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Tiny Boards Spark Low-Power Computing Maker Movement

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Getting hardware in the hands of developers can often be a struggle for vendors, but a new trend seems to be gaining traction out there. In the past week, global competitors Intel and Nvidia have both put out low-cost development platforms designed to get people using their tools in new and innovative ways.

Video: The OpenPower Initiative

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“The OpenPOWER Foundation intends to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers.”

RSC PetaStream Delivers 1.2 PFLOPS Per Rack with Xeon Phi

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Today Russian supercomputer vendor RSC Group announced record single-rack performance with their last RSC PetaStream ultra-high density system.

High Performance Computing at CSCS

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“With around 3.2 billion computer operations (3.2 gigaflops) per watt, the combination of GPUs CPUs makes “Piz Daint” one of the world’s most energy-­efficient supercomputers in the petaflop performance class.”

Mira Supercomputer Powers Plasma Turbulence Simulations for Fusion Energy

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Researchers from Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are using supercomputing power from Argonne to tackle the daunting challenge of fusion energy.

Video: Penguin Computing Steps up to the Enterprise

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“Penguin Computing is the largest private supplier of complete high performance computing (HPC) solutions in North America and has built and operates the leading specialized public HPC cloud service Penguin Computing on Demand (POD). Penguin Computing also applies its core expertise in the field of distributed large-scale enterprise computing delivering scale-out compute, storage, virtualization, and cloud solutions for organizations looking to take advantage of modern open data center architectures.”

Interview: Transtec Solutions for HPC and Big Data Workflows

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“One of the hottest topics we see is remote visualization for post-processing simulation results. One big issue in traditional workflows in technical and scientific computing is the transfer of large amounts of data from where these have been created to where they are analyzed. Streamlining this workflow by processing where the data have been created in the first place is tantamount to shorten the wall-clock time it takes end users to get final results. At the same time, hardware utilization is greatly enhanced by using innovative technology for remote 3D visualization. For this, we have long since entered into a strategic partnership with NICE.”

ARCHER is now the UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

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The £43 million ARCHER supercomputer will provide high-performance computing for research and industry in the UK.

Piz Daint – Europe’s Most Powerfull Supercomputer Cleared for Users

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Today CSCS inaugurated the Piz Daint supercomputer in Lugano, Switzerland. As part of the the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Piz Daint is currently the most powerful computer in Europe.

Gordon Supercomputer Speeds Whole-Genome Sequencing

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Researchers are using the Gordon supercomputer at SDSC to battle rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disease that affects as many as 52 million Americans.