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New Haswells Spark Open Season for HPC Systems

Sep 15, 2014 |

What do you get when you add more cores, improved memory bandwidth, and a notable uptick in performance out of a freshly-launched chip? One hell of a lot of announcements from a broad, hungry base of server makers. And to be fair, a lot of excitement from the HPC user community to boot. While one Read more…

NEC’s New Wave of Japanese Vector Supercomputers

May 29, 2014 |

We’ve been covering the momentum in Japan toward exascale computing for some time, but amidst the noise, have also been watching steady progress in Japan’s overall supercomputing infrastructure. The next few years are likely to bring an influx of new entrants to the leading systems camp from Japan, a movement that will be spurred by Read more…

Details Emerging on Japan’s Future Exascale System

Mar 18, 2014 |

The Big Data and Extreme Computing meeting in Fukuoka, Japan concluded recently, pushing a great deal of information about international progress toward exascale initiatives into the global community. As the host country, Japan had ample opportunity to gather many of the researchers building out the next incarnation of the K Computer, which is expected to Read more…

The Weekly Top Five

Jan 6, 2011 |

The inaugural edition of The Weekly Top Five covers the massive NEC storage installation at the French Brain & Spine Institute; the Platform HPC cloud survey; NVIDIA’s ARM-based CPU-GPU processor strategy; Glasgow’s thousand-core FPGA; and Whamcloud’s new talent.

NEC Aims to Double Supercomputer Share by 2014 on Europe Sales

Jul 8, 2010 |

Computer maker looks to tap rising demand for HPC in Germany, France, and the UK.

Fujitsu Gets Nod for 10 Petaflop Super

Jul 21, 2009 |

Next-generation Japanese supercomputer will rely on Fujitsu SPARC chips.