Supercomputers

NSF Grant Funds Virtualized Supercomputer Aimed at ‘The Masses’

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The $12 million grant will fund a 2-petaflop, heavily virtualized cluster designed for “99 percent” of analytical researchers. continue…

National Weather Service Upgrades Storm-Tracking Supercomputers

The “Tide” supercomputer—along with its “Gyre” backup—are capable of operating at a combined 213 teraflops. continue…

Supercomputers and Analytics: Figuring Out the Human Brain

The OpenfMRI project is using medical imagery and analytics to figure out how we tick. continue…

T-Platforms Blacklist Reportedly Attracts Putin’s Eye

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In March, the U.S. Department of Commerce added T-Platforms’ businesses in Germany, Russia and Taiwan to the “Entity List.” continue…

U.S. Gov’t Blocks Sales to Russian Supercomputer Maker

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U.S. government suspects T-Platforms, which designed the world’s 26th largest supercomputer, of aiding Russia’s military and nuclear weapons programs. continue…

Will Fujitsu’s New CEO Stimulate Stagnant Sales?

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Fujitsu America names a former Genpact exec to oversee U.S. operations, including cloud, data center, and mobile sales. continue…

HPC Sales Hit New Record in 2012

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HPC sales outperformed its prior estimates, claimed research firm IDC. continue…

SXSW: Al Gore Talks Surveillance Culture, Spider Goats

Al Gore’s SXSW discussion touched on everything from high-speed trading to apps that delete conversations. continue…

Green500 Inventor Asked to Improve Robo-Bugs

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The man who invented a supercomputer that ran on the power of two hair dryers is being asked to improve how the Air Force’s micro-drones fly. continue…

DOE Asks for 30-Petaflop Supercomputer

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One of the replacements to the current “Hopper” system also needs to provide a transition to energy-efficient multicore computing. continue…