• Data centers make migration to liquid cooling

    Posted July 18, 2014 - 11:38 pm

    Instead of screaming fans and meat locker temperatures, data centers are going to chill with water.
  • Nvidia's new cards are not for us mere mortals

    Posted March 27, 2014 - 12:55 am

    The company announces its next generation of graphics processors and one monster of a card based on current technology that is not intended for gaming.
  • Intel and partners unleash terabit-speed network cables

    Posted March 13, 2014 - 4:16 pm

    The same fiber optic experiment that yielded Thunderbolt now produces a network cable that can transmit data more than 1,000 feet at higher rates than today's best networking.
  • An HPC champion helps Trek Bicycle shift gears

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    Engineer convinces bicycle maker to turn to high performance computing to build better bikes quicker and cheaper.
  • AMD finally jumps into the HPC fray

    Posted November 18, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    AMD has not competed in the high performance computing space up to now, but it is entering the market with a decent card. The company faces quite a challenge uprooting Nvidia, which has had the whole GPU HPC market to itself for years.
  • High-performance computing turns to apps to cut cost and frustration

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Steve Jobs was right about apps in more ways than perhaps he ever knew. The concept of using apps to make software easily available and affordable to large numbers is arriving in high performance computing.
  • U.S. HPC lead in danger

    Posted December 6, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    The DOE's exascale program is stalled, and its prospects appear bleak at a time of budget-cutting fever.
  • IBM buying cluster company Platform Computing

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 11:20 am

    Extending its expertise in the field of high performance computing (HPC), IBM is acquiring cluster computing software vendor Platform Computing, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Airbus innovates with high-performance computing.

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Super-fly, super-high computing at Airbus.
  • Clemson IT team embraces call to be entrepreneurial

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 6:41 am

    Five years ago Clemson University named James Bottum chief information officer and gave him the mandate to overhaul the school's IT infrastructure and build out a high performance computing environment. The goal: catapult the school into a leading research university and help attract faculty and students.
  • JP Morgan supercomputer offers risk analysis in near real-time

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 9:45 am

    JP Morgan is now able to run risk analysis and price its global credit portfolio in near real-time after implementing application-led, High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities developed by Maxeler Technologies.
  • Oracle clears place for itself in cloud computing

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Oracle announced the latest version of its cloud-computing offerings that differ from others by focusing on private clouds and performance. Chargebacks might kill it, though.
  • Start-up transforms unused desktop cycles into fast server clusters

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    When you consider technologies that make corporate IT more efficient by improving utilization of computing resources, VMware and its x86 virtualization software may be what that comes to mind.
  • University of Warwick to spend £1.3m on Linux supercomputer

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 10:07 am

    The University of Warwick has awarded a contract for a new Linux-based High Performance Computing (HPC) facility to OFC.
  • Microsoft offers "HPC" on Azure

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 7:04 pm

    Proteomic research is huge and complex, but many of the calculations that enable it are small, statistical calculations well suited for MPP across clusters of smallish PC hardware.
  • HPC experts look past petaflop to the exascale

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    High-performance computing researchers consider the billion-dollar investment required to usher in the exascale era.
  • Coders must reprogram how they write for Wall Street

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    As high-performance computing (HPC) becomes more important in helping financial services companies deal with a rising tsunami of data, there's growing angst on Wall Street about a dearth of skilled programmers who can write for multicore chip architectures and parallel computing systems.
  • SSE Intrinsics and HPC

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:26 am

    A tiny assembly-level change makes a big difference in one test. Cameron promises many more examples of gains.
  • The supercomputer on your desktop

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    High-performance computing (HPC) has almost always required a supercomputer -- one of those room-size monoliths you find at government research labs and universities. And while those systems aren't going away, some of the applications traditionally handled by the biggest of Big Iron are heading to the desktop.
  • IBM offers high-performance computing services

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    IBM on Thursday said it is now offering high-performance computing services to customers who want to get supercomputers up and running faster.
  • Research groups gravitate to IBM’s sideways server cluster

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 9:38 pm

    One year ago, IBM made a play for the Web 2.0 market with iDataPlex, a server cluster designed for the needs of Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
  • Where it is hip to count flops

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Supercomputers are becoming less expensive, greener, more open and clustered, making them suitable for markets beyond the traditional government labs, universities and energy (oil and gas) companies. Now, industries such as aerospace (and manufacturing as a whole), and finance (where analysis is heavily dependent on processor-intensive algorithms) are being drawn to HPC.
  • Rackable buying SGI for $25 million

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 7:58 pm

    Rackable Systems said Wednesday it plans to buy the assets of bankrupt Silicon Graphics (SGI) for roughly US$25 million in cash, and will also assume certain liabilities.
  • HPC nonsense

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 3:55 pm

    Microsoft, after spending decades paying no real attention to high-performance computing, wants to be an HPC player with the release of HPC Server 2008. Can you believe it? Yes, there was Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. After a long search, I found one user. He told me, "Updates that require reboots are far too frequent for production-use systems," "Jobs randomly crash," and "Few HPC applications actually support Windows compute nodes." Will HPC Server 2008 be any better?
  • Bull focuses on high-performance computing with acquisition

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 9:50 am

    Bull is acquiring German high-performance computing company science + computing, and at the same time selling its Medicaid solutions business, it announced on Tuesday. The deals continue Bull's transformation into a high-end server company.

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