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.
Cray wins NNSA supercomputing contract; and Tokyo Tech researchers make breakthroughs in weather forecasting using GPU computing. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Supercomputer maker off to a running start in 2010.
At a time when supercomputing centers seem to be multiplying across the US, the one up in Alaska looks like it could become an endangered species. The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is slated to lose its Department of Defense funding at the end of May 2011, putting the jobs of nearly 50 employees in jeopardy and shrinking the scope of the work done at the northernmost HPC facility in the United States.
Wheeling, West Virginia will house military supercomputer.
A new contract for the Defense Department’s high-performance computing program seeks to improve collaboration among government agencies, industry and academia.