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DARPA Sets Ubiquitous HPC Program in Motion

Aug 10, 2010 |

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.

Inside NASA’s World-Class Supercomputer Center

Apr 26, 2010 |

Pleiades super carries big load for space agency.

Moscow State University Supercomputer Has Petaflop Aspirations

Mar 17, 2010 |

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.

Petascale Supers Poised for Debut in Asia

Jan 19, 2010 |

China and Singapore gear up petascale efforts.

Defense University Builds China’s Fastest Supercomputer

Oct 29, 2009 |

China claims its first petaflop supercomputer.

Cray XT5m Midrange Supercomputer Builds Market Momentum

Sep 28, 2009 |

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.

The Week in Review

Aug 6, 2009 |

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.

Fujitsu Gets Nod for 10 Petaflop Super

Jul 21, 2009 |

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

European Vendors Offer Home-Grown Petascale Supers

Jul 2, 2009 |

As American HPC companies retrench, a new crop of European-based vendors is emerging.

Supercomputers Go From Biggest to Cheapest

Jun 29, 2009 |

The bottom of the TOP500 reveals the coming revolution in truly accessible high-end computing.