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Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Trends of Chipmaker Consolidation

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at some interesting industry developments from the past week. Samsung is reportedly looking at buying AMD, Intel may acquire Altera, and Micron has snapped up Convey Computer.

Registration Opens for ISC High Performance

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Registration is now open for the ISC High Performance Conference. Formerly known as ISC’15, the conference takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Micron Swallows up Convey Computer

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The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. This is not an April Fools, guys. There just may be a hybrid-core server with an Automata processor available soon from a vendor near you.

SGI to Boost Pangea Supercomputer to 6.7 Petaflops

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“When we began our relationship with Total more than 15 years ago, our goal was to continually provide the capacity and power required for the company to pursue its oil and gas research throughout the world. We are proud to be part of what has become a continuing legacy of technological research at Total and with this system upgrade, SGI’s innovative solutions will continue to help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future.”

Europe Seeks Routes to Saving Energy in HPC

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In the second in this series of articles on ways to save energy in computing, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World reports on how Europe is looking to both hardware and software solutions.

Open Computing Drives Innovation and Efficiency

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The Open Compute Project Foundation was created to design the most efficient server, storage and related designs for the next generation of data centers in an open and collaborative development model. By sharing designs that maximize density, minimize power consumption and deliver expected performance, completely new computing environments can be developed, free from the limitations of legacy thinking.

EPFL Unleashes Deneb, a Scalable HPC Architecture for Researchers and Students

Vittoria Rezzonico
Executive Director - EPFL

EPFL launches Denab: a scalable HPC architecture for researchers and students. “Working with ClusterVision and Intel has proved to be a wise and productive decision for EPFL as we continue to grow our computational capabilities to support our many researchers and students.”

Lenovo Steps Up to HPC

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In this special guest feature, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports how the launch of its HPC innovation centre in Stuttgart yesterday shows the company’s commitment to HPC.

Supercomputing the Mass Difference of Neutron and Protons

The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible.

Researchers using the JUQUEEN supercomputer have computed the small mass difference between protons and neutrons. The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive […]

HPC News Roundup for March 27, 2015

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I’m on my way home from a series of Springtime HPC conferences with boatload of new videos and interviews on the latest in high performance computing. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.