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Peek into China’s Plans for Top Supercomputer Shows No Slowdown

Mar 20, 2014 |

This week we learned more about Japan’s exascale plans for the 2020 timeframe, but also on the contender list to be among the first to reach exascale-class computing levels is China. For now, however, the country has its sights set on continuing to dominate the list in 2015 and beyond. To put this and the Read more…

Details Emerging on Japan’s Future Exascale System

Mar 18, 2014 |

The Big Data and Extreme Computing meeting in Fukuoka, Japan concluded recently, pushing a great deal of information about international progress toward exascale initiatives into the global community. As the host country, Japan had ample opportunity to gather many of the researchers building out the next incarnation of the K Computer, which is expected to Read more…

Workflow as a Service Expanding Beyond HPC

Mar 17, 2014 |

At the height of the first wave of the commercial cloud computing boom, around 2008, two HPC industry figures, Brian Schott and Robert Graybill, put their heads together to see how clouds might support high performance computing workloads. Their efforts led them to develop a “clearinghouse” for cloud-based HPC platforms and applications, which in turn Read more…

Flying the Flag for UK Tech Innovation in Europe

Mar 17, 2014 |

Dataflow Computing highlights Great Britain’s Tech Prowess UKTI & Maxeler Technologies Media Release Hannover, March 13, 2014 – As the UK technology sector cements its leading position in tech innovation worldwide, British firm Maxeler credits its growing success to the innovation of its dataflow engine technology. Dataflow is a highly novel compute concept where applications Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Mar 14, 2014 |

It’s been a packed week here at HPCwire, with several news and insight items spanning the globe. We’ll touch on key announcements and insights from the weeks news, which complement some deeper reporting on developments at Intel, Altair, Panasas, and others. But first, let’s hit some highlights from beyond the headlines… One of the more popular Read more…

New Intel HPC Lead Tracks Phi Momentum

Mar 13, 2014 |

While there may not be a distinct, publicly available roadmap laying out the exact course for the next generation of Xeon Phi, conversations are brewing about how smooth the highway to Knight’s Landing will be, what the destination will look like, and of course, exactly how long it will take to arrive. The unofficial landing Read more…

Altair Crash Tests New Xeon E7s

Mar 12, 2014 |

RADIOSS, one of the top structural analysis solvers in the industry, is used by auto companies like Ford and PSA in France to run car crash and other simulations to test safety and viability of a broad array of products. Like similar CAE codes, it is highly parallelized for top performance on large, powerful clusters–and Read more…

Panasas Opens New Windows for Wider HPC View

Mar 11, 2014 |

Like many other storage companies with roots in HPC, Panasas is leveraging its history in some of the most demanding environments to bridge the technical to commercial computing divide. According to the company’s Geoffrey Noer, just three years ago, most Panasas customers were in traditional HPC, scattered across a wide number of users in academia Read more…

A Large Memory System for Free

Mar 10, 2014 |

Do you have an application would run faster if it could use high speed memory rather than disk?  Did you ever want to run an application that needed more memory than your current server supports? ScaleMP has the answer. vSMP Foundation Free allows you to create a virtual system that seamlessly addresses up to 1 Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Mar 7, 2014 |

March kicked off rather quietly compared to the rest of the year thus far, but with some interesting news items from DDN, SGI, and others—all of which we’ll address in a moment. The break in an otherwise active 2014 news cycle gave us some time to reflect on some end user and other community issues Read more…