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Magnus Supercomputer Powers Petascale Pioneers Down Under

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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.

AFRL Fires Up 1.28 Petaflop “Lightning” Supercomputer

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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.

Fujitsu to Build Aziz Cluster at King Abdulaziz University

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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.

St. Petersburg State Polytechnical to Acquire 1.1 Petaflops from RSC Group

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Today Russian supercomputing vendor RSC Group announced a contract to build one of the most powerful supercomputers in Russia for St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU).

University of Queensland to Acquire New Supercomputer

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The University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology will soon install a new supercomputer to support research in computational modeling of physical, pharmaceutical, and biological systems.

Sweden’s KTH to Install Cray Supercomputer

Today Cray announced a $13 million contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Finnish Sisu Supercomputer Goes Petascale with Haswell E5 Processors

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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.

Video: American Supercomputer Pilot Episode

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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.

IBM Powers Florida Polytechnic Supercomputing Center

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Today Florida Polytechnic University announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software, and cloud-based storage.

Tackling Power Grid Challenges with the Peregrine Supercomputer

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, right, joins NREL Director Dan Arvizu, center, and NREL Computational Science Center Director Steve Hammond, left, at the unveiling of Peregrine.

Peregrine provides much-needed computational capability to model complex systems such as the grid, to allow us to ask ‘what if’ questions, and to optimize how these systems are designed and deployed with much higher confidence in their efficiency and robustness.”