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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…

Animal Breeding Steers Toward HPC

Apr 22, 2014 |

A consortium of food industry animal researchers based in the Netherlands have invested more than €700,000 in a joint HPC resource that will enable members to perform calculations related to genetics. The Breed4Food consortium, an initiative of four animal breeding companies and the Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre of Wageningen UR, together with the Centre Read more…

Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge Emphasizes Applications, Scalability

Apr 21, 2014 |

This morning at 8am local time, the final round of the 2014 Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC14) commenced in Guangzhou, China. The setting for the challenge is the Guangzhou Supercomputer Center, part of the Sun Yat-sen University campus and home to the world’s fastest supercomputer Tianhe-2. According to its backers, ASC14 aims to “promote the fundamental and Read more…

Compete with Teams from Asia, Europe and America, Will Purdue University Crown the ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge?

Apr 21, 2014 |

Computer science major Matt Molo is considering a career in computer security, supercomputing or distributed computing over a large array of machines, or the giant data centers of companies like Amazon and Google function. “I was really interested in learning about supercomputers and running programs across multiple computers,” says Molo, a freshman from Joilet, Ill. Read more…

Boosting HPC Access in SME Community

Apr 18, 2014 |

If you don’t reside within France or European borders you may not have heard of HPC-SME (or HPC-PME in French), yet this initiative – supported by GENCI, INRIA and French bank BPIFrance – has made significant inroads to increasing access to high-performance computing among French small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). While the project is centered on Read more…