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KAUST to Acquire Cray XC40

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Today Cray announced it has been awarded a contract to provide King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia with multiple Cray systems.

Yet Another Mountain: CSCS Readies Piz Dora Cray XC Supercomputer

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“This is an addition to our existing Cray XC platform, which we have called Piz Dora,” says CSCS media spokesperson Angela Detjen. Piz Dora has a maximum capability of 1.258 petaflops – a petaflop is the equivalent of 1,000,000,000,000,000 (a quadrillion) calculations per second.”

Hornet Supercomputer Installed at HLRS in Germany

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Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced on 13 November 2014 that its member centre High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) successfully completed the installation of HPC system “Hornet”. The new HLRS supercomputer, a CRAY XC40 system which delivers a peak performance of 3.8 PetaFlops, has been declared fully operational and will be available […]

Largest European Bioinformatics Center Selects Mellanox InfiniBand

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Today Mellanox announced that the Center for Biological and Sequence Analysis (CBS) at the Risø Campus of Denmark Technical University (DTU) has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solution for the center’s new supercomputer, making Denmark a global leader in bioinformatics.

SGI Japan Delivers Large Scale Visualization System to Nagoya University

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Today SGI Japan announced Nagoya University has deployed a major visualization system based on the SGI UV 2000 in-memory computing system.

SGI to Build 2 Petaflop Super for Czech Republic

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Today the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic announced that SGI will build a 2 Petaflop supercomputer for the Technical University of Ostrava.

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.

Cray Awarded $128 Million Deal at UK MET Office

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Today Cray announced the Company has been awarded a contract to provide the Met Office in the United Kingdom with multiple Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems. Consisting of three phases spanning multiple years, the $128 million contract expands Cray’s significant presence in the global weather and climate community, and is the largest supercomputer contract ever for Cray outside of the United States.

Karst Supercomputer to Power Research at Indiana University

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In this video, Dave Hancock describes Karst, Indiana University’s newest supercomputer cluster. Housed in the IU Data Center, Karst will help researchers secure federal grants to fund discoveries, create jobs in the state, and keep sensitive data safe from cybersecurity threats.

Cyfronet to Deploy 1.7 Petaflop HP Apollo 8000 Supercomputer

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Poland’s Cyfronet will soon deploy a new HP Apollo 8000 supercomputer. Named Prometheus, the 1.7 Petaflop supercomputer will be four times more powerful than its predecessor and one of the fastest systems in Europe.