Today IBM announced NextScale, which will eventually evolve into the place of its iDataPlex systems. Tapping the power of the new Ivy Bridge processors, coupled with eventual support for a host of accelerated options (GPUs, Xeon Phi and likely other processor choices) the company also put its stake in the ground for hyperscale and HPC..
The Yellowstone supercomputer has a 1.5-petaflop I-data plex system at peak. The machine was first tasked with 11 compute-intensive projects as part of the Accelerated Scientific Discovery (ASD) initiative.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/dansbury.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”93″ />With $45 million in government funding, the research center will develop software to make supercomputers more efficient and to help process data from the SKA, the world’s largest radio telescope. The technology is being developed with industry partners, and will be made available to scientific and industrial organizations in the UK.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream’s FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA’s latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel’s extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s new hybrid cluster.
OCF doubles computing power for University of Edinburg researchers; and Aquasar system with innovative water-cooling technology deploys at ETH Zurich. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
IBM and Slovenian software developer Arctur have signed an agreement to build one of the most powerful supercomputers in the region. Arctur will allow midmarket companies to lease time on the iDataPlex system.
NVIDIA’s GPU computing ambitions got a major boost today with IBM’s announcement of the iDataPlex dx360 M3. The new HPC server pairs two Tesla GPUs with two CPUs inside the same server chassis.