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The Weekly Top Five

May 12, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream’s FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA’s latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel’s extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s new hybrid cluster.

On the Road to Exascale, Expect Delays

Feb 2, 2011 |

With exascale predictions all the rage, here’s a more sobering look at the next big thing in supercomputing.

DARPA Sets Ubiquitous HPC Program in Motion

Aug 10, 2010 |

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected four “performers” to develop prototype systems for its Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. According to a press release issued on August 6, the organizations include Intel, NVIDIA, MIT, and Sandia National Lab. Georgia Tech was also tapped to head up an evaluation team for the systems under development.

Beyond the Petaflop: DARPA Wants Quintillion-Speed Computers

Jun 24, 2010 |

Agency announces Omnipresent High Performance Computing program.

IBM Gets $16 Million to Bolster its Brain-on-a-Chip Technology

Aug 6, 2009 |

DARPA program looks to create useful intelligent machines.

The Road to Energy Efficient Electronics

Jun 15, 2009 |

Berkeley symposium calls for changes from circuits to networks.

Does Parallel Processing Require New Languages?

Jun 8, 2009 |

Start from scratch or extend the legacy languages?

Bob Graybill Starts National Clearinghouse Firm for HPC Services

Oct 16, 2008 |

Bob Graybill, whose high-profile roles have included heading the DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) program and working with USC-ISI, the Council on Competitiveness and half a dozen big defense contractors, is now CEO and president of a start-up. Nimbis Services aims to expand HPC use in manufacturing by brokering cycles, storage and expertise.

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