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Archives for August 2010

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology to Upgrade XT to XE6

Cray announced details today surrounding their latest order from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH: Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan).  Earlier this year, KTH purchased  a new Cray XT6 supercomputer.  This procurement will upgrade the brand new machine to an XE6 platform.  The upgrade will bump performance to around 300TF and swap SeaStar networking gear for Cray’s […]

ALICE at U of Leicester Billed as Green Machine

The University of Leicester has deployed a new supercomputing system, deemed ALICE, that is being billed as a performance and green upgrade from previous systems.  The new system and facility cost an estimated £2.2 million in order to make it an efficient operational environment. Mary Visser, Director of IT services at the university, said: “It’s […]

NSF Award to Connect Xavier University with LONI

With SC10 coming up in New Orleans, it seems many of us have Louisiana in our hearts and minds these days. And so it was with great pleasure that I read today the NSF awarded the Louisiana Board of Regents more than $1 million to connect Xavier University, a historically black university in New Orleans, […]

RPI Appoints Lead For Computational Nanotechnology Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that it has appointed an individual to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI).  James Myers, currently the associate director for cyberenvironments at NCSA, was announced as the new appointee. Today’s information technologies drive new discovery and scientific breakthroughs. Jim Myers brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision in […]

University of Minnesota Goes Purple with UV 1000

SGI announced today that the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computational Research (MSI) will soon deploy a new HPC system based around the Altix UV 1000.  The new system will be made possible by a grant by the National Institutes of Health [NIH] awarded to the University of Minnesota in June of this […]

TACC Lands Another Super

The Texas Advanced Computing Center and the University of Texas announced details on the latest in computing gear to enter their Austin campus.  The $9 million machine, named “Lonestar”, will land on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus early next year.  Wait, don’t they already have a “Lonestar” machine?  Indeed they do, but this version is […]

What to read at insideHPC this week

Wondering what to read at insideHPC? Some of the most popular posts this week are: Last nail pounded in as OpenSolaris board resigns Microsoft parallel runtime expected to go commercial next year NVIDIA names GATech CUDA Center of Excellence FAA uses HPC to make sure planes stay in the air HPC Advisory Council adds centers […]

Architect talks about China's Godson chip

The EE Times is reporting this week that Wei-wu Hu, a professor at Beijing’s Institute of Computing Technology, gave a talk about the present and future of China’s homegrown chip at the annual Hot Chips conference. Hu’s paper focused on the high-end Godson 3B 5-nm STMicroelectronics process. The chip–which taped out in May and will […]

NCSA gets $200k from NSF to push simulation further into industry

This week NCSA announced that it has won an NSF grant to understand the gaps between the needs of industry today and the capabilities of simulation-based engineering and science The National Science Foundation has awarded $200,000 to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to investigate the use of simulation-based engineering and science in industry […]

New Lustres released

Joe Landman has a short post on his blog pointing to new Lustre drops. When he posted the news wasn’t reflected on the Lustre site, but it has since been updated Lustre 2.0.0 We are pleased to announce that Lustre 2.0.0 is now GA and available for download. Lustre 2.0.0 provides support for OEL 5, […]