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Podcast: Michael Papka and Susan Coghlan on the 180 Petaflop Aurora Supercomputer

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In this Tech Shift podcast, Michael Papka and Susan Coghlan from Argonne National Laboratory discuss the 180 Petaflop Aurora supercomputer scheduled for deployment in 2018.

New OSC Supercomputer Named After Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee

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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.

A Closer Look at Intel’s Coral Supercomputers Coming to Argonne

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This morning Intel and the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million supercomputing investment coming to Argonne National Laboratory. As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop “Theta” system based on Knights Landing in 2016 and a much larger 180 Petaflop “Aurora” supercomputer in 2018. Intel will be the prime contractor on the deal, with sub-contractor Cray building the actual supercomputers.

Intel to Deliver Nation’s Most Powerful Supercomputer at Argonne

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Today Intel announced that the company will deliver two next-generation supercomputers to Argonne National Laboratory. “The contract is part of the DOE’s multimillion dollar initiative to build state-of-the-art supercomputers at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories that will be five to seven times more powerful than today’s top supercomputers.”

Optimizing Chilled Water Systems at ORNL

Chillers at the OLCF help keep supercomputers running efficiently by cooling water to 42 degrees. Recent findings indicate the OLCF can raise the temperature of water running through Titan to 48 degrees.

Staff members at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are evaluating how supercomputers can be cooled more efficiently.

Celebrating Two Years of Blue Waters Supercomputing at NCSA

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This week NCSA celebrated two years of Blue Waters supercomputing in an event convened by U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. The powerful Cray supercomputer is used by scientists and engineers across the country to tackle challenging research for the benefit of science and society.

Spectra Logic Enhances BlackPearl Deep Storage

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Today Spectra Logic announced updates and enhancements to its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway that allow data to move seamlessly into deep tape storage in a new and more efficient way.

LUG 2015 Starts Next Week with Fresh Lustre 2.7 Release

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Today OpenSFS announced the release of Lustre 2.7, the latest version of the popular open source parallel file system. With continuing development funded by OpenSFS, Lustre 2.7 is now available for download with new features including consistency verification and real-time network configuration.

Nimbix Cloud Case Study Coming to HPC User Forum

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Dr. Mustafa Kara will underscore the value that HPC powered by Nimbix’s JARVICE platform brings to big data compute jobs such as CFD.

LBNL to Help Create Standard 3D Neuron Model

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Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are contributing to the BigNeuron project, a community effort to define and advance the state of the art of single neuron reconstruction and analysis and create a common platform for analyzing 3D neuronal structure.