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Archives for October 2012

New Appro Xtreme-Cool Super is Liquid-cooled

Today Appro introduced a new Xtreme-Cool supercomputer that provides up to three times more energy efficiency per rack in a data center versus air-cooled designs. With its blade architecture, the Appro Xtreme-Cool Supercomputer can reportedly scale to 25 Petaflops of performance and be configured as Fat Tree or 3D Torus architecture with interconnect options for […]

IBM PureSystems in Plain English

Over at the Expert Systems blog, Thiago Farah Montenegro writes that IBM PureSystems are tailor-made for applications like Big Data. The amount of information these systems can handle is huge. The IBM BladeCenter E has been out there for 10 years. There was a time when the E chassis could not deliver the necessary I/O […]

Video: Simulating Patient-specific Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery

In this video, TACC researchers use supercomputers to aid the fight against cardiovascular disease. As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart attacks are caused by something known as vulnerable plaques, which are fatty lipid pool deposits in the inner layer of the arterial wall. After extensive computational research, TACC helped develop […]

China Lays Out Plans for 100 Petaflop Super by 2015

Over at InfoWorld, Michael Kan writes that, as the U.S. launched what’s expected to be the world’s fastest supercomputer at 20 petaflops, China is building a machine that is intended to be five times faster when it is deployed in 2015. China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer will run at 100 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point calculations per second), according […]

PGI Collaborates with AMD on APU Compilers for HPC

Today The Portland Group announced that PGI Accelerator Fortran, C and C++ compilers will soon target the AMD line of accelerated processing units (APUs) as well as the AMD line of discrete GPU accelerators. PGI will work closely with AMD to extend its PGI Accelerator directive-based compilers to generate code directly for AMD GPU accelerators, […]

Last Call for insideHPC Booth Videos at SC12

This year, SC12 will have a record number of exhibits. How will your HPC products stand out in that sea of technology? At the same time, how will you reach the folks who were unable to travel this year due to federal budget cuts? We have an answer. At insideHPC, we have just a few […]

U.S. Army Retreats from SC12

In response to new U.S. Army travel restrictions, the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has pulled their booth from SC12. Sources close to the matter inform us that no U.S. Army personnel, including executive level decision-makers, will be allowed to travel to non-DoD conferences for the remainder of 2012. SC12 is not the only […]

Spectra Logic Rolls Out 10GbE Connectivity to Tape Solution

Today Spectra Logic announced the introduction of support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI connectivity as an interface option for the Spectra T-Series tape libraries. Offered in partnership with Bridgeworks, the solution enables simple integration of tape systems into 10GbE SANs. We’re excited to continue on the path of keeping tape storage systems easy to integrate […]

Video: Timelapse of Jaguar Turning into Titan

Titan Timelapse from OLCF on Vimeo. In this video, the Jaguar supercomputer is upgraded to the 20 Petaflop Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab. Read the Full Story.

More Reasons Why MPI is Good for You

Over at the MPI Blog, Cisco’s Jeff Squyres writes that recent bug-driven crashes remind that implementing complex network IPC middleware is very difficult, but luckily MPI does a great job of shielding all of that junk from you. You want your app developers focusing on the methods and the science of their applications. You do […]