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.”
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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.”
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.