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Raijin Debuts as Fastest Supercomputer in Australia

Officials at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra today took the wraps off Raijin, a new 1.2 petaflop supercomputer that is fastest ever in the country. The new cluster is housed at the new National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) facility on the ANU campus, and will be used for climate modeling, among other uses.

Secretary Moniz Dedicates New Supercomputer at National Energy Technology Laboratory

MORGANTOWN, WV – U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz dedicated a new supercomputer — one of the world’s fastest and most energy efficient—at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on July 29, 2013. The high-performance computer for energy and the environment is not only one of the top 100 supercomputers in the world, but it is also one of the most energy efficient for its size.The supercomputer is a 503 TFlops (trillion floating-point operations per second) computer that enables researchers to apply complex model simulations for advanced energy and environmental technology development. This is a unique tool tailored for engineering calculations in support of fossil energy research.

NVIDIA Takes PGI Under Wing

Moments ago NVIDIA unleashed news that it would be acquiring the Portland Group International (PGI), which has been a standby in the HPC market for Fortran and C compiler tools.

Intel Hits Refresh on Datacenter Vision

This week we were on hand for Intel’s “Rearchitecting the Datacenter” event, which offered a glimpse into how the company imagines its future path along both low power and high performance server routes.

HLRS’ Hornet to deliver four petaflops peak performance

The supercomputing infrastructure of GCS centre HLRS (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart) at the University of Stuttgart will soon enter the next stage of its HPC systems installation phase. Code-named Hornet, the future HLRS supercomputer will gradually be installed at the Stuttgart HPC facility, so that the vast user community of HLRS has a smooth transition from current supercomputer Hermit to Cray’s next generation high-end HPC system. In its final configuration, Hornet will deliver a peak performance of four petaflops, outperforming Hermit’s maximum performance by a rough factor of four.

NICE! The Brain as a Model for Future Supercomputers

The brain’s repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But, in the second round, the brain is back.