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Georgia Tech Becomes Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

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Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its newest Parallel Computing Centers. “The IPCC at Georgia Tech will develop new parallel algorithms and software for quantum chemistry and biomolecular simulation. Research will target large-scale computer systems using Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The center will also develop new curricular materials to equip future computer scientists with the skills to fully realize the capabilities of parallel computing resources for scientific applications.”

ARCHER is now the UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

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The £43 million ARCHER supercomputer will provide high-performance computing for research and industry in the UK.

Piz Daint – Europe’s Most Powerfull Supercomputer Cleared for Users

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Today CSCS inaugurated the Piz Daint supercomputer in Lugano, Switzerland. As part of the the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Piz Daint is currently the most powerful computer in Europe.

Intel Xeon Phi Boosts Helios Supercomputer to 2 Petaflops for ITER Fusion Project

CEA-F4E CSC team standing between a section of the “Helios” supercomputer: from left to right, Jacques David, François Robin, Jacques Noé (CEA) and Susana Clement Lorenzo (F4E).

The French CEA is expanding the power of the Helios supercomputer in Japan with additional Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

EPSRC Fires Up Archer Supercomputer

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This week the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced that their new ARCHER supercomputer is already making an impact with users across the UK.

This Week in HPC: Cray Bags Big DoD Money and SGI Lines up Big Data Solutions

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research look at Cray’s recent big win at the Department of Defense and the launch of the Edison supercomputer at NERSC. After that, they discuss SGI’s new Big Data alliance with Cognilytics.

Streamlining Computing Infrastructure: A Small School’s Experience

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How does a university go from islands of cluster computing chaos to an efficiently run central HPC resource? In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Gowtham from Michigan Technological University tells us his story.

NERSC Fires Up Edison Supercomputer

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Edison can execute nearly 2.4 quadrillion floating-point operations per second (petaflop/s) at peak theoretical speeds. While theoretical speeds are impressive, “NERSC’s longstanding approach is to evaluate proposed systems by how well they meet the needs of our diverse community of researchers, so we focus on sustained performance on real applications,” said NERSC Division Deputy for Operations Jeff Broughton.

CyrusOne Builds Record HPC Colocation Capacity in Houston

Colocation provider CyrusOne announced today that it now offers 31 megawatts of critical power load at its Houston West data center campus in what the company believes is the largest concentration of HPC and high-density data center space available anywhere.

University of Cambridge Chooses Mellanox FDR IB

“We chose Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR InfiniBand interconnects to connect the system, specifically by using their Connect-IB adapters in a dual rail network, as well as utilize the NVIDA GPUDirect RDMA communication acceleration to significantly increase the systems parallel efficiency.”