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Airbus Rides Modular Computing Approach to Petascale

Jul 9, 2014 |

Airbus is set to increase its high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities by building on the partnership started with HP in 2011. The aircraft manufacturer will receive a new generation of HP Performance Optimized Datacenters (PODs), boosting its computing capacity to 1.2 petaflops. HP’s new PODs for Airbus come with pre-integrated clusters of HP ProLiant server blades Read more…

Modernizing the Energy Grid with HPC

Jul 8, 2014 |

HPC and its twin big data are playing an increasing role in transforming the energy industry and the nation’s electrical grid and nowhere is this more apparent than at the Energy Department’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). Located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, the ESIF’s HPC datacenter Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Jun 12, 2014 |

If middleware was the theme from last week, then this week is all about hardware, from networking/interconnects (Arista) to systems (HP) to storage (Panasas). Let’s look at little closer at this week’s top stories, starting with HP. HP’s rebooting of the Apollo brand this week was well received. This new family of high performance computing systems Read more…

HP Targets HPC with New Approach to Water Cooling

Jun 10, 2014 |

HP has announced a new family of high performance computing systems that target a balance between high density, energy efficiency, and raw performance. The line, called “HP Apollo” is divided in half for key workloads and needs, with the air-cooled Apollo 6000 system aimed at enterprise users and the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 focused on large-scale Read more…

IIT-Kanpur Launches Second Supercomputer

Jun 4, 2014 |

The Indian Institute Of Technology at Kanpur (IIT-K) unveiled a new supercomputer yesterday – India’s fifth fastest and a premier resource for this educational institution. Ashish Dutta, head of the Computer Centre, revealed that IIT-K spent about Rs. 48 crore (US$8 million) in acquiring the machine, which will be used for research, education and training Read more…

Comprehensively Evaluating HPC Cloud Cost Benefits

Jul 30, 2013 |

HP Labs partnered with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana to comprehensively evaluate the feasibility of running high performance applications in the cloud. The research set out to answer many questions, including wondering how HPC applications fare in the cloud versus supercomputers which applications were best suited for cloud deployment, and what the cost benefits were for certain organizations in maintaining their high performance needs in a cloud.

IDC: Supercomputing Spending Jumps 30 Percent

Mar 25, 2013 |

IDC report highlights the continued shift to large system sales.

NREL’s Supercomputer Debuts New Technology

Mar 13, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NREL_logo222222222.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”51″ />The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has just completed construction on a state-of-the-art datacenter in preparation for a brand new supercomputer. The high-efficiency 1-petaflops system features the latest servers from HP, including a proprietary direct-to-chip cooling system. NREL has already taken delivery of an initial 200-teraflops machine, and expects the system to reach full capacity this summer.

Dell Buys Dell In Order To Expand Its Datacenter Server Business

Feb 6, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/dollar_sign_2.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”94″ />Michael Dell’s decision to take his company private is his attempt to solve The Innovator’s Dilemma. He wants to get beyond the PC business and into datacenters and HPC. It’s a bold and risky move, and may be his best chance of making the change happen.

HP, Intel Score Petaflop Supercomputer at DOE Lab

Sep 5, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NREL_logo.gif” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”48″ />The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ordered a $10 million HP supercomputer equipped with the latest Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi coprocessors. When completed in 2013, the system will deliver one petaflop of performance and will take up residence in one of the most energy-efficient datacenters in the world.