High-Performance Computing

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.

Marist College Beefs Up HPC with IBM z114 Hybrid Mainframe

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY is expanding its high-performance computing capabilities with a new hybrid computing system from IBM for AIX and Linux applications.

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.