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OCF Deploys Lenovo Arcus Cluster at University of Oxford

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Today the University of Oxford unveiled its new Arcus Phase B cluster. Integrated by OCF in the UK, the 5000 core Lenovo cluster will support research across all four Divisions at the University; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Humanities.

Terascala Powers Bioinformatics at SDSU

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Today Teracala announced that San Diego State University is using a Terascala-powered HPC storage solution to study the DNA of viruses and bacteria.

Feds Restrict Intel Processors in China

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Intel has been banned by the US Government from selling any more Xeon processors for use in the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tiahane-2 ‘Milky Way’ machine at the Guangzhou Supercomputer Centre in China.

RSC Leads Russian Supercomputer Market

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According to the latest edition of the local Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers in Russia and CIS region, RSC has increased its share by 80%.

Video: How Aurora Will Usher in a New Era for HPC

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“The selection of Intel to deliver the Aurora supercomputer is validation of our unique position to lead a new era in HPC,” said Raj Hazra, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Technical Computing Group at Intel. “Intel’s HPC scalable system framework enables balanced, scalable and efficient systems while extending the ecosystem’s decades of software investment to future generations. We look forward to the numerous scientific discoveries and the far-reaching impacts on society that Aurora will enable.”

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.