U.S. Air Force Taps SGI ICE

July 4, 2013

A new SGI system has been installed at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio as part of the Department of Defense's HPC Modernization Program. The Air Force will be using the new SGI ICE X machine for particular modeling and simulation efforts as well as.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Vulcan’s New Planet of Industrial Exploration

June 26, 2013

The eighth-ranked Blue Gene/Q Vulcan system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has opened its doors for business--at least to companies reliant on advanced modeling and simulation. The 5-petaflop super has already been used in a number of incubator projects but now that they are extending the focus of.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Neutron Science and Supercomputing Come Together at Oak Ridge National Lab

December 4, 2012

As the data sets generated by the increasingly powerful neutron scattering instruments at ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) grow ever more massive, the facility's users require significant advances in data reduction and analysis tools. To meet the challenge, SNS data specialists have teamed with ORNL's Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate. Read more…

By Agatha Bardoel

Nuclear Deterrence: In Supercomputing We Trust

July 15, 2011

Not everyone is on board with the NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship Program. 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

Advanced Modeling Benefits Wind Farms

May 25, 2011

Advanced computing resources optimize the site selection of wind farms. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Oak Ridge Supercomputers Modeling Nuclear Future

May 9, 2011

The Department of Energy has backed the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This sweeping five-year effort will unleash the power of HPC to simulate innovative designs that could dramatically improve nuclear safety, output, and waste reduction. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

White House Announces Project to Spur HPC Adoption in US Manufacturing

March 3, 2011

The White House hosted a press conference on Wednesday to announce a new public-private partnership that aims to bring HPC technology to the have-nots of the US manufacturing sector. Using a $2 million grant from the US Department of Commerce and an additional $2.5 million investment from industrial partners, a consortium has been formed to broaden the use of HPC technology by small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs). Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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