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ISC’14

Jun 22, 2014 |

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is the most significant conference and exhibition in Europe for the HPC community. The 2014 focus is on supercomputers solving real life problems, extreme computing challenges, and emerging trends for big data and HPC, and much more. The exhibition will showcase comprehensive range of systems and services from top vendors Read more…

Students Learning HPC

Jun 19, 2014 |

Considering the much bemoaned talent gap that exists within HPC, it’s always rewarding to hear about the uber-talented students that are pushing the boundaries of computer and computational science. The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee is currently facilitating two student-focused HPC endeavors: the SC14 Student Cluster Competition and the 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…

Science Comes FIRST

May 29, 2014 |

Between political partisanship and the long-running recession, federal funding for science education and research has had some difficult years. Despite the political gridlock that exists in Washington, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have generally been supportive of strategic science funding in the interest of national competitiveness. To that point, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Read more…

Intel True Scale Fabric – Made for HPC

May 26, 2014 |

Unlike today’s solid but somewhat stodgy basic enterprise computing, HPC tends to engender an enthusiasm and a fascination with the underlying technology that is unique to its practitioners. But there is a downside. An overemphasis on advanced feeds and speeds and the joys of parallelism can distract us from what is really key – what Read more…

Internship Program Fosters HPC Talent

May 21, 2014 |

One of the most pressing concerns in HPC circles continues to be a lack of qualified entrants to the field. Not to say there isn’t talent — the popularity and success of the student cluster challenges attest to that — but it’s not enough to span the gap. That’s why efforts to facilitate this unique skill Read more…

Mega-Simulations Resolve Starburst Puzzle

May 19, 2014 |

Astrophysicists at the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) have achieved a major breakthrough. Thanks to a set of highly precise supercomputer simulations, the scientists have a much keener understanding of the turbulence that is generated when two galaxies collide. The study used Read more…

HPC Propels Fastest Production Car

May 15, 2014 |

Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg holds many speed records, including breaking the 0-300 km/h record in just 14.53 seconds in 2011, holding the Nürburgring speed record of 311 km/h in 2006 and also winning the title of fastest production car in 2005 for a 389 km/h top speed. To continue on this winning trajectory, Koenigsegg’s Technical Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Apr 24, 2014 |

Last week, we noted the doubling in the number of research items coming from across the supercomputing spectrum and this week was no different. The uptick that we’ve seen this month in terms of new research and development efforts continues. The academic news was especially strong, with a number of Moore’s law themed items – Read more…

9.27TFlops@3Kw! New Linpack Record set in ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge

Apr 23, 2014 |

On April 23th, three ASC14 finalists: Sun Yat-sen University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Taiwan Tsinghua University rewrote the Linpack record in Student Supercomputer Challenges. Under the 3000W power budget, the ASC14 host, the Sun Yat-sen University reached 9.272 Tflops Linpack performance. ASC14 is organized by Asia Supercomputer Community, Sun Yat-sen University and Read more…