Tag: los alamos

Supercomputing Impacts Deep Water Oil Rig Safety

Apr 13, 2015 |

As even a casual newswatcher knows, offshore drilling can be a dangerous enterprise. Among the safety hazards is the ocean itself with its unpredictable and sometimes intense currents exerting forces on the floating platform. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used advanced simulation software to help improve the safety of ultra-deep floating oil rigs by studying how the surrounding currents Read more…

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Los Alamos Offers First Look at Trinity’s Warm Water Cooling

Feb 17, 2015 |

At the level of leadership supercomputing, system planning and procurement is generally a multi-year process. The excitement that surrounded the initial announcement can wane, but it always comes back when it’s time to start putting the system together. For the Trinity supercomputer, which has been on the Department of Energy’s roadmap since 2013, the proof of this progress is Read more…

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Is the ECC Performance Price Worth it for GPUs?

Mar 13, 2014 |

Listen to the podcast followup on this story. One of several elements that separates high performance computing GPUs from their gaming and graphics brethren is the addition of ECC codes, which target critical bit-flip errors in memory, which can lead to invalid results or system problems. While ECC is often deemed a necessary component for Read more…

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Revelations on Roadrunner’s Retirement

Apr 4, 2013 |

Following our news report this week on the shuttering of the petaflop pioneer system at Los Alamos National Lab, Roadrunner, we were finally able to snag someone to share on the post-mortem plans for the system, not to mention what some of the considerations were for housing a unique architecture like….

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Requiem for Roadrunner

Apr 1, 2013 |

Over the weekend the IBM Roadrunner, which broke the petascale barrier five years ago, was shuttered in favor of a smaller, more nimble and energy efficient at Los Alamos–Cielo. Before it is dismantled and given a full OS, memory and routing autopsy by LANL researchers, we thought it would be a good time to look back…

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LANL Update: Supers Taken Offline

Jun 30, 2011 |

Roadrunner and Cielo have been taken offline due to the excessive smoke and lingering fire threat at Los Alamos National Lab.

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