Germany’s DWD Picks PBS Professional to Manage Cray XC30 Workloads


Germany’s national meteorological service (DWD) has selected Altair’s PBS Professional for workload management for its two Cray XC30 supercomputing systems.

This Week in HPC: NERSC Buys Knights Landing Supercomputer & Altair’s Bill Nitzberg on Heartbleed and HPC


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Cori supercomputer that will be deployed at NERSC in 2016. After the break, Altair’s Bill Nitzberg discusses the cluster security implications of the Heartbleed exploit.

Rutgers University Upgrades HPC Cluster


Over at the Rutgers Today, Lawrence Lerner writes that the university is about to deploy a $700,000 HPC cluster.

Podcast: NERSC to Build $70 Million Cray Supercomputer based on Knights Landing

Sudip Dosanjh

“Cori will provide a significant increase in capability for our users and will provide a platform for transitioning our very broad user community to many core architectures. We will collaborate with Cray to ensure that Cori meets the computational and data needs of DOE’s science community.”

Georgia Tech Becomes Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

Edmond Chow

Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its newest Parallel Computing Centers. “The IPCC at Georgia Tech will develop new parallel algorithms and software for quantum chemistry and biomolecular simulation. Research will target large-scale computer systems using Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The center will also develop new curricular materials to equip future computer scientists with the skills to fully realize the capabilities of parallel computing resources for scientific applications.”

ARCHER is now the UK’s Most Powerful Supercomputer


The £43 million ARCHER supercomputer will provide high-performance computing for research and industry in the UK.

Piz Daint – Europe’s Most Powerfull Supercomputer Cleared for Users


Today CSCS inaugurated the Piz Daint supercomputer in Lugano, Switzerland. As part of the the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Piz Daint is currently the most powerful computer in Europe.

Intel Xeon Phi Boosts Helios Supercomputer to 2 Petaflops for ITER Fusion Project

CEA-F4E CSC team standing between a section of the “Helios” supercomputer: from left to right, Jacques David, François Robin, Jacques Noé (CEA) and Susana Clement Lorenzo (F4E).

The French CEA is expanding the power of the Helios supercomputer in Japan with additional Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

EPSRC Fires Up Archer Supercomputer


This week the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced that their new ARCHER supercomputer is already making an impact with users across the UK.

This Week in HPC: Cray Bags Big DoD Money and SGI Lines up Big Data Solutions


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research look at Cray’s recent big win at the Department of Defense and the launch of the Edison supercomputer at NERSC. After that, they discuss SGI’s new Big Data alliance with Cognilytics.