Tag: modeling and simulation
A new SGI system has been installed at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio as part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program. The Air Force will be using the new SGI ICE X machine for particular modeling and simulation efforts as well as….
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….
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Fusion_simulation.bmp” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”89″ />As the data sets generated by the increasingly powerful neutron scattering instruments at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) grow ever more massive, the facility’s users require significant advances in data reduction and analysis tools. To meet the challenge, SNS data specialists have teamed with ORNL’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate.
Not everyone is on board with the NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the NC State effort to overcome the memory limitations of multicore chips; the sale of the first-ever commercial quantum computing system; Cray’s first GPU-accelerated machine; speedier machine learning algorithms; and the connection between shrinking budgets and increased reliance on modeling and simulation.
Advanced computing resources optimize the site selection of wind farms.
The Department of Energy has backed the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This sweeping five-year effort will unleash the power of HPC to simulate innovative designs that could dramatically improve nuclear safety, output, and waste reduction.
The White House hosted a press conference on Wednesday to announce a new public-private partnership that aims to bring HPC technology to the have-nots of the US manufacturing sector. Using a $2 million grant from the US Department of Commerce and an additional $2.5 million investment from industrial partners, a consortium has been formed to broaden the use of HPC technology by small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).
Last week in Washington, new research from NCMS and Intesect 360 was presented to help convince government leaders of the inherent value of making high-performance computing software and resources accessible to the manufacturing sector–from the bottom up. Without having access to core technologies, particularly in the realm of modeling and simulation, many smaller design and manufacturing shops have a hard time remaining competitive, but this is an expensive, risky leap to make for many firms.
Last week, HPC resource provider R Systems hosted its annual HPC 360 conference with a distinct focus on empowering the missing middle of manufacturing via access to high-performance computing capabilities. The event highlighted the need for complex software packages for modeling and simulation and on a larger level, emphasized the value of the “Silicon Prairie” as an enabler for businesses feeding into the larger international manufacturing supply chain.