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Austrian Unis Stand Up Paraffin-Cooled Supercomputer

Jul 15, 2014 |

Despite stagnation at the upper echelon of supercomputing, countries around the world are continuing to invest in supercomputing as a tool for science and innovation. In Austria, several universities have joined forces to purchase an energy-efficient supercomputer that relies on oil immersion to keep cool. Eight Austrian universities are participating in the project and will share the supercomputing resource, Read more…

Greece to Deploy Supercomputer by Year End

Jul 8, 2014 |

The Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) has signed a contract for the development of a high-performance computing system (HPC) to support large-scale scientific applications. The new system, which is expected to be up and running by the end of the year, marks a return to supercomputing for the country which hasn’t had a TOP500-level system since 2000. Read more…

University of Arizona Welcomes ‘El Gato’ Supercomputer

Jun 2, 2014 |

Researchers at the University of Arizona now have a world-class supercomputing system to help them unlock the secrets of the universe. “El Gato” – which is short for the Extremely LarGe AdvancedTechnOlogy system – was acquired via a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The 145-teraflops system achieved a 336 ranking on the Read more…

Fastest Supercomputer Runs Ubuntu, OpenStack

May 27, 2014 |

Although cloud is still widely considered a technology for the masses, the proliferation of cloud within HPC now goes all the way to the highest echelons of supercomputing. China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), which oversees reining TOP500 chart-topper, Tianhe-2, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, have entered into a partnership to support both Ubuntu Read more…

New Zealand Research Supercomputer Hacked

May 27, 2014 |

Representatives of New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) revealed that the organization’s IBM Power 575 supercomputer, known as FitzRoy, is back online after being switched off following a cyber attack late last week. The 18-tonne, $12.7 million IBM supercomputer was taken offline as a precautionary measure after hackers made several attempts to access the Read more…

35,000-Core Aussie Supercomputer to Feature ‘Haswell’ Chips

May 13, 2014 |

Western Australian research organization iVEC has revealed that its latest-generation Cray XC30 will be decked out with 35,000 Intel cores when a scheduled upgrade is completed later this year. According to the 2012 plan, Magnus, the phase 2 system installed at the Pawsey Centre in Perth, Western Australia, will employ a combination of Intel Ivy Bridge, Read more…

Researchers Create 3D Map of Czech Cities

Apr 29, 2014 |

Researchers at the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre in the Czech Republic are working with Czech Internet portal Seznam.cz to create textured 3D city maps for the Mapy.cz portal. Making all this possible is the center’s new supercomputer, named Anselm after a legendary local industrialist from the city of Ostrava, where the system is located. The Read more…

Tianhe-2, The Arena for ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge

Mar 27, 2014 |

A few days ago, 2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (hereafter ASC14) announced that the 16 ASC14 finalists will compete an application scalability on the Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which is moved to the Sun Yat-Sen University very recently. While, it is the first time that Tianhe 2, or any other giant supercomputer, will be used in a Read more…

‘Edison’ Lights Up Research at NERSC

Jan 31, 2014 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center, located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has taken acceptance of “Edison,” a Cray XC30 supercomputer named in honor of famed American inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The important milestone occurs just as NERSC is commemorating 40 years of scientific advances, prompting NERSC Director Sudip Dosanjh to comment: “As Read more…

Hobbyists Recreate Lost Cray Supercomputer

Jan 17, 2014 |

Nearly four decades ago, the pioneering computer architect Seymour Cray created one of the most successful and iconic supercomputers ever made, the Cray-1. This 5.5-ton C-shaped tower was a popular sight in laboratories since its release in 1976 throughout the 1980s, but eventually advances in supercomputing gave way to more powerful number crunchers. While all Read more…