Cray Rolls Out AMD-Based CS500; More to Follow?

Cray was the latest OEM to bring AMD back into the fold with introduction today of a CS500 option based on AMD’s Epyc processor line. The move follows Cray’s introduction of an ARM-based syst

By John Russell

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IBM: Software Ecosystem for OpenPOWER is Ready for Prime Time

With key pieces of the IBM/OpenPOWER versus Intel/x86 gambit settling into place – e.g., the arrival of Power9 chips and Power9-based systems, hyperscaler support including a vote of confidence

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US Plans $1.8 Billion Spend on DOE Exascale Supercomputing

On Monday, the United States Department of Energy announced its intention to procure up to three exascale supercomputers at a cost of up to $1.8 billion with the release of the much-anticipated C

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RSC Reports 500Tflops, Hot Water Cooled System Deployed at JINR

April 18, 2018

RSC, developer of supercomputers and advanced HPC systems based in Russia, today reported deployment of “the world's first 100% ‘hot water’ liquid cooled Read more…

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DARPA Scales Its Electronics Effort

April 13, 2018

The Pentagon’s top research agency is kicking off a multi-year effort to jumpstart U.S. electronics innovation with a July summit in Silicon Valley. The $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative was launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last June to plot a post-Moore’s Law course for the U.S. electronics industry. Read more…

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Trio of Heavy Hitters Talk Shop at Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018

April 11, 2018

Organizers of Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018, held in Warsaw, Poland, last month, have posted brief, fascinating video interviews with three prominent key Read more…

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TACC Simulates Dangers of Low Earth Orbit to Astronauts

April 4, 2018

Much remains unknown about the hazards the space environment will present to future space travelers. Recent simulations conducted by researchers from Texas A&am Read more…

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FY18 Budget & CORAL-2 – Exascale USA Continues to Move Ahead

April 2, 2018

It was not pretty. However, despite some twists and turns, the federal government’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget is complete and ended with some very positi Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

Los Alamos Celebrates Women’s Achievements (and Struggle) at the Lab

April 2, 2018

In 1944, chemist Lilli Hornig conducted plutonium research at Los Alamos—where she was physically segregated from her male colleagues. “I worked in a cubbyh Read more…

By John Russell

ALCF and U Chicago Researchers Advance ‘Lithium Air’ Battery Technology

March 27, 2018

The lithium ion battery, which essentially transformed portable electronics, has been a tough act to follow. Last week, researchers from Argonne National Labora Read more…

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Deep Neural Network from University of Illinois Accelerates aLIGO Research

March 27, 2018

Gravitational wave astronomy burst onto the scene with the success of the original LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) effort and has sin Read more…

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