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June TOP500 List Shows it’s Lonely at the Top


This is getting to sound familiar. “For the third consecutive list, Tianhe-2 remains world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 Petaflops on the Linpack benchmark. The US entries from Titan and Sequoia come in at number two and three, respectively, followed by the formidable K computer in Japan coming in at number four.”

Interview: Michigan Tech Uses “Superior” Supercomputer for Advanced Research


Michigan Technological University is one of the fortunate ones to have a super-fast machine accessible by the entire research community on campus. “Our in-house algorithm rewards productive researchers by assigning a higher priority for their subsequent simulations.”

With Innovative Cooling, New HP Apollo Systems are Tailor-Made for HPC


This week HP rolled out a new lineup of density-optimized servers with innovative cooling technology. Tailor-made for the HPC market, the Apollo Series combines a modular design with innovative power distribution and air- and liquid-cooling techniques for extreme performance at rack scale, providing up to four times more performance per square foot than standard rack servers.

Georgia Tech is Now an Intel Parallel Computing Center

Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology is now the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC).

NAG and Red Oak Partner to Deliver HPC Expertise


Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting have announced a strategic partnership to deliver comprehensive results-focused HPC services.

Univa Grid Engine to Power Formula One Sahara Force India


Today the Sahara Force India Formula One racing team announced new technical partnership with Univa, a leading provider of automation data management software for large scale computational projects.

DDN Storage Solution Does 5 Petabytes Per Rack


Today DataDirect Networks announced the availability of the “world’s densest storage solution” with capacity of more than 5 PBs in a single rack.

PRACEdays14 Wraps Up with Three Awards


The PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 wrapped up last week with the presentation of three awards for scientific and industrial excellence.

NEC Announces First Orders for SX-ACE Vector Supercomputer


Today NEC announced the first three orders for the SX-ACE, it’s latest vector supercomputer.

EPCC in the UK is Now an Intel Parallel Computing Center


The EPCC supercomputing centre at the University of Edinburgh has just become the newest Intel Parallel Computing Centre (IPCC).