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China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

Jun 20, 2013 |

China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United States). We talk with Inspur’s Chief Scientist of HPC Applications about how the system will be used to forward the goals of the national…

Intel Carves Mainstream Highway for Lustre

Jun 12, 2013 |

Today Intel announced some new pitches to push Lustre in front of enterprise eyeballs with usability features for Lustre and a total rip and replace for the native Hadoop file system designed to appeal to the HPC-oriented Hadoop set. We talked with Brent Gorda, former CEO and founder of Whamcloud, which Intel acquired just a tick under a year ago about how….

Research Roundup: Toward a More Efficient Cloud

May 10, 2013 |

In this week’s hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a unified programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.

Moonshot Highlights HPC’s Longshot

Apr 11, 2013 |

While Moonshot might be wooing the mobile and hosting camp, there is something more compelling here for HPC. This concept presents high-density, low-power servers with the ability to swap in accelerators, DSPs, GPUs, FPGAs to create an efficient heterogeneous platform that is tailored around specific workloads.

SGI Snatches Oil and Gas Giant with “Cool” Super

Mar 26, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/icex.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”83″ />European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs–but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year’s Top 500 list–the most powerful commercial….

Short Takes

Australia’s Largest Oil and Gas Firm Mines HPC Well

Nov 13, 2013 |

Supercomputing for oil and gas is heating up, as giant energy firms race to exploit the advantages of HPC for their seismic imaging workloads. Energy goliath BP recently revealed a new datacenter in Houston that will house what BP is calling the “world’s largest supercomputer for commercial research,” clocking in at more than 2.2 petaflops. Read more…

BP Opens New HPC Facility at Houston Headquarters

Oct 22, 2013 |

BP announced that it has opened a new facility in Houston, Texas, to house what it claims is the “world’s largest supercomputer for commercial research.” The Center for High-Performance Computing is part of BP’s five-year, $100 million investment in computing. The facility occupies a three-story, 110,000 square foot building at BP’s Westlake campus. Located at Read more…

Cray Targets Oil and Gas Sector’s Big Data Needs

Sep 25, 2013 |

Supercomputer-maker Cray is helping oil and gas companies benefit from the most-advanced reservoir modeling approach yet. Called Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, or PRM, the technique requires innovative data warehousing technology and data analysis techniques.

Ice-Repellant Materials One Step Closer

Sep 12, 2013 |

Scientists at GE Global Research are using the multi-petaflop Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study the way that ice forms as water droplets come in contact with cold surfaces. They are working to develop “icephobic” materials that prevent ice formation and accumulation.

HPC Helps Power Industry React Quickly

Sep 4, 2013 |

GE’s Steve Pavlosky explains how high-performance computing technology helps users in the power industry, where changes happen very fast. Whether it’s changes in demand or a power failure, the control system has to be able to react very quickly.

Off the Wire

SGI Selected by Total to Upgrade Pangea Supercomputer

Mar 31, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., March 31 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that energy company Total has chosen SGI to upgrade its supercomputer “Pangea”. Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its 100,000 Read more…

Cray to Deliver XC40 Supercomputer and Sonexion 2000 Storage System to PGS

Mar 24, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., March 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced it has been awarded a significant contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS), a global oil-and-gas company, with a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. The five-petaflop Cray supercomputer will be one of the largest systems Cray has delivered to a commercial customer, and among Read more…

Green Revolution Cooling Announces Latest Installation of CarnotJet System at DUG

Feb 26, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 26 — Green Revolution Cooling announced today the latest installation of its CarnotJet System at the Australian geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions, in Perth, Australia. The liquid submersion cooling system manufactured by Green Revolution Cooling will be used to cool a supercomputing cluster installed in partnership with OEM provider SGI. DownUnder GeoSolutions will use Read more…

Registration Open for 2015 Oil & Gas HPC Workshop

Jan 16, 2015 |

Jan. 16 — The Rice University Oil and Gas High Performance Computing (OG HPC) Workshop (Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, 2015), hosted annually at Rice University, is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in the oil and gas industry. High-end computing and Read more…

EMGS Selects Mellanox 40 Gigabit Ethernet Switches and NICs

Jan 6, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Jan. 6 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its industry-leading 40 Gigabit Ethernet solutions have been deployed by EMGS, the Norway-based market leader in electromagnetic (EM) technology, who uses its proprietary technology to support oil and gas companies Read more…