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Integrated Photonics Coming of Age

November 17, 2011

Thanks to Moore's Law and advances in silicon photonic fabrication, over the past 10 years more and more photonic components are being integrated onto chips. Su Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Startup Aims to Bring Parallel Applications to the Masses

November 16, 2011

There are a number of young companies at SC11 this week, debuting novel technologies. One of them, Advanced Cluster Systems (ACS), recently launched its first s Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Women Still Struggle to Find Their Place in HPC

November 16, 2011

by Samantha Foley, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rebecca Hartman-Baker, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Sets High Water Mark of One Teraflop with ‘Knights Corner’

November 16, 2011

At SC11 in Seattle, Intel showed off an early silicon version of Intel's Many Integrated Core (MIC) "Knight Corner," the codename for its first commercial produ Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Making High Performance Computing Special — the ACM Way

November 15, 2011

This month ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, announced the launch of its newest Special Interest Group, SIGHPC. This Read more…

By John E. West

Ethernet Innovations Take Aim at HPC

November 15, 2011

Formed in 2006, the Ethernet Alliance is the non-profit industry group dedicated to advancing Ethernet technology via initiatives aimed at improving interoperab Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

TOP500 Shows Signs of Stagnation

November 14, 2011

For the first time since the TOP500 group began publishing their list of the fastest computers in the world, there was no turnover in the top 10 machines. In fa Read more…

By Michael Feldman

NCSA Signs Up Cray for Blue Waters Redo

November 14, 2011

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has awarded Cray a $188 million contract to complete the NSF-funded Blue Waters supercomputer project Read more…

By Michael Feldman

SGI Unveils Faster, Denser ICE Machine for Supercomputing

November 14, 2011

Supercomputer maker SGI has launched its next generation ICE supercomputer, the company's flagship scale-out HPC cluster platform. Using Intel's latest Xeon pro Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Fujitsu’s Next-Generation Super to Debut in Japan

November 14, 2011

A week after launching the PRIMEHPC FX10, Fujitsu has announced that first installation of the new system will go to the Information Technology Center at the Un Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Top Ten Myths of SC

November 11, 2011

SC11, the world’s greatest yearly supercomputing show rolls into Seattle this week. To help prepare you for the big week, we have put together a list of t Read more…

By Andrew Jones

Big Data Rains Down on Seattle

October 20, 2011

The running theme for SC11 will be data-intensive science, with a large number of presentations and sessions focused on the problems and new developments spawne Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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