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Seven New Projects Win Time on Blue Waters from NSF

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The NSF has awarded 14 new allocations on the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer at NCSA. Seven of the awards are for new projects.

It’s Raining HPC – How Supercomputing is Shaping Weather Forecasts

Meike Chabowski

“Supercomputing has also ushered in the era of the personalized, mobile forecast. In 2006, IBM announced a supercomputer that could provide a forecast within one kilometer of its source. Eight years later,’s mobile app tells us the exact forecast for our town.”

Gauss Centre Demonstrates Continued Leadership in TOP500


With the release of the latest TOP500 list last week, the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) reports continued leadership in high performance computing in Europe.

Rich Brueckner to Discuss Big Data Trends at October Carrier Event


Hurricane Electric will host its next Carrier Networking Event on Wednesday, October 30. The event will feature Rich Brueckner from insideBIGDATA. “We are thrilled to welcome Rich to our increasingly popular Carrier Networking Event. Big Data stands out in the industry as a topic continually growing in importance and we look forward to Rich sharing his extensive knowledge and thoughts on future trends.”

Podcast: Wolfgang Gentzsch on EUDAT and the Ubercloud


Wolfgang Gentzsch from the HPC Experiment discusses the Ubercloud and EUDAT. Europe’s EUDAT aims to develop and support a Collaborative Data Infrastructure allowing researchers to share data across communities and carry out research effectively.

A New Look for insideHPC


insideHPC features a fresh, new design.

Video: Indiana University to Collaborate on Shockwave Physics Project

Thomas Sterling and Andrew Lumsdaine discuss a recent $1.9M DOE award for the Indiana University to lead a collaborative shockwave physics project with scientists from Notre Dame and Purdue.

MIT Magnetic discovery Could Turn Computer Storage on its Head

Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have discovered a magnetic breakthrough that they say could revolutionise the computer storage industry forever. Geoffrey Beach and a team of researchers have published a paper detailing the effect of flipping polarity in the wrong direction against the electronic flow using magnetic films. The phenomenon was considered bizarre […]

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – Peg Williams, Senior Vice President HPC Systems, Cray Inc.

This interview appears courtesy of The Exascale Report. Peg Williams was recently named to the position of Senior Vice President, HPC Systems at Cray.  In her new role, Williams is responsible for the company’s R&D efforts along with the product and business line management.  With more than 20 years experience in HPC, she has a […]

Is Spectra Tape’s Last Great Hope?

Is the tape business turning around in 2011 as predicted by storage pundity, Henry Newman? Well, so far, so good for Spectra Logic, who announced this week that their revenues grew more than 60 percent year over year. In fact, George Crump, Senior Analyst at Storage Switzerland writes that the company is being rewarded for […]