HPC matters in Australia, where the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Petascale Pioneers program is attracting the world’s best researchers with the Magnus supercomputer. As the most advanced scientific supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere, Magnus is a Petascale Cray XC30 machine with over 35,000 cores using Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and 95 TB of memory.
Today Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced the installation of a $20.8 million Cray supercomputer that will double the available processing power at the base’s Air Force Research Laboratory. Named after the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, the 1.28 Petaflop supercomputer will be used to streamline testing time and cut costs on important research initiatives such as hypersonic flight, heavy-lift space rockets, and exotic rocket fuels.
Today Fujitsu announced that the company will deliver a new supercomputer to King Abdulaziz University (KAU). The 230 Teraflop cluster will be named “Aziz” and will consist primarily of a cluster of FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX250 S2 x86 servers and a storage system that includes models from the FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS series.
Today Cray announced a $13 million contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
CSC in Finland reports that their flagship supercomputer, Sisu, has been upgraded with the newly announced Intel Xeon E5 Haswell server processors. Now four times its original configuration, the Cray XC30 system is estimated to be the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics with its theoretical peak performance 1.7 Petaflops.
In this parody of the American Chopper tv show, PSSC Labs presents a pilot for American Supercomputer. Here we watch PSSC Labs successfully deploy University of Rhode Island’s fastest supercomputer.