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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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AMD introduces hUMA, sharing the memory between CPU and GPU

Although CPUs and GPUs have coexisted on the same piece of silicon (better known as an APU), for a few years now, the CPU and GPU have not been ‘equal citizens’. Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) is an intelligent computing architecture … 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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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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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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HPC on Windows 7

The new version of Windows HPC Server supports using Windows 7 as a compute node in the HPC cluster. The workstations running Windows 7 can be included in the cluster thanks to the new feature called Desktop Compute Cloud (DCC). … Continue reading

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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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