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PSC Retires Blacklight Supercomputer to Make Way for Bridges

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The big memory “Blacklight” system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center will be retired on Aug 15 to make way for the new “Bridges” supercomputer. “Built by HP, Bridges will feature multiple nodes with as much as 12 terabytes each of shared memory, equivalent to unifying the RAM in 1,536 high-end notebook computers. This will enable it to handle the largest memory-intensive problems in important research areas such as genome sequence assembly, machine learning and cybersecurity.”

Slidecast: HPC & Big Data Update from HP

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“As data explodes in volume, velocity and variety, and the processing requirements to address business challenges become more sophisticated, the line between traditional and high performance computing is blurring,” said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC and Big Data, HP Servers. “With this alliance, we are giving customers access to the technologies and solutions as well as the intellectual property, portfolio services and engineering support needed to evolve their compute infrastructure to capitalize on a data driven environment.”

HP and Intel Team on Scalable System Framework

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HP is bringing Intel’s Scalable System Framework to its HP Apollo servers.

New HP Apollo 4000 Systems Fulfill Booming Big Data Analytics & Object Storage Requirements

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High Performance Computing and Big Data analytics touch us every day. We each rely on daily weather forecasts, banking and financial information, scientific and health analyses, and thousands of other activities that involve HPC and Big Data analysis.

Cyfronet Launches World’s Largest HP Apollo 8000 Supercomputer

Marek Magryś from Cyfronet describes the new Prometheus system.

Cyfronet recently celebrated the launch of Poland’s fastest supercomputer. As the world’s largest deployment of the HP Apollo 8000 platform, the 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus system is powered by 41,472 Intel Haswell cores and 216 Terabytes of memory.

Cyfronet to Deploy 1.7 Petaflop HP Apollo 8000 Supercomputer

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Poland’s Cyfronet will soon deploy a new HP Apollo 8000 supercomputer. Named Prometheus, the 1.7 Petaflop supercomputer will be four times more powerful than its predecessor and one of the fastest systems in Europe.

Tackling Power Grid Challenges with the Peregrine Supercomputer

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, right, joins NREL Director Dan Arvizu, center, and NREL Computational Science Center Director Steve Hammond, left, at the unveiling of Peregrine.

Peregrine provides much-needed computational capability to model complex systems such as the grid, to allow us to ask ‘what if’ questions, and to optimize how these systems are designed and deployed with much higher confidence in their efficiency and robustness.”