DDN Data Depot Speeds Purdue Throughput

August 11, 2015

Purdue University, like most big research institutions, relies on a constantly evolving cyber infrastructure to support its large and diverse community of resea Read more…

By John Russell

Infiniband Snaps Up Strong Super Share

July 8, 2013

Infiniband carried a slight majority of the Top 500 share this year at ISC, a trend that Mellanox says will continue, both in HPC and beyond. We discussed IB's reach and efficiencies with the company's Gilad Shainer to better understand where Ethernet and Infinband are... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Top 500 Visualized

June 21, 2013

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year's rankings. In this visual feature, we've provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the... Read more…

By HPCwire Staff

China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

June 20, 2013

China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United States). We talk with Inspur's Chief Scientist of HPC Applications about how the system will be used to forward the goals of the national... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

June 18, 2013

Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Top 500 Results Reveal Global Acceleration, Balance Shift

June 17, 2013

The Top 500 list of the world's fastest computers has just been announced. Not surprisingly, since it's been reported on prior to the official announcement, the Chinese Tianhe-2 system tops the list. And that is an understatement. We talk with Jack Dongarra, Horst Simon, Hans Meuer and others from the.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Is China Set to Unveil Record-Shattering Supercomputer?

May 28, 2013

When so many folks from the HPC community come at us with credible details about something as important as the next top system on the planet, it's hard to ignore. To quiet things down (and hopefully bring forth more information) we've published the consistent details about what we know from (very) credible sources.about this year's upcoming Top500 announcement. While unconfimed, we have.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SGI Snatches Oil and Gas Giant with “Cool” Super

March 26, 2013

European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs--but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year's Top 500 list--the most powerful commercial.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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