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

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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.”

Best Practices Selecting an HPC Cluster

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Everything from life sciences to the financial industry are relying on HPC clusters to perform complex and critical operations. Moving forward, there will be a lot more reliance on various HPC systems. So the all-important question comes in – How do you select, deploy and manage it all? Fortunately, IBM, Intel and NCAR have teamed up to explain their view on best practices selecting an HPC cluster using the process behind building the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.

NEC Announces First Orders for SX-ACE Vector Supercomputer

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

Fujitsu HPC Powers Tofas Automotive

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Today Fujitsu announced that Turkey’s largest automotive manufacturer has deployed the company’s HPC solutions.

CCS in Japan Installs Second Petascale Cray CS300

Today Cray announced that the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has installed their second Petascale Cray CS300 supercomputer.

University of Maryland Launches Deepthought2 Supercomputer

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Today the University of Maryland unveiled Deepthought2, one of the nation’s fastest university-owned supercomputers.

Bull to Build Petaflop Supercomputer for DKRZ

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Today the German computing center for climate research (DKRZ) announced a contract with Bull for the delivery of a petaflop supercomputer. With 45 petabytes of Lustre storage based on Xyratex ClusterStor technology, the system will run one of the largest files systems in the world.

Interview: Next-Generation Cori Supercomputer Coming to NERSC

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“We need to emphasize here that the Knights Landing processor is self-hosted, and so that means it’s not an accelerator. It’s not a coprocessor and the particular kernel processor that will be having for NERSC-8, will have more than 60 cores and it will have multiple hardware threads for the core. That’s a lot, right? Having 60 cores per node with multiple hardware thread. That a significant increase from both our Hopper and Edison system, which has 24 cores each. So we’re going to be working with our users to figure out what’s the right amount of parallelism that they need to expose in their application. That’s one really big difference.”

This Week in HPC: Supercomputing and the National Climate Assessment & Over a Petaflop Down Under

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the supercomputing behind the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States, which was released this week by Obama Administration. After the break, they look at iVEC’s Petaflop upgrade that will result in the fastest supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere.

iVEC to Deploy Fastest System in Southern Hemisphere

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iVEC in Australia has announced details of second stage of their Pawsey Supercomputing Centre hardware deployment. To be installed later this year, the system upgrade will include a petascale upgrade to the Cray XC30 supercomputer called “Magnus.” With over 35,000 cores based on next-generation Intel Xeon, Magnus is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the southern hemisphere.