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Researchers Squeeze Record I/O from Hopper

Jun 5, 2013 |

Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Cray squeezed more I/O from the NERSC Cray XE6 “Hopper” supercomputer than ever before in a plasma physics simulation involving more than a trillion particles. The work paved the way for even bigger, exascale HDF5 workloads in the future, and yielded a scientific discovery as a bonus.

Assembling Blue Waters

Mar 20, 2013 |

As NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer approaches full service status, we thought it would be appropriate to see how the machine was built.

Cray Unveils “Baker” Supercomputer

May 25, 2010 |

Supercomputer maker Cray did a pre-launch of sorts for its upcoming “Baker” supercomputer on Tuesday, giving the machine its official product designation: the XE6. Although the company won’t be shipping the hardware until later this year, there’s already a backlog of orders for the petascale machines, and Cray is setting the stage for a big debut.