SDSC’s Flash ‘Gordon’ Too Fast for Retirement

March 15, 2017

They say a dog year is equivalent to about seven human years, but the average supercomputer's lifespan is even shorter due mainly to the economics of powering a Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray Addresses Academic HPC Needs with Roundtable

August 15, 2013

Universities have been at the forefront of high performance computing for decades, and many of the world's largest supercomputers run at academic institutions. But when it comes to HPC and academia, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, representatives from supercomputer maker Cray said at a recent roundtable. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Gordon Flashes Its Versatility in HPC Workloads

June 18, 2013

Researchers are finding innovative uses for Gordon, the 285 teraflop supercomputer housed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that has a unique Flash-based storage system. Since going online, researchers have put the incredibly fast I/O to use on a wide variety of workloads, ranging from chemistry to political science. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Supercomputing Transforms Data into Knowledge

April 17, 2013

Advances in data-intensive supercomputing increase understanding of autism and related disorders, set the stage for future treatments. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Trestles Crosses into Flash Territory

July 19, 2011

The San Diego Supercomputer Center is home to a potential proving ground for flash-based systems. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SDSC Puts Data at Center Stage

September 7, 2010

The naming of Michael Norman as director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) last week was long overdue. SDSC has been without an official director for more than 14 months, with Norman filling the spot as the interim head since last July. The appointment could mark something of a comeback for the center, which has not only gone director-less during this time, but has been operating without a high-end supercomputer as well. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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