The Weekly Top Five

May 12, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream's FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA's latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel's extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre's new hybrid cluster. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

DARPA Sets Ubiquitous HPC Program in Motion

August 10, 2010

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected four "performers" to develop prototype systems for its Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. According to a press release issued on August 6, the organizations include Intel, NVIDIA, MIT, and Sandia National Lab. Georgia Tech was also tapped to head up an evaluation team for the systems under development. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Beyond the Petaflop: DARPA Wants Quintillion-Speed Computers

June 24, 2010

Agency announces Omnipresent High Performance Computing program. Read more…

By Michael Cooney

Sometimes Accomplishment Is Starting Something New Rather than Finishing Something Old

June 2, 2010

Even as we gain a footing in the era of petaflops computing, we have set in motion the exploration of the undiscovered domain of exaflops computing. This year has seen the launching of multiple programs to develop the concepts, architectures, software stack, programming models, and new families of parallel algorithms necessary to enable the practical realization of exaflops capability prior to the end of this decade. Read more…

By Thomas Sterling and Chirag Dekate

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