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Video: Swift Leaves the Wind Tunnel Behind

In this video, John F. Winkler from Swift Engineering describes how the company is using HPC to develop innovative automotive technologies. As detailed in our recent podcast, Swift was able to and de-commission its wind tunnel after switching to CFD modeling on their Cray CX1000 supercomputer managed by Platform HPC software. Read the Full Story.

Podcast: Swift Engineering Moves Beyond the Wind Tunnel with Cray and Platform

In this podcast, John Winkler, Chief Aerodynamicist at Swift Engineering describes how the company is using HPC to bring Formula Nippon cars and jet planes to market. Using a Cray CX1000 supercomputer managed by Platform HPC software, the company was able to switch fully to computational fluid dynamics modeling and de-commission its wind tunnel. Prior to deploying […]

An update on Swift

An abstract from a recent talk by Ian Foster in Germany on Swift (we covered Swift for the first time in March): A common pattern in scientific computing involves the execution of many tasks that are coupled only in the sense that the output of one may be passed as input to one or more […]


Ian Foster points today to the unveiling of Swift: We unveiled this week the first release of Swift, a system for the specification, execution, and management of applications comprising many tasks coupled by disk-resident datasets. Such applications are common when analyzing large quantities of data, performing parameter studies, and/or executing ensemble simulations. The open source […]

Argonne Releases More Details on Argo OS for Exascale

As first reported here on insideHPC last week, Argonne National Laboratory is working on a prototype Exascale operating system called Argo. This week, Argonne announced it has been awarded a $9.75 million grant from the DOE Office of Science to lead this multi-institutional research project. In Greek mythology, Argo (which means “swift”) was the ship used […]

Rick Stevens Makes the Case for Exascale

Over at the ScaleOut Blog, Rob Mitchum writes that Argonne’s Rick Stevens made a great case for Exascale at the recent hearing on Capitol Hill. We have identified five major hurdles that must be overcome if we are to achieve our goal of pushing the computing performance frontier to the Exascale by the end of […]

Interview: Leipzig Gears up for ISC'13

Interview: Leipzig Gears up for ISC’13 This year the International Supercomputing Conference moves on to a new location in the the city of Leipzig, Germany. To learn more about what this historic city has to offer, insideHPC caught up with Uwe Albrecht, the deputy mayor of Leipzig. insideHPC: What natural advantages does Leipzig enjoy that […]

IDC: HPC Server Market Delivers Record Revenues and 7.7% Growth in 2012

This week IDC reports that worldwide factory revenue for the HPC technical server market increased by 7.7% year over year in 2012 to a record $11.1 billion, up from $10.3 billion in 2011. In their Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView, IDC notes that the 2012 results exceeded their forecast of 7.1% year-over-year revenue growth. 2012 […]

Four DoE Booths Canceled at SC12 After New Travel Restrictions

The SC12 exhibit floor is going to look a lot different this year as a result of new Department of Energy travel restrictions. The SC12 committee has confirmed that four DoE organizations have already cancelled their booth requests: Brookhaven, Los Alamos, NNSA, and Sandia. And while all four organizations plan to send personnel to Salt […]

This Week on inside* Publications

In case you missed them, here are some highlights our inside* publications this week: Slidecast: Objectivity Provides Real-time Relationship Analytics for Big Data. Brian Clark and Leon Guzenda from Objectivity discuss new InfiniteGraph features designed to accelerate application development. Feature: HP Hornswoggled? Will Autonomy Purchase Pay Off?. Dan Olds, our Chief Editor at inside-BigData looks at HP’s acquisition of Autonomy and […]