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Canada’s Fastest Supercomputer Joins Ebola Fight

Nov 5, 2014 |

Canadian researchers have turned the country’s fastest supercomputer into an Ebola-fighting machine. There are no approved vaccines for Ebola yet, but Chematria, a startup supported by the University of Toronto, is hot on the trail of a drug that will put a stop to the deadly epidemic. Through a partnership with the University of Toronto Read more…

Fractal Art Combines Math and Computing

May 12, 2014 |

You don’t need to be a mathematician to appreciate the beauty and elegance of fractal geometries, those infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. Recently, a group of computing and software students from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, created stunning fractal geometries using the University of Toronto’s powerful IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Despite being generated by a Read more…

US-UK Supercomputing Centers Join Forces

Sep 3, 2013 |

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) in the US and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the United Kingdom are combining efforts to help industry stakeholders in both countries leverage supercomputing to accelerate innovation and boost economic competitiveness.

Vulcan’s New Planet of Industrial Exploration

Jun 26, 2013 |

The eighth-ranked Blue Gene/Q Vulcan system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has opened its doors for business–at least to companies reliant on advanced modeling and simulation. The 5-petaflop super has already been used in a number of incubator projects but now that they are extending the focus of….

DOE Supercomputer Peers Into the Soul of the Universe

Sep 25, 2012 |

Argonne’s 10-petaflop Blue Gene/Q will be used to gain a better understanding of dark matter.

Argonnites Prep Mira Supercomputer for Petascale Duties

Aug 1, 2012 |

DOE lab is taking applications from researchers who want time on 8-petaflop super.

IBM Specs Out Blue Gene/Q Chip

Aug 22, 2011 |

At the Hot Chips conference in Santa Clara last week, IBM lifted the curtain on its Blue Gene/Q SoC, which will soon power some of the highest performing supercomputers in the world. Next year, two DOE labs are slated to boot up the most powerful Blue Gene systems ever deployed: the 10-petaflop “Mira” system at Argonne National Lab, and the 20-petaflop “Sequoia” super at Lawrence Livermore. Both will employ the latest Blue Gene/Q processor described at the conference.

Shedding Light on High-Energy Physics

Jul 20, 2011 |

Researchers in high-energy physics are gearing up to test theories on Argonne, Oak Ridge iron.

HPC solutions for a Smarter Planet

Apr 11, 2011 |

Companies across all industries are facing many challenges. Emerging from the rough economy of the last few years, and facing increased global competition, virtually all organizations are in a position where they need to quickly react to market conditions and pounce on new business opportunities as they arise.

Oak Ridge Looks Toward 20 Petaflop Super

Mar 7, 2011 |

Future NVIDIA Tesla-equipped Cray machine will put lab at the forefront of GPU computing.