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Troubled Supercomputer May Get Split Apart

Aug 29, 2012 |

Three universities are looking to take over New Mexico’s troubled Encanto system.

Australia Goes on Spending Spree in Supercomputing Market

Jul 26, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/iVEC_HPC_system_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”102″ />While governments in much of the rest of the world are wringing their hands over stagnant or shrinking R&D budgets, Australia is buying up HPC machinery like there is no tomorrow. Just this week, Cray, IBM, and SGI announced supercomputing deals that would send the vendors’ latest and greatest HPC equipment Down Under. In this case, the three systems are headed to various research facilities in New South Wales and Western Australia.

NASA Builds Supercomputing Lab for Earth Scientists

Jul 25, 2012 |

<a href=”http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-07-25/nasa_builds_supercomputing_lab_for_earth_scientists.html” target=”_blank”><img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NEX_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”96″ /></a>This week, NASA announced it would soon be launching a new HPC and data facility that will give Earth scientists access to four decades of satellite imagery and other datasets. Known as the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), the facility is being promoted as a “virtual laboratory” for researchers interested in applying supercomputing resources to studying areas like climate change, soil and vegetation patterns, and other environmental topics.

Stephen Hawking Gets a New Supercomputer

Jul 23, 2012 |

SGI newest shared-memory machine will help uncover the secrets of the universe.

New Mexico to Pull Plug on Encanto, Former Top 5 Supercomputer

Jul 12, 2012 |

State says supercomputing center can’t pay bills to keep machine running.

Supercomputer Sails Through World History

Jun 25, 2012 |

SGI ‘s new UV 2 super swallows Wikipedia and maps the history of the world.

SGI Launches Second Generation UV Supercomputer

Jun 14, 2012 |

The sequel to SGI’s UV supercomputer has arrived. Dubbed UV 2, the new platform doubles the number of cores and quadruples the memory that can be supported under a single system. The product, which will be officially announced next week at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, represents the first major revision of SGI’s original UV, which the company debuted in 2009.

Intel Rolls Out New Server CPUs

May 14, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Intel-Corp_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”90″ height=”65″ />Intel Corp. has launched three new families of Xeon processors, joining the Xeon E5-2600 series the chipmaker introduced in March. These latest chips span the entire market for the Xeon line, from four- and two-socket servers, down to entry-level workstations and microservers. A number of HPC server makers, including SGI, Dell, and Appro announced updated hardware based on the new silicon.

SGI Posts Q2 Loss as Revenues Rise

Feb 8, 2012 |

Server and storage maker SGI delivered some unwelcome news to its investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2011

Dec 22, 2011 |

The supercomputing biz seems to have shaken off most of the after-effects of the global recession, with scads of new deployments large and small around the world. China, in particular, continued its big push into HPC, notching its first home-grown super. And Japan ushered in the era of 10-petaflop supercomputing this year with its world-beating K Computer. But, as always, not all the HPC news was rosy. Here are the top hits and misses for the year.

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