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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….

Yellowstone Helps Predict Air Pollution

Mar 28, 2013 |

The Yellowstone supercomputer has a 1.5-petaflop I-data plex system at peak. The machine was first tasked with 11 compute-intensive projects as part of the Accelerated Scientific Discovery (ASD) initiative.

Petaflop In a Box

Jun 6, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/blue_box_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”103″ height=”79″ />As we move down the road toward exascale computing and engage in discussion of zettascale, one issue becomes increasingly obvious: we are leaving a large part of the HPC community behind. But it needn’t be so. If we developed compact, power efficient petascale computers, not only could we help broaden the base of high-end users, but we could also provide a foundation for future bleeding-edge supercomputers.

NVIDIA Launches Petaflop App Contest

Apr 26, 2012 |

GPU maker will give away three Kepler-based Teslas for best proposals.

SGI Revamps Altix ICE Design

Jul 5, 2011 |

For the past five years, SGI’s Altix ICE platform has been the company’s bread and butter HPC cluster offering. That trend looks to continue as they gear up for their fifth generation design. But this iteration of Altix ICE, codenamed “Carlsbad 3,” is more than just a processor and InfiniBand refresh.

The Weekly Top Five

Apr 14, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Bull’s third petascale computing contract; IBM’s new POWER7 servers, the first hybrid spintronics computer chips, Bull and Whamcloud’s beefed-up Lustre support; and Tilera’s latest manycore development tools.

Preoccupied with Exascale

Mar 31, 2011 |

Is the HPC community too focused on the 10-year milestone?

Compilers and More: Programming at Exascale

Mar 8, 2011 |

There are at least two ways exascale computing can go, as exemplified by the top two systems on the latest TOP500 list: Tianhe-1A and Jaguar. The Chinese Tianhe-1A uses 14,000 Intel multicore processors with 7,000 NVIDIA Fermi GPUs as compute accelerators, whereas the American Jaguar Cray XT-5 uses 35,000 AMD 6-core processors.

The Weekly Top Five

Feb 10, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Argonne’s new 10-petaflop supercomputer, big rig aerodynamics, Austria’s new 150-teraflop supercomputer, Whamcloud’s partnership with Bull, and Bright Computing’s deal with Dell.

The Week in Review

Sep 30, 2010 |

Fujitsu begins shipping next-generation, multi-petaflop Japanese supercomputer; and a trio of prestigious awards recognize outstanding contributions to the high-performance computing realm. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

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