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Supercomputers Boost Jet Engine Design

Jun 11, 2014 |

The United States is home to many of the world’s top supercomputers, powerful machines that enable a wide-range of research efforts, from exploring the outer reaches of the universe to enabling faster, quieter and more efficient jet engines. As revealed in a recent report, a group of GE engineers are working with researchers from Arizona Read more…

Advanced Wind Farm Simulations Key to Energy Strategy

May 14, 2014 |

With energy consumption on the rise around the world, interest in renewable energy sources has taken off. Wind power is a major component of the US energy strategy – it’s known for being affordable, efficient and abundant, as well as being pollution-free. Over the last decade, wind turbine farms have become a common feature, dotting landscapes across Read more…

DOE Supercomputing Aims for 100-200 PFLOPS in 2017

Jan 16, 2014 |

In a recent post on Atomic City Underground, Frank Munger examines the progress made by the CORAL project, which HPCwire detailed last year. CORAL – which stands for Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Livermore – formed so that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne (ANL) and Lawrence Livermore (LLNL) – could combine forces when Read more…

Gordon Bell Prize Bubbles from Sequoia

Nov 22, 2013 |

Each year at SC, the ACM hands out one of the most coveted awards, the Gordon Bell Prize. The award, which became a regular feature of SC, began in 1987 and now carries a $10,000 prize sponsored by parallel computing luminary, Gordon Bell. Winners demonstrate high peak performance figures on real world applications or demonstrate Read more…

US-UK Supercomputing Centers Join Forces

Sep 3, 2013 |

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) in the US and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in the United Kingdom are combining efforts to help industry stakeholders in both countries leverage supercomputing to accelerate innovation and boost economic competitiveness.

One Step Closer to Fusion Energy

Aug 27, 2013 |

Fusion science, which seeks to recreate the energy of the stars for use on Earth, has long been the holy grail of energy researchers. A recent experiment at Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility puts fusion energy one step closer.

Vulcan’s New Planet of Industrial Exploration

Jun 26, 2013 |

The eighth-ranked Blue Gene/Q Vulcan system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has opened its doors for business–at least to companies reliant on advanced modeling and simulation. The 5-petaflop super has already been used in a number of incubator projects but now that they are extending the focus of….

Sequoia Hits Warp Speed

May 6, 2013 |

Chalk up another win for Sequoia and high-performance computing. The IBM Blue Gene breaks two more records.

Sequoia Goes Core-AZY

Mar 20, 2013 |

LLNL researchers have successfully harnessed all 1,572,864 of Sequoia’s cores for one impressive simulation.

Stanford Lights Up One Million Sequoia Cores

Jan 28, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Stanford_jet_noise_simulation_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”54″ />The 20 petaflop, third-generation IBM BlueGene system, Sequoia, may be the number two supercomputer according to the latest TOP500 rankings, but when it comes to max core usage, Sequoia has apparently set a new record. A team of Stanford engineers harnessed one million of Sequoia’s nearly 1.6 CPUs in parallel to solve a sophisticated fluid dynamics problem.