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Archives for June 2015

SuperMUC Upgraded to 6.8 Petaflops

On Monday, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) celebrated the expansion of their SuperMUC cluster. Now in production mode, the 6.8 Petaflop “Phase 2” supercomputer is powered by over 241,000 Intel processor cores.

Slidecast: DDN Strategic Vision for High Performance Storage

“For more than a decade, DDN’s innovative, proven technology has been at the forefront of solving big data storage challenges in the world’s largest and most demanding environments,” said Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN. “Today, our vision and roadmap is being increasingly influenced by our enterprise and commercial HPC customers who are demanding new features in addition to the highest availability, reliability, scalability and best price/performance.”

DDN Boosts Object Storage with WOS 360 2.0

Today DataDirect Networks announced the latest release of its advanced WOS object storage platform. WOS 360 2.0 includes a new, low-cost capacity node, increased efficiency and an OpenStack Swift API.

Solar Superstorms Documentary Powered by Blue Waters

A new high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the Sun will feature data-driven supercomputer visualizations produced by NCSA. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbach, Solar Superstorms debuts June 30 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge before heading out to more than a dozen planetariums and science centers around the world.

Addressing Climate Change Uncertainties with Petascale Computing

“This collaborative research between the University of Illinois, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Maryland is aimed at using the Blue Waters petascale resources to address key uncertainties associated with the numerical modeling of the Earth’s climate system and the ability to accurately analyze past and projected future changes in climate.”

Trends in HPC Leading to Exascale

Over at the Altair Blog, Bill Nitzberg has started a series of posts looking at the road to Exascale. He starts by looking back at the trends that have lead us to this point, concluding that Exascale infrastructure will require advances in four areas: scale, speed, resilience, and power management.

Peter V. Coveney to Keynote ISC Cloud & Big Data

Today the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference announced that Professor Peter V. Coveney from University College London will be their keynote speaker. Coveney will discuss the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine, at the event, which takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Radio Free HPC Previews ISC 2015

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ISC 2015 conference, which takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to a great technical program, the conference will feature an exhibition, tutorials, workshops, and a Student Cluster Competition.

Sandia’s Z machine Helps Pinpoint Age of Saturn

How old is Saturn? Researchers are using Sandia’s Z machine to find out.

Video: 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus Supercomputer Comes to Cyfronet

In this video, officials from Cyfronet describe Prometheus, a new HP Apollo 8000 supercomputer with 1.68 Petaflops of peak performance.