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Senate Legislation Prioritizes Science, HPC

Jun 18, 2014 |

The US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development is proposing legislation that would boost funding for scientific discovery and next-generation computing. The panel, chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), approved federal funding legislation that would provide $5.086 billion for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science for the 2015 fiscal year that Read more…

Advanced Wind Farm Simulations Key to Energy Strategy

May 14, 2014 |

With energy consumption on the rise around the world, interest in renewable energy sources has taken off. Wind power is a major component of the US energy strategy – it’s known for being affordable, efficient and abundant, as well as being pollution-free. Over the last decade, wind turbine farms have become a common feature, dotting landscapes across Read more…

Immersion Cooling Floated as Green Energy Solution

Feb 14, 2014 |

At the same time as Moore’s Law progress is slowing down, the demand for processing data is at an all-time high. A full 90 percent of all the data in the world was created in the last two years, and datacenters are responsible for 2 percent of overall US electrical usage. Keeping all those warehouse-scale Read more…

NERSC Supercomputer Boosts Energy Research

Dec 4, 2013 |

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using DOE supercomputers and a neutron scanning technique to develop more efficient methods of extracting gas and oil from shale. Using the systems at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Supercomputing Center (NERSC) – supercomputing resources include Hopper and Edison – the researchers are studying the Read more…

Saving Energy with Supercomputing

Dec 2, 2013 |

Many Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the UK and beyond are unaware that supercomputing can help them become more energy efficient. With major energy suppliers recently announcing yet more price hikes, companies across all industries are feeling the pinch. Three of the ‘big six’ British energy firms have increased their prices between eight and Read more…

Eni Joins Oil and Gas Petaflop Club

Nov 20, 2013 |

Italian energy company, Eni, launched a new petaflop class supercomputer this week. Not to be outdone by BP or Total Group, which recently announced 2.2 and 2.3 petaflops systems respectively, Eni’s high-performance number-cruncher touts “in excess of 3 petaflops.” (And don’t forget Woodside Energy, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas firm, which earlier this month declared its Read more…

Supercomputing Targets Cleaner Combustion

Oct 1, 2013 |

A team of scientists and mathematicians at the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are using powerful NERSC supercomputers together with sophisticated algorithms to create cleaner combustion technologies.

NREL Debuts Peregrine Supercomputer

Sep 16, 2013 |

Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Arvizu have unveiled the DOE’s newest supercomputer, Peregrine. This innovative liquid-cooled supercomputer is housed at NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, Colorado.

One Step Closer to Fusion Energy

Aug 27, 2013 |

Fusion science, which seeks to recreate the energy of the stars for use on Earth, has long been the holy grail of energy researchers. A recent experiment at Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility puts fusion energy one step closer.

The Week in HPC Research

Mar 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Cloud_Storage_and_Bioinformatics_in_a_private_cloud_Fig._3_150x.png” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”95″ />The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of sparse matrix multiplication performance on Xeon Phi versus four other architectures; a survey of HPC energy efficiency; performance modeling of OpenMP, MPI and hybrid scientific applications using weak scaling; an exploration of anywhere, anytime cluster monitoring; and a framework for data-intensive cloud storage.