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.
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 Institute (RPI) became the first university in the world to obtain a version of IBM's Watson computing system Wednesday.
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 has opened its new High-Performance Computing Research Center on its Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, NJ.
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.
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.
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 University has announced the latest version of HUBzero, an open source platform for web tools that enable scientific research and collaboration.
The new Stanford Research Computing Facility, which is slated to open late next year, will feature nearly three megawatts of uninterruptible power supply systems.