Since 1986 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Language Flags

Tag: Sequoia

SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

Nov 28, 2013 |

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations and users that we were within a short walk across the show floor in Denver. We wanted to point to some of the key newsmakers during the show, Read more…

Gordon Bell Prize Bubbles from Sequoia

Nov 22, 2013 |

Each year at SC, the ACM hands out one of the most coveted awards, the Gordon Bell Prize. The award, which became a regular feature of SC, began in 1987 and now carries a $10,000 prize sponsored by parallel computing luminary, Gordon Bell. Winners demonstrate high peak performance figures on real world applications or demonstrate Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: Extreme Scale Plasma Turbulence Simulation

Nov 16, 2013 |

As the global energy economy makes the transition from fossil fuels toward cleaner alternatives, fusion becomes an attractive potential solution for satisfying the growing needs. Fusion energy, which is the power source for the sun, can be generated on earth, for example, in magnetically-confined laboratory plasma experiments (called “tokamaks”) when the isotopes of hydrogen (e.g., Read more…

Sequoia Hits Warp Speed

May 6, 2013 |

Chalk up another win for Sequoia and high-performance computing. The IBM Blue Gene breaks two more records.

Sequoia Goes Core-AZY

Mar 20, 2013 |

LLNL researchers have successfully harnessed all 1,572,864 of Sequoia’s cores for one impressive simulation.

Stanford Lights Up One Million Sequoia Cores

Jan 28, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Stanford_jet_noise_simulation_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”54″ />The 20 petaflop, third-generation IBM BlueGene system, Sequoia, may be the number two supercomputer according to the latest TOP500 rankings, but when it comes to max core usage, Sequoia has apparently set a new record. A team of Stanford engineers harnessed one million of Sequoia’s nearly 1.6 CPUs in parallel to solve a sophisticated fluid dynamics problem.

Sequoia Supercomputer Pumps Up Heart Research

Oct 24, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Cardioid_code_image_LLNL_IBM_180x.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”90″ />The world’s fastest computer has created the fastest computer simulation of the human heart. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia supercomputer, a TOP500 chart topper, was built to handle top secret nuclear weapons simulations, but before it goes behind the classified curtain, it is generating sophisticated cardiac simulations.

IBM Aims to Transform Its HPC Business

Nov 4, 2010 |

Big Blue sees green in mainstream high performance computing market.

Sequoia: The Next Generation of Supercomputer

Apr 28, 2009 |

Speeds reached by supercomputers are increasing ever more rapidly. “Sequoia,” the name of one such American project, looks set to overshadow all previous such systems.

Lawrence Livermore Prepares for 20 Petaflop Blue Gene/Q

Feb 3, 2009 |

Roadrunner and Jaguar, the DOE supercomputers that launched the petaflop era last year, will soon be eclipsed by new machines more than ten times as powerful. IBM and the US National Nuclear Security Administration announced on Tuesday that in 2011 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will install a 20 petaflop system to provide computational support for the country’s aging nuclear weapons.