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

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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

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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

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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…

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Glimpses of Today’s Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

Here are a few arresting images posted by NASA of today’s total solar eclipse. Such astronomical events have always captured our imagination and it’s not ha Read more…

By John Russell

Researchers Recreate ‘El Reno’ Tornado on Blue Waters Supercomputer

March 16, 2017

The United States experiences more tornadoes than any other country. About 1,200 tornadoes touch down each each year in the U.S. with most occurring during torn Read more…

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CPU-based Visualization Positions for Exascale Supercomputing

March 16, 2017

In this contributed perspective piece, Intel’s Jim Jeffers makes the case that CPU-based visualization is now widely adopted and as such is no longer a contrarian view, but is rather an exascale requirement. Read more…

By Jim Jeffers, Principal Engineer and Engineering Leader, Intel

New File System from PSC Tackles Image Processing on the Fly

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Processing the high-volume datasets, particularly image data, generated by modern scientific instruments is a huge challenge. Last week, a team of researchers f Read more…

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Inside the Fire: TACC Image of Rapidly Spinning Star

December 11, 2015

A computer generated image of visualized variables from a star simulation dataset generated with Anelastic Spherical Harmonic code on the Ranger supercomputer a Read more…

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization

December 1, 2015

Contrary to conventional thinking, GPUs are often not the best vehicles for big data visualization. In this commentary, I discuss several key technical reasons Read more…

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Big Data Reveals Glorious Animation of Antarctic Bottom Water

November 30, 2015

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Austra Read more…

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