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AMD Awarded $32 Million FastForward2 Contract

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Today ​AMD announced that for the third straight year it was awarded research grants for development of critical technologies needed for extreme-scale computing in conjunction with projects associated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program, known as “FastForward 2.”

5 Reasons to Visit the Intel Booth at SC14

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Over at the Data Stack, Intel HPC Evangelist Mike Bernhardt writes “Five Reasons to Visit the Intel Booth at SC14.”

This Week in HPC: Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss how the recent election might affect spending for Exascale research. After the break, they preview the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14.

So, How Do Supercomputers Get Named?

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Over at LBNL, Katy Antipas writes that the process of naming some of the world’s fastest supercomputers is not what you might expect.

This Week in HPC: Cray and SGI Land Big HPC Contracts and IBM Teams Up with Twitter

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss big wins for Cray and SGI. After the break they look at IBM’s big collaboration with Twitter.

SGI Wins Big at HPCMP

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Today SGI announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

NASA Boosts Pleiades to 4.49 Petaflops

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Today NASA announced a 1 Petaflop upgrade to Pleiades, the agency’s flagship supercomputer.

Saving Lives with Supercomputer Storm Simulations

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“Speed is essential for disaster planning, and the new simulations will take advantage of developments in supercomputing to increase the speed of the simulation, so that converting large databases of weather and topographical data into storm surge predictions can be completed within an hour — half the current time. The project will also be a significant exercise in recasting legacy software for future generations of supercomputers.”

Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Top European HPC Centers

Today Mellanox announced that the National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University (NSC Sweden) and Meteo France have selected the company’s FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for mission critical, high-performance computing applications.

This Week in HPC: Supercomputing Future Uncertain for NSF, and Cray and SGI Unveil Big Data Appliances

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss a recent National Research Council report that indicates the NSF is falling behind in supercomputing. After the break, they look at new Big Data Appliances from Cray and SGI.