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How the iForge Cluster is Manufacturing Results for Big Industry

Feb 26, 2014 |

When one thinks of major manufacturing companies, including Boeing, Proctor and Gamble, John Deere, Caterpillar, Dow, GE and others, from a systems and software perspective, there is little doubt that the competitive edge lies in high performance computing. But for many of these companies, it’s not simply a matter of plugging engineering codes into high Read more…

The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 |

2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques. While exascale has taken more of a backseat than we might have predicted at the year’s end of 2010, there are plenty of Read more…

Gordon Bell Prize Bubbles from Sequoia

Nov 22, 2013 |

Each year at SC, the ACM hands out one of the most coveted awards, the Gordon Bell Prize. The award, which became a regular feature of SC, began in 1987 and now carries a $10,000 prize sponsored by parallel computing luminary, Gordon Bell. Winners demonstrate high peak performance figures on real world applications or demonstrate Read more…

Expanding enCORE with CFD

Jul 19, 2013 |

Britain HPC systems integrator OCF has made noise with regard to high performance applications in the cloud, bringing online an 8,000-node HPC cluster called enCORE last year. This week, they announced an expansion of enCORE’s capabilities. Specifically, they brought in the XFlow Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to expand their HPC capabilities.

Cycle Computing and the HPC Experiment

Jul 15, 2013 |

In a presentation done with Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier in association with the HPC Experiment, Stowe went more into detail about the additional use cases in which Cycle Computing has facilitated HPC experimentation in the cloud. Gentzsch and Yenier also went on to update the HPC experiment, the fourth round of which kicks off this week.

Short Takes

Airbus Rides Modular Computing Approach to Petascale

Jul 9, 2014 |

Airbus is set to increase its high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities by building on the partnership started with HP in 2011. The aircraft manufacturer will receive a new generation of HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs), boosting its computing capacity to 1.2 petaflops. HP’s new PODs for Airbus come with pre-integrated clusters of HP ProLiant server blades Read more…

IBM Bets on Nanotubes to Succeed Silicon in 2020

Jul 2, 2014 |

The effect of five decades of exponential progress with silicon chips doubling in speed every couple years as observed by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore in 1965 cannot be overstated. As silicon-based transistors push against the limits of physics, the death of Moore’s law could pack a devastating blow to the industry and even the global Read more…

HPC Propels Fastest Production Car

May 15, 2014 |

Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg holds many speed records, including breaking the 0-300 km/h record in just 14.53 seconds in 2011, holding the Nürburgring speed record of 311 km/h in 2006 and also winning the title of fastest production car in 2005 for a 389 km/h top speed. To continue on this winning trajectory, Koenigsegg’s Technical Read more…

Supercomputing for Super-Plastics

May 15, 2014 |

IBM scientists have invented a new class of experimental polymers that are exceptionally lightweight, remarkably strong, and even self-healing, which they say could transform manufacturing and fabrication in the transportation, aerospace, and microelectronics industries. IBM’s research division published their findings on the novel polymers in the journal Science on Thursday with collaborators UC Berkeley, Eindhoven University Read more…

XSEDE Program Forges Industry Alliances

Feb 21, 2014 |

The eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is launching a new program – called the Industry Challenge – that connects industry partners with researchers from the open science community in order to enhance product designs and speed time to market. Over at the XSEDE.org website, science writer Scott Gibson details the new program, which Read more…

Off the Wire

Tower International to Utilize Altair’s Compute Manager

Apr 23, 2014 |

TROY, Mich., April 23 — Altair, a global provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and high-performance computing (HPC) software and services, today announced that Tower International, a leading global automotive manufacturer, has selected Altair’s Compute Manager to simplify and streamline access to distributed resources. Compute Manager is a Web-based application for accessing computing resources from any location. With Compute Manager’s easy Read more…

AltaSim Technologies Receives DOE Grant for Additive Manufacturing

Apr 17, 2014 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 17 — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded AltaSim Technologies nearly $150,000 to further develop the technologies that drive additive manufacturing – adding momentum to an public-private initiative based in Ohio to boost industrial use of modeling and simulation. AltaSim’s DOE award provides $149,844 through the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research Read more…

Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited Appliance Certified as Intel Cluster Ready

Apr 3, 2014 |

TROY, Mich., April 3 — Altair today announced that its HyperWorks Unlimited appliance for computer-aided engineering (CAE) has been certified as Intel Cluster Ready, verifying the product’s status as a plug-and-play solution for high-performance computing (HPC). HyperWorks Unlimited is a fully managed, state-of-the art appliance designed to reduce the time and cost associated with enabling HPC for high-end engineering. Read more…

Cray Opens Supercomputer Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin

Mar 10, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., March 10 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the opening of the Company’s new supercomputer manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. With the addition of this second facility and with recent upgrades to its existing primary manufacturing site, Cray has roughly doubled its manufacturing capacity. As a result, Read more…

New Manufacturing Institutes to be Led by DOD

Feb 26, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26 — President Barack Obama announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Defense Department and supported by a $140 million federal commitment combined with more than $320 million in private-sector commitments. A consortium of businesses and universities headquartered in the Detroit area will a focus on lightweight and modern metals Read more…