Platform Computing is looking to make the use of HPC more accessible with the release of a new version of its management software.
A new institute within the University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory will focus on research and development in the area of parallel computing, providing access to resources and infrastructure, teaching students, going after grants, and facilitating partnerships among academia and industry.
IBM has introduced new servers based on its Power7 chip. This microprocessor, which first surfaced in 2010, is used in the company's Power 750 series of servers--the same technology used in Watson, the IBM computer that publicly trounced Jeopardy game champions in February 2011.
One of Stanford University's researchers involved in the Folding@home research project will be getting some new computing power.
Universities are working together and sharing resources to create virtual labs with more powerful computing capabilities--and to save much-needed cash.
Now that Watson has had its latest resurgence of fame and appeared as a top trending topic on both Google and Twitter, IBM is about to show college students how to use the underlying technologies of the supercomputer.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the UC San Diego has installed a 10,368-core AMD-based cluster that uses flash storage in place of traditional disk drives. Named Trestles, the new system is expected to serve members of TeraGrid, a distributed "cyberinfrastructure" for open scientific research, through 2013.
A Brazilian university is accelerating astronomy research with the help of a 2,304-core system built around AMD Opteron 6172 processors and with 4.6 TB of main memory.
Designed to accelerate virtualization and cloud-computing deployments, Dell's new PowerEdge C6145 boasts two four-socket AMD Opteron 6100-series processor-based servers in a 2U form factor, with 10 PCIe card slots.
Two Michigan universities have pooled their funds to add a new cluster to a high performance computing center located at one of the institutions.