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Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU

A startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems. Rex Computing will make open source its instruction set architecture in hopes of rallying supporters around it.

Striving for Top Honors: Chess players, Well-wishers and Benchmarks

My father, Hans Meuer, was a huge proponent of all kinds of ranking. With great pleasure he would recite the list of names of the best chess players along with their own ”Linpack rating“, the so-called Elo numbers, and enjoy his opponent’s astonishment afterwards. He definitely could impress those who understood that the Elo numbers, unlike the TOP500 ranking, were updated monthly.

Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths

Collaborative project using 3D printing technology to develop next generation bicycle safety helmets – A pioneering collaborative project has been launched in Wales to improve bicycle safety helmet performance using state-of-the-art 3D printing and supercomputing technology.

The slides of the 44th TOP500 list are now available

The presentation slides of the 44th TOP500 list are now available. The 44th TOP500 list was announced November 18th, during the SC14 conference in New Orleans, LI.

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Retains Top Spot on Fourth Consecutive TOP500 List

MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

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This Week In HPC500 Episode 45 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman.

IBM and NVIDIA Pick up Two Pieces of Coral and A Look Ahead to SC14

This Week In HPC500 Episode 44 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman. IBM and NVIDIA Pick up Two Pieces of Coral and A Look Ahead to SC14.

Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit

This Week In HPC500 Episode 43 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman. Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit.