Joint effort nabs next wave of US supercomputers
November 18, 2014 — Once locked in an arms race with each other for the fastest supercomputers, US national laboratories are now banding together to buy their next-generation machines.
Chinese supercomputer stays No. 1, Titan at ORNL still No. 2
November 18, 2014 — For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s number one system. Meanwhile, Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which was the top supercomputer in November 2012, remains number two.
U.S. to build two new world-class supercomputers
November 18, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today two major efforts to push supercomputing power well beyond where it is today. DOE will spend $325 million on two extreme-scale computers to be built at national labs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Livermore, California.
NVIDIA Highlights GPU Progress on Titan Supercomputer
April 01, 2014 — The GPU Technology Conference this week in San Jose offered plenty of material for the supercomputing set with a number of presentations focused on specific programming challenges for large-scale scientific and enterprise HPC applications.
What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.
December 18, 2013 — Twice a year, the bit-crunching community stands up and takes notice of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. That’s when the semiannual Top 500 List comes out.
The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013
January 02, 2014 — 2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques.
CORAL: the next big thing in supercomputing; next-gen machines for Oak Ridge, Argonne, Livermore
January 17, 2014 — Three of the nation’s premier national labs — Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore — are banding together to push the boundaries of supercomputing and acquire next-generation supercomputers for each of the labs at the best value for the U.S. government.
DOE Supercomputing Aims for 100-200 PFLOPS in 2017
January 16, 2014 — In a recent post on Atomic City Underground, Frank Munger examines the progress made by the CORAL project, which HPCwire detailed last year.
Supercomputer Helps Design Wind Turbines
January 16, 2014 — Since 2005, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates, the U.S. Department of Energy says.
Graphene forms template for two-dimensional hybrid materials
January 17, 2014 — Researchers have developed a new technique for forming a two-dimensional, single-atom sheet of two different materials with a seamless boundary.