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Kyoto University to Install Cray XC40 Supercomputer

Cray Xc40

Today Cray announced the Company has been awarded a contract to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer to the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Kyoto University in Japan. The two-cabinet Cray XC40 system will provide the YITP user community with a supercomputer that occupies one-fourth of the physical footprint of the Institute’s previous system and a 4x improvement in overall compute performance. The liquid-cooled system will power a wide range of theoretical physics research at YITP, such as astrophysics, nuclear physics and particle physics, and will also serve as a shared supercomputing resource supporting theoretical physicists all across Japan.

NVIDIA GRID 2.0 comes to Microsoft Azure


“Our vision is to deliver accelerated graphics and high performance computing to any connected device, regardless of location,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft Azure to give engineers, designers, content creators, researchers and other professionals the ability to visualize complex, data-intensive designs accurately from anywhere.”

Stepping up to the performance challenge

David Lecomber, CEO, Allinea

The performance-savvy HPC developer is in high demand today. Leaps in intra-node parallelism, memory performance and capacity are set to meet applications struggling to exploit existing systems head-on.

PNNL Installs Data Vortex System


Today Data Vortex Technologies announced that the company has sold and delivered a DV205 system, “PEPSY”, to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PEPSY is specifically designed to solve problems requiring extensive processor-to-processor communication in parallel computing systems.

HPC in Seismic Processing and Interpretation and Reservoir Modeling

Katie Garrison, Marketing Commuincations, One Stop Solutions

Oil and gas are becoming increasingly harder to find. This article looks at how oil and gas companies are using cutting edge technology, like HPC servers, compute accelerators and flash storage arrays for applications such as seismic processing, seismic interpretation and reservoir modeling.

GPUs Power Low-Cost Supercomputer Solution from Nor-Tech

David Bollig, President and CEO of Nor-Tech

“We figured out a way to get consumer-grade cards into a 4U chassis,” said Nor-Tech’s Vice President of Engineering, Dom Daninger and his team tested and retested the prototype until they were satisfied that their solution would be successful for most applications. “The result is a niche product that allows nearly all organizations to take advantage of GPU supercomputing capabilities—in essence supercomputing capabilities at an unheard of price point.”

PEZY & ExaScaler Step Up on the Green500 List with Immersive Cooling

One of PEZY/ExaScaler's Green500 winning immersion cooling systems cooled with a 3M Fluorinert dielectric fluid. (Photo credit: PEZY)

PEZY Computing from Japan has earned the top three rankings on the Green500 list, using a 3M Fluorinert Electronic Liquid in an immersive cooling system built by ExaScaler Inc. The Green500 is a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. The triple win indicates growing progress and adoption in the field of immersion cooling with engineered dielectric fluids and its potential to transform the high performance computing (HPC) industry with step-change improvements in energy efficiency and compute performance.

The Increase in Processing Demands of Seismic Computing

Kent Winchell, Office of CTO, Cray

Substantial challenges loom for the Oil and Gas sector, as problem sizes, resolution requirements and business pressures to reduce computing costs all continue to increase. To address these challenges, suppliers like Intel and NVIDIA are relentlessly increasing the number of cores and threads available in their CPU and GPU/co-processor modules.

Boosting Wind Power with Cloud Computing


Cloud computing is another tool that is helping the wind power sector up its game. “We are seeing movement from most engineering companies to cloud computing as the economics are better and the security of the cloud has improved. Additionally, massive amounts of resources are available cheaply and bandwidth has increased to match the needs of the wind power simulation space.”

HPC4Health Selects Mellanox InfiniBand for Cancer and Genomics Research


Today Mellanox announced that the HPC4Health Consortium, led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has selected its InfiniBand networking solutions to improve patient care and help researchers to optimize treatment with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer. The end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand networking solution was adopted as the foundation of the center’s cancer and genomics program, to accelerate the sharing, processing and analysis of data generated from radiology imaging, medical imaging analysis, protein folding, x-ray diffraction in order to improve patient care and expedite cancer research.