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Gauss Centre in Germany Shows Strong in TOP500

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The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany writes that the most recent TOP500 list reflects its status of a global heavyweight in HPC.

Eurotech QPACE2 Supercomputer Ranks 379 on TOP500

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Last week at ISC 2015, Eurotech announced that the company has completed the installation of a new supercomputer prototype at the University of Regensburg. With 15,872 compute cores, the QPACE2 supercomputer is ranked #370 on the June 15 TOP500 list.

Pleiades Supercomputer Moves Up the Ranks with Haswell

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NASA reports that it’s newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer ranks number 11 on the July 2015 TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers. And while the LINPACK computing power of Pleiades jumped nearly 21 percent, its ranking at number 5 on the new HPCG benchmark list reflects its ability to tackle real world applications.

Latest HPCG Performance List Complements TOP500

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The latest High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list will be announced in a special session this week at ISC 2015. This is the third list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the Top 500 systems.

Latest Xeon Processors come to SGI UV In-Memory Supercomputers

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Today SGI announced a 30 percent increase in TOP500 systems and new additions to their SGI UV family of large-memory supercomputers.

10 Fastest Machines Look Familiar on New TOP500 List

David Keyes from KAUST accepts award for fastest system in the Middle East. The Shaheen II system landed at #7 on the TOP500.

The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers was released this morning at the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany. And while there was little change in the upper ranks of the list, the TOP500 continues to offer insight into the latest HPC trends.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

How the Human Brain Project will Push Supercomputing

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Over at TOP500.org, Bernd Mohr writes that Europe’s Human Brain Project will have a main production system located at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre. “The HBP supercomputer will be built in stages, with an intermediate “pre-exascale” system on the order of 50 petaflops planned for the 2016-18 timeframe. Full brain simulations are expected to require exascale capabilities, which, according to most potential suppliers’ roadmaps, are likely to be available in, approximately 2021-22.”

The Russians are Coming: RSC in TOP10 of TOP500 Vendors

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This week Russian supercomputing vendor RSC Group announced that the company is now a TOP10 supercomputing vendor according to the current edition of the Top500 list. In fact, RSC is the only Russian developer and manufacturer of HPC systems in the leading group of the rating by the number of deployed supercomputers.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Irish Supercomputer List

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The third Irish Supercomputer list was released today, ranking the fastest high performance computers in Ireland. And for the first time, the list included entries from Northern Ireland.