SGI Snatches Oil and Gas Giant with “Cool” Super

March 26, 2013

European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs--but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year's Top 500 list--the most powerful commercial.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Businesses Soon to Sample Maine’s Supercomputing CIDER

March 7, 2011

The University of Maine is preparing for a new supercomputing resource to lend to local business with power and cooling help from a potential paper mill and riverwater partnership. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Week in Review

August 19, 2010

Purdue group invents energy management device that prevents need for costly datacenter shutdowns; and Dell announces its intention to purchase 3PAR for 1.15 billion. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputers When They Sizzle

July 15, 2010

Beating the heat with liquid cooling. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Google Patents Liquid-Cooled ‘Server Sandwich’

July 7, 2010

Custom motherboard assembly is latest innovation from search giant. Read more…

By Rich Miller

IBM Ponders the Exascale

December 9, 2009

Over the next ten years of HPC history, the mainstream teraflop systems of today will evolve into the petaflop systems of tomorrow, while the leading-edge petaflop supercomputers will be replaced by exaflop machines. As the most diverse player in the HPC server business, IBM has some unique advantages as it charts a path toward the exascale milestone. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Supercomputing Seeks Energy Savings

March 5, 2009

Recent energy-saving innovations at ORNL are setting a new standard for resource-responsible HPC research. The laboratory has taken an all-angles approach, seeking energy savings from a suite of different areas. Read more…

By Scott Jones

Keeping Your Cool in the Data Center

April 21, 2006

As more computational muscle is incorporated into blade servers, clusters and supercomputers, the resulting increases in power and heat have become a significant challenge for the data center. Power-hungry blade servers, in particular, have become a major source of thermal pollution. The IT manager is left trying to reconcile the increases in computational demand with the ability of the data center to accommodate it. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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