Category Archives: HPC News

Top 500 list – November 2012

The 40th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 List of the world’s top supercomputers was released yesterday (Nov. 12, 2012). Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at Oak Ridge, achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. … Continue reading

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Dell PowerEdge C8000 shared solution to provide compute, GPU and storage options

Dell announced the PowerEdge C8000 Series, the industry’s first 4U shared infrastructure solution to allow the mixing and matching of compute, GPU/coprocessors and storage sleds in one chassis. Ideally suited for workloads that require high performance per watt and flexibility … Continue reading

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HDDs on helium

HGST, formerly Hitachi Global Technologies, has announced plans to release a helium filled hard disk drive (HDD) in 2013. Hard drives traditionally run on air, but HGST claims that using helium, which is seven times less dense than air, will … Continue reading

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Everyday Products Design

What do golf clubs, formula one cars and coffee containers have in common? The are all designed using state of the art High Performance Computing systems. Read a very interesting article at http://insidehpc.com/2010/10/08/10-everyday-products-designed-by-supercomputers/

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Core i7 vs GeForce GTX 280 in parallel processing performance

Intel researchers have published the results of a performance comparison between their latest quad-core Core i7 processor and a two-year-old Nvidia graphics card, and found that the Intel processor can’t match the graphics chip’s parallel processing performance. On average, the … Continue reading

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Atom vs Xeon in search engine performance

Researchers at Harvard and Microsoft have authored a paper that seeks to prove that a small, power-efficient core like the Intel Atom chip can be better suited for search. The paper compares the performance, reliability, and cost of ownership of … Continue reading

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Tilera and Quanta Unveil 512 core 2U server

Tilera Corporation and Quanta Computer Inc. today unveiled the world’s most power efficient and highest compute density server, codenamed S2Q. The S2Q server, targeted specifically to tackle today’s cloud computing workloads, was designed in collaboration with cloud datacenter providers, end … Continue reading

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