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Ties That Bind: Organizing Large-Scale HPC in the European Union

Jun 19, 2008 |

The combined economic resources of the 27 member states of the European Union make it the largest economy in the world. No stranger to the world of HPC, and convinced of the power of technology to further propel the prosperity and well-being of its citizens, the EU is investing heavily in pan-European resources that it hopes will propel its members to the forefront of the computational stage.

Run-Up to Petaflops

Jun 18, 2008 |

There is no other way to characterize this year: 2008 will be remembered as “the year” — the year that one petaflops was achieved in Linpack performance. It is a milestone that has been anticipated for almost a decade and a half, and one that was accomplished through the synthesis of two big trends that have emerged as the driving forces for HPC in the last few years — multicore and heterogeneous computing.

Conference Chair Spotlights ISC’08

Jun 13, 2008 |

The 23rd annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) will bring together many of the world’s leading experts in high performance computing this week in Dresden, Germany. HPCwire got an opportunity to ask conference chair Prof. Hans Meuer about the upcoming conference and his thoughts on the direction of supercomputing.