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Move Over Jaguar, Titan Supercomputer Tops in Energy Efficiency

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When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) replaced its Jaguar supercomputer with Titan, not only did it expand its computing speed tenfold, it also saved on the electric bill.

Nvidia Reveals Details on 64-Bit Project Denver Chip

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Nvidia revealed new architectural details of the 64-bit version of Project Denver at the HOT CHIPS conference this week. “While Denver is described as a Mobile chip, Stam claims that its performance will rival some mainstream PC-class CPUs at significantly reduced power consumption. That sounds to me like an interesting building block for HPC clusters.”

CoolIT Systems Partners with CES Group

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Today CoolIT Systems and CES Group announced that the two companies have entered a global OEM and Distribution Agreement.

Tackling Power Grid Challenges with the Peregrine Supercomputer

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, right, joins NREL Director Dan Arvizu, center, and NREL Computational Science Center Director Steve Hammond, left, at the unveiling of Peregrine.

Peregrine provides much-needed computational capability to model complex systems such as the grid, to allow us to ask ‘what if’ questions, and to optimize how these systems are designed and deployed with much higher confidence in their efficiency and robustness.”

2112 Cores at Just 200 Watts: Introducing the Adapteva A-1

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In this video from Primeur Magazine, Andreas Olofsson from Adapteva unveils the Adapteva A-1 prototype supercomputer at ISC’14. Based on the company’s 64-core Epiphany chip, the system sports a total 2112 RISC cores in a very small space while consuming only 200 Watts.

Radio Free HPC does the ISC’14 Wrapup Show

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights from ISC’14 including Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric and the World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch from Mellanox.

ARM as an Enabler for HPC Co-Design

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In this video from ISC’14, Dr. James Ang of Sandia National Laboratories presents: ARM as an Enabler for HPC Co-Design.

Announcing the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM 64b

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In this video from ISC’14, Steve Conway from IDC introduces the Exhibitor Innovation Forum and it’s first speaker, Gaurav Singh from Applied Micro.

New Energy Optimization Tools from Allinea at ISC’14

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In this video from ISC’14, James Reinders from Intel and Patrick Wohlschlägel from Allinea discuss new energy optimization programming tools from Allinea Software. “Our developer-centric tool, Allinea MAP, will allow scientific code developers to focus energy optimization down into the source code — making changes to the application to drive faster performance and lower energy consumption at the same time.”

How the NREL Peregrine Supercomputer Sets the Bar for Energy Efficiency

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In this video from ISC’14, Steve Hammond from NREL and Nic Dube from HP describe the energy efficient Peregrine supercomputer at the National Renewable Energy Lab. As a prototype for the HP Apollo 8000 system, Peregrine has achieved a remarkable 1.05 PUE rating for energy efficiency.