Cray Rolls Out AMD-Based CS500; More to Follow?

Cray was the latest OEM to bring AMD back into the fold with introduction today of a CS500 option based on AMD’s Epyc processor line. The move follows Cray’s introduction of an ARM-based syst

By John Russell

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IBM: Software Ecosystem for OpenPOWER is Ready for Prime Time

With key pieces of the IBM/OpenPOWER versus Intel/x86 gambit settling into place – e.g., the arrival of Power9 chips and Power9-based systems, hyperscaler support including a vote of confidence

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US Plans $1.8 Billion Spend on DOE Exascale Supercomputing

On Monday, the United States Department of Energy announced its intention to procure up to three exascale supercomputers at a cost of up to $1.8 billion with the release of the much-anticipated C

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University of Stuttgart Advances MegaMol Cross-Platform Visualization Framework

April 16, 2018

The MegaMol team at the Visualization Research Center of the University of Stuttgart (VISUS) works each day to empower discoveries in fields like biochemistry, Read more…

By Rob Johnson

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

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…

By Tiffany Trader

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

July 25, 2016

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…

By John Russell

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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