When Water Quality—Not Quantity—Hinders HPC Cooling

Attention has been paid to the sheer quantity of water consumed by supercomputers’ cooling towers – and rightly so, as they can require thousands of gallons per minute to cool. But in the ba

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The University of Michigan (U-M) today announced Dell EMC is the lead vendor for U-M’s $4.8 million Great Lakes HPC cluster scheduled for deployment in first half of 2019. The new machine is in

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Congress Passes DOE Research and Innovation Act

October 9, 2018

Congress recently passed the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act (H.R.589) which essentially authorizes many existing Department of Energy activities. It also emphasizes efforts to ease and accelerate technology transfer to the private sector. Read more…

By John Russell

NERSC-9 Clues Found in NERSC 2017 Annual Report

October 8, 2018

If you’re eager to find out who’ll supply NERSC’s next-gen supercomputer, codenamed NERSC-9, here’s a project update to tide you over until the winning bid and system details are revealed. The upcoming system is referenced several times in the recently published 2017 NERSC annual report. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Rise of the Machines – Clarion Call on AI by U.S. House Subcommittee

October 2, 2018

Last week, the top U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on IT weighed in on AI with a new report - Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence and its Growing Impact on U.S. Policy. Read more…

By John Russell

What’s New in HPC Research: October (Part 1)

October 1, 2018

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire will highlight newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From exascale to qua Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Germany Celebrates Launch of Two Fastest Supercomputers

September 26, 2018

The new high-performance computer SuperMUC-NG at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ) in Garching is the fastest computer in Germany and one of the fastest i Read more…

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NSF Awards $1.8M to Expand PSC Bridges’ Deep Learning Capabilities

September 26, 2018

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s (PSC's) Bridges system is being upgraded to provide the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) servers to the Read more…

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UK Met Office Deploys Cray AI/Analytics to Enhance Forecasting

September 26, 2018

Already home to three Cray XC40 systems (the last one deployed in 2016), the Met Office, a leading weather center in the U.K., has now added Cray’s Urika-XC s Read more…

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Quantum Rolls – DOE Dishes $218M; NSF Awards $31M; US Releases ‘Strategic Overview’

September 24, 2018

It was quite a day for U.S. quantum computing. In conjunction with the White House Summit on Advancing American Leadership in Quantum Information Science (QIS) Read more…

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