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china supercomputer takes top spot
2014-06-24 04:10:54

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China is the land of that "Great Wall," and now it is also the land of the fastest computer on Earth for a third time. The Tianhe-2, which was developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was declared the world's fastest computer according to Top500 list – the twice yearly compilation of fastest computers. The Tianhe-2 was able to acquire 33.86 petaflops – quadrillions of calculations per second – utilizing the...

2014-06-11 23:10:20

STAR-CCM+® used to better understand the challenges of running engineering simulations on the clusters of tomorrow. New York and London (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 CD-adapco™, the largest privately held CFD-focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, announced today a long term collaboration project with the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and SICOS BW. The aim of this ongoing project is to benchmark, profile and ensure the best STAR-CCM+® performance...

2014-05-06 04:20:27

Germany's DWD Picks PBS Professional® to Manage HPC Workload on Cray XC30 Systems TROY, Mich., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced that one of the world's premier numerical weather prediction centers, Germany's national meteorological service Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), has selected Altair's PBS Professional for workload management on its two Cray XC30 supercomputing systems. Researchers and scientists at DWD will utilize the petascale systems to produce higher...

2014-04-29 23:19:59

eRacks today announced the launch of their new line of Petabyte-class storage/cloud servers, the 4U eRacks/NAS72. The NAS72 has a capacity of 432 TB in 4U of rackspace, and comes equipped with energy efficient 6TB green drives that use 23% less energy than comparable 4TB drives. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 eRacks Systems, the nation’s leading solution provider dedicated to Open Source, announced today that they have released a new line of Petabyte-class servers, the eRacks/NAS72....

2014-01-13 08:35:12

More than 60 Percent of Identifiable TOP500.org Sites Rely on DDN Storage Infrastructure for Performance, Reliability at Scale SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Facts -- DataDirect Networks (DDN) continues its leadership of the TOP500.org global supercomputer rankings, with storage infrastructure solutions that today power more than 60 percent of those identifiable sites among the world's 500 largest computers, according to the most recent...

Scientists Announce The Successful Installation Of First Blue Gene Active Storage System Worldwide
2013-11-18 13:42:39

Forschungszentrum Jülich The ever growing complexity of various simulation tasks not only require a continuous increase of computing power but also the capability of managing large amounts of data. Realization of an active storage architecture and integration of non-volatile memory into Blue Gene/Q enables data intensive applications to exploit the performance of this highly scalable high-performance computing system by IBM. The BGAS system is the result of a close collaboration between...

2013-06-19 23:02:24

InfiniBand connects 16 of 33 Petascale-capable systems; FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand is fastest growing interconnect technology on the list. ISC13, Leipzig, Germany (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, today announced that the newly released TOP500 shows InfiniBand as the interconnect of choice for the world´s most powerful supercomputers, connecting 16 of the...

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2012-03-30 10:34:45

Today's most powerful supercomputers could soon become obsolete if computer scientists can develop a new line of super fast calculating machines that perform more than 1,000 times as fast as today as those in current use. In fact, scientists predict these exaFLOP computers will become available by the end of the decade, as the US, China, Japan, Europe and Russia, invest hundreds of millions into supercomputer research. FLOPS, (FLoating Point Operations per Second), a term used to...

Image 1 - NSF's Most Powerful Computing Resource Opens Its Doors To Science Teams
2012-03-24 02:44:00

From climate change to the HIV infection to the evolution of the universe, tool enables researchers to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions Six research teams have started to use the first phase of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer to study some vexing problems in science and engineering from climate change to the HIV infection. It's the first use of Blue Waters, which is on its way to becoming one of the most powerful supercomputers in the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.