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2014-09-03 12:22:53

Total's supercomputer Pangea delivers 10 times the computing capacity of the system it replaced for oil and gas exploration NUREMBERG, Germany, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As new oil and gas reserves become more elusive, companies like Total rely increasingly on high performance computing (HPC) to find opportunities in an ocean of seismic data. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the operating system for its new SGI supercomputer, Total now has an optimal combination of...

2014-06-26 16:27:19

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryland supercomputer for the first time has been ranked among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, according to the 43rd edition of the closely watched list released twice yearly by TOP500.org. Deepthought2, launched in May 2014 to support advanced research activities, ranks No. 14 among U.S. universities, making the high-performance computing system one of the nation's fastest in an academic...

2014-06-25 23:02:45

InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA) announces details of newly released TOP500 list of supercomputers ISC14, Leipzig, Germany (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand™ specification, today announced that InfiniBand is the most used interconnect by the world’s fastest supercomputers. Increasing 8.3 percent year-over-year, InfiniBand now represents 44.4 percent of the TOP500 at...

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...

2014-05-14 08:36:42

New Data Facility Opens to House Key University Asset COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland unveils today Deepthought2, one of the nation's fastest university-owned supercomputers, to support advanced research activities ranging from studying the formation of the first galaxies to simulating fire and combustion for fire protection advancements. Developed with high-performance computing solutions from Dell, Deepthought2 has a processing...

2014-04-26 23:02:30

JICS and WARP Mechanics partner to explore next generation open source object storage solutions. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (http://www.jics.tennessee.edu) between The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.gov) is partnering with WARP Mechanics (http://www.warpmech.com) to study next generation object storage technologies for use in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The planned...

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...

2013-11-18 23:03:15

Intel to run an HPC cluster live on SC13 floor using CoolIT’s Rack DCLC™ technology. Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Intel has selected CoolIT Systems to liquid cool a high performance compute cluster that will showcase Intel’s latest technology at SuperCompute’13 in Denver this week. CoolIT’s Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC™) system has enabled Intel to deploy a High Performance Compute cluster that will run live at Intel’s Booth #2701. Intel’s...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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