike Helmet Safety

11/13/14 |  There are certain HPC projects that stand out for their ability to help humankind in practical ways. One recent example of such a project combines state-of-the-art 3D printing and supercomputing Read more…

Climate Modeling Approaches ‘Golden Age’

11/12/14 |  High-performance computing is facing some of its toughest challenges yet, but supercomputing is also yielding better results than ever before. When it comes to climate science, for example, Read more…

LANL Showcases Supercomputing History

11/12/14 |  Los Alamos National Laboratory is celebrating 100. Not 100 years, but 100 supercomputers. The center that is best known for its role supporting national security for the last seven decades is Read more…

Cycle Helps HGST Stand Up 70,000 Core AWS Cloud

11/11/14 |  Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe revealed today what is being called the largest Fortune 500 cloud cluster run, performed by HGST, a Western Digital company. HGST's engineering team was working Read more…

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SpotlightON: Working Toward Workflow as a Service

11/6/14 |  Nimbis Services |  For manufacturers, HPC cloud is primed and ready to bring to the small-to medium-sized enterprises the very tools that keep industry giants on the leading edge. Whether cloud services are used to Read more…

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Leveraging Flash Storage to Accelerate Oracle Real Application Clusters

Many IT organizations are looking to SSD technology to solve performance issues and improve efficiency for their business-critical applications. Watch this short webinar to gain an understanding Read more…