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Tulane Accelerates Discovery with Hybrid Supercomputer

Dec 16, 2014 |

The rich culture and distinctive charm of the city of New Orleans served as the backdrop for this year’s annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14). If you haven’t been before, residents of the Big Easy will urge you to visit the uptown campus of Tulane University. Renowned for its beautiful trees and landscaping, the university is also a prominent Read more…

TACC’s New Director Shares Strategy, System Futures

Jul 3, 2014 |

Each of the national labs and supercomputing sites have defining characteristics or “personalities” that are most often driven by the user communities that exploit their computational resources. Certain centers are affiliated with particular missions or needs. Some tend to prefer architectures that maximize overall performance and size in a way that tops the Top 500 Read more…

What Drives Investment in the Middle of HPC?

May 15, 2014 |

When it comes to covering supercomputers, the most attention falls on the front runners on the Top 500. However, a closer look at the tail-end of the rankings reveals some rather interesting use cases—not to mention courses of development, system design, and user-driven requirements for future build out. The University of Florida is home to Read more…

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…

Dell Conjures Startup Energy, Outlines Future Direction

Dec 12, 2013 |

“If you can get a group of really talented people together and unite them around a challenge and have them work together to the best of their abilities, then a company will achieve great things,” said Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk this morning during the Dell World 2013 kickoff while sitting next to Read more…

Dell Measures ‘Ivy Bridge’ Server’s Performance Edge

Nov 12, 2013 |

Since Intel introduced its Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family (code named “Ivy Bridge-EP”) in September, system makers, application specialists and other end users have been interested in how the new parts stack up to previous-generation “Sandy Bridge” processors for a variety of HPC workloads. In the parlance of Intel’s tick-tock development scheme, Sandy Bridge Read more…

UCSC Ramps Up Astrophysics Work with New HPC Gear

Aug 7, 2013 |

A new 60 teraflops supercomputer and 1 petabyte high speed storage system recently installed on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz will give astrophysicists at the college the computational and storage headroom they need to model the heavens like never before.

New HPC Cluster Frees Scottish Researchers From Administrative Burden

Jul 22, 2013 |

The University of Aberdeen has gone live with Maxwell, a new HPC cluster from Dell that will provide researchers with a faster, more centralized, and easier to manage HPC resource than the university previously had. The system is slated to begin a new era of cross-department collaboration and scientific discovery at the 518-year-old Scottish university.

Dell Boxes Up HPC for Life Sciences

Jun 5, 2013 |

This week Dell announced a tailored offering for the genomics set with its Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences offering. Outfitted with up 32 nodes in a single rack, the company is pitching Infiniband, Lustre, Terascala and Bright Computing options at the sequencing set that they say wants to focus on science, not servers. The Intel-powered…

University of Florida Opens HiPerGator Jaws

May 7, 2013 |

UF formally introduced their newest teraflopper, a Dell-built and Opteron-powered cluster of 256 nodes. We talked with Dell’s Tim Carroll briefly to track the….

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