Looking outside the box when it comes to density and efficiency

Walking around SC14 in New Orleans, one can’t help but notice the density claims. Figures range upwards from 20kW with a number of impressive sounding 100kW cabinets on display too. Density is important to the future of HPC in terms of reducing energy, cost and inefficiency in interconnect, not to mention ensuring that operators can install their growing HPC systems within their real estate constraints.

Will Tomorrow's Supercomputers Be Superconducting?

Today, the list of the 500 fastest supercomputers is dominated by computers based on semiconducting circuitry. Ten years from now, will superconducting computers start to take some of those slots?

An Interview with Raj Hazra, Technical Computing Group Intel Corporation

This article is excerpted from an interview conducted at SC14 with Raj Hazra, VP Data Center Group and General Manager, Technical Computing Group at Intel, by Addison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research.

Supercomputer compares modern and ancient DNA

 What if you researched your family's genealogy, and a mysterious stranger turned out to be an ancestor? A team of scientists who peered back into Europe's murky prehistoric past thousands of years ago had the same surprise.

New Issue of HPC Source

Scientific Computing has released a new issue of this interactive publication devoted exclusively to coverage of high performance computing. In this issue, they look at how small-to-medium-sized manufacturers can realize major benefits from adoption of high performance computing in areas such as modeling, simulation and analysis.

TOP500, Green500: Signs of Change Revealed

Faced with several iterations of seemingly stagnant TOP500 releases, there may be some more insight to glean yet thanks to an Exascalar analysis, undertaken by Intel’s Director of Power Technology Execution Winston Saunders.

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