Swiss Supercomputing Future Storms. Hail, thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. These extreme events are supposedly on the increase in the course of global warming. High-resolution simulations conducted by ETH Zurich researchers on CSCS’s supercomputers now add more certainty to the projections.
- Trinity Rises. Test beds for Trinity were delivered (two to Los Alamos and one to Sandia) as part of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES) collaboration. Trinity came out of a partnership between the two laboratories, Cray Computers and Intel. The computer will have at least eight times greater applications performance than Cielo, the current NNSA supercomputer sited at Los Alamos and will be one of the most advanced computers in the world. Trinity will be sized to run the largest and most demanding simulations of stockpile stewardship, assuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without the use of underground testing.
- ARL Plans for 100 Petaflop Supercomputer. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has plans for the future, and HPC is at the heart of it.
- South African Student Team Visits TACC. The reigning champs of the Student Cluster Competition voyaged to Austin to see what they could learn on their way to the next competition at ISC High Performance in July.
- Avago Swallows Emulex. The company is buying up the tech behind storage and storage networking on the hardware side. As you may recall Avago acquired LSI in 2013, and now they’ve done and grabbed Emulex.
- AMD Carrizo Chip Sees Light of Day. Coming soon, AMD’s Carrizo will be the first fully HSA 1.0 compliant chip to marry CPU and GPU on the same die. The HSA Foundation says there is still significant headroom in heterogeneous computing to drive more performance and reduce power.