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Job of the Week: HPC Software Architect at the Blue Brain Project


The Blue Brain Project, led by Prof. Henry Markram, is seeking an HPC Software Architect in our Job of the Week.

Fujitsu Labs Develops 56 Gbps CPU Communications Circuit


This week Fujitsu Laboratories announced a new receiver circuit capable of receiving communications at 56 Gbps, a world-record data rate between CPUs.

Video: HP Unveils “The Machine” Based on Memristors and Photonics


In this video, Meg Whitman and Martin Fink from discuss The Machine, a computing architecture vision of the future. Currently in development at HP Labs, The Machine uses clusters of special-purpose cores, photonics links, and memristors to implement a unified memory that’s as fast as RAM yet stores data permanently, like a flash drive.

Google Develops Quantum Computing Playground

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Developed by Google engineers, the Quantum Computing Playground is a browser-based WebGL Chrome Experiment featuring a simple IDE interface and its own scripting language with debugging and 3D quantum state visualization features.

Intel’s True Scale Fabric Gains Momentum; Forty Percent Growth from Last Year

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“We really need to re-look at what the requirements are that will lead us all the way up to being able to support Exascale deployments. One of these absolute requirements is CPU fabric integration, because the performance that’s needed, the density, the power, are all areas that have to be vastly improved to support deployments of exascale.”

Human Brain Project Seeks HPC Proposals

The central element of the HPC Platform is the HBP Supercomputer, the project’s main production system located at Jülich Supercomputing Centre. Over the next decade, the HBP Supercomputer will be built in stages to arrive at the exascale capability needed for cellular simulations of the complete human brain.

NPL in the UK Demonstrates Quantum Key Distribution

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NPL has announced the first successful trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology over a live ‘lit’ fiber network.

ISC’14 Announces Speakers for Exhibitors Innovation Forum


ISC’14 has announced the speaker lineup for their first-ever Exhibitors Innovation Forum.

Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data


“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

The RFP is out for FastForward 2 Extreme Scale Technologies


The DOE Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a Request for Proposals to further develop “extreme scale” supercomputer technology.