Category Archives: Clusters

The Orange Box – desktop size OpenStack cloud

Announced at the OpenStack Summit on Tuesday, the Orange Box is a mobile cluster with ten nodes, all enclosed in a single ruggedized case and weighing a total of 32kg. The Box is built by Tranquil PC and Canonical and … Continue reading

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Top 500 list – November 2013

World’s No. 1 supercomputer is still Tianhe-2, developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National … Continue reading

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IBM’s Platform Symphony Grids gives direct access to Xeon Phi Coprocessors

The IBM® Platform Symphony™ Co-Processor Harvesting add-on technology allows now to include the Intel Xeon™ Phi co-processor as a resource in the Platform Symphony cluster application logic. This gives more cost-effective access to CPU compute power for certain types of … Continue reading

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Million-core simulation

Researchers at the Center for Turbulence Research set a new record in supercomputing, harnessing a million computing cores to model supersonic jet noise. Work was performed on the newly installed Sequoia IBM Bluegene/Q system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, number … Continue reading

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Itailian firm E4 Computer launches ARM clusters with GPU options

E4 Computer has partnered with SECO, the Italian firm that makes embedded x86 and ARM boards for various uses, to bring out baby ARM clusters with GPU options. The clusters come in two flavors: Carma Microcluster and Carma Cluster. Carma … Continue reading

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zBox4 HPC cluster 24 hours build

The zBox4 is the latest upgrade to the zBox supercomputer, located in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The zBox features a custom rack design that houses 3072 2.2GHz Intel Xeon cores and over 12TB … Continue reading

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10 petaflops supercomputer for Japan

Fujitsu started building one supercomputer that in 2012 will most likely become the star of the Top500 List. The new supercomputer will serve  Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the project was initialized in 2006 but met some … Continue reading

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