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Video: American Supercomputer Pilot Episode


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


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.”

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.