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Video: Petascale Science on the AMOS Supercomputer


“With the ability to perform more than one quadrillion calculations per second, AMOS is the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast, and among the most powerful in the world. In addition to massive computational power, AMOS has high-performance networking capabilities with a bandwidth of more than four terabytes per second—more than the combined bandwidth of 2 million home Internet subscribers.”

Podcast: NNSA Discusses $174 Million Trinity Supercomputer


“Forty-two petaFLOPS equals one big upgrade for the National Nuclear Security Administration. A new super computer dubbed Trinity will be assembled next year at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The $174 million deal with Cray is one of the biggest contracts in the supercomputer manufacturers history. Cray also built supercomputer Cielo, which will be retired after Trinity is up and running.”

Bull to Install Supercomputer at GENCI as Company Enters Reseller Agreement with Xyratex


Today Bull Information Systems announced two major new international agreements that reflect the company’s momentum in the HPC market.

Tata Institute to Install India’s First Cray XC30 Supercomputer


Today Cray announced that the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai has ordered a Cray XC30 supercomputer. The 730 Teraflop system will be the first Cray XC30 system in India.

TACC Ranger Finds New Life in South Africa

Happy Sithole, CHPC

“Ranger was the first supercomputer in open science to approach the petascale mark,” said Happy Sithole, director of the Center for High Performance Computing in Cape Town, South Africa. “Now, it is starting projects that are important in building high performance computing in Africa.”

Carnegie Mellon Salvages Roadrunner to Build Narwhal Supercomputer


Carnegie Mellon University reports that parts of a decommissioned LANL supercomputer have found a new home at CMU.

This Week in HPC: Big Deals Cascade in for Cray and IBM Commits $3 Billion in Chip Research


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss new big deal announcements from Cray and IBM’s new $3 Billion investment in Chip Research.

Cray Wins $174 Million Contract For Trinity Supercomputer Based on Knights Landing


Today Cray announced a $174 million deal to provide the NNSA with a next generation Cray XC supercomputer. As part of the Trinity procurement, the 15 Megawatt supercomputer will be based on Intel Knights Landing.

Airbus Boosts HPC Capacity with HP POD Containers


Airbus has deployed a pair HP POD containerized datacenters to boost its HPC capabilities.

CoolIT, Intel and Supermicro Collaborate on Innovative HPC Cluster


CoolIT recently teamed up with Intel and Supermicro to create an innovative HPC cluster that ranked 400 on the Top500 list of supercomputers and an impressive #41 on the Green 500 list.