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New Penguin Arctica Switches Have Built-in Cumulus Linux

Today Penguin Computing announced its new Arctica line of Ethernet network switches, the first products on the market with Cumulus Linux pre-installed. The network world is moving from proprietary network stacks to an open ecosystem that offers more choice, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Within this ecosystem our native Linux distribution Cumulus Linux enables customers to leverage […]

Parallella University Program to Bring Parallel Computing to Higher Education

Adapteva today introduced its Parallella University Program (PUP) for parallel programing research and/or education. Designed so universities can access inexpensive and open parallel computing hardware, the PUP program provides free hardware and developmental software specifically focused on parallel computing. The first offering via the PUP program will be the Parallella-16 computer, Adapteva’s Kickstarter-funded credit-card sized […]

Darter Supercomputer Powers Severe-weather Prediction Experiment

Over at NICS, Scott Gibson writes that researchers at the the University of Oklahoma are using their new Cray XC30 supercomputer to run real-time hazardous weather prediction models. With a goal of increasing warning time for the public, the team at the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) ran Storm-scale Ensemble Forecasts (SSEF) […]

Canon Moves Towards “Prototype-free” Product Development with Fujitsu Supercomputer

Today Fujitsu announced that Canon has ordered a 20 Teraflop PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer. Based on SPARC64 IXfx processing technology similar to that used in the 10 Petaflop K computer, the new system will be used for virtual prototyping and various analytical simulations in Canon’s product development activities. With the new system, Canon will now be […]

SKODA Auto Acquires Trio of SGI Supercomputers

The European ŠKODA automotive company has purchased three SGI supercomputers to augment its computer-aided engineering (CAE) system. The deal includes an SGI ICE X cluster with over 2300 cores along with two SGI UV 2000 shared memory supercomputers with another thousand cores and 8TB of memory in total. Product quality and safety together with advantageous […]

HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference Releases Final Agenda

The final agenda has been posed for the 2nd Annual HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. Held in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Sept. 12 conference will focus on HPC productivity, advanced computing technologies, and futures. This event will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments […]

TACC Simulations Investigate Molecular Movement in Real-time

Atoms are in constant motion, making slight position adjustments in timescales that start in femtoseconds. Over at TACC, Monica Kortsha writes that researchers are using supercomputers to investigate molecular movement in the time scale that they actually occur. Milestoning, an algorithm developed by UT researcher Ron Elber, is the ultimate timekeeper. By breaking the movements […]

Stanford Researchers to Target Solar Efficiency

Over at Stanford News, Bjorn Carey writes that Associate Professor Gianluca Laccarino will lead a $3.2 million project that will use the next generation of supercomputers to model techniques that could dramatically increase the efficiency of solar power. As a first step to generating electricity, traditional solar-thermal systems use mirrors to concentrate solar radiation on […]

OpenMP 4.0 Spec Adds Support for DSPs, Real-time systems, and Accelerators

Today the OpenMP Consortium released the OpenMP API 4.0, a major upgrade of the OpenMP API standard language specifications. Besides several major enhancements, this release OpenMP extends its reach beyond pure HPC to include DSPs, real time systems, and accelerators. The OpenMP API aims to provide high-level parallel language support for a wide range of […]

Rutgers Selects Xyratex for HPC Storage Powered by Lustre

Today Xyratex announced that its new ClusterStor 1500 solution has been selected by Rutgers University to support its growing HPC needs. We chose the ClusterStor 1500 by Xyratex for its new HPC cluster, an Intel-based system using Infiniband, because it is a cost-effective, high-performing system from a vendor with significant experience implementing and supporting such […]