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TOP500 Sluggish, But Chinese Supers May Portend Big Changes Ahead

May 31, 2010 |

A Chinese supercomputer called Nebulae, powered by the latest Fermi GPUs, grabbed the number two spot on the TOP500 list announced earlier today. The new machine delivered 1.27 petaflops of Linpack performance, yielding only to the 1.76 petaflop Jaguar system, which retained its number one berth.

HPC Innovator’s Work Spans Two Continents

May 28, 2010 |

Dr. Ashwini Nanda has been at the center of some of the most cutting-edge HPC projects and initiatives in the world. In this interview, Dr. Nanda talks about high performance computing in India, how he sees the industry today, and what led him to start up his company, HPC Links.

ISC’10 Preview

May 28, 2010 |

If the Icelandic volcano gods permit, this year’s International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, will be the best-attended and the most exhibitor-laden show in the event’s 25-year history.

ISC’10 Preview

May 27, 2010 |

Hamburg, Germany, will soon become the center of the HPC universe — at least for a week.

The Cloud Forecast for HPC: Preview of ISC’10

May 25, 2010 |

It is becoming more difficult to question cloud’s role in HPC as an increasing number of vendors jockey for top position in research, scientific, and large-scale enterprise computing. If the ISC exhibitor list is any indication, we’re in for very cloudy conditions in HPC this year.