European Commission Declares €8 Billion Investment in Supercomputing

Just under two years ago, the European Commission formalized the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU): a concerted HPC effort (comprising 32 participating states at current count) across the European U

By Oliver Peckham

Swiss Supercomputer Enables Ultra-Precise Climate Simulations

As smoke from the record-breaking West Coast wildfires pours across the globe and tropical storms continue to form at unprecedented rates, the state of the global climate is once again looming in

By Oliver Peckham

Legacy HPC System Seeds Supercomputing Excellence at UT Dallas

What happens to supercomputers after their productive life at an academic research center ends? The question often arises when people hear that the average age of a top supercomputer at retiremen

By Aaron Dubrow

Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helpi

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AMD’s Massive COVID-19 HPC Fund Adds 18 Institutions, 5 Petaflops of Power

September 14, 2020

Almost exactly five months ago, AMD announced its COVID-19 HPC Fund, an ongoing flow of resources and equipment to research institutions studying COVID-19 that began with an initial donation of $15 million. In June, AMD announced major equipment donations to several major institutions. Now, AMD is making its third major COVID-19 HPC Fund... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Frontera Supercomputer Helps Study Unusual Organelles

September 11, 2020

The organelles are the organs of the cell: the ribosomes, centrioles, nuclei and so on. Most of these organelles serve vital – and well-understood – functio Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPC Strategist Dave Turek Joins DNA Storage (and Computing) Company Catalog

September 11, 2020

You've heard the saying "flash is the new disk and disk is the new tape," which traces its origins back to Jim Gray*. But what if DNA-based data storage could o Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputers Help Investigate Stem Cell Treatments for Brain Injuries

September 9, 2020

Many patients have difficulty recovering from traumatic brain injuries, with atrophy and shrinking magnifying the impacts of the injuries – and few, if any, e Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

September 3, 2020

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

Summit Enables Unprecedented Weather Simulation

September 2, 2020

Weather and climate simulations are often extraordinarily demanding, requiring the integration of a wide range of fickle, interdependent variables over a large Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPC Career Notes: September 2020 Edition

September 1, 2020

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

Summit Simulations Support Development of Novel ‘Detonation’ Engine

August 31, 2020

In the 1950s, James Arthur Nicholls proposed a novel engine design for rockets. Instead of propelling rockets via conflagration (burning fuel), he contended, on Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

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