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Podcast: Radio Free HPC Does the SC13 Wrapup Show

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses what was hot and trending at the SC13 conference in Denver. Big Data was everywhere on the exhibit floor, but the coming requirements of Exascale spurred a number of low-power supercomputing demonstrations that look to be the wave of the future.

Low-Power Supercomputing Demo at SC13 Emerging Technologies Exhibit

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In this video, Roger Ronald, Chief System Architect at System Fabric Works describes the company’s demonstration of low-power supercomputing at the SC13 Emerging Technologies exhibit. Using Freescale SoCs, the company demonstrated the potential of 64-bit supercomputing.

PSNC in Poland Chills with Iceotope Cooling

Iceotope, the environmental cooling specialist, has announced the installation of its liquid-cooled servers inside the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) in Poland, a 3,200sq ft colocation facility offering shared HPC services to scientists, universities and researchers from around the world. The installation is part of the European PRACE Research Project (Partnership for Advanced Computing […]

NAG Broadens 64-bit ARM Ecosystem

This week the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) announced a new technical collaboration with ARM.

RSC from Russia Achieves 1 Petaflop per Rack

This week the RSC Group from Russia demonstrated a “world record” computing density of 1 PFLOPS peak performance per rack.

ARMed Up – Boston Limited Unveils Latest Viridis Microserver

This week Boston Limited unveiled the latest addition to its innovative Viridis Microserver range, powered by ARM Cortex A15 quad-core processor.

Intel to Manufacture Quad-Core ARM Processors for Altera

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In a surprise move this week, Altera announced that Intel will manufacture Altera’s ARM-based SoCs using Intel’s 14 nm tri-gate transistor technology.

Asetek Transforms Datacenters with Liquid Cooling

Asetek has built a new type of liquid cooling adapter that can be fitted onto existing servers. The big win here is that the adapters cool the servers more efficiently than the air conditioning that’s typically used.

SBEUC Uses Green Supercomputing to Develop Energy Efficient Technologies

The SBEUC is accelerating R&D to address environmental concerns around power generation, speed the development of new cutting-edge technology.

How the Beacon Supercomputer Tops Energy Efficiency with Intel Xeon Phi

Gregory D. Peterson from NICS describes how the Intel Xeon Phi enabled NICS to deploy Beacon.