Supercomputing Impacts Deep Water Oil Rig Safety

April 13, 2015

As even a casual newswatcher knows, offshore drilling can be a dangerous enterprise. Among the safety hazards is the ocean itself with its unpredictable and s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Los Alamos Offers First Look at Trinity’s Warm Water Cooling

February 17, 2015

At the level of leadership supercomputing, system planning and procurement is generally a multi-year process. The excitement that surrounded the initial anno Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Is the ECC Performance Price Worth it for GPUs?

March 13, 2014

Listen to the podcast followup on this story. One of several elements that separates high performance computing GPUs from their gaming and graphics brethren Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Revelations on Roadrunner’s Retirement

April 4, 2013

Following our news report this week on the shuttering of the petaflop pioneer system at Los Alamos National Lab, Roadrunner, we were finally able to snag someone to share on the post-mortem plans for the system, not to mention what some of the considerations were for housing a unique architecture like.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Requiem for Roadrunner

April 1, 2013

Over the weekend the IBM Roadrunner, which broke the petascale barrier five years ago, was shuttered in favor of a smaller, more nimble and energy efficient at Los Alamos--Cielo. Before it is dismantled and given a full OS, memory and routing autopsy by LANL researchers, we thought it would be a good time to look back... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

LANL Update: Supers Taken Offline

June 30, 2011

Roadrunner and Cielo have been taken offline due to the excessive smoke and lingering fire threat at Los Alamos National Lab. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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