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Petascale Comet Supercomputer Enters Early Operations


“Comet is really all about providing high-performance computing to a much larger research community – what we call ‘HPC for the 99 percent’ – and serving as a gateway to discovery,” said SDSC Director Michael Norman, the project’s principal investigator. “Comet has been specifically configured to meet the needs of researchers in domains that have not traditionally relied on supercomputers to solve their problems.”

Interview: MEGWARE Gears up for ISC High Performance

Megware team. From left to right: A. Singer (Project Manager), S. Eckerscham (Managing Director), J. Gretzschel (Managing Director), J. Heydemüller (Representative).

MEGWARE in Germany celebrated its 25th anniversary in February. With the company in the midst of a big cluster deployment at CERN, we caught up Jörg Heydemüller from MEGWARE to learn what they have in store for the upcoming ISC High Performance conference in July.

SGI Powers Earthquake Research in Japan


Today SGI announced that the Earthquake and Volcano Information Center of the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Tokyo, has deployed a large-scale parallel computing solution from SGI for leading-edge seismological and volcanological research.

NERSC to Install Cori Phase 1 Supercomputer this Summer


Today NERSC announced that their Cori Phase 1 system will be the first supercomputer installed in the new Computational Research and Theory Facility, which is now in the final stages of construction at LBNL. Expected to be delivered this summer, the Cray XC40 supercomputer will be powered by Intel Haswell processors and Cray’s DataWarp burst buffer technology.

TACC’s “Wrangler” Uses DSSD Technology for Data-Intensive Computing


Today the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that the Wrangler data analysis and management supercomputing system is now in early operations for the open science community. Supported by a grant from the NSF, Wrangler uses innovative DSSD technology for data-intensive computing.

NCI Boosts Storage to 44 Petabytes with Fujitsu & NetApp


NCI in Australia has signed a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with storage and data management company NetApp to supply and install all-flash storage arrays with a raw storage capacity of 11 petabytes, bringing NCI’s total raw storage capacity from 33 petabytes to 44 petabytes.

RSC PetaStream Powers Russian Academy of Sciences


Today RSC Group announced the installation of a MVS-10P MP Petastream supercomputer at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS). As is the first project in the Commonwealth of Independent States based on the latest Intel Xeon Phi 7120D coprocessors, the supercomputer weighs in at #20 of the Top50 list of the most powerful computing systems in Russia and CIS.

OCF Deploys Lenovo Arcus Cluster at University of Oxford


Today the University of Oxford unveiled its new Arcus Phase B cluster. Integrated by OCF in the UK, the 5000 core Lenovo cluster will support research across all four Divisions at the University; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Humanities.

New OSC Supercomputer Named After Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee


Today the Ohio Supercomputer Center unveiled their new 144 Teraflop Ruby supercomputer. Powered by Intel Xeon Phi, the 144 Teraflop HP system is named after Cleveland-born activist Ruby Dee.

SGI to Boost Pangea Supercomputer to 6.7 Petaflops


“When we began our relationship with Total more than 15 years ago, our goal was to continually provide the capacity and power required for the company to pursue its oil and gas research throughout the world. We are proud to be part of what has become a continuing legacy of technological research at Total and with this system upgrade, SGI’s innovative solutions will continue to help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future.”