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Researchers Put the D-Wave Quantum Machine through its Paces

Scientists at the University of Southern California are putting the first quantum processor through its paces. Housed at USC’s Viterbi Information Sciences Institute, the D-Wave machine now boasts a 512 qubit “Vesuvius” processor. Using a specific test problem involving eight qubits, we’ve verified that the D-Wave processor performs optimization calculations – finds lowest energy solutions […]

NOAA Deploys a Pair of Powerful Supercomputers for Improved Hurricane Forecasts

Over at Computerworld, Patrick Thibodeau writes that much-improved hurricane forecasts will now be possible thanks to NOAA’s new pair of 213-teraflop supercomputers. As part of the Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System, NOAA’s National Weather Service runs the two identical systems at different locations with the ability to switch over in approximately six minutes. These […]

Cray Embraces New Markets

Over at the Seattle Star, Skip Ferderber writes that Cray has stayed relevant through the years by continuing to reinvent itself. The rising star on Cray’s horizon may well be the California-based YarcData subsidiary, which produces the Urika graph analytics computer system that is being used to tackle Medicare fraud. The computer has a breakthrough […]

OSC OnDemand Provides Easy Web Access to HPC Resources

Engineers from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) have developed an innovative access mechanism that is helping researchers to bridge the chasm between the convenience of a web interface and the complexity of HPC systems. At the XSEDE conference in San Diego this week, they’re showing how OSC OnDemand provides researchers with a “one-stop shop” for […]

Registration Opens for IEEE Cluster 2013 Conference

  Registration for the IEEE Cluster 2013 conference is now open. The event takes place September 23-27 in Indianapolis. The Cluster 13 conference is an international event designed to highlight the latest accomplishments and developments in the world of cluster computing,” said Craig Stewart, Cluster 13 general chair and PTI executive director. “We anticipate an […]

PRACE Touts Contributions to High-Impact Science

The European PRACE infrastructure has posted a summary of the impressive sponsored research from the past year in their 7th Regular Call for Proposals. For projects ranging from climate research to neuroscience, PRACE awarded 3x more time this year on their six supercomputer systems than ever before. It is clear that the scientific community as […]

LSU Visualization Looks Beyond Deepwater Horizon

Researchers at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology are using high performance visualization to explore the fate of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010. In simple terms, researchers from the LSU’s DOCS, namely Dr. Dubravko Justic, Lixia Wang, Dr. Nan Walker and others, make multiple geoscientific and model simulation data sets […]

Solarflare Simplifies Server Acceleration With AppFlex Technology

This week Solarflare announced the industry’s first “application-flexible” server adapters. Using the company’s new AppFlex technology, customers now have the ability to decide where and when to deploy on-board applications on a server-by-server basis. Our new Flareon series of server adapters establishes new benchmarks in terms of performance, latency and precision. However, what’s really exciting […]

Rogue Wave and Cray Expand Strategic Alliance

Today Rogue Wave Software announced a distribution agreement that enables Cray to directly offer Rogue Wave’s leading debugger, TotalView, and optimization tool, ThreadSpotter, to customers around the world. With twenty-two of the fastest twenty-five Cray supercomputers on last year’s TOP500 list having a TotalView debugger license, Cray and Rogue Wave are natural partners,” stated Brian […]

High Performance Computing Innovation Center Enters it Third Year

In June, 2011, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory launched an aggressive initiative to boost American industry’s global competitiveness by opening the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC). Two years later, the HPCIC continues its work with industry to broaden the use of supercomputers for the technological and business innovation that underpins the nation’s economic vitality. […]