Eni’s GPU-based HPC4 Speeds Oil Reservoir Simulations

The most powerful supercomputer in commercial use, multinational energy company Eni’s Nvidia GPU-powered HPC4, simulates 15 year’s worth of oil reservoir production in an astounding average o

By Doug Black

Tackling the Challenge of Bringing AI to HPC

As HPC users consider the benefits offered by machine learning, don’t ignore the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family that now delivers up to a 198x faster inference performance, and 127x f

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HPC Cloud Provider Nimbix Rolls Out IBM Power9 Targeting AI

HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” available now to be followed by bro

By John Russell

Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University Offers Insights into Exascale Computing for the Oil and Gas Industry

HOUSTON, Feb. 27 -- Rice University’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (“Ken Kennedy Institute” or the “Institute”) is set to host the 11th annual Rice Oil and Gas H

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US Leads but China Gains in NSF 2018 S&E Indicators Report

January 30, 2018

For now, the U.S. still enjoys a leadership position in science and engineering worldwide according to the Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report issue Read more…

By John Russell

Eni Takes the Lead in Industrial Supercomputing

January 23, 2018

No sooner had one system, used by BP, been declared the most powerful supercomputer in the industrial sphere than it quickly has been displaced. Last Thursday it was Italian energy company Eni's turn to take the lead with the launch of its latest petawhopper. Read more…

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A Close-Up Look at the World’s Largest HPC System for Commercial Research

January 14, 2018

For decades, high performance computing has driven more accurate, detailed and faster seismic exploration. As oil and gas have becomes harder to find, HPC has b Read more…

By Doug Black

AMD Wins Another: Baidu to Deploy EPYC on Single Socket Servers

December 13, 2017

When AMD introduced its EPYC chip line in June, the company said a portion of the line was specifically designed to re-invigorate a single socket segment in wha Read more…

By John Russell

Azure Debuts AMD EPYC Instances for Storage Optimized Workloads

December 5, 2017

AMD’s return to the data center received a boost today when Microsoft Azure announced introduction of instances based on AMD’s EPYC microprocessors. The new Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft Spins Cycle Computing into Core Azure Product

December 5, 2017

Last August, cloud giant Microsoft acquired HPC cloud orchestration pioneer Cycle Computing. Since then the focus has been on integrating Cycle’s organization Read more…

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2017 Gordon Bell Prize Finalists Named

October 23, 2017

The three finalists for this year’s Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing have been announced. They include two papers on projects run on China’s Read more…

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Nvidia, Partners Announce Several V100 Servers

September 27, 2017

Here come the Volta 100-based servers. Nvidia today announced an impressive line-up of servers from major partners – Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM Read more…

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