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The Week in HPC Research

Apr 18, 2013 |

A giant leap in bone structure research paves the way for advances in osteoporosis treatment; details from UCSD’s Research CyberInfrastructure (RCI) Program reveal what PIs really want; and a cloud computing programming model puts the focus on predictable performance. Plus GPU-related research and more…

Supercomputing Transforms Data into Knowledge

Apr 17, 2013 |

Advances in data-intensive supercomputing increase understanding of autism and related disorders, set the stage for future treatments.

SDSC’s Gordon to Help Guide Future of Particle Physics

Apr 11, 2013 |

Gordon, a supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputing Center on the campus of the University of California at San Diego is helping point the direction of the Large Hadron Collider’s next research project.

Supercomputer Reveals the Cosmos in a Different Light

Nov 28, 2012 |

Natural and man-made networks appear to mirror the structure of the universe.

UCSD, Yale Create Neuroscience Gateway

Aug 14, 2012 |

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Yale University have been awarded an NSF grant to build a neuroscience gateway.

HPC Community Remembers Allan Snavely

Jul 17, 2012 |

Co-creator of Gordon supercomputer suffers fatal heart attack.

3D Torus Topology with InfiniBand at San Diego Supercomputing Center

Jan 30, 2012 |

The San Diego Supercomputing Center ‘Gordon’ supercomputer was built specifically for handling large data-intensive compute tasks.   This cluster uses a unique dual-rail 3D Torus topology using hardware and software provided by Mellanox Technologies.   The successful deployment of this cluster highlights the flexible topology options that are available today over InfiniBand high-speed interconnect.<br />

Flash Forward: SDSC Launches Data-Intensive Supercomputer

Dec 6, 2011 |

Gordon, the largest flash memory-based computer on the planet, was officially launched at a ceremony that took place on Monday at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Two years in the making, and backed by a $20 million Track 2 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gordon represents the first really big purpose-built supercomputer for data-intensive applications.

SDSC’s New Storage Cloud: ‘Flickr for Scientific Data’

Oct 6, 2011 |

Last month, the San Diego Supercomputer Center launched what it believes is “the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S.” The infrastructure is designed to serve the country’s research community and will be available to scientists and engineers from essentially any government agency that needs to archive and share super-sized data sets.

Flash Forward

Sep 29, 2011 |

Solid state storage vendors are making a frontal assault on the hard disk establishment in the datacenter.