HOKUSAI’s BigWaterfall Cluster Extends RIKEN’s Supercomputing Performance

RIKEN, Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, recently expanded the capacity and capabilities of its HOKUSAI supercomputer, a key resource managed by the institution’s Advanced C

By Ken Strandberg

Neural Networking Shows Promise in Earthquake Monitoring

A team of Harvard University and MIT researchers report their new neural networking method for monitoring earthquakes is more accurate and orders of magnitude faster than traditional approaches.

HPE Wins $57 Million DoD Supercomputing Contract

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today revealed details of its massive $57 million HPC contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The deal calls for HPE to provide the DoD High Performan

By Tiffany Trader

Fluid HPC: How Extreme-Scale Computing Should Respond to Meltdown and Spectre

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are proving difficult to fix, and initial experiments suggest security patches will cause significant performance penalties to HPC applications. Even as t

By Pete Beckman

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Brookhaven Ramps Up Computing for National Security Effort

February 14, 2018

Last week, Dan Coats, the director of Director of National Intelligence for the U.S., warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia was likely to meddle in the 2018 mid-term U.S. elections, much as it stands accused of doing in the 2016 Presidential election. Read more…

By John Russell

Russian Nuclear Engineers Caught Cryptomining on Lab Supercomputer

February 12, 2018

Nuclear scientists working at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) have been arrested for using lab supercomputing resources to mine crypto-currency, according to a report in Russia’s Interfax News Agency. Read more…

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The Food Industry’s Next Journey — from Mars to Exascale

February 12, 2018

Global food producer and one of the world's leading chocolate companies Mars Inc. has a unique perspective on the impact that exascale computing will have on the food industry. Read more…

By Scott Gibson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Optalysys Optical Co-processor Hits Milestone with GENESYS Project

February 12, 2018

Optalysys, a U.K company seeking to commercialize optical co-processor technology, today announced completion of its Genetic Search System (GENESYS) project con Read more…

By John Russell

SKA Assembles First Prototype 15-meter Dish in China

February 7, 2018

Marking an impressive milestone, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project has assembled its first prototype dish, a state-of-the-art 15- Read more…

By John Russell

IARPA Ramps Up Molecular Information Storage Program

February 6, 2018

Later this month IARPA will hold a Proposers’ Day to kick off its planned, four-year Molecular Information Storage (MIST) project. “Today’s exabyte-scale Read more…

By John Russell

‘Next Generation’ Universe Simulation Is Most Advanced Yet

February 5, 2018

The research group that gave us the most detailed time-lapse simulation of the universe’s evolution in 2014, spanning 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution, is back in the spotlight with an even more advanced cosmological model that is providing new insights into how black holes influence the distribution of dark matter, how heavy elements are produced and distributed, and where magnetic fields originate. Read more…

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Former Intel Pres Launches ARM-based Server Chip Venture

February 5, 2018

The “leadership journey” of Renée James, who held the highest rank of any woman in the history of Intel Corp., has emerged as CEO of a well-heeled, venture Read more…

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