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DOE Funds Exascale Interconnect R&D

Nov 15, 2013 |

The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to prime the R&D pump for the next-generation of supercomputers, exascale machines 50 times more powerful than today’s leading number-crunchers. In order to bring this goal to fruition, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science together with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have awarded $25.4 million in research Read more…

America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Hearing

Nov 11, 2013 |

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to explore the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, which funds government research and development initiatives, essential for maintaining the country’s global position. Passed in 2007, the America COMPETES Act was intended to double federal spending in science Read more…

HPC Prospects in Qatar

Nov 11, 2013 |

All countries have some computing capability, but relatively fewer are serious players in HPC.  So far in the Middle East, the only country to place machines on the Top500 list is Saudi Arabia.  Qatar, which is right next door, is a very wealthy and focused country that could easily become a significant HPC power.  Why Read more…

Second Place Not Good Enough

Oct 23, 2013 |

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin likes supercomputers, or more to the point he likes what they can do to boost innovation and competitiveness. At the July 1st dedication ceremony for Mira, the IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer installed last year at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, Senator Durbin said: “They know the cost [of supercomputers] but they Read more…

India Aims to Double R&D Spending for Science

Jan 4, 2012 |

Prime Minister pushes for $1B investment in supercomputing capability.

Sounding the Bullhorn for Europe’s Tech Future

Jul 19, 2011 |

During the International Supercomputing Conference, Bull’s Matthew Foxton sounded an alarm bell for the European supercomputing community with his statement that all the R&D will not prove useful to Europe’s future without a solid investment in the “D”–not just the “R”.

Moore’s Law Meets Exascale Computing

Jun 29, 2011 |

Moore’s Law is projected to come to an end sometime around the middle of the next decade — a timeframe that coincides with the epoch of exascale computing. A white paper by Marc Snir, Bill Gropp and Peter Kogge discusses what we should be doing now to prepare high performance computing for the post-Moore’s Law era.

Cloud Sparking Rapid Evolution of Life Sciences R&D

Apr 6, 2011 |

Bruce Maches provides a thorough examination of the complexity and resource requirements of specialized life science applications and what the role (and challenges) will be as cloud continue to enter into the industry. Many life science companies are struggling to afford to internally build, implement, and support much of the required systems and infrastructure but as Maches argues, there are alternatives.

Migrating Legacy Applications to the Cloud

Jun 27, 2010 |

Migrating legacy applications to the cloud is not something to be done lightly. It takes a real understanding of your existing systems, a disciplined process for the migration itself, and the ability to secure both data and access to these systems once they are migrated.

Facilitating Drug R&D by Collaborating in the Cloud

Jun 7, 2010 |

Given the costs and high level of risk it is common for life science companies to work jointly on research efforts. Cloud-based tools are already making this possible while still adhering to the numerous compliance and security requirements from the FDA.