High-Performance Computing


Cambridge U Deploys UK's Fastest Academic-Based Supercomputer

The University of Cambridge in England has deployed the fastest academic-based supercomputer in the United Kingdom as part of the new Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Open Architecture Lab, a multinational organization that is building the world's largest radio telescope.

Madrid University Joins Data Center/High Performance Computing Ed Program

A Madrid university has become the latest institution to join a university program that introduces students to technologies used in data center and high performance computing environments.

UCSD Supercomputing Center Builds Raspberry Pi Linux Cluster for Education

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has built a Linux cluster around Raspberry Pi devices as part of an effort to help kids and adults learn about parallel computing.

National Cheng Kung U Develops Switchless Cluster Supercomputer

The National Cheng Kung University Supercomputing Research Center in Taiwan has developed a switchless cluster supercomputer, called CK-Star.

Teams Selected for Student Cluster Competition

The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference have selected teams for the HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition, which will take place in Leipzig, Germany in June 2014.

Intel Intros HPC Distribution for Apache Hadoop for Storing and Processing Big Data

Intel has rolled out its new Intel HPC Distribution for Apache Hadoop software, an enterprise-grade solution designed for storing and processing large data sets.

UC San Diego Deploying 2 PFLOPS System Supporting High-Performance Virtualization

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is deploying Comet, a virtualized petascale supercomputer to address the needs of "the 99 percent."

Mellanox InfiniBand Interconnects Nodes of Purdue's Latest Supercomputer

Forget about gigabit performance. Purdue University needs 40 gigabit/second interconnectivity for its newest computer cluster, the Conte.

UC San Diego To Deploy 2-Petaflop Supercomputer with $12 Million NSF Grant

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego will deploy Comet, a machine capable of two quadrillion operations per second, or nearly two petaflops.

High-Performance Computing Sees Surge, Led by Sub-$500,000 Systems

The lower end of the high-performance computing segment saw a double-digit surge in the second quarter of 2013, helping to propel HPC as a whole to a 34.7 percent increase in systems delivered from the same period a year ago.