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Dec 31, 2013

Supercomputers: New Software Needed


Information Week Story

Supercomputing, in the broadest sense, is about finding the perfect combination of speed and power, even as the definition of perfection changes as technology advances. But the single biggest challenge in high-performance computing (HPC) is now on the software side: Creating code that can keep...

Dec 23, 2013

UA Chemist Leads Supercomputer Effort to Aid Nuclear Understanding


UA News

Two of the nation’s fastest supercomputers will aid a research team, led by a University of Alabama computational chemist, in guiding both the development of new nuclear fuels and clean-up efforts from past nuclear fuel and weapon production.

Dec 18, 2013

Rewinding the universe


Deixis Magazine

Heitmann runs one simulation project, “MockBOSS: Calibrating BOSS Dark Energy Science with HACC.” A second project, “Simulating Cosmological Lyman-α Forest,” is headed by Zarija Lukić, a physics project scientist at Berkeley Lab.

MockBOSS will deploy a new N-...

Dec 16, 2013

Congress Tells Energy Dept. to Develop 'Exascale' Computers in 10 Years


Nextgov.com

Congress is directing the Energy Department to take the next decade to develop a new class of supercomputers capable of a quintillion operations per second to model nuclear weapons explosions, according to language in the...

Dec 9, 2013

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures, reactions


Iowa State University

A team led by an Iowa State University nuclear physicist has won a grant of 204 million hours on two of the country’s fastest supercomputers to study the structure and reactions of rare and exotic nuclei.

The grant allocates 104 million hours on the Titan supercomputer...

Nov 20, 2013

Argonne, RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing


R&D Magazine

Leaders in the petascale computing arena in the U.S. and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities.

The MOU was signed...

Nov 20, 2013

Argonne and RIKEN Sign MOU in Support of Petascale Computing


HPCWire

ARGONNE, Ill., Nov. 19 — Leaders in the petascale computing arena in the U.S. and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities...

Nov 20, 2013

Argonne's MIRA supercomputer solves jet engines, Pringles and everything in between


Network World

So what, exactly is it for? According to the director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), Mike Papka, almost anything.

The ALCF, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, focuses on a comparatively small number of projects that demand outsized amounts of capacity,...

Nov 19, 2013

IBM Ranked #1 on The Graph500 Supercomputing List


The Wall Street Journal

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers have taken the top three spots on the latest Graph500 list released today during the Supercomputing Conference (SC'13) in Denver, Colorado. The biannual list ranks high-performance computing systems on the basis of...

Nov 19, 2013

Argonne and RIKEN sign MOU in support of petascale computing


SiloBreaker

Argonne National Laboratory and Japan’s RIKEN research institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing...

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