OpenHPC 1.1 available for download; new members joining the project, says Linux Foundation

OpenHPC, a Linux Foundation project to develop an open source framework for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, is now available. The Linux Foundation also released the names of the organizations joining...

Cloud HPC simulation company Rescale raises $14 million

Rescale, a cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions, has secured $14 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by TransLink Capital, with participation from Microsoft Ventures, Jump...

Supercomputing Company Cray Launches Agile Analytics Platform

Cray has launched an agile analytics platform, the Urika-GX system, that combines supercomputing technologies with a software framework for big data analytics. The Urika-GX system is pre-tested and pre-integrated with the Hortonworks Data Platform providing Hadoop...

Cray Awarded $36M Contract By ECMWF To Upgrade Supercomputers

Cray has signed a $36 million contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XC supercomputers and Sonexion storage system at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).  ECMWF will also...

Quantum computing 12 years away says Intel; invests $50 million in R&D

Intel has inked a ten-year quantum computing partnership with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research. The chipmaker says it will invest $50 million towards quantum computing research. Mike Mayberry (Vice...

Intel, Cray Working On World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer With DoE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) has awarded Intel Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, a contract to deliver two next-generation supercomputers to Argonne National...

SGI Awarded $30 Million DoD HPC Contract

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a second $30 million contract as part of its High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The contract is for an SGI ICE X...

IBM, Nvidia Partner On Research Applications On OpenPOWER Systems

IBM, in collaboration with Nvidia, and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, in Germany, has unveiled plans for a new competency center working on research applications on GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER compatible systems. The Power Acceleration and Design Center...

UK Met Supercomputer Weighs Same As 11 Double Decker Buses, Costs $128M

Supercomputer company Cray has been awarded a contract to provide the Met Office in the United Kingdom with multiple XC supercomputers and Sonexion storage systems. The contract consists of three phases spanning...

High Performance Computing Body Creates Group For Music Research

The HPC Advisory Council, an organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, has formed the HPCmusic subgroup, an advanced research project that focuses on the usage of high performance computing...

IBM Makes Supercomputer Watson’s API Available To Developers

Companies can now embed access to supercomputing power in their product or services offerings, or build apps on top of a supercomputer. IBM is letting developers build apps for Watson, and...

Intel Gets $19M High Performance Computing Subcontracts

Intel has been awarded two subcontracts totaling $19 million with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of these two awards, Intel Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary, will be a...

SGI To Build World’s Largest Commercial HPC System

Oil and gas group Total has selected SGI to provide a high performance computing (HPC) solution capable of delivering compute power of 2.3 petaflops per second. SGI says this is going...

IBM’s Blue Gene/Q Can Deliver 100 Petaflops Scalable Peak Performance

    IBM’s next generation supercomputing project Blue Gene/Q will provide an ultra-scale technical computing platform to solve problems facing engineers and scientists at faster, more energy efficient, and more reliable rates than...

Cray Launches The Cray Sonexion 1300

Cray has launched the Cray Sonexion 1300 system -- an integrated file system, software and storage product. The Cray Sonexion 1300 system is shipped as an integrated solution with all management and...