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NOAA to Acquire 5 Petaflops of Weather Forecasting Power


This week NOAA announced an increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts.

Video: Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 150 Petaflop Coral Supercomputers


In this video, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces two new High Performance Computing awards to put the nation on a fast-track to next generation exascale computing, which will help to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

How the ‘C’ in HPC can now Stand for Cloud

HPC Cloud

Most IaaS (infrastructure as a service) vendors such as Rackspace, Amazon and Savvis use various virtualization technologies to manage the underlying hardware they build their offerings on. Unfortunately the virtualization technologies used vary from vendor to vendor and are sometimes kept secret. Therefore, the question about virtual machines versus physical machines for high performance computing (HPC) applications is germane to any discussion of HPC in the cloud.

John Barr on the Power and the Processor

John Barr

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, John Barr surveys the technologies that will underpin the next generation of HPC processors and finds that software, not hardware, holds the key.

PGI Steps up with Support for Jetson TK1 and Power8


At SC14, Nvidia announced that it is developing an enhanced version of the widely used PGI optimizing compilers which will allow developers to quickly develop new applications or run Linux x86-based GPU-accelerated applications on IBM POWER CPU systems with minimal effort.

Six ways HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization

IBM HPC Clusters

Tighter budgets and a stricter regulatory climate are dictating the need for smaller product envelopes and new material choices. Engineers are tasked with these demands against a backdrop of fewer resources and shrinking time-to-market cycles. Now, you’ll learn how advanced simulation software can dramatically shorten the design phase by allowing engineers to virtually optimize and validate new ideas earlier in the process, minimizing the expense of building physical prototypes and streamlining real-world testing.

Video: Brad McCreedy Shares What’s New in HPC at IBM

Rina Santoro and Rich Brueckner at SC14

In this video from SC14, my lovely competitor Rina Santoro from Trilogy Tech Talk discusses what’s new at IBM with VP Brad McCreedy.

How to Reap the Benefits of the Evolving HPC Cloud

HPC Cloud

In such a demanding and dynamic HPC environment, Cloud Computing technologies, whether deployed as a private cloud or in conjunction with a public cloud, represent a powerful approach to managing technical computing resources. Now, learn how breaking down internal compute silos, by masking underlying HPC complexity to the scientist-clinician researcher user community, and by providing transparency and control to IT managers, cloud computing strategies and tools help organizations of all sizes effectively manage their HPC assets and growing compute workloads that consume them.

Argonne Researchers Receive IDC’s HPC Innovation Excellence Award

Elia Merzari, Paul Fischer, Shashikant (Shashi) Aithal

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and three nuclear reactor design centers in the United States and Europe, received the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at SC14.

Is the US Back on the Road to Exascale?

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

“The significance of the Coral announcement goes far beyond the specialism of high-performance computing (HPC) into enterprise computing, where the technologies being developed for HPC could transform this much wider and financially more important sector of the economy, according to the members of the winning partnership of IBM, Nvidia, and Mellanox. ‘There are game-changing elements to what we are doing,’ Ken King, general manger of OpenPower Alliances at IBM, told Scientific Computing World.”