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Of Micelles and Machines: HPC Simulations Transform Everyday Household Products

Have you ever dropped your brand new razor or a full bottle of hand soap on a tiled bathroom floor and wondered why it didn’t simply shatter into a dozen pieces or split apart and create a gooey mess? Maybe next time that happens, you’ll thank computer modeling and simulations, not just your lucky stars. Read more…

Exascale Resilience Turns a Corner

While advancing the field of HPC into the exascale era is beset by many obstacles, resiliency might be the most thorny of all. As the number of cores proliferate so too do the number of incorrect behaviors, threatening not just the operation of the machine, but the validity of the results as well. When you consider that exascale machines will Read more…

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

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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…

Short Takes

The Evolution of HPC in Manufacturing

7/22/14 |  HPC has reached a tipping point where industry use has expanded dramatically. So what role do supercomputers have in manufacturing? Speaking on this topic is Greg Clifford, manufacturing segment Read more…

Parallel Computing Trends

7/22/14 |  One of the most pressing issues faced by the HPC community is how to go about attracting and training the next generation of HPC users. The staff at Argonne National Laboratory is tackling this Read more…

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…

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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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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…