Supercomputing Enables Climate Time Machine

September 23, 2013

Climate scientists use DOE supercomputers to provide independent confirmation of global land warming since 1901 – further evidence of anthropogenic global climate change. Project shows "predictions" not only possible, but also highly accurate... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Week in HPC Research

March 14, 2013

The top research stories of the week include the 2012 Turing Prize winners; an examination of MIC acceleration in short-range molecular dynamics simulations; a new computer model to help predict the best HIV treatment; the role of atmospheric clouds in climate change models; and more reliable HPC cloud computing. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputing Crucial to Clean Energy Production

February 13, 2013

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory is the proud owner of a brand new SGI supercomputer. Named High-Performance Computer for Energy and the Environment, or HPCEE for short, the 500 teraflops machine will help NETL scientists undertake a broad range of energy and environmental research, with a focus on coal, natural gas and oil. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Greenpeace Asks ‘How Clean is Your Cloud?’

April 17, 2012

Report accuses tech giants of engaging in "dirty energy" practices. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

International Project Readies Climate Models For Exascale Era

May 12, 2011

The first international effort to bring climate simulation software onto the next-generation exascale platforms got underway earlier this spring. The project, named Enabling Climate Simulation (ECS) at Extreme Scale, is being funded by the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research and brings together some of the heavy-weight organizations in climate research and computer science, not to mention some of the top supercomputers on the planet. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Prisoner’s Dilemma

May 12, 2011

The challenge of climate change brings out the worst in us. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Climate Modelers Have Insatiable Appetite for HPC

March 14, 2011

Since the dawn of high performance computing, climate modeling has been one of its most demanding domains. The hunger for computational capability is unending, as researchers work to incorporate more of nature's complexity into their models at higher resolutions. HPCwire talked with NOAA/GFDL Deputy Director Brian Gross and Venkatramani Balaji, head of the lab's Modeling Systems Group. Read more…

By Steve Conway

The Week in Review

May 6, 2010

D.E. Shaw Research loans specialized supercomputer to Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center for biomolecular research, while NIH provides the operating funds; and NCSA climate change models show earth's temperatures are rising in response to human activity, but it's not too late to act. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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