Citing safety and security concerns following an industrial accident that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more in northeast China on Wednesday night, officials have shut down Tianhe-1A, the supercomputer that heralded China’s rise into the elite fold of supercomputing in 2010. The machine is housed inside the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin, on the Read more…
Home to some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, China is looking to apply that computing power to solve issues that are important to its populace. On Monday, a Chinese researcher revealed a plan to use China’s Tianhe-1A system toward the construction of new “smart cities.” Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of urban planning, Read more…
Members of the BYU Supercomputing team recently posted a tutorial for getting started with SLURM, the scalable resource manager that has been designed for Linux clusters…
The challenges of exascale computing were the main focus of the three keynote addresses at the IEEE Cluster 2011 conference hosted in Austin, Texas last month. The speakers, renowned leaders in cluster computing, described the obstacles and opportunities involved in building systems one thousand times more powerful than today’s petascale supercomputers.
A major Chinese newspaper reported today that plans are place to begin pursuing exascale ambitions with a practical application focus.
This week National Public Radio is airing a short series on high performance computing, with today’s installment focusing on the top-ranked Chinese system.
Science code hits 1.87 petaflops on top-ranked Tianhe-1A.
China reveals ultra-modern design of Tianhe-1A supercomputer’s new digs.
The US-China supercomputing race exemplifies the classic turtle versus hare fable.
Tianhe-1A sets Linpack mark of 2.5 petaflops.