High-Performance Computing

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.

Oxford Supercomputer Goes Heavy on Graphics Processing

A consortium led by the University of Oxford has just taken a new supercomputer online that has greater graphical processing power than any other machine in the United Kingdom.

Penn State Research Center Shifts to Solid State Storage

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Rice U 25,000-Core Supercomputer To Power Up in May

Rice University is doubling the number of supercomputing hours it can offer its researchers with the addition of a new IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer, which will become operational in May. Rice and IBM are sharing the cost of the system.

Rutgers Launches HPC Center, Plans Expansion by End of Year

Rutgers University is teaming with IBM to launch a new high-performance computing (HPC) center in its newly created Rutgers Discovery Information Institute.