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China Sponsors New HPC Center in Zimbabwe

Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's Minister of Higher and Tertiary Science and Technology Development

With financial help from the Chinese government, Zimbabwe this week launched the Zimbabwe High Performance Computing Center (HPCC). Described as a major step forward for technological and economic development in the region, the new center be a “world-class hub” for high performance computing that will support high-end research in multiple disciplines.

University of Houston Installs Opuntia Cluster

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The University of Houston (UH) is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. With 1860 compute cores, the new Opuntia cluster will be used primarily for scientific and engineering work. The acquisition of this new system marks the start of a new era of supercomputing not only for the University of […]

Bright Computing Powers Denmark’s Most Powerful Supercomputer for Life Sciences

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Today Bright Computing announced that the company has helped launch Denmark’s most powerful supercomputer dedicated to Life Sciences. With more than 16,000 cores, 92 TeraByte of memory, and 7.5 PetaByte of storage, the container-based supercomputer is called Computerome.

City University Powers Research with Big Memory SGI UV 300

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This week SGI announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has selected an SGI UV 300 supercomputer to support the university’s interdisciplinary research and educational activities through SGI’s platinum partner Comnetco, Inc.

Cray Lands Two Christmas Deals

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In a final seasonal burst of good cheer, Cray has announced two big new orders for its computers following immediately on from the start-up of a newly installed machine at the University of Hawaii, just ahead of Christmas.

NOAA to Acquire 5 Petaflops of Weather Forecasting Power

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This week NOAA announced an increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts.

DOD HPC Mod Program Beefs Up Supercomputing Capacity

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This week the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) announced a new supercomputing investment for use by its engineering and research teams.

University of Hawaii Says Aloha to New Cray CS Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the Unhawaiiiversity of Hawaii has installed a new Cray CS supercomputer.

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

Piz Dora, the extension of Cray XC system at CSCS

“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.”