The new Trillian supercomputer at the University of New Hampshire will be used to study such subjects as solar wind and its properties, turbulence in fluids and plasmas, and space weather.
The AMOS (Advanced Multiprocessing Optimised System) five-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer has been deployed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
After decades of fulfilling Gordon Moore’s prophesy of steadily doubling transistor densities every 18 to 24 months, the end may be in sight.
This video presents an uplifting overview of HPC and how it is being used to tackle the toughest challenges facing society. Almost all of the major challenges that society faces, whether it’s preserving our environment, improving our healthcare, or rebuilding our economy, are underpinned in some way or another by high performance computing.
Intel has set up a “Research Center for Many-core High-Performance Computing” at the ZIB institute in Berlin.
This week BP opened it new datacenter in Houston, home to the world’s largest supercomputer for commercial research. According BP, the company’s computing needs are 20,000 times greater today than they were in 1999. Now, when you take into account that BP was probably one of the world’s top consumers of commercial compute cycles even back then, you get the idea as to why today’s enterprises need to compute to compete.
Glen Lockwood writes that supercomputers are becoming more usable and accessible to mere mortal computer users. Using web-based frontends to completely abstract the supercomputer is an emerging trend in supercomputing that is growing by leaps and bounds because it puts the utility of supercomputing in the hands of researchers who have literally zero experience in supercomputing.