High-Performance Computing


Tufts U Wins Silicon Mechanics HPC Cluster

A team of researchers at Tufts University has scored a $78,000 high-performance computing cluster, thanks to a grant competition sponsored by HPC integrator Silicon Mechanics.

USC Students Compete To Find Innovative Uses for IBM's Watson

With more than 100 students participating on 24 teams, IBM recently launched its IBM Watson Academic Case Competition at the University of Southern California.

Rennselaer Polytechnic Adds IBM's Watson to Research Team

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) became the first university in the world to obtain a version of IBM's Watson computing system Wednesday.

Stanford U Solves Fluid Dynamics Problem with 1.5 Million-Core Supercomputer

Researchers in Stanford University's Center for Turbulence Research have used a supercomputer with more than 1.57 million processing cores to "solve a complex fluid dynamics problem--the prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine," according to information released by Stanford's School of Engineering.

Princeton University Opens New Energy Efficient HPC Research Center

Princeton University has opened its new High-Performance Computing Research Center on its Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, NJ.

University of Nottingham Upgrades HPC Center

The University of Nottingham in England has upgraded its high performance computing center with a 240-terabyte parallel storage system to assist researchers in the computer science, pharmacy, and engineering departments.

HPC: Rent or Buy?

Researchers who need to process vast amounts of data can buy an HPC cluster or rent a cloud-based solution. Increasingly, though, scholars are opting for a third, hybrid option.

Higher Ed HPC Outlook Positive Despite Weak Second Quarter

While the high-performance computing server market dipped in the second quarter worldwide, its outlook for higher education remains positive, according to market research firm IDC.

Purdue to Release New Version of HUBzero Open Source Cyberinfrastructure

Purdue University has announced the latest version of HUBzero, an open source platform for web tools that enable scientific research and collaboration.

Stanford Research Computing Facility To Use Nearly 3 Megawatts of Highly Efficient UPS Systems

The new Stanford Research Computing Facility, which is slated to open late next year, will feature nearly three megawatts of uninterruptible power supply systems.