Tag: supercomputers

ADEPT Emphasizes Energy-Efficient Parallelism

Aug 29, 2013 |

The EU-funded ADEPT project is exploring the energy-efficient use of parallel technologies by combining the talents of HPC and the embedded sector. The goal is to develop a tool for modeling and predicting the power and performance characteristics of parallel systems.

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The Supercomputers of Wall Street: Friend or Foe?

Jul 30, 2013 |

Today’s Wall Street is run by quantitative analysts who write the algorithms that run on the supercomputers that make the actual trades, using super high speed network connections to exchanges. While the new system has unquestionably enriched some, the question becomes: Has it benefited the rest of us?

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Linux Foundation Maps Top500 Run

Jul 30, 2013 |

This week the Linux Foundation released a special report about its role over the last twenty years of the Top500, pointing to some significant trends that helped it switch places with Unix (which once had a 96% share of the list) in roughly a one-decade timeframe. For instance, there are a few….

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FhGFS Designed for Scalability, Flexibility in HPC Clusters

Jul 24, 2013 |

When researchers in Germany sat down nearly a decade ago to create a brand new parallel file system for HPC clusters, they had three goals: maximum scalability, maximum flexibility, and ease of use. What they came up with was the Fraunhofer Parallel File System (FhGFS), which is now in use on supercomputers.

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Senator Says U.S. Congress Doesn’t ‘Get’ Supercomputers

Jul 18, 2013 |

Supercomputers are clearly important to the ability of the U.S. to compete on the global stage, but some members of Congress don’t understand that, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said at the recent dedication of Mira, the IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer installed last year at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

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Six Can’t Miss Sessions for ISC’13

Jun 13, 2013 |

Outside of the main attractions, including the keynote sessions, vendor showdowns, Think Tank panels, BoFs, and tutorial elements, the International Supercomputing Conference has balanced its five-day agenda with some striking panels, discussions and topic areas that are worthy of some attention….

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The Week in HPC Research

Apr 25, 2013 |

We’ve scoured the journals and conference proceedings to bring you the top research stories of the week. This diverse set of items includes advancements in petascale-era development environments; balancing performance with power efficiency; optimizing computer science instruction; and a possible path to extreme heterogeneity.

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Revolutionizing Tornado Prediction

Apr 23, 2013 |

University of Oklahoma researcher zeros in on why some storms generate tornadoes while others don’t.

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Supercomputing’s Golden Age?

Apr 22, 2013 |

Compared to overall IT spending, the supercomputing market is quite healthy. Is this the expected evolution of Moore’s Law or is it something else entirely?

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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…

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