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How Supercomputers Give Universities a Competitive Edge

As one of the fastest supercomputers in Academia, Clemson's Palmetto2 cluster is an HP system with 12,080 compute cores and a peak performance of 739 Teraflops.

In an NSF-funded study, a Clemson University team found that universities with locally available supercomputers were more efficient in producing research in critical fields than universities that lacked supercomputers.

Is Europe Leading the Energy Efficiency Race?

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

Europe is notorious for its high energy costs. In the first of three articles on energy efficiency in high-performance computing, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World asks if that’s why so much of the initiative appears to be coming from Europe.

Mellanox Demonstrates Next-Gen 100Gb/s LinkX Cables & Silicon Photonics Transceivers

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Today Mellanox introduced three new LinkX 100Gb/s solutions with a live demonstration at the OFC 2015 Conference (Booth 2419).

Nvidia Pascal GPU is Just One Year Away

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According to comments made at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) last week, the Pascal, next generation GPU is now just a year away.

Podcast: Supercomputing BioFuels at TACC

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schulten

In this TACC podcast, Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describes the analysis and modeling of the cellulosome bond. The research could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants.

Nvidia Showcases Deep Learning Technology

Jen-Hsun Huang and Elon Musk

Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC), being held in San Jose California this week, showcased a combination of hardware and software aimed at driving the development of a branch of machine learning called ‘deep learning’.

Genomics and Big Data

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Advances in computational biology as applied to NGS workflows have led to an explosion of sequencing data. All that data has to be sequenced, transformed, analyzed, and stored. The machines capable of performing these computations at one point cost millions of dollars, but today the price tag has dropped into the hundreds of thousands of dollars range.

Cavium Adds GPU Support to 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX Processor Family

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Today Cavium announced support for Nvidia Teslas GPUs in its ThunderX ARM processor family.

E4 Rolls Out ARM-based ARKA Servers for HPC and Big Data

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Today E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line.

World’s Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer Powered by AMD FirePro™

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AMD powers the L-CSC cluster at the GSI research facility which achieved the number one position for most energy efficient supercomputers on the latest Green500™ List. The L-CSC cluster is installed at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH research facility in Darmstadt, Germany, and is powered by AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPUs.