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Viglen Gives UK Science Facility JASMIN £4 Million Makeover

Apr 10, 2014 |

British systems integrator Viglen has won a £4 million contract to outfit JASMIN, a UK-based environmental scientific data analysis and simulation facility, with petascale-level data processing and storage capabilities. The contract calls for the design, supply and installation of a turnkey integrated HPC computing, storage and network solution at the site, which is run by Read more…

HPC ‘App’ for Industry Stresses Ease of Use

Apr 8, 2014 |

One of the main enterprise uses for high performance computing (HPC) is to bring product designs to market faster via a process known as rapid prototyping. This week three popular companies – Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum – have partnered with the HPC facilities at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) Hartree Centre, drawn by Read more…

UK HPC Service: from HECToR to ARCHER

Dec 19, 2013 |

ARCHER is the next generation national high performance computing (HPC) service for academic research in the UK – a follow-on to the High-End Computing Terascale Resource (HECToR) project, which has been in existence since 2007. The hardware for the new service consists of a Cray XC30 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system, part of Read more…

UK Invests £270 Million in Quantum Computing

Dec 11, 2013 |

Last week, the UK government announced that it is investing £270 million toward quantum computing research as part of the government’s long-term economic plan. The funds will be divided among five quantum technology centers over the next five years. The initiative was announced as part of Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, delivered last week in Read more…

Air-Cooled Supercomputer Is Among World’s Greenest

Dec 9, 2013 |

Unlike this November’s TOP500 list, which had very little churn in the top 10 (only one new system, Piz Daint, squeezed into the elite club) the most recent Green500 list’s upper echelon was filled with nothing but newcomers. While most are liquid-cooled, taking second place is an energy-efficient air-cooled supercomputer from the University of Cambridge, Read more…

Skills Gap Changing the Face of UK Supercomputing

Jun 20, 2013 |

The HPC industry is like a winding road with new technologies, innovations, and suppliers bending and shaping its path. For the first time, as a result of a lack of skills, organisations have four roads to choose from: an in-house cluster if skills are available, a managed service, a hosted cluster, or an HPC-on-demand service.

A Conversation with Dr. Hans Meuer and Dr. Horst Gietl

Apr 22, 2013 |

Gearing up for ISC’13, contributor Miha Ahronovitz examines where HPC has been and where it’s headed. In this in-depth interview, Drs. Hans Meuer and Horst Gietl recount the origins of the TOP500 list and wax prophetic on the future of supercomputing, including the peril and promise of parallel programming as well as the long-term shift away from compute centrism.

UK Creates Massive 200,000-Core ‘HPC Service’

Feb 7, 2013 |

The United Kingdom is rapidly ramping up its HPC capabilities. The nation just launched its third HPC service in the last 12 months, a 200,000-core powerhouse, called “Accelerator,” designed to accommodate a wide range of academic and industry workloads.

UK Creates Massive 200,000-Core ‘HPC Service’

Feb 7, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HECToR_phase3_cabs4_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”56″ />The United Kingdom is rapidly ramping up its HPC capabilities. The nation just launched its third HPC service in the last 12 months, a 200,000-core powerhouse, called “Accelerator,” designed to accommodate a wide range of academic and industry workloads.

Germany Comes Out on Top with JUQUEEN

Dec 13, 2012 |

Three of Europe’s top ten supercomputers are in Germany, including the number one and number two systems.

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