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HPC

IBM and GENCI drive supercomputing closer to exascale

28 August 2015
IBM and GENCI, the French national supercomputing agency, have announced a collaboration aimed at speeding up the path to exascale computing – by giving access to some of the most advanced high performance computing technologies stemming from the rapidly expanding OpenPOWER ecosystem

HPC

NERSC supercomputer creates 3D map of adolescent universe

27 August 2015
Scientists from the NERSC and Berkeley National Laboratory are using a supercomputer to create one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of the adolescent universe — using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8 billion light years away

HPC

China: two 100 Petaflop machines within a year

25 August 2015
Within the next 12 months, China expects to be operating not one but two 100 Petaflop computers, one using a Chinese RISC-based processor and the other using a Chinese accelerator, as reported in the August/September issue of Scientific Computing World

HPC

UK HPC simulates proton CT images

20 August 2015

HPC

Transtec lands 7 million Euro contract with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

19 August 2015

INDUSTRY

IBM's 1 billion dollar acquisition to give Watson vision

14 August 2015

HPC

US adopts Soviet-style five year plans for supercomputing

4 August 2015

APPLICATIONS

EU open source software project launches

24 July 2015



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Analysis & Opinion

How to get useful work done by a supercomputer

13 August 2015
Robert Roe explores the efforts made by top HPC centres to scale software codes to the extreme levels necessary for exascale computing

Expanding the market for informatics software

28 July 2015
In her final article on the challenges facing long-established informatics software vendors, Gloria Metrick considers their expansion into new markets but concludes that, as ever, the customers’ needs are the driving force

Exascale: expect poor performance

27 July 2015
Supercomputers deliver only a few percent of their theoretical peak performance so people should reset their expectations of exascale, Tom Wilkie heard at ISC High Performance earlier this month

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Latest PROFILES

Laboratory informatics

Making lighter work of heavy data

Making lighter work of heavy data

Continuing her company profiles, Sophia Ktori finds that Waters’ NuGenesis is differentiated because it can capture data from any instrument in the laboratory

Applications

The silver bullet for engineering simulation?

The silver bullet for engineering simulation?

In the first of a new series of company profiles, Gemma Church investigates how CD-adapco is helping engineers to collaborate and move complex simulations into the design phase

Applications

Simulating one step at a time

Simulating one step at a time

Maplesoft has expanded beyond symbolic computing to mathematical modelling and simulation, as Gemma Church reports in the second of her series of company profiles

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Latest press releases

ESI-Xplorer

MODELLING AND SIMULATION
25 August 2015
ESI Group has introduced ESI-Xplorer, a new systems modelling solution integrated into ESI’s multi-domain simulation platform, Visual-Environment
ESI Group

Spark

DATA MANAGEMENT
25 August 2015
Cresset has released the new Spark CSD Fragment Database, derived from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s Cambridge Structural Database
Cresset

Mobile apps launched for XSEDE user portal

25 August 2015
HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
XSEDE

100th US patent for Spectra Logic

25 August 2015
NEWS RELEASES
Spectra Logic

Read capability improved by 900 per cent at Purdue University

25 August 2015
NEWS RELEASES
DDN

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Forthcoming events

57th HPC User Forum

Broomfield, Colorado, USA
8-10 September 2015
IDC

2015 PBS Works User Group

Silicon Valley, CA, USA
14-17 September 2015
Altair

S-lab

University of Leeds, UK
16-17 September 2015

HPC for Wall Street - Big Data and Cloud

Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY, USA
21 September 2015
Flagg Management