The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected four “performers” to develop prototype systems for its Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. According to a press release issued on August 6, the organizations include Intel, NVIDIA, MIT, and Sandia National Lab. Georgia Tech was also tapped to head up an evaluation team for the systems under development.
Pleiades super carries big load for space agency.
The Moscow State University supercomputer, Lomonosov, has been selected for a high-performance makeover, with the goal of tripling its processing power to achieve petaflop-level performance in 2010. T-Platforms, who developed and manufactured the supercomputer, is the odds-on favorite to lead the project.
China and Singapore gear up petascale efforts.
China claims its first petaflop supercomputer.
In March 2009, Cray announced the Cray XT5m system, a compatible midrange extension of the high-end Cray XT5 product line that was first to break the sustained petaflop performance barrier on real-world applications. In this interview, HPCwire asked Barry Bolding, Cray’s vice president of scalable systems, for an update on the midrange product.
Cray’s second quarter financial statement shows profit; Oak Ridge plans to upgrade its Jaguar system to six-core Istanbuls; and Intel halts shipping on SSDs. John West recaps those stories and more in our weekly wrap-up.
Next-generation Japanese supercomputer will rely on Fujitsu SPARC chips.
As American HPC companies retrench, a new crop of European-based vendors is emerging.
The bottom of the TOP500 reveals the coming revolution in truly accessible high-end computing.