Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud. Terms of the

By George Leopold

Infinite Memory Engine: The Exascale-era Storage Architecture

As Neils Bohr said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Regarding, storage technology futures, the smart money has been riding on NVMe to deliver the step c

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HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars

With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. Today HPE and NASA sent the first off-the-shelf HPC system into space aboard the SpaceX Dragon

By Tiffany Trader

AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based system on the STREAM benchmark and o

By John Russell

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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…

By Jim Jeffers, Intel

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…

NSF-Funded CADENS Project Seeking Data and Visualizations

November 24, 2015

The NSF-funded Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science (CADENS) project is looking for scientific data to visualize or existing data visualizations to Read more…

Mira is First Supercomputer to Simulate Large Hadron Collider Experiments

November 4, 2015

Argonne physicists are using Mira to perform simulations of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments with a leadership-class supercomputer for the first time, sh Read more…

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