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NVIDIA Highlights GPU Progress on Titan Supercomputer

Mar 27, 2014 |

The GPU Technology Conference this week in San Jose offered plenty of material for the supercomputing set with a number of presentations focused on specific programming challenges for large-scale scientific and enterprise HPC applications. The Titan system at Oak Ridge National Lab tied together key themes through a number of the talks, which helped put Read more…

From Rendering LOTR to Animating HPC Clouds

Sep 16, 2013 |

Much has been written about the incredible animation work that went on behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings series, but without the rendering horsepower of high performance systems, none of that would have been possible. In this audio-based interview feature, we talk with the former CIO behind that rendering effort who spun out Greenbutton, an HPC cloud company that…

STARnet Alliance Seeks Revolution in Chip Design

Jan 23, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/STARnet_logo_120x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”116″ />The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have launched a new consortium to advance the pace of semiconductor innovation in the US as the technology approaches the limits of miniaturization. The main thrust of the project is the creation of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network, aka STARnet.

Pocket Sized Shots of Techila

Jun 26, 2012 |

Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources.

Emerging Companies Ride Wave of GPU Computing

Dec 15, 2011 |

This week at GTC Asia in Beijing, NVIDIA highlighted a number of young companies making use of GPU computing during its Emerging Companies Summit. The companies selected fit into a range of HPC, cloud and mobile markets that are meeting an ever-expanding array of verticals, both in traditional high performance computing arenas and in broader consumer contexts.

Short Takes

In Support of Cloud-based Rendering

May 10, 2013 |

Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.

World’s Smallest Movie Has Big (Data) Implications

May 8, 2013 |

A team of IBM researchers created the world’s smallest movie using the essential building-blocks of matter, atoms.

Classical Music, Courtesy of a Supercomputer

Jan 10, 2013 |

Compute clusters may be great at modeling the weather, but can they write operas? Well, almost.

DreamWorks Outsources Animation Work to Chinese Petaflopper

Oct 8, 2012 |

Tianhe-1A enters the CGI rendering business.

Amazon Aims to Disrupt Traditional Enterprise Practices

Aug 29, 2012 |

This week, The New York Times profiled Amazon Web Services.

Off the Wire

Univa Named Top Vendor to Watch in HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards

Nov 21, 2013 |

Nov. 21 — Univa, the Data Center Automation Company and the home of Grid Engine, announced today that is has received a top honor at the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the opening reception of the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13) in Denver, Colorado. “We Read more…

Asetek Receives Top Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards

Nov 20, 2013 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20 — Asetek announced today that it has received top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of Read more…

Bull Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — Bull announced today that it has received top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of Read more…

IDC Announces Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the sixth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the ISC’13 supercomputer industry conference in Leipzig, Germany. Prior winners were announced at the ISC’11, SC’11, ISC’12, SC’12, and ISC’13 supercomputing conferences. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) Read more…

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Four HPCwire Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

Nov. 19 — Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has received top national honors in four categories of the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards. HPCwire, the trade publication for the high performance computing (HPC) community, announced the winners at the start of the opening reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis Read more…

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