‘Piz Dora’ Piggybacks Swiss Supercomputer ‘Piz Daint’

December 11, 2014

Already the world's most energy-efficient petascale supercomputer, "Piz Daint" – the Cray XC30 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (C Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Swiss Hybrid Petaflopper Opens for Research

March 24, 2014

During the 2013 NVIDIA GPU Technology conference, the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) revealed that its Cray XC30 “Piz Daint” supercomputer was Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Swiss Research House Outfits Cray XC30 with GPU Boosters

September 11, 2013

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is rolling out the second half of its Cray XC30 supercomputer, the first to employ both Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Swiss ‘GPU Supercomputer’ Will Be Fastest in Europe

March 19, 2013

During his keynote address for the annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is building Europe's fastest GPU-accelerated supercomputer, an extension of a Cray system that was announced last year. This will be the first Cray supercomputer equipped with Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Researchers Squeeze GPU Performance from 11 Big Science Apps

July 18, 2012

In a report published this week, researchers documented that GPU-equipped supercomputers enabled application speedups between 1.4x and 6.1x across a range of well-known science codes. While those results aren't the order of magnitude performance increases that were being bandied about in the early days of GPU computing, the researchers were encouraged that the technology is producing consistently good results with some of the most popular HPC science applications in the world. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Weekly Top Five

May 26, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the NC State effort to overcome the memory limitations of multicore chips; the sale of the first-ever commercial quantum computing system; Cray's first GPU-accelerated machine; speedier machine learning algorithms; and the connection between shrinking budgets and increased reliance on modeling and simulation. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Weekly Top Five

February 24, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Cray's first XMT-2 supercomputer order, University of Delaware researchers' extreme-scale architecture breakthrough, AMD's OpenCL University Kit, Platform's Grid Engine migration program, and PGI's 2011 product refresh. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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