URISC@SC17 and the #LongestLastMile

January 11, 2018

A multinational delegation recently attended the Understanding Risk in Shared CyberEcosystems workshop, or URISC@SC17, in Denver, Colorado. URISC participants and presenters from 11 countries, including eight African nations, 12 U.S. states, Canada, India and Nepal, also attended SC17, the annual international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis that drew nearly 13,000 attendees. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek Nonprofit

SC17 Keynote – HPC Powers SKA Efforts to Peer Deep into the Cosmos

November 17, 2017

This week’s SC17 keynote – Life, the Universe and Computing: The Story of the SKA Telescope – was a powerful pitch for the potential of Big Science projects that also showcased the foundational role of high performance computing in modern science. It was also visually stunning. Read more…

By John Russell

SKA Astronomy Project Gets Boost with Hybrid Memory Cube

June 14, 2017

An ambitious astronomy effort designed to peer back to the origins of the universe and map the formation of galaxies is underpinned by an emerging memory technology that seeks to move computing resources closer to huge astronomy data sets. Read more…

By George Leopold

MeerKAT Telescope Reveals New Details of Universe

July 20, 2016

This week, the world saw the first images captured by the MeerKat array, which made its debut as one of the most powerful telescopes of its kind. Using 16 out o Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

South Africa Maps HPC Future as SKA Plans Take Shape

March 1, 2016

The South African Center for High Performance Computing's (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting was held Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. The award-winning venue was the perfect location to host what has become a popular industry, regional and educational showcase. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek -- Photography by Lawrette McFarlane

Supercomputing’s Golden Age?

April 22, 2013

Compared to overall IT spending, the supercomputing market is quite healthy. Is this the expected evolution of Moore's Law or is it something else entirely? Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Hartree Centre Puts $45 Million Toward UK Innovation

February 21, 2013

With $45 million in government funding, the research center will develop software to make supercomputers more efficient and to help process data from the SKA, the world's largest radio telescope. The technology is being developed with industry partners, and will be made available to scientific and industrial organizations in the UK. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Astronomers Look to Exascale Computing to Uncover Mysteries of the Universe

April 3, 2012

When brought online, the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope will generate an exabyte of data every day. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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