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DOE Awards $425MM for Next-Gen Supercomputing Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that puts the nation on a fast-track to next-generation exascale computing,helping to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

3M Twin Axial Cable Solution Increases Efficiency of Servers for HPC

3M’s Twin Axial Cable, with its ultra-flat, foldable ribbon design, is on display this week at SC14. The low-profile capabilities saves a substantial amount of internal space and helps alleviate congestion inside dense server systems. Design engineers have considerably more room for server architecture options. The silhouette  increases airflow for the cooling needed to maintain the high speeds and […]

Top500 Ranks China’s Milkyway 2 Fastest Supercomputer Again

For the fourth year in a row China’s Milkyway 2 (also known as Tianhe-2) retained its ranking as the world’s fastest supercomputer.

SGI Unveils 2 New Supercomputers, Management Software

SGI unveiled two new supercomputers and high-performance computing (HPC) management software at SC14.

Penguin Computing’s Cluster Collaboration with AMD Makes Heterogeneous System Architecture Clustering a Reality

Today at SC14,  Penguin Computing announced the first application optimized accelerated processing unit (APU) clusters, making seamless GPU and CPU memory sharing on clusters a reality based on heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) from Advanced Micro Devices. The shared memory capability involves very lightweight context switches that switch instantaneously between the GPU and CPU, whichever code […]

Lawrence Livermore Advances in Graph500 Rankings

Lawrence Livermore announced at SC14 that its Sequoia supercomputer, a 20-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system, achieved the world’s best performance on the Graph500 data analytics benchmark The Graph500 offers performance metrics for data intensive computing. LLNL and IBM computer scientists attained the No. 1 ranking by completing the largest problem scale ever attempted  (scale 41) with […]

Final Hours for the 2014 Parallel Universe Computing Challenge at SC14

This morning at 11:00AM  the second semi-final match of the 2014 Parallel Universe Computing Challenge took place at the Intel Parallel Theater (Booth 1315) at SC14 as the Coding Illini team from NCSA and UIUC, faced off against the EXAMEN from Europe.  Coding Illini earned its spot in is semi-final match by beating the team from Latin […]

BSC Releases COMPSs Version 1.2 at SC14

The Grid Computing and Clusters team at Barcelona Supercomputing Center announced a new release, Version 1.2, of the programming environment COMPSs, already available in three main programming languages: Java, C/C++ and Python. This version of COMPSs provides a set of tools that helps developers program and execute their applications efficiently on distributed computational infrastructures such as clusters, grids and […]

Huawei Introduces New FusionServer Products at SC14

Huawei announced US availability of its FusionServer X6800 Data Center Server and a liquid cooled version of its FusionServer E9000 blade server at SC14. Historically, the main challenges of HPC have been computational performance, memory and storage improvement, simplified installation and deployment,” said Jun Xu, Vice President of Marketing for Huawei Enterprise USA. “At SC14 we […]

MetaFlows Deploys Network Defenses for the Entire Internet Community at SC14

MetaFlows announced the deployment of its 10 Gbps solution in support of  SC14. The SCinet Network Operation Center will use the MetaFlows security system (MSS) as one of the key operational components in securing the conference’s  network infrastructure. MetaFlows’ innovative network antivirus, sandboxing and real-time behavioral analysis is deployed as a 64-core 10 Gbps appliance capable of […]