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SGI Delivers to Stanford Solar Variability Project

SGI announced today that the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory Solar Observatories Group at Stanford University has lined up a full range of SGI gear for their Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) group’s research in solar variability.  The SDO strives to understand the characteristics of the Sun’s interior and the components of its magnetic activity to help […]

University of Arkansas Receives $1.7 million for HPC Improvements

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville announced that it has received a $1.7million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve the facility that houses the supercomputers for the college.  The funds will be used to purchase air conditioners for the supercomputers and equipment that ensures that electricity can run around the clock, since many […]

PNNL Names New Molecular EMSL Science Lead

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Bill Shelton has been named the associated director for the Molecular Science Computing at EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  Shelton was a distinguished senior research staff member and a group leader with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computer Science & Mathematics […]

NICS To Add 300 Teraflops

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) managed by the University of Tennessee has announced that it will add an additional 300 teraflops of computing capability to the NSF’s Teragrid.  With twin awards totaling $3.4 million, NICS will add 200 million additional service units per year to the allocations pool, bringing their total to over […]

Marshall University Receives Grant for Internet2

Marshall University has announced that it is one of the recipients of a new NSF grant headed to West Virginia.  The West Virginia’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) received  a $1,176,470 grant is aimed at enhancing the cyberinfrastructure across the state.  As a part of the announcement from U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and […]

LSU To Participate in DARPA UHPC

LSU announced details today of their participation in the DARPA Ubiquitous High Performance Computing Program.  A research group consisting of LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology [CCT] received two awards associated with UHPC.  LSU Department of Computer Science Arnaud & Edwards Professor Thomas Sterling and his research group at the CCT, where Sterling has a […]

AMD Appoints New Server CTO

AMD today announced that it has named a new Chief Technology Officer to its Server group.  Donald Newell will take the post of vice president and CTO in the group.  Newell was previously as a senior principal engineer leading the System-on-Chip [SoC] and datacenter networking architecture groups at AMD rival, Intel Labs. As CTO, Newell […]

Bielefeld University Physics Department Goes with ScaleMP

ScaleMP announced today that the Molecular Magnetism Research Group [MMRG] at Bielefeld University Department of Physics has selected their vSMP Foundation suite.  The goal of the buy for Bielefeld was to reduce capital expenditures and improve computational performance in their research. Since our research requires a large amount of memory and a stable compute environment, […]

Michael L. Norman Named Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center

The San Diego Supercomputer Center [SDSC] officially announced that they have named Michael L Norman as the new director of the center.  Norman, a distinguished professor of physics at UC San Diego and a globally recognized computational astrophysicist, had been SDSC’s interim director since July 2009 and chief scientific officer of the supercomputer center since […]

EM Photonics and University of Delaware Collaborate on Air Force Project

EM Photonics and the University of Delaware Computer Science Department have been selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research [AFOSR] to develop libraries for modeling and simulation in a multi-GPU environment.  Multiple Air Force research disciplines are targeted with the project, including electromagnetic modeling, computational fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, and radiation transport. The […]