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Dec 14, 2014

Joint effort nabs next wave of US supercomputers


Nature

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.

Dec 11, 2014

IIT Team Among Winners of 48-Hour Student Cluster Competition


IIT Today

An IIT team won part of the SC14 Student Cluster Competition, a real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge in which they ran high-performance applications/benchmarks on a cluster computer built with sponsors including Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Intel, NVIDIA, and Mellanox. The competition...

Dec 8, 2014

Argonne, Convergent and Cummins cooperate to discover the secrets of fuel injectors


Argonne National Laboratory

In the swirling, churning fireball at the heart of every internal combustion engine, complexity reigns supreme.

Valves and pistons lunge up and down at thousands of feet per second, pressure spikes to peak levels in an instant and sprays of fuel spread throughout the maelstrom in...

Dec 3, 2014

Argonne Researchers Demonstrate Extraordinary Throughput at SC14


Scientific Computing
A team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and DataDirect Networks (DDN) moved 65 terabytes of data in under just 100 minutes at a recent supercomputing conference. Typically, two days are needed to move this volume of data between...
Nov 21, 2014

Faster supercomputer coming to Argonne


Suburban Life

Argonne National Laboratory is slated to get a faster supercomputer.

Government officials announced Friday that Argonne, located near Lemont and Woodridge, is one of three national laboratories that will get supercomputers.

The new technology will "put the nation on a fast-track to...

Nov 20, 2014

Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world


Yahoo Finance

A four-time winner, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, once more took home the title as the world's fastest...

Nov 19, 2014

IDC Announces New Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards


Yahoo! Finance

International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the eighth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC'14 high performance computing (HPC) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The winners included a team of researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and...

Nov 19, 2014

IIT Computer Science Team Wins IEEE Cluster 2014 Best Paper Award


IIT Today

A team from the IIT Department of Computer Science presented a novel approach to address this challenging problem in their paper “Exploring Void Search for Fault Detection on Extreme Scale Systems,” which won the Best Paper Award at IEEE Cluster 2014, a well-known conference in the field of high...

Nov 18, 2014

Scientists awarded 83 million core-hours of supercomputer access


UC Davis

Sometimes time is the best gift of all. Eighty-three million core-hours on one of the world’s fastest supercomputers will be accessible to a group of scientists led by UCLA in collaboration with the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics, or CIG, based at UC Davis.

Project lead...

Nov 17, 2014

Next wave of U.S. supercomputers could break up race for fastest


Scientific American

National Labs are now collaborating, not competing, to make the fastest supercomputers, which should enable new types of science to model everything from climate change to materials science to nuclear-weapons performance.

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