Tag: Blue Gene/Q
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<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/dansbury.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”93″ />With $45 million in government funding, the research center will develop software to make supercomputers more efficient and to help process data from the SKA, the world’s largest radio telescope. The technology is being developed with industry partners, and will be made available to scientific and industrial organizations in the UK.
Last month Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced it had been awarded a $2.65 million grant to acquire a 100 teraflop Blue Gene/Q supercomputer for its Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations. The new system will also include a multi-terabyte RAM-based storage accelerator, petascale disk storage, and rendering cluster plus remote display wall system for visualization.
Argonne National Laboratory is planning to move up to a 10-petaflop Blue Gene/Q supercomputer next year, supporting the DOE lab’s scientific research. The new machine continues Argonne’s six-year Blue Gene tradition, which has installed every iteration of the architecture in IBM’s BG franchise.
Big Blue sees green in mainstream high performance computing market.