High-Performance Computing


Purdue Builds Top-100 Supercomputer on Unreleased Chips

Purdue University is home to one of the fastest supercomputers in the country and the 54th most powerful in the world, according to the international Top500.org list. The twist is that the system uses Intel chips that haven't been released to market yet and aren't expected until next March.

Adaptive Computing Releases Free TORQUE 4.0 Beta

Adaptive Computing has released a beta update to its free, open source tool for controlling batch jobs and distributed computing resources--TORQUE 4.0.

Indiana U Sets Up Secure Community Research Cloud

A consortium of universities will be using a cloud-based high performance computing system based in secure premises. A partnership between Indiana University and HPC vendor Penguin Computing will help researchers get around concerns about where the shared equipment delivering their services is kept.

Xtreme-X Supercomputer Exploits Newest Multi-Core Chips

A supercomputer company has begun showing off its latest hardware for high performance computing. Appro is about to launch the Appro Xtreme-X, a supercomputer that can use one of two new competitive generations of microprocessors.

Cornell Launches Private Cloud for Research

Cornell University has launched an on-demand research computing service available to scientists inside and outside of the institution.

Romanian University Builds Network for Collaboration in Research

Polytechnic University in Bucharest (UBP) has developed a high-performance grid platform to increase research capacity and enable students and teachers to collaborate more closely in national and international research projects.

Texas Advanced Computing Center to Deploy One of the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) has announced plans to build and deploy a high performance computing (HPC) system, called Stampede, which will have a peak performance of 10 petaflops, 272 terabytes of memory, and 14 petabytes of disk storage.

Carolina Cloud Cover: Clemson's Collaborative Computing Cluster

Clemson University is using an innovative matching program--and comprehensive IT support--to create a powerful computing cluster to serve institutions across South Carolina.

High Performance Computing Storage Supports 2 Petabyte File System

Black Sky, a high-performance computing (HPC) company, has introduced a new storage system that, in its most generous configuration, supports 180 TB of storage in a 4U chassis.

 The portable data center in place. Loaded, it will weigh about 110,000 pounds.

Inside the Box: UCLA's New Portable Data Center

When UCLA found out that a planned upgrade to its brick and mortar data center was going to surpass the original budget estimate by several million dollars, it began thinking "inside the box"--and chose cargo-container computing.