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Last But Not Least: Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award

Apr 9, 2015 |

A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world. Just a few hours ago, DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc. had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about Read more…

Four Chinese Supercomputing Orgs Named on US Blacklist

Apr 8, 2015 |

HPCwire has uncovered that four Chinese organizations, including the National University of Defense Technology, which used US-manufactured parts to produce the current fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-2, were placed on the United States’ Entity List on February 18, 2015, meaning that found to be acting contrary to the interests of the US.

Micron Reveals HPC Ambitions with Convey Purchase

Apr 1, 2015 |

If you’re looking to establish yourself as an HPC player, you can either develop the technology yourself or purchase an established HPC company. Today, advanced memory maker Micron went with the latter course of action by acquiring Convey Computer Corp, widely known for its deep HPC roots and track record delivering hybrid-core computing. The financial terms Read more…

HPC Appliance Aims to Boost Engineering Productivity

Mar 31, 2015 |

ANSYS, Lenovo and OCF have joined forces to put a turnkey HPC appliance into the hands of the UK engineering community. The plug-and-play appliance, designed to run computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, is the result of a unique partnership between engineering simulation software specialist ANSYS, hardware vendor Lenovo and high performance cluster integrator OCF. The Read more…

Seismic Supercomputer Balloons to Five Petaflops — This One’s a Cray

Mar 25, 2015 |

When it comes to oil and gas supercomputers, the ante has been upped once again. In the past couple years, energy giants BP, Total and Eni have rolled out mega supercomputing centers, and now Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has outdone them all with a 5-petaflops Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Read more…

Short Takes

India Greenlights $730 Million Supercomputing Grid

Mar 26, 2015 |

The Indian government has approved a seven-year supercomputing program worth $730 million (Rs. 4,500-crore) intended to restore the nation’s status as a world-class computing power. The prime mandate of the National Supercomputing Mission, first revealed last October, is the construction of a vast supercomputing grid connecting academic and R&D institutions and select departments and ministries. The Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

Making the Case for HPC Just Got Easier

Mar 24, 2015 |

A new study highlights the importance of locally available supercomputers to university research. Authored by a cross-disciplinary team of experts from Clemson University, the report provides compelling evidence connecting TOP500-level computing power with technical efficiency of research output. HPC users are well aware of the advantages that leadership computing confers in terms of competitiveness, innovation and other societal benefits, but policy makers require Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 19, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. RT @KAUST_News After much anticipation KAUST’s @cray_inc Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   #TBT 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

Off the Wire

RSC Group Deploys Supercomputer Based on RSC PetaStream Architecture

Apr 16, 2015 |

April 16 — RSC Group, the leading developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centers in Russia and CIS, has announced completion of deployment of a new MVS-10P MP supercomputer based on massively parallel RSC PetaStream architecture at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS). Read more…

PRACE Preparatory Access Completes 20th Cut-Off

Apr 16, 2015 |

April 16 — PRACE Preparatory Access is a continuous Call for Proposals with a cut-off date every 3 months. The procedure to receive an allocation via Preparatory Access is lighter than that of Project Access, as it only entails a technical assessment. Preparatory Access comes in 3 flavours: Type A for code scalability tests Type Read more…

OLCF Selects Application Readiness Projects to Prepare for Summit Supercomputer

Apr 15, 2015 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 15 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has selected the next set of partnership projects into its Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program. The program brings together application development teams and staff from the OLCF Scientific Computing group to prepare for Summit, the OLCF’s next Read more…

New HPC Cluster to Benefit the University of Oxford

Apr 13, 2015 |

April 13 — Researchers from across the University of Oxford will benefit from a new High Performance Computing system designed and integrated by HPC, big data management, storage and analytics provider, OCF.  The new, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) central HPC resource is supporting research across all four Divisions at the University; Mathematical, Physical and Life Read more…

Supermicro Debuts New SuperStorage Platform at NAB

Apr 13, 2015 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 13 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology, and green computing debuts its new extreme density 4U 90x hot-swap bay SuperStorage platform alongside a wide range of high performance server, storage and networking solutions for the Broadcast Media Industry this week at NAB (National Association Read more…